University at Albany

Please save the date for the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Annual Alumni Dinner and Awards Ceremony. This celebration will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the New York State Museum, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York.

An invitation will follow shortly. For more information, please visit or contact Andrea Lomanto at 518.442.3862 or

We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners

Distinguished Alumna in Political Science

Libby Post, BA '82, MA '84
President, Communication Services
Political/Advocacy Consultant and Commentator

Distinguished Alumnus in Public Administration & Policy

David M. Van Slyke, PhD '99
Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy
Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University

Young Alumnus in Political Science

Matthew Peter, BA '06, MA '07
Chief of Staff to the Mayor, City of Albany

Young Alumna in Public Administration and Policy

Natasha Pernicka, MPA '08
Executive Director, Food Pantries for the Capital District

Distinguished Service to the College

David F. Andersen
Distinguished Service Professor of Public Administration and Information Science, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Associate Dean, The College of Computing and Information

Michael J. Malbin
Professor of Political Science, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Director of the Semester in Washington Program, University at Albany
Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Campaign Finance Institute