January 2000 magazine cover

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Building on the Legacy
The University at Albany’s legacy of private support extends back almost to its very origins.

Seeking the Best and the Brightest
Presidential Scholar Jessica RussellA growing number of alumni are endowing Presidential Scholarships in an effort to help the University attract the best students.

Honoring A Leader in Public Health
David AxelrodThe David Axelrod Fellowship is helping the University to prepare the next generation of public health leaders while honoring the memory of an activist state health commissioner.

Preserving the Memory
Christopher DeCormierThe Christopher DeCormier Scholarship, established in the memory of anthropology major Christopher DeCormier, B.A.’76, helps other promising anthropology students carry out field research in Mesoamerica.

Alumni Bequests: Gratitude and Altruism
Dorothy RexMildred Button, B.S.'19, Florence Smith, B.A.'33, Frances Moeller, B.A.'28, Frances Cornell, B.S.'31, and Cornell’s older sister, Mary Cornell, B.A.'25, each made—or inspired—a substantial gift to support University at Albany programs.

Privilege and Obligation
Hans NaumannHans Naumann knows a great deal about opportunity, because he has experienced worlds in which there was none.

Donor Profiles


Miriam Snow Mathes
Gary Jacobson
Hazel English Ferris
Alumni Sweethearts
: Nolan and Susan Diamond Altman, George and Sandra Ancowitz Philip, and Marinus "Nick" and Michelle Gaspard Henny

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