Alumni Alert eNewsletter
July 2014
Summer is here and so is the start of another new fiscal year. As I'm sure you've heard, we welcomed a brand new president to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 

On July 1, Dr. Gregory Dewey officially began his tenure as the ninth president of ACPHS. The Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of the President will be hosting a number of local and regional events throughout the year to introduce Dr. Dewey to alumni and friends of the College. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming Dr. Dewey and his wife, Cindy, to the community! 

Check out our line-up of events and promotions in this issue of the Alumni Alert. We hope to see you soon! 


Bill Jabour
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
The College Welcomes Dr. Gregory Dewey as Ninth President

July 1 marked the first day in office at ACPHS for Dr. Gregory Dewey. A Symposium and Inauguration in Dr. Dewey's honor are planned for October 14-15. 
The Symposium will take place on October 14 and will feature presentations from exceptional academic researchers, corporate leaders, and industry thought leaders. The overarching question guiding the event will be: How can the health sciences be advanced to best serve health care?
The Inauguration Ceremony will take place on October 15 at the Albert M. White Gymnasium at 11:00 a.m.

For additional inauguration event details and to learn more about Dr. Dewey, visit
3rd Annual Cruise for a Cure 

Join us for the 3rd Annual Scleroderma Cruise for a Cure on the Dutch Apple on Sunday, July 20.

Boarding begins at 3:30 p.m. and the cruise sails between 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the historic Hudson River. The event includes a live Polka Band. To support and purchase tickets visit 
Special thanks to our sponsors Dutch Apple Cruise Lines and Council 82 New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union. 
Regina Mathew President's Cup Recipient
Regina Mathew 2014 Scholarship Recipient
21st Annual President's Cup

ACPHS will host the 21st Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, July 28 at Albany Country Club. This fundraising event has raised over $650,000 in support of ACPHS students since it's inception in 1994. 

We are proud to announce that this year's recipient of the Dean's Endowment for Excellence Scholarship is Regina Mathew of New Jersey. Regina will begin her academic and professional training at ACPHS this Fall! For more information and ways to support the President's  Cup, visit
Saratoga Raceway Saratoga Day at the Races 

Join us at the Saratoga Flat Track on Saturday, August 2 at the Rail Pavilion for a great day of racing. Tickets are $35.00 per person. Limited Tickets Available.

12:00 p.m. At the Rail Pavilion Opens
  1:00 p.m. Post Time
  5:00 p.m. President's Reception at Dr. & Mrs. Dewey Residence
To register for this event, visit or email today.
Alumni & Friends Cruise - November 2015

The Office of Institutional Advancement is in the process of working with Yankee Trails World Travel and the Continuing Education Department to host an Alumni and Friends Cruise. We have received a package to consider for November 15-22, 2015 on the Norwegian Breakaway. The cruise would depart from NYC and port of calls include Florida and the Bahamas. 

Please take a moment to complete this one question online survey regarding this potential event and for additional details (i.e. cost per person, free transportation, CE details).  Thanks so much for the feedback!
Athletic Hall of FameAthletics Hall of Fame Nominations Begin
Nominations for the 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame are now open through November 1, 2014. 
Submit your election by visiting a full list of all past Hall of Fame inductees visit
In The News

July 14 - August 1
Summer Science Camp
Albany, NY  
July 20
Albany, NY 
Albany, NY
August 2
Day at the Races
Saratoga, NY 

September 26
Scholarship Dinner 
Albany, NY 
September 27
NY Football Classic Bus Trip
MetLife Stadium, NJ 
September 27
Alumni Soccer Game
Albany, NY 

October 14-15
Presidential Inauguration Events
Albany, NY 

Go to the Events Page for more information on these and other events.
Friends We'll Miss
Dominick Matarrese Jr. 
Class of 1962
April 11, 2014
Times Union Obit


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