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Former New York State Governor Hugh L. Carey Honored as UAlbany Citizen Laureate

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

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Hugh Carey, former New York governor

The University at Albany Foundation has named former New York State Governor Hugh L. Carey as the recipient of its 2009 Citizen Laureate Award.

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 21, 2009) --  

What: The University at Albany Foundation has named former New York State Governor Hugh L. Carey as the recipient of its 2009 Citizen Laureate Award. In its 30th year, the award recognizes outstanding leaders in business and industry, government and academia, and is the most prestigious honor bestowed by The University at Albany Foundation. 

Who:
Hugh Carey, former New York State Governor
George Hearst, The University at Albany Foundation President
George M. Philip, University at Albany President

When: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Reception starts at 6 p.m.
Dinner and Award program starts at 7 p.m.

Where: Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Background: Hugh L. Carey was elected the 51st Governor of New York in 1974and re-elected in 1978. Carey, the architect of the financial plan that prevented the bankruptcy of New York City, also began a sweeping program of fiscal reform and economic development to restore the state’s vitality.

Funds raised through the Citizen Laureate event will support educational, research and public service initiatives set by the University and managed by The University at Albany Foundation. Established in 1967 to encourage philanthropic support, the Foundation promotes the University's strategic goals by leading UAlbany's fundraising, asset management and stewardship activities.

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