Six New Scholarships in 2013

School of Business students’ academic accomplishments and commitment to community service exemplify what is great about the University at Albany and in particular, the School of Business. The student awards luncheon is one of the highlights of the year, reflecting the commitment of the faculty and the school to student excellence and success. This year 65 students were honored with 52 awards including six new scholarships.

The New Awards

The Alan ’85 and Jessica Mantel Scholarship

For a student in the School of Business pursuing the Financial Analyst Honors program who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. 
Scholarship recipient Kristen Pffaffe with Assistant Dean John Levato. Rebecca Shost, not present, also received the Mantel award. 

The CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) ITM Scholarship

For an undergraduate student in the School of Business who is pursuing a concentration in Information Technology Management.  A recipient is selected in the fall and spring semesters.

Rebecca Shost and Elisabeth Blowers stand with Associate Professor Yasha Crnkovic.

The Joan and Gavin Solotar Endowment

Established by Joan and Gavin Solotar, this award is given to a female student in the School of Business who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.

Winner Shannon Lafferty with Bill Roller, Director of Development.

The School of Business Dean’s Fund in Support of Undergraduate Academic Excellence

Established by Christopher Montclare ’93, ‘94, this award is given to a student pursuing a degree in the School of Business who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. 

Scholarship recipient Brandi BlueArm stands with Bill Roller, Director of Development.

Delta Sigma Pi Golf Open Scholarship

For a junior in the School of Business who has been able to demonstrate both academic excellence and continued leadership in extracurricular activities.

Scholarship winner James Schiaffo stands with Delta Sigma Pi President Colin Gerner.

The Zelin Family Athletic Scholarship

Established by Steve M. Zelin ’84, this award is given to a UAlbany athlete pursuing a degree within the School of Business with a minimum GPA of 3.2.   

Cody Futia was the inaugural recipient of this award.  He could not attend the ceremony because he was in Denver playing in the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament. Note: The thirteen seeded UAlbany team lost to four seed Denver, 19-14.


See School of Business Awards and Scholarships for more information and the full list of awards.