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New School of Business Awards
This year, five new awards were created through the generosity of School of Business alumni and friends.
- The AAACA Scholarship was created by alumnus Harold Cramer for transfer students.
- The Maria Dempsey Scholarship is intended for a student with an interest in international business.
- The Michael and Lori Nash Scholarship is for academic achievement.
- The Denis Lukashkov Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Equity Analysis and Financial Modeling was created by Denis’s classmates to honor his memory.
- The Robert and Shirley Lazar Scholarship is offered by alumnus Bob Lazar, chairperson of the School of Business Advisory Council.
- The John S. Levato Scholarship is funded by a group of dedicated alumni in remembrance of the assistant dean who passed away this year.
Robert and Shirley Lazar Scholarship winner Nazanin Kamali (center) with Robert Lazar ’77 and Brooke Travis.
AAACA Scholarship winners Komal Thakkar, Michelangelo DeMatties stand with development officer Michael Boots.
Maria Dempsey Scholarship winner Kelsey Roa with Deirdre Sweeney, Director of Career Services.
John S. Levato Scholarship winner Cara Smith with fellow student Lauren Ursaki ‘13, ‘14.
Denis Lukashkov Memorial Scholarship winner Guillermo Dilone with Etton Soriano ‘14, Co-President, UAlbany School of Business Investment Group.
Michael and Lori Nash Scholarship winner Rowena Chandradutt with Deirdre Sweeney, Director of Career Services.
Reception for Finance Alumni
Finance alumni and faculty: IFMR Co-Director and Distinguished Teaching Professor David McCaffery, Professor Yvonne Wang, Dan Hurley '12, Professor Na Dai, Professor David Smith, Professor Rita Biswas, Roman Beleuta '12. Frederic Greenbaum '87, IFMR Co-Director Michael Stone
Evening MBA Research Forum
Evening MBA student Christopher Nolin with Program Director Melissa Palmucci.
Commencement speakers Dean Donald Siegel, Elda Di Re '83, Professor David Smith and Ryan DeVoe representing the Class of 2014.
See story on commencement speaker Elda Di Re. More photos to come in the fall issue of UAlbany Business.
Weekend MBA Class of 2014
Members of the Evening MBA Class of 2014
Members of the Accounting Class of 2014
Remembering Assistant Dean John S. Levato
See the John Levato photo page for more.
The New Building in Action
The first video is of the ribbon cutting in August featuring Bob Lazar '77, University at Albany President Robert Jones, School of Business Dean Donald Siegel, New York State Senator and Professor Emeritus Hugh Farley '58 as well as other notable supporters of the School of Business. The video also offers a glimpse into the interior of the building.
The second is a time lapse video of building construction, from framework to finished product.
Grand Opening Celebration
Thanks to the school's generous donors, the Campaign for UAlbany's School of Business
has been a resounding success. Almost $8.3 million has been raised from over 1,500
donors, including corporations, foundations, alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students.
Donations support state-of the art classrooms, labs, space for corporate recruiters and
career services, as well as academic programs, faculty research and scholarships.
Supporters of the School of Business came together for a luncheon to celebrate. Speakers
included University President Robert Jones, School of Business Dean Donald Siegel,
alumna Pat Caldwell, who serves as a member of the University Council and the
School of Business Dean's Advisory Board, and student Colin Gerner '14.
After the luncheon, students lead tours of the building.
A thank you to supporters on the stock ticker outside of the Michael T. Carmen '84 and Pamela A. Lederer Trading Room.
The pedestrian tunnel linking the School of Business to the campus podium. The names of over 800 supporters are listed here.
Ellen Fine Levine and her daughter Ani stand in front of the Ellen Fine Levine '78 and Family Group Study Room.
Joan Rosenbaum Solotar '86 and Gavin D. Solotar '86 stand with Shannon Lafferty, the 2013 recipient of the Solotar Family Scholarship.
Joan Rosenthal '76 stands by the Leadership Donor Plaque in the lobby of the new Business Building.
Lynette Buzen '82 and David Buzen '81 stand in front of the David A. Buzen '81 & Lynette Buzen '82 Conference Room.
Michaela and Norm Snyder Jr. '83 stand in front of the Leadership Donor Plaque in the lobby of the new Business Building.
Shirley Phillips '67, '70 in front of the Shirley S. Phillips '67, '70 Faculty Office.
Bob Lazar '77 and Dean Siegel in front of the New York Business Development Corporation Conference Room.
Debbie and Saul Curtis in front of the Saul M Curtis '81 & Deborah A, Gaioni-Curtis '81 Conference Room.
From left to right: Nick Scala ’11, Jena Burgess: EY NESA Campus Recruiter, Dean Siegel, and Anna Politano '10.
From left to right: William Kahn '76, Richard Kotlow, Matilyn Pendergast '64 and Alex Zhang '01 stand in front of the UHY LLP/UHY Advisors NY Group Study Room.
From left to right: William Brigham, Director, Small Business Development Center, Dean Don Siegel, Brian Straughter and Michael Hoffman.
A joint meeting of the advisory boards of the School of Business: Dean's Advisory Board, Accounting Board, Center for Institutional Investment Management and the School of Business Advisory Council.
UAlbany President Jones Alumna Pat Caldwell '75
Accounting and Law Chair Ingrid Fisher '82, '02 Student Colin Gerner '14
Left to right: NYS Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Angelo Maddox '05, University at Albany Foundation Vice President Morris Massry, NYS Senator Hugh T. Farley '58, NYS Assembly Member John T. McDonald, School of Business Advisory Council Chair Robert Lazar '77, Dean Donald Siegel, President Robert Jones, Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings '76, Former President George Philip '69, '73, NYS Assembly Member Patricia Fahy, J. Spencer and Patricia Standish.
University President Robert Jones addresses the crowd.
Dean Don Siegel at the podium.
University President Jones with Bob Lazar '77.
NYS Senator Hugh T. Farley '58, Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Accounting and Law.
Student Colin Gerner '14, President of Delta Sigma Pi.
Bob Lazar '77, Dean Don Siegel, Colin Gerner '14, Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings.
J. Spencer and Patricia Standish in the J. Spencer and Patricia Standish Living Room.
Dean Siegel by recognition wall.
Evening MBA Research Forum
The 12th Annual Professional MBA Research Forum held in May. The program.
Graduate accounting programs celebrate commencement.
Members of the Full-time MBA Class of 2013.
The Class of 2013: Weekend MBA.
Representatives from the Evening MBA Class of 2013.
Delta Sigma Pi
The students of Delta Sigma Pi.
Delta Sigma Pi President Colin Gerner presents check to Delta Sigma Pi Open Scholarship winner James Schiaffo while Associate Dean John Levato looks on..
School of Business Students Dance
It's no surprise that Julie Forster '12 and Jacob Iati '12, '14 played major roles in getting their teams to the NCAA basketball tournament.They are School of Business students: highly motivated, focused and unwilling to quit.
The #14 ranked women's team, coming off an unbeaten season in league play, played #3 ranked University of North Carolina. It was a close one: final score 59-54. In this her final season, Julie Forster was the first UAlbany woman to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Led by co-captain Jacob Iati, the #15 ranked men played #1 Duke. Iati was the high scorer for UAlbany with 15 points and recorded four for four for free throws, three for four 3-pointers, six assists and three steals.
Students Win University Scholarships
Conversation with the Dean and the President
This fall, alumni learned of the latest accomplishments of the School of Business from Dean Don Siegel and met incoming University at Albany President Robert Jones at an event for key stakeholders hosted by Jeff Black, Deputy Managing Partner, Deloitte and Touche.
Dean Don Siegel, Jeff Black ’76, and the 19th President of the University at Albany, Robert Jones.
Dr. Robert Jones meets Richelle Konian ‘95, Careers On The Move and Patricia Caldwell ’75, Gordian Group.
From left to right: Gary Jacobson ’82, Jeffrey Lindenbaum ’85, CQS, School of Business Dean Donald Siegel, Dan Hurley ’12, APEX Capital.
Host Jeff Black with Dr. Robert Jones.
President Jones addresses the group.
Bill Roller ’80 ‘82, Randy DeYulio ’92, Deloitte, Lois Warnock ’79 and George Warnock ’79, Deloitte.
Dean Siegel with David Buzen ‘81, CIFG.
Kwaku Essel ’08, Ernst & Young, with President Jones.
Jeffrey Lindenbaum ’85, CQS, with Lisa Fund ’05, Goldman Sachs.
Kwaku Essel ’08, Ernst & Young, and Nina Essel ’09, with Don Boyce ’06, ‘08, Deutsche Bank.
Campus Visit: Mark Patterson ‘84
In November, students in the Financial Analyst Honors Program heard UAlbany alumnus Mark Patterson ‘84, chief of staff to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner speak on the treasury’s role in the economy and his career path.
From left to right: Ryan Kennedy ’13, Kelechi Nwokocha ‘13 , Professor Hany Shawky, Vladimir Pantilei ‘13, George Hoffmann ‘13, guest of honor Mark Patterson ’84, Professor Ross Miller, Kathryn Pendergast ‘13, Professor David Smith, and Joseph Esposito ’13.
Professors Smith and Shawky chat with Mark Patterson ’84.
Mark Patterson ‘84 talks about the fiscal cliff.
The well-attended event was held in the atrium of University Hall.
In the Finance Department this Month
The Financial Analyst Honors Program senior thesis presentations will be available for live viewing on the web throughout the day on Friday, December 14, 2012. Watch them live.
Accounting Orientation Brings Big Four to Campus
PricewaterhouseCoopers sponsored accounting orientation this fall, sending fifteen representatives including six partners and four managers. Firm leadership took time from their uber busy schedules to attend. Managing Partner Brendan Dougher, Diversity Leader Paula Theus and Corporate Responsibility Director Jeffrey Senne were featured speakers.
Keynote speaker Brendan Dougher, Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers speaks informally to students.
Mike Guarnuccio, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Paula Theus, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Randy DeYulio ‘92 Partner, Deloitte, speaks with students.
A packed house.
Accounting student Caleb Barton ’14 asks a question.
The panel. From left to right: Frank Calabro, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jeffrey Stagg, KPMG, Danielle Rukin ’94, Ernst & Young, Lisa Holland '91, UHY, Terri-Ann Dautzenberg ’98, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mike Guarnuccio, PricewaterhouseCoopers.