Alumni Alert eNewsletter
December 2013
Seasons Greetings! On behalf of the Office of Institutional Advancement, we wish you and your family the very best this holiday season. Thank you for your support and gifts of time, talent and treasure to the College throughout the year. 
Warm Wishes,


Bill Jabour

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations 

Dr. Gregory Dewey Named Eighth President of ACPHS
Gregory Dewey, Ph.D., was introduced on Tuesday, December 3 as the eighth president in the school's 132-year history. Dr. Dewey is currently serving as Provost at the University of La Verne in California, where he oversees academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment management, financial aid, and athletics at the 8,000-student institution. He previously held administrative and faculty positions at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science and the University of Denver. Dr. Dewey will succeed President Gozzo on July 1, 2014. For more information on Dr. Dewey visit

Dr. Barton Pai Invited to Speak at NYS Dept. of Health Event

Associate Professor Amy Barton Pai has been invited to be a panel speaker at the first New York State Health Data Code-a-thon. The event is being organized by the NYS Department of Health and will be held on December 19-20 at RPI. The Code-a-thon will bring together tech experts, public health professionals, academics, and others to discuss how to leverage state health data to help New Yorkers improve their health. Organizers hope apps will be developed out of the event that will help New Yorkers locate resources specifically geared towards combating diabetes and obesity.
13 Student-Athletes Named USCAA Academic All Americans
Thirteen ACPHS student athletes were among those honored by the USCAA as 2013 Academic All-Americans. To qualify for All-Academic status, student-athletes must be upperclassmen with cumulative GPAs of 3.5 or higher while competing for their institutions in their respective sports. Congratulations to this year's honorees: Cassandra Izzo, Krista Rainville (women's cross country); Gavin O'Brien, Kevin Ash, Matthew Calnan, Joseph Gottwald (men's cross country); Skippy Ripepi, Brittany Spencer, Jennifer Bechard, Sarah Cope (women's soccer); and Spencer Keable, Ryan Mack, Adam Hoye-Simek (men's soccer). 
For the latest Panther News visit and see highlights like this Buzzer Beater over SUNY Canton.
Vermont Students Host Annual Pharmacist Roundtable Event
The Vermont student chapters of the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists hosted the campus' fourth annual pharmacist round table event on November 19. Twelve pharmacists, including four faculty members, participated in the event which provided students with opportunities to talk with pharmacists' about their work and learn about potential career paths. Panelists represented a variety of practice settings, including community, clinical, ambulatory care, consulting, inpatient, and government. Thanks so much to all who volunteered their time to make this event a success!
NCPA Members Host ACPHS Academy Students in Lab
Members of the student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) hosted 8th graders from the College's ACPHS Academy on November 19 in the pharmacy skills lab. ACPHS students talked about the importance of basic health and wellness activities, and then showed the Academy students how to make their own toothpaste. In its 7th year, the ACPHS Academy is an afterschool science enrichment program hosted by the College for city of Albany youths. There are currently 110 students enrolled in the program. 
Snow Ball Collects $5,000 of Donated Items for Local Groups
The annual ACPHS Charity Snow Ball took place on November 23. Approximately 500 students attended the event which featured a masquerade theme. The Snow Ball always features a fundraising component, and this year students selected the Parson's Child and Family Center and the YWCA of Troy as the benefiting organizations. More than $5,000 worth of requested household items and gifts were donated as a result of the event, including health and hygiene products; toys for children and teenagers; school supplies; clothes and pajamas; board games; books; and canned and dry foods.
Thank You For Attending!

Special thanks to the all all who attended the annual College Reception at the ASHP Midyear Meeting on December 8 in Orlando, FL. The event was a great opportunity  for community members to reconnect and network before the annual conference. Register today for the ACPHS Reception at APhA Conference on Sunday, March 30 in Orlando, FL.
Benefits of Year End Giving


The Holidays are a perfect time to make a gift to your favorite charity and non-profits, like ACPHS. This time of year is also a time to take advantage of making gifts through stocks and/or through an IRA Rollover. 


For more information on planning your year-end gift to ACPHS visit OR contact Mike Buckley at 518.694.7126 or

ACPHS Reception at Duke vs. Syracuse Game - Feb 1
Join fellow alumni and friends at the ACPHS Box inside the Carrier Dome for a fun filled alumni reception before and during one of the biggest games of the year!
Saturday, February 1

Duke University vs. Syracuse University
4:30 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - Game Time


For ticket information and registration details, visit
Sports Memorabilia Sweepstakes


Show your support of ACPHS student athletes and your Panther Pride by entering the Sports Memorabilia Sweepstakes. For just $10, you can win one of five grand prizes in the Sports Memorabilia Sweepstakes. 

Click here for a list of prizes and for a chance to win.


Drawing will take place Sunday, February 9 between the home basketball games. Women's game at 1 PM vs. NHTI and Men's game at 3 PM vs. NHTI. You need not be present to win! All proceeds benefit the ACPHS Athletics Fund.

Friends We'll Miss

William C. Leroy, Class of 1965, December 14
In The News

January 10
Albany, NY
January 25
Albany, NY
Colchester, VT 
Albany, NY
February 20
Alumni Reception
Colchester, VT 
February 22
Verona, NY
March 30
APhA Mid-year Reception
Orlando, FL
June 6-8
Reunion Weekend
Albany, NY  
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