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Upcoming Events


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October 31

Safe Trick or Treat
South Hall, 4:30 - 6:30
October 31
Women's Soccer vs. Florida College
USCAA Nat'l Tourney
7:30 pm
November 7
Career Forum (Albany)
SC 201, 5:00 pm
November 8
Career Fair
Gym, 2 - 5 pm  
November 9
Interview Day
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
November 9
Admissions Open House
9:30 am
November 10
Continuing Education
Pharmacy Law
8:00 am


Ryan Ribeiro

Resident Director


Carl Kovatchitch

IT Support Specialist

Saturday was Community Service Day at ACPHS, but anyone associated with the College knows that the commitment to service from the school's students, faculty, and staff extends far beyond a single day. So in recognition of those who take time to offer a helping hand, we have dedicated all five stories in this issue to community service activities and programs from the past week.

Students on Both Campuses Help with Drug Takeback Events

The Drug Enforcement Agency hosted its bi-annual National Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday. Students on both the Albany and Vermont campuses volunteered to assist with the collection process. In Albany, students (along with APhA-ASP faculty advisor Jane Boyd) set up a "drive and drop" location outside the O'Brien Building's carport, so that visitors didn't even need to leave their cars to dispose of their medications. In Vermont, students volunteered at a number of area pharmacies that were serving as dropoff locations. Information was also made available to anyone interested in seeking assistance for drug addiction.  


ACPHS Academy Begins 7th Year of Enrichment Classes 

ACPHS Academy, the College's afterschool enrichment program for city of Albany youths, began its seventh year of classes last week. Launched in 2007 with just one class of 20 third grade students, the program has since grown to 110 students spanning grades 3-8. The ACPHS Academy provides a STEM focused curriculum, while at the same time exposing young students to a way of life that encourages their overall educational development. The students in the program are assisted in the classroom by dozens of ACPHS student mentors, most of whom are volunteers.


AMCP and Rho Pi Phi Students Offer Health Screenings

Members of the student chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and the Rho Pi Phi pharmaceutical fraternity, along with faculty advisor Terry Towers, visited the Bethlehem YMCA on Saturday morning (and this wasn't even part of the Community Service Day program!). The group of ten students took blood pressure readings and conducted asthma screenings for YMCA members and visitors.


Students Volunteer at NYS Museum's Halloween Event

As part of the Community Service Day activities, several students volunteered at the New York State Museum's "Monster Mash & Bash" event. The event was geared towards children ranging from toddlers to 10 year olds and included arts and crafts projects, a mini Monster maze, face painting, and a children's costume parade.


Students Rake It In as Part of Service Day Activities

In addition to the Medication Takeback Events and helping out at the NYS Museum, ACPHS students also spent Saturday assisting organizations that included the Regional Food Bank, Hope Club, and Special Olympics. Others stayed on campus to make cards for U.S. soldiers overseas and some even helped out the ACPHS Physical Plant by raking up leaves on the campus. 

Fine Print 

As a "service" to our reader(s), we will spare you our usual attempt at humor in this section of the newsletter. We fully understand that the impact of this gesture may be lost on those of you who (a) never realized that the Fine Print was intended to be funny or (b) never read this far before. Consider yourselves lucky.


Thanks again to everyone who helped out this week!