University at Albany - State University of New York

Homecoming and
REUNION WEEKEND 

October 12-14


Invitation - RSVP card - Accommodations - Directions
Attendees
 


Reunion Event

Friday, Oct. 12

 Saturday, Oct. 13

Sunday, Oct. 14 

Friday, October 12

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Veterans Wall of Honor Viewing

University Library, 2nd floor
View UAlbany’s nine-panel Veterans Wall of Honor, which includes photos, illustrations and the names of more than 4,000 alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. military. Free.

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. Registration required. Free lunch.

5:00-7:30 p.m.
Chairs That Tell A Story
Auction and Wine Tasting

University Library
Through a special partnership with local high school art programs, 41 chairs designed by area high school students will be auctioned off to benefit the UAlbany Libraries programs and services. Stop by the main library to view the chairs, connect with fellow alumni while enjoying a sampling of New York wines and maybe take home a one-of-a-kind chair! Registration required. Free. View Chairs.

Class of 1957
Hospitality Hours
Hospitality Room (Room# TBD)
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
1228 Western Avenue, Albany
Kick off your reunion weekend with an informal meet and greet. Here’s your first chance to find out what has happened to your classmates over the years. Registration required. Free.

Saturday, October 13

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 will be available.
Pick-up will be at the Dutch Quad parking lot across from the Alumni House.
Join fellow alumni and celebrate with the Class of 1962 as class-members are inducted into the Half-Century Club.
Registration required. Free. (Limit 1 guest)

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Farmers' Market – Go Green Initiative
Tailgate tent on back lawn of Science Library
Shuttle service available. Pick-up will be at the Dutch Quad parking lot across from the Alumni House.
Visit the farmer’s market and sample products from several local farms around the Capital Region. Fresh baked goods, vegetables, fruits, cider, cider doughnuts and homemade jams are among the items offered.

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sorority Coffee Hours
Alumni House
Beta Zeta
Chi Sigma Theta
Gamma Kappa Phi
Kappa Delta
Registration required. Free.

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 and drink vouchers if you preregister (alums only). Special tables will be reserved for the Class of 1957. Free parking in the Dutch Quad lot, $5.00 in the SEFCU lot. Registration required.

1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game vs. St. Francis Red Flash
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, and $3 kids 2-12. Free for Class of 1957 alumni.

1:00-2:30 p.m.
UAlbany Downtown Campus Walking Tour

Downtown Campus
See some of your old haunts and reminisce with alumni during this tour of the various buildings on the downtown campus. Geoffrey Williams, University archivist will host the tour. Registration required. Free. Tour starts at Draper Hall entrance. Parking is available at Thurlow Terrace on Western Avenue.

Reunion Event

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Class of 1957 Cocktail Reception

Dante Room, Treviso
Italian-American Community Center
257 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY
Registration required. Free. Cash bar.

7:00-10:00 p.m.
Class of 1957 Reunion Dinner

Dante Room, Treviso
Continue to swap stories and recapture those wonderful memories of your college years while you enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Registration required. Cost: $45/person.

 

Sunday, October 14

9:30-Noon
Class of 1957 Farewell Brunch
Milne 200
Downtown Campus

Here’s your chance to say farewell until the next reunion. Registration required. Cost: $20.00/person. Parking is available at the Thurlow Terrace Lot along Western Avenue.

 


 

Accommodations

Best Western Sovereign Hotel
1228 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
1-800-WESTERN • (518) 489-2981

Please mention that you are with the UAlbany Class of 1957 when making a reservation. Reservations must be received by September 28, 2012. For information on other accommodations, please contact 1-800-836-ALUM.

Reunion Committee

Sheila Lister Bamberger
Dominick J. DeCecco
Richard A. Feldman
Morton B. Hess
Benjamin H. Lindeman
Grace A. Mueller
Matthew J. Ostoyich

 

Attendees

Sheila Bamberger '57
Paul Bertan '57
John Buchal '57
Mary McCann Buchal '55, '60
June Studley Burroughs '57
Dominick DeDecco '57, '58
Marilyn DeSanta DeLorenzo '57

Richard Feldman '57, '58
John Gauguie '57
Marica Lawrence Gauguie '57
Bob Havilland '57, '58
Bev McIntyre Havilland '57, '61
Morton Hess '57, '58
Ellen Hess
Alan Hutchinson '57
Barbara Hutchinson
Erhard Koehler
Hildy Koehler
Benjamin Lindeman '57, '77
Mary Gail Lindeman 
Barbara Strack  McEvoy '57, '62
Bernard McEvoy MD. '57
Doris Ellen Vradenburg Miller '57,' 58
William Miller 
Grace Mueller '57
Berenice O'Connor Ormsbee '57, '80
Matt Ostoyich '57, '61
Sandy Ostoyich '71
Richard Powell '57, '72
Joyce Olin Powell '58
Robert J. Reuss '57
Patricia Reuss 
Malcolm Rogers '57
Beth Beehler Stefano '57
Marcia Levine Weinberg '57

Last updated on 10/5/12

 

Directions to the Best Western Sovereign Hotel

From the Albany International Airport: Turn left from the airport parking; follow signs to 87 South for one mile. Turn right onto 87 South; follow Western Avenue to the end. At traffic light, turn left onto Route 20 East/Western Avenue. Hotel is one mile on your right.

From the North: Take I-87 South to the end. At traffic light, turn left onto Route 20 East/Western Ave. Hotel is one mile on your right.

From the South: Take I-87 N to Exit 24. After the toll, follow Exit 1S # Western Ave. to the end. At traffic light, turn left onto Route 20 East/ Western Ave. Hotel is one mile on your right.

From the West: Take I-90 E to Exit 24. After the toll, follow Exit 1S # Western Ave. to the end. At traffic light, turn left onto Route 20 East/ Western Ave. Hotel is one mile on your right. 

 

For questions and information, please contact:
Loida R. Vera Cruz
Assistant Director of Alumni Programs
lveracruz@albany.edu
(518) 442-3080

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