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

ACPHS would like to ensure that we have your most current information. Please email us any updates to your record at the College




Sept 29
Alumni and Friends of ACPHS Athletics Golf Outing - Capital Hills
Online Registration

Sept 29
Student Global Initiative Showcase & President's Parent Reception
ACPHS Student Center

Sept 30
Alumni Soccer Game
ACPHS Athletics Facility 



Oct 9
CPD - Annual Preceptor Training

Oct 13

CPD - Barbara M. DiLascia Women's and Men's Health Symposium

Online Registration 
(available soon)   


Oct 17
Alumni & Friends Reception Charlotte, North Carolina

Online Registration

Oct 18     

Alumni & Friends Reception - Raleigh, North Carolina

Online Registration

Oct 27 

FREE CPD + Mario Zeolla '97 Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk + 
Health and Wellness Expo presented by MVP   
Details and Online Registration


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This month we're switching things up. We know you're busy and your time is extremely valuable so here are just a few of the most important highlights and upcoming events that we're happy to share with you.

The excitement kicks off with Family Weekend - September 28-30. Visit the campus for a fun-filled weekend of activities - from Family Feud to Breakfast with the President and Alumni Soccer Game.

Don't miss the Health and Wellness Expo on October 27. Check out the student video above for all the details or go to

Are you coming to the North Carolina Alumni and Friends Receptions on October 17 and 18? If you haven't already, register today from our Alumni & Friends Events page.

Watch your mailbox for the Reunion Weekend save the date postcard in the coming months.

So, what do you think? Do any of these events pique your interest? Email me. I'd like to hear your feedback and ideas for future events.



Bill Jabour 

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 9-5-12

The Soccer Field Is Here  

On September 5, the College hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on its new synthetic turf athletic field just before the men's soccer team opened its home season against SUNY Delhi, beating them in an overtime win 2-1. 
President Gozzo, together with members of the College's board of trustees, student athletes, faculty, staff, and special guests celebrated the event that marked the completion of the first phase of this $2.5 million project. Phase Two will add a rubberized running track, lights, a new scoreboard, long-jump pit, bleachers, press box, and signage, and is expected to be completed in 2013.
Albany White Coat 2012
White Coat Ceremony Highlight 
The College community inducted the newest "Student Pharmacists" into the professional pharmacy program at the White Coat Ceremonies on September 6 at the Vermont Campus and September 7 at the Albany Campus. Administrators, faculty, staff, students and families gathered to celebrate and congratulate the achievements of the newest P1's and set the course as they embark on the academic and professional development years of pharmacy program at ACPHS.   
VT Students In Action
Vermont Volunteers Make a Difference 
Twenty students from the Vermont campus volunteered their time to offer free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at the Champlain Valley Fair in late August. The health assessments were sponsored by APhA. "We screened 109 people for blood glucose and 2 for blood pressure that day," says one student volunteer, Molly Trayah. With the help of a pharmacist and Kinney Drugs in Essex Junction, the team of volunteers supplied goodies bags containing coupons, hand sanitizer samples, toothbrushes and other health related items to the participants. Molly was happy to be involved. "The event was a huge success, especially given that it happened on the 2nd day of classes!"

ACPHS Featured in Latin Magazine  
In an effort to be more widely known and build connections within the Latino community, the College recently contracted a two-month advertising campaign in Latino Magazine. Faculty members, Carmen Mojica and Carlos Feleder were featured separately in the Spring and Fall issues. Read their stories here.
Reunion Weekend 2013 Save the Date Logo


Where are you?   


Graduates from the class of 1963 and former alums are busy planning Reunion Weekend 2013 with the Office of Institutional Advancement and are looking for you to help spread the word. Some graduates may have lost touch with the College or have moved away. If you are still in contact with your former classmates and friends, please share the news.   


Mark your calendars.  


Reunion Weekend June 7-9, 2013. Go to for more information. 



The Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Fraternity at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was founded in 1931. John Huebeler is the fraternity's past president and alumnus from the class of 1970 and explains that the fraternity grants a scholarship each year. Keep reading...

OUT AND ABOUT ChoChoGolfCharityOuting'12

ACPHS alums Sam Baradino '80 and Vincent Chiffy '94 teed off with Michael Buckley and John Ross of the Office of Institutional Advancement for the College on August 24 at the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce12th Annual Choo-Choo for Charity Golf Tournament. The event supports the "Mohawk Valley Community Crisis Response Fund" which is instrumental in aiding local Mohawk Valley community members during unforeseen emergencies.



Pharmacist - Part time to full time pharmacist for multiple independent pharmacies located in Rochester and near Canandaigua.

Medical Technologist - Multiple positions with the Cleveland Clinic.

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


Michele Taurisano
, Class of 1992 - August 29, 2012


Frank J. Sweeney, Class of 1947 - August 27, 2012

ACPHS logoBill Jabour
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations