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Alumni Alert eNewsletter
December 2012
Happy Holidays   

Grab your cameras. Get out your smartphones. Capture your favorite holiday scene and submit to by Friday, January 4 for a chance to win a big basket of cheer


It could be a picturesque snowfall, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a festival of lights, whatever it is that moves you this holiday season, we want to see it!


The Alumni Alert team will review all photo submissions and announce the winner in the January issue of the Alumni Alert enewsletter. Good luck!


Holiday Message

The Office of Institutional Advancement would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support of the College. We wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!

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Pre-Game Reception at Syracuse in February


Our tickets are now sold out for the February 23 game at the Carrier Dome with the Syracuse Orangemen vs. Georgetown Hoyas, but if you are planning to attend the game, please stop by the Alumni and Friends Pre-game Reception from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m at the Syracuse Sheraton. 


RSVP today by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement at 518.694.7393 or so we can save you a place at the reception.

Basketball Teams Combine for 14-2 Record, Top Five Rankings

The weather may be getting cold, but it feels like summer in the Albert M. White Gymnasium. That's because both the men's and women's teams are off to red hot 7-1 starts. The latest U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association poll has the ACPHS women's team ranked #3 and the men's team ranked #5. The men, who already have a victory over St. Louis College of Pharmacy on their resume, had perhaps their signature win of the season on Thursday when they defeated local rival Sage College 67-64. Casey Redfern (left) led all players with 24 points and 9 rebounds. For more information, the latest scores and ways to support ACPHS Athletics, please visit


ACPHS Students Help Schoolschildren with Math and Reading Skills

There are 33 ACPHS students now providing free reading and math tutoring for children in the Albany and Colchester areas through a federal initiative called America Reads/America Counts. The mission of the program is to provide high quality mentoring that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students. ACPHS students can currently be found tutoring at six public libraries, five elementary and high schools, and one daycare center.


Pharmacy Led Intervention Program Targets Asthma Patients

ACPHS is partnering with the Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region and four Albany area pharmacies on a pharmacy intervention program designed to help improve outcomes for asthma patients. Led by pharmacists and P4 students on rotation, the program will focus on: (1) assessment and monitoring, (2) self-management education (including hands on device review), (3) controlling exacerbating factors, and (4) appropriate medication use. Following three months in the program, patients will be evaluated to determine if their overall level of asthma control has improved.
Vermont Campus Students Hold Health Fair at Local Supermarket

The Vermont Chapter of the Student Society of Health System Pharmacists held its first ever Health Fair at the Shaw's Supermarket in Colchester. Members of the group, along with Assistant Professors Michael Biddle and Emily Sutton, conducted blood glucose screenings, blood pressure readings, and brown bag medication reviews. The event was well received, with customers expressing their appreciation for opportunities to learn more about their health status and medications.
Professional Fraternities Team Up for Hurricane Sandy Relief
After watching and hearing about the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, members of Rho Pi Phi and Phi Delta Chi decided to solicit donations for the areas of New York and New Jersey hardest hit by the storm. Students collected clothing, blankets, pillows, baby products, diapers, and canned goods from members of the ACPHS community as well as neighboring businesses. Half of the collections went to Toms River, NJ, while the remainder of the items were delivered to areas of Long Island. For more information, photos, and videos of this effort, please visit the groups Facebook page.
Your Gift Will Make A Difference Logo 2012 It's a Good Time to Give Back

As you think about holiday gift giving, remember that making year-end gifts to the College can have many benefits.
Making a gift using appreciated securities, for example, saves individuals and families capital gains taxes and entitles donors to a federal tax deduction based on the fair market value of the stock, not the purchase price.  This is one of the great ways to make a gift and support ACPHS!  More detailed information can be found here.  Regardless of the gift arrangements you choose, your generosity comes with many rewards. 
For questions or assistance with transferring securities or other appreciated properties, please contact Mike Buckley at or 518.694.7126.
Did you know that thousands of companies match employee donations? Most companies with a Matching Gifts program will match donations made at any point during the last year! Check with your Human Resources Department today to see if your employer matches gifts. If they do, you could double your donation to ACPHS with only a few minutes of effort! 
For more information on the ways to give and to make a gift online, please visit today! We thank you for your continued support and generosity - it truly makes an immediate impact! 
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Alumni and Friends We'll Miss

Arthur "Art" Kramer, Class of 1960 - October 13, 2012
December 17 - 18 
NYS Part III Compounding Board Review 
January 12
Annual Respiratory Disease Symposium 
January 19
3rd Annual
Research Forum
January 26 
February 9 
February 23
Alumni and Friends Reception 
Syracuse Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown
March 3
APhA-ASP Annual Conference
March 15 - 16 
Pharmacy Practice Institute


April 20
Barbara M. DisLascia Oncology Lecture Series


June 7-9 
 Go to the Events Page for more information on these and other events. 


Bill Jabour
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Office of Institutional Advancement