University at Albany - State University of New York

Class of 1955 55th Reunion


Reunion Committee


List of Attendees


Registration deadline is October 1.

 Friday, October 8

 Saturday, October 9

 Class of 1955 Reunion Dinner


Friday, October 8

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Registration

Alumni House
Here’s a good place to start the reunion weekend.  Pick up your registration materials, meet your classmates, see old yearbooks, relax and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or apple cider on us.

12:15–2:00 p.m.
Reaching Higher, Achieving More Luncheon
Tent on the back lawn of the Science Library
Reaching Higher, Achieving More is an alumni campaign designed to showcase the remarkable career paths of 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 Evan Michael Zahn ’82 and Kathryn Zox ’83.  These alums along with the other alumni inducted into this campaign are points of pride for the entire UAlbany community. Registration required. Free.

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Alumni Wine Tasting Reception

Alumni House
Please join the Alumni Association for a wine-tasting experience. Discover a fine selection of New York state wines complemented by cheese and hors d’oeuvres while you “un-wine-d” and meet fellow alumni, friends and guests. Registration required. Free. (Limit 1 guest)

Saturday, October 9

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Reunion Weekend Registration

Alumni House

8:30–10:00 a.m.
Half–Century Club Breakfast
Hall of Fame Room, SEFCU Arena
Shuttle service available in Dutch Quad lot across from the Alumni House
Join fellow alumni and celebrate with the Class of 1960 as they are inducted into the Half-Century Club. Registration required. Free. (Limit 1 guest)

10:00 a.m.–Noon
Sorority Coffee Hours
Holiday Inn Express
1442 Western Avenue, Albany

Beta Zeta
Chi Sigma Theta
Gamma Kappa Phi
Kappa Delta

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.

10:15–11:15 a.m.
Weather Watch Tour

NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office, CESTM
Pick-up will be at the bus stop by the Science Library
Get a guided tour of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Weather Service Forecast Office at UAlbany and learn about weather forecasts and the technology that gives forecasters the ability to provide accurate weather information. Bus transportation will be available. Bus departs at 10:10 a.m. The tour will begin in the CESTM Rotunda. Registration required. Free.  *Individuals will be asked to sign in at the front door of the National Weather Service before entering the forecast facility.

10:15–11:45 a.m.
Aqua Ducks Tour

Pick-up will be at the bus stop by 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 “Duck” splashes into the Hudson River. Registration required. Cost: $21.00/person.

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 T-shirt if you preregister. Free parking in the Dutch Quad lot; $5.00 in the SEFCU lot. Tables will be reserved for the Class of 1955.

1:00 p.m.
UAlbany Football Game vs. St. Francis Red Flash

University Field
Wear your purple and gold proudly and cheer on the UAlbany Great Danes as they tackle the opponents. Registration required. Cost: $12 reserved seating, $10 general admission and $3 kids 2-12.  Free for reunion class members who preregister.

1:00–2:30 p.m.
UAlbany Uptown & 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.

Reunion Event!

5:30–10:00 p.m.
Class of 1955 Reunion Dinner

Dante Room
Italian–American Community Center
257 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany

5:30-6:30 p.m.- Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
Swap stories and recapture those wonderful memories of your college years while you enjoy dinner. Registration required. Cost: $30.00/person.

Registration deadline is October 1.


Holiday Inn Albany
205 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 458-7264
Complimentary shuttle service to and from Albany International Airport
is available for overnight guests.

Please ask for the
UAlbany Class of 1955 Reunion room block when making a reservation.
Reservations must be received by September 24, 2010.

For information on other accommodations,
please contact the Alumni Association at 1-800-836-2586.

For questions or information, please contact:
John Orser or
Loida R. Vera Cruz
Assistant Director of Alumni Programs
(518) 442-3080



Class Councilor

Mr. John F. Orser
12023 Churchill Place
Big Flats, NY 14814-9609
TEL (607)562-8543


List of Attendees

Angela and Francis Dunning '55

Anne and Edward Franco '55

Melvin and Ada Gollub '55

Jeanie Morris '55

John Orser '55

Ann Tobey '55

Custer Quick '55

Doris Quick '55

Last Updated on: September 16, 2010

Reunion Committee

Nancy Evan Bush '55

Dee Montalbano '55

John Orser '55

Doris Mehan Quick '55, '64, '83

Custer Quick '55, '56, '72

Ann Tobey '55


University at Albany
Alumni Association
Alumni House
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
PHONE (518) 442-3080
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