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Media Advisory: University at Albany-SUNY Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers
"VolunteerůMake the Connection" program features keynote speaker Gary Striar, CEO, American Red Cross of Northeastern New York

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2008)

What:
Capital Region volunteers will be honored for their service to the community in programs featuring exhibitors from various area organizations at a wellness fair, lectures and workshops focused on volunteering.

Who:

  • George M. Philip, Interim President, University at Albany
  • Katharine Briar-Lawson, Dean, University at Albany School of Social Welfare
  • Marcus Harazin, Deputy Director, Division of Community Services, New York State Office for the Aging

Keynote speaker -- Gary Striar, CEO, American Red Cross of Northeastern New York

When:
Monday, May 12, 2008, 12 p.m.

Where:
Marriot Hotel, Wolf Rd., Albany

Background:
May is Older Americans' Month, and the University at Albany's Center for Excellence in Aging Services (CEAS), the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and the OASIS lifelong learning program host their annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to celebrate older members of the community who are giving back. Last year volunteers from CEAS, RSVP, and OASIS performed more than 100,000 hours of service to the Capital Region. Sample workshops include: How to Get the Most Out of Your Volunteer Experience and Be Your Own Health Advocate.

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