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Upcoming Events


May 2

ACPHS Academy Graduation Ceremony
Gym, 4:45 - 6:00 pm 

May 2
"Roadmap to Residency" Information Session
SC 201, 6:00 pm

May 3
Last Day of Classes

May 6-10
Finals Week 

May 11 
Continuing Education: Barbara M. DiLascia Oncology Lecture Series 


May 18 
Albany Campus (1 pm) 


May 19 
Vermont Campus (1 pm)

May 20
Summer Session #1 Begins 

June 7-9

Asst. Professor Vadala Recognized for Advancement of Academic Integrity
Dean DeBellis recently presented a plaque of appreciation to Assistant Professor Tanya Vadala for her many years of service to the Academic Integrity Committee and the former Honor Code Committee. Dr. Vadala will be leaving the College and moving out of state following the end of the semester. 
Like the horses in this weekend's Kentucky Derbythe e-Pulse is heading down the homestretch. This is the second-to-last issue of the semester, so there's no time for horsing around (but, as it turns out, plenty of time for bad puns). With no shortage of news at this time of year, odds are good that we've put together a winning issue. But if history is any indication, you may want to hedge your bets.

President Gozzo to Step Down as Head of the College in June 2014

ACPHS President James Gozzo announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as president of the College, effective June 30, 2014. Hired as the seventh president/dean of the school in 1998, Dr. Gozzo has led ACPHS through a period of unprecedented growth and expansion, including the construction or acquisition of seven buildings on the Albany Campus, the establishment of the Vermont Campus, and the addition of ten new bachelor's and graduate programs. A national search will be conducted for his replacement. Click the following links to read the article from Tuesday's Times Union or the press release issued by the College.

Students Announce Selections for Faculty and Administrator Awards 


The winners of this year's faculty and administrator awards, as voted on by the students, were announced at last week's Wegmans Leadership Recognition Dinner. Associate Professor Ray Chandrasekara was selected Faculty Member of the Year in a vote by representatives from both the Albany and Vermont campuses. Dean Angela Dominelli was selected as the Administrator of the Year. Associate Professor Leon Cosler was named Organization Advisor of the Year. Dr. Cosler serves as co-advisor to four organizations: Phi Lambda Sigma (co advisor: Dean DeBellis), Ski and Snowboard Club (co advisor: Matt Stever), Rho Pi Phi Pharmacy Fraternity (co advisor: Lisa Vines), and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (co advisor: Terry Towers). 

Successful Drug Takeback Event Nets 215 pounds of Medications

The College once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency for the organization's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which took place on Saturday, April 27. Staffed by APhA-ASP members and ACPHS faculty, and assisted by the Albany Police Department, the initiative was a great success. A total of 125 households disposed of more than 215 pounds of unused or expired medications. Twelve boxes of medications were picked up by the DEA at the conclusion of the event with the oldest prescription dating back to 1980, a time when the e-Pulse was written with a feather quill on yellow parchment paper.

Donated Microscopes Advance Learning in the ACPHS Academy Program 

When ACPHS Academy Director Becky Beach identified a need for new microscopes for students in the science enrichment program, she reached out to the Office of Institutional Advancement for assistance. The Office secured a $7,500 gift from Anthony Krackeler, President and CEO of Krackeler Scientific, which was used to purchase 20 elementary compound microscopes (for students in grades 3-8) and 20 Young Scientist Microscopes (for students in grades 6-12). The donations have allowed Academy students to expand their use of technology in the classrooms, which is a key point of emphasis in Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) programs.  

ACPHS Named One of the Top Workplaces in the Capital Region

ACPHS was recently named one of the Top Workplaces in the Capital Region in a report published by the Times Union. Each organization being considered for the honor was required to distribute a survey to employees comprising of 20 questions related to areas such as company values, work/life balance, and benefits packages. The top employers were selected solely on the basis of the survey responses. More than 550 companies and organizations in the area were invited to take part in the competition -- 72 participated.

Fine print

Unforeseen issues at our off-site production facility forced the e-Pulse to be delayed this week. Thank you to the many people (give or take a lot) who inquired about the status of this week's newsletter. It's nice to feel wanted.