Alumni Alert
E-Newsletter of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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June 2012 

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Monday, July 30 

President's Cup
(formerly Dean's Cup)
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Friday, August 6 

Saratoga Raceway 


Monday, August 6
Annual Medication Errors/Medication Safety Symposium
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We're still on a Reunion Weekend high! It was great to see so many of you back on campus. We had a great time, but we want to make sure that you felt the same. Please complete the Reunion Weekend evaluation at As we look ahead and plan for next year, your feedback is invaluable and will help us make necessary adjustments to ensure an even better weekend in 2013! Coming soon Reunion Weekend photos.

Another highlight from Reunion Weekend was the Friends of Noah Sorensen '97 and Mario Zeolla '97 Memorial Golf Tournament. Over 130 golfers participated and paid tribute to these incredible men. For photos, tournament results and more information visit


I would like to extend our appreciation to all who supported and made gifts to the ACPHS Annual Fund and the College this year. Without your generosity, the transformations and changes we've seen through the years would not have been possible. The College's fiscal year ends on June 30. If you have not made a commitment yet and would like to do so, please visit

With the official start to summer just days away, we're busy finalizing our July and August events. On July 30 we will be hosting the 19th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament (formerly Dean's Cup) at the Albany Country Club. In August, we're heading to Saratoga Raceway and Saratoga Polo. More details around those events will be available in the July Alumni Alert.  


We hope to see you this summer!  


Bill Jabour 

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations


Reunion Weekend 2012 was an exciting time for alumni and friends and a tremendous success for the College. Following breakfast on Saturday, folks made their way over to the new DeNuzzo Center for Innovative Learning on the third floor of the library for a formal dedication honoring the College's incredibly generous contributors who made this new center a reality. The library renovations began in 2010 and additional construction to connect the first and second floors is currently underway and expected to be completed by the time students return to campus.

Another celebration over Reunion Weekend took place at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new $2.5 million athletics facility project. Despite the rain, students, coaches, administrators, alums, and trustees turned out in support of the renovations and to celebrate. The first phase of the project, which includes a synthetic turf field and rubberized six lane running track, is expected to be completed this fall.  

Both of these projects and fundraising initiatives are part of the $50 million Moving Forward Capital Campaign. Thank you for helping get these projects off the ground. We continue to need your support and appreciate everything you have done to keep these important student-based initiatives going.
CATCHING UP WITH... Kelly Rudd '02  

Alumna Kelly Staruck Rudd talks about where her life has taken her since graduating from ACPHS in 2002 and her exciting new role on the panel for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's Research Institute. Read more here.

ACPHS Students Take Top Awards at Innovation Competition 

Two groups of ACPHS students won big at the fourth annual Price Chopper Ultimate Innovation Competition on May 10. Read more here.

Oncology Lecture Series Widely Attended
The Annual Barbara M. DiLascia Oncology Lecture Series attracted a record 173 attendees on Sunday, April, 22 at four program locations in Albany, Plattsburgh, Ithaca and Colchester. Faculty speakers, Sarah Scarpace and Sal Bottiglieri, were joined by distinguished alums, Christopher Fausel '93 and Judith Smith '96. Due to the very generous support of Frank DiLascia '54 and his children, Paula '86 and Christopher '83, in memory of Barbara DiLascia '55, this program was offered at no cost to attendees. The DiLascia family has recently agreed to fund an annual fall program on women's and men's health issues, in addition to the Spring Oncology Lecture Series.

APhA and NYSCHP Certificate Programs Great Success
As a licensed partner with APhA, ACPHS offered its first Medication Therapy Management Certificate program on April 28. Jen Cerulli '93 and Kim Houser '10 provided this program to 41 interested participants. ACPHS is the only Upstate New York site for this program. There were also 37 pharmacists who attended the Spring Immunization Certificate program offered by Shannon Miller and Ellen Williams on May 5.

In related news, ACPHS was the host site for the the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists certificate programs on Antimicrobial Stewardship and Pain Management. Both programs had approximately 35 registered attendees and ran concurrently on May 18 and May 19 in the Student Center.

Changing Roles
Provost and Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Mehdi Boroujerdi will be leaving his post on July 1. President Gozzo has appointed John Denio to serve as interim provost and Angela Dominelli '78 to serve as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Receive 50% Off NYSCHP Membership
The Northeastern New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Chapter is currently holding a membership campaign. Receive 50% off the membership rate if you sign up before December 31. Get all the details here. 


 ACPHS to Host Overnight Summer Science Camp 

College Breaks Ground on $2.5 million Athletics Facility Project:

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May 19, 2013 marks the date that ACPHS will be graduating its first class from the Vermont Campus.



Ambulatory Care, Pharmacy Manager
 - Hanover, New Hampshire


View the full list of pharmacy and health science related job opportunities by visiting Career Zone today.



Patricia R. Baker, Class of 1977 - June 9, 2012 

James W. Nowicki, Class of 1962 - June 8, 2012
Marilyn A. McCarthy, Class of 1954 - May 26, 2012
Bernard "Bernie" Nowitz, Class of 1960 - May 11, 2012
ACPHS logoBill Jabour
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations