1954 Reunion

 Class of 1954 ~ 57th Reunion Events

Gather with your classmates and friends. Recapture your fondest memories of your college years. Here's your chance to reminisce and visit your old haunts on campus. What better way to do this than at your class reunion? Join us for a weekend of fun, camaraderie and sharing!

Friday, Oct 14
Saturday, Oct. 15
Sunday, Oct 16

List of Attendees
Accommodations
Reunion Committee
Registration now closed. 

If you are with the Class of 1954 please call
the Alumni Association at 1-800-836-2586 or 518-442-3080.

Tickets to the football game are also still available,
please call Athletics at (518) 442-4683 to order.

Unable to register online? Print and mail back RSVP form.

Friday, Oct. 14

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. 
Reunion Weekend Registration
Alumni House

12:15–2:00 p.m.
Reaching Higher, Achieving More Luncheon
Campus Center Ballroom
Reaching Higher, Achieving More is an alumni campaign designed to showcase the remarkable career paths of the University at Albany graduates. They are entrepreneurs, educators, lawyers, corporate leaders, entertainers, doctors, social workers, authors, policymakers and more, and their impact is truly global. This year will showcase Ken Johnson ’78. This alum along with the other alumni inducted into this campaign are points of pride for the entire UAlbany community. Registration required. Free lunch.

5:00–7:00 p.m.
After School Special: The 2011 Alumni Show
Alumni Exhibition Opening Reception and Wine Tasting
University Art Museum
Based on a long-standing track record of UAlbany’s success among its graduates in the visual arts field, the exhibition will highlight the individual accomplishments of working alumni artists. Curated by Ken Johnson ’78, freelance critic for the New York Times, stop by the University Art Museum to take in the many works by talented UAlbany alumni, meet the artists and connect with alumni while enjoying a sample of New York wines and cheeses. This exhibition is supported by a generous grant from the University at Albany Alumni Association. Registration required. Free. (Limit 1 guest)

5:00 p.m. - Hospitality Hours
Hospitality Room (Room No. TBD)
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
Blurb


Saturday, Oct. 15

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Reunion Weekend Registration
Alumni House

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Welcome Back/Half-Century Club Breakfast
SEFCU Hall of Fame Room
Join fellow alumni and guests and celebrate with the Class of 1961 as they are inducted into the Half-Century Club. Hear President George Philip ’69, ’73 provide an update on the University. Registration required. Cost: $5/person.

9:30–11:00 a.m.
Aqua Ducks Tour
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
Join other alumni, students, parents and guests for an exciting time aboard the amphibious Aqua Ducks. Tour downtown Albany, see the historic sites and then view the city skyline as the “Ducks” splashes into the Hudson River. Registration required. Cost: $24/person

10:15–11:15 a.m.
Nanotech Complex Tour
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
Learn about the latest developments in nanotechnology as you tour the Albany Nanotech complex at the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Bus transportation will be available. Bus departs at 10:10 a.m. The tour will begin in the NanoFab North Rotunda, Building 253. Registration required. Free.

10:30 a.m.
Sorority Coffee Hours
Alumni House
Kappa Delta
Chi Sigma Theta
Beta Zeta
Gamma Kappa Phi

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Touchdown Tailgate
Tailgate tent area on back lawn of Science Library
Get into the spirit, enjoy food, fellowship and fun with other Great Danes fans under the big top. Receive free food, drink vouchers and a free gift if you preregister (alums only). Free parking in the Dutch Quad lot; $5.00 in the SEFCU lot. Registration required.

1:00–2:30 p.m.
UAlbany Uptown and Downtown Campuses Bus Tour
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
See some of your old haunts and reminisce with alumni during this tour of the various buildings on both campuses. Geoffrey Williams, University archivist will host the tour. Bus departs at 1:00 p.m.
Registration required. Free.

1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game vs. Robert Morris Colonials
University Field
Show your true colors!  Wear your purple and gold proudly and cheer on the UAlbany Great Danes as they score a touchdown against the opponents. Registration required. Cost: $12 reserved seating, $10 general admission seating, $3 kids 2-12.

1:00–2:30 p.m.
UAlbany Uptown and Downtown Campuses Bus Tour
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
See some of your old haunts and reminisce with alumni during this tour of the various buildings on both campuses. Geoffrey Williams, University archivist will host the tour. Bus departs at 1:00 p.m. Registration required. Free.

1954 Reunion Event!
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Class of 1954 Reunion Luncheon
Guilder Room
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
1228 Western Avenue, Albany
Swap stories and recapture those wonderful memories of your college years while you enjoy a nice luncheon. After the luncheon, the hospitality room will be open for those who would like to chat more. Registration required. Cost: $25/person


Sunday, Oct. 16

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Class of 1954 Farewell Breakfast
The 1228 Grill,  Best Western Sovereign Hotel
Here's your chance to say farewell until the next reunion.
Cost: Free for hotel guests, $6/person for non-hotel guests.
Registration required.

Registration now closed. 

If you are with the Class of 1954 please call the
Alumni Association at 1-800-836-2586 or 518-442-3080.

Tickets to the football game are also still available,
please call Athletics at (518) 442-4683 to order.

Accommodations

The Best Western Sovereign Hotel
(518) 489-2981
1228 Western Ave.,
Albany, NY 12203


Please mention that you are with the UAlbany Class of 1954 when making a reservation.
Rate per night single or double occupancy is $79.00
and includes a full breakfast.
Reservations must be received
by September 30, 2011.
For information on other accommodations,
please contact 1-800-836-2586.

 

List of Attendees

James '54 and Barbara Bennett
Marlene Martoni '54 and Joe Dolan '54
William Floyd '54
Patricia Dean Hilsinger '54
Henry Hull '54
Jack and Fran Hopkins Freeman '54
Shirley Long '54
Frank Mayer '54
Joan Miller Oste '54
Joan (Bolz) '54 and Fred Paul '51
Don and Dillies Mansky Pilvesky '54
Dorothea Potochnik '54
Bernice Shoobe '54
Arnold Smith '54
Richard and Alice Stanford '54
Kerwin and Norma Stotz '54
James Thompson '54 and (guest) Carol Zepk
Arline (Lacy) and George Wood '54
John '54 and Rose Mary Zongrone '54

Please check back often for list updates.
Last updated on: 10/4/2011

For questions or information, please contact:
Loida R. Vera Cruz
Assistant Director of Alumni Programs
lveracruz@uamail.albany.edu

(518
) 442-3080