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Rockefeller College Honors Outstanding Alumni

Award Recipients Recognized on May 13 at the New York State Museum

Seven outstanding Rockefeller College alumni who have excelled in the areas of political science, public administration and public service will be honored on May 13.

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 2, 2016) — A career civil servant with the U.S. State Department who manages overseas building operations at embassies around the globe; a former New York State budget director now a senior advisor to SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher; a pioneer in nonprofit governance; and a Distinguished Teaching Professor known for her contribution to curricular innovation and commitment to women’s leadership are among those being honored on May 13 by the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

The College's 2016 Alumni Awards, given for achievements in the areas of political science, public administration and public service, will be presented at the Alumni Dinner & Awards Ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m. and held on the 4th floor of the New York State Museum in Albany.

This year’s honorees include:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Vincent J. Abramo, BA ’67
    Construction Safety & Occupational Health Manager, Overseas Buildings Operations
    U.S. Department of State
  • Distinguished Alumna in Political Science
    Lesley Massiah-Arthur, BA ’89
    Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Urban Affairs
    Fordham University
  • Distinguished Alumna in Public Administration and Policy
    Mary Beth Labate, MPA ’86
    Senior Advisor for Fiscal Policy
    State University of New York
  • Young Alumna in Political Science
    Angelica Clarke, BA ’11
    Executive Director
    Albany Social Justice Center
  • Young Alumnus in Public Administration and Policy
    Andrew Kennedy, MPA ’07
    Deputy Director of State Operations for Policy
    New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
  • Distinguished Service to the College
    Sue Faerman, PhD ’87
    Distinguished Teaching Professor, University at Albany
    Academic Chair, Women’s Leadership Academy,
    Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
  • Judith R. Saidel, MA '73, PhD '90
    Associate Professor Emerita
    Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Register by May 6 to attend the annual awards ceremony.

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