TO:All Members of the University at Albany Community
FROM:A grateful and very proud President
SUBJECT:     Thanks & Congratulations

While a more formal letter will be mailed soon, I wanted you all to know how deeply grateful I am for all your extraordinary efforts to make the first annual University at Albany Graduation Weekend an experience our graduates and their families will long remember. From the President's Dinner for the Platform Party, to the Graduate Ceremony, to the some 31 separate departmental and school Recognition Ceremonies and the many Receptions, to the Family Picnic, Torch Night and Fireworks, to the Undergraduate Degree Conferral Ceremony, and on and on and on.........everything was done with a level of care and professionalism which will long be a source of pride for us all. Every division, every department, every unit of our University was involved; members of our faculty (teaching and non-teaching), staff (classified, research, foundation and professional), and student body came together to contribute to a truly university-wide celebratory event. You set the standard for future Graduations!

More to follow.........for now, my deepest thanks to you all.