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April 2012 

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May 12
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Albany, NY

June 1
Friends of Noah Sorensen and Mario Zeolla Memorial Golf Tournament
Normanside C.C.
Albany, NY


June 1-3
Reunion Weekend
Albany, NY

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On Saturday, May 12 another prestigious group of graduates will join you as the most recent group of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumni. The Class of 2012 will transition from student to professional at the 132nd commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza.

Leading up to Commencement, members of the Recent Graduate Council and Office of Institutional Advancement will be coordinating events with fellow campus leaders and departments to celebrate the achievements of this graduating class and promote ways in which our newest alumni can stay connected to ACPHS even after they leave. If you haven't joined already, connect now with members of the Class of 2012 on the LinkedIn ACPHS Alumni Outreach Group.

Again, join me in congratulating the Class of 2012 and welcoming our newest members of the alumni community!


Bill Jabour
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations


The Moving Forward Capital Campaign has made tremendous strides since publically launching last fall. We've currently raised $21.1 million and to date have hosted seven Toast from Coast to Coast events form New York to California. Based on the success of those receptions, more will be scheduled in the future. Stay tuned.

Recently, at the ACPHS Sports Banquet & Hall of Fame dinner, Dr. Gozzo shared more exciting news with alumni, athletes, coaches, friends and parents regarding the Athletics Field Renovation Project. Upgrades to the athletics field and track will begin this summer. Check out the video to learn more about this project or visit the Moving Forward Capital Campaign web page.

*The Toast from Coast to Coast events in North Carolina on April 20-22 will be rescheduled for the fall.  


One of our favorite weekends at ACPHS is just around the corner! Join us for Reunion Weekend 2012, Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3. A great line-up of events has been planned and we hope that you can make it. We're getting ready to drop the formal invitations in the mail so be on the lookout. Want to register now? Visit to sign up for Reunion Weekend 2012 today!


For questions, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 518.694.7393 or  


And the Commencement Speaker Is ...
Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, will deliver the College's commencement speech to the Class of 2012. Read more.
Relay For Life Update
Relay For Life kicked off at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at the Armory (just steps away from the ACPHS campus) and was a huge success. More than 300 walkers and 33 teams participated in the event. A whopping $35,700 was raised. Read more.

Summer Science Camp - Register Your Child or Grandchild Today
This July and August we will be hosting our first annual overnight summer camp series right here on campus. Summer Science Discovery @ ACPHS is open to 20 middle and 20 high school aged students interested in math and science. Go here for details and to register.

New Athletics Affiliation
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently announced that it has been accepted as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). ACPHS will be eligible for USCAA national tournaments and awards beginning in the 2012-13 academic year, and that's not all.
Scholarship For Postgraduate Study in Drug Information
The Wolters Kluwer Health Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Ewin K. Kastrup, the founder of Facts & Comparison - a division of Wolters Kluwer Health and provider of electronic drug data and clinical information to healthcare professionals worldwide. This annual scholarship provides a $5,000 stipend to a student pursuing advanced training and who wants to specialize in (or with major emphasis in) drug pharmacy practice. Application Deadline - Friday, June 1. Click here for Application.
Successful Networking Reception for Students and Pharmacists
The first annual "3, 2, 1 Network!" speed networking event presented by ACPHS Chapter of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy took place on April 24 in the Rite Aid Student Lounge of the Student Center. Read more.
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* On Saturday, April 28, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back Day, ACPHS will host a drive-by event. Residents can pull up to the car port at 106 New Scotland Ave. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., roll down their windows and drop their unused or expired medications into a collection bin and drive away. Click here for more details.


* Over the last two months ACPHS hosted over 160 prospective students and families at the ACPHS Accepted Students Days. Applications are up 10% over this time last year! For more information visit the Office of Admissions web page.



Pharmacist - Safeway, Inc. - Wyoming

For more employment opportunities visit the ACPHS Career Zone.


Nelyda "Nellie" Hernandez-Whaley, Class of 1974 - May 17, 2011

Robert L. Venery
, Class of 1961 - March 9, 2012

Richard Y. Miller
, Class of 1954 - March 24, 2012



ACPHS logoBill Jabour
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations