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University at Albany faculty attracted $391.7 million in research funding in 2007-2008, an all-time high and a reflection of the breadth and global impact of UAlbany research and scholarship.

Lending Five Quad a Helping Hand

Class of 2008 helps to fund new ambulance for Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service

For 35 years, the volunteers of Five Quad, UAlbany’s student-run ambulance service, have responded quickly to calls for help.  In 2008, graduating seniors gave Five Quad an assist – by designating their class gift toward the purchase of a new ambulance. 

In all, 484 members of the Class of 2008 made gifts and pledges totaling more than $16,300.  The total also included $1,000 each from UAlbany Interim President George Philip, B.A. ‘69, M.A. ’73; University at Albany Foundation President George R. Hearst III; and Vice President for Development Fardin Sanai.  Philip, Hearst and Sanai had pledged that amount as a challenge, provided that more than 300 students participated in the fundraising effort.

Five Quad, which is New York State certified, operates at the University, and in adjoining areas of Albany and Guilderland. 

The Class of 2009 will dedicated this year's gift to The Richard Bailey Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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