Alumni Awards Recognize Four Business School Alumni

The University at Albany Alumni Association Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievements and service. This year, four graduates of the School of Business were honored.

Bruce Davis ’73, ’75, CEO of Digimarc, received the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. Davis graduated from UAlbany with dual degrees in accounting and psychology and an M.A. in criminal justice.

Grace Barkus Vogel ’77 was awarded an Excellence in Alumni Service Award for bringing the study of financial market regulation to the University at Albany, as a founding member of the University Advisory Council for Financial Market Regulation and for student mentoring. Vogel is a managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Excellence in Business Award went to Dean C. Backer ’88, managing director and partner at Goldman Sachs, who is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, established the Dean C. Backer Scholarship and mentors UAlbany students at Goldman.

Matthew P. Reiner ’93, principal, chief investment officer and co-portfolio manager of the Adirondack Small Cap Fund, is a founding member of the advisory board of the University at Albany Center for Institutional Investment Management, serves on the advisory board of the student-run University at Albany School of Business Investment Group and regularly mentors students. He was honored with an Excellence in Alumni Service Award.