UAlbany Foundation Announces Citizen Laureate Winners
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 28, 2002) -- Alan Goldberg, president and director
of First Albany Corporation; and Mary C. Kahl, a former educator, have
been named recipients of the 2002 University at Albany Foundation Citizen
The Citizen Laureate awards recognize individuals for significant contributions
to the academic world and the community. They are the highest honors
bestowed by The University at Albany Foundation. Goldberg will receive
the Community Laureate Award while Kahl will receive the Academic Laureate
They will be honored at a black-tie dinner on Thursday, May 2, at 6:30
p.m. at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs. The event is a fundraiser
for the University at Albany Foundation. For ticket information, call
Alan Goldberg joined First Albany in 1980 and has held the positions
of director and executive vice president. He was named president in
1989. He is being recognized for his community leadership and volunteer
efforts. Also, he has been a dedicated supporter of UAlbany.
In addition to his position with First Albany, Goldberg has served
as chairman of the Center for Economic Growth, chairman of the Albany
Institute of History and Art, and currently serves as director of the
University Heights Association, and as chairman of the Albany Symphony.
Goldberg is also chair of the Advisory Council for the University's
newly inaugurated Center for Jewish Studies, and was instrumental in
both the development of the Center and in raising funds for its establishment.
Before joining First Albany, he was founder and CEO of Hawthorn Securities
Corporation, a specialist and correspondent firm on the Boston Stock
Mary C. Kahl is a retired educator and community leader. In 1976, she
took a position at Regents College (recently renamed Excelsior College)
and rose through the ranks to become the first dean for Liberal Arts.
She then became academic dean for all 16 degree programs. In 1989 she
came to work at UAlbany's Rockefeller College as project director.
Kahl has served as chairman of the Albany Medical College Board and
as a director of the Albany Medical Center. Several other area organizations
have benefitted from her involvement including Upper Hudson Planned
Parenthood, Family Planning Advocates of New York State, and the Albany
Academy for Girls. She was recognized as one of the 100 Women of Excellence
by the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce in 2000.
Founded in 1967, the University at Albany Foundation is responsible
for the University's fund-raising activities and associated fiscal management.
It is dedicated to playing a significant role in supporting programs
and research that contribute to the economic development of the Capital
Region and New York State.
Established in 1844 and designated a center of the State
University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission
of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and
public service engages 17,000 diverse students in eight degree-granting
schools and colleges. For more information about this nationally ranked
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