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October 2013
2nd Mario Zeolla 5K
Participants of the Mario Zeolla '97 5K Walk/Run at
Health + Wellness Expo on Sept. 28
We wrapped up September with a very successful Health + Wellness Expo. An estimated 1,000 people attended this year's event, which was again spearheaded by APhA-ASP students. The day began with the Mario Zeolla 5K walk/run which featured 110 participants. The Expo is a partnership between the College and MVP Health Care.
Now, onto October. Happy Pharmacist's Month!


Also, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we encourage you all to join us this Sunday, October 20, for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Albany's Washington Park. The College is a sponsor of the event this year.  

Please share your photos of how you celebrated American Pharmacist's Month or Breast Cancer Awareness Month at and we will include them in the next edition of the Alumni Alert!

Warm regards,

Bill Jabour

Office of Institutional Advancement 

Dr. Amy Barton Pai receives NIH Research Award
Dr. Amy Barton Pai, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and member of the Class of 1996, has been awarded a one-year $499,999 research grant from the National Institutes of Health in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration. The goal of the grant is to improve the safety of iron that is delivered to patients intravenously (IV iron) by developing a model that will compare the safety of generic IV iron products to their brand name counterparts. Dr. Barton Pai will collaborate with researchers from GE Global Research in Niskayuna and Dr. Amit Pai at ACPHS on the project. The award is the second NIH grant received by a faculty member at the College in the past three months. 
Phonathon Tank You  - Spring 2011
ACPHS is Calling

ACPHS students want to connect with you and will be reaching out soon!


Answer the call and hear about all the incredible things happening right now on campus! We would also love to know what is going on in your life as well. The call will be quick and speaking to a student is a great way to stay connected or reconnect with ACPHS.


If you prefer not to be called, please consider making a gift to ACPHS online today. Thank you!

Xuan Nguyen Lecture Hall Dedication 2013 Vermont Campus Lecture Hall Dedication
The Vermont campus hosted a dedication ceremony on October 11 in honor of Xuan Nguyen. Xuan worked on the Colchester campus and was beloved by students, faculty and staff. He was instrumental in helping prepare and launch the Colchester campus in the early days. Lecture Hall 114 was named in Xuan's honor and memory through  the generosity of Frank Motter and his family. On behalf of the entire ACPHS community, we thank Mr. Motter and the Nguyen family for their dedication and support of ACPHS.


Zach Hecox Sets All-Time ACPHS Goal Scoring Record 

Senior Captain Zach Hecox recently made history for the men's soccer team by breaking the school's all-time goal scoring record. In a game against Vaughn College, Zach scored two goals, giving him 47 for his career, and breaking the previous record of 45 held by Brandon Schenk '09. The history-making achievement helped Zach earn national player of the week honors from the USCAA. It also marked the first time that an ACPHS men's soccer player had been named USCAA player of the week. For more Athletics news visit 

Win a Dream Vacation!
Don't miss your chance to win a 7 night stay at Casa Heavenly in Acapulco, Mexico. Tickets are 1 for $25, 3 for $50, 5 for $75 OR 10 for $100. Purchase your tickets today for chance to win this getaway! 

All proceeds will benefit the ACPHS Scholarship Fund.
In The News


October 20
Fall Open House
Albany, NY

November 8 & 9
Career Fair & Interview Day
Albany, NY
November 9
Fall Open House
Albany, NY
December 8
ASHP Conference Reception
Orlando, FL 
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