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Student Affairs Shines at Workforce Challenge 

The Student Affairs Team. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2016) – UAlbany was in the house at last week’s CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, the popular annual 3.5-mile road race that starts and finishes on Madison Avenue next to the Empire State Plaza.

Among the many runners from the University at Albany participating in the race was the Student Affairs team. Headed by Vice President for Student Affairs Mike Christakis, the team included:

  • Steve Lampedusa
  • Tremaine Harris
  • Noah Simon
  • Jermaine Harris
  • Kirk Leszczynski
  • Sarah Nolan
  • Julie Heslin Pokat
  • Mike Jaromin
  • Brandon Izzo
  • Ema Buco
  • Sari Khatib
  • Leiry Santos
  • Marissa Allen
  • Maria Hetz
  • Jameelee Ford
  • Meghan Nyman
  • Marcia Hoyte-King
  • Ekow King
  • Markus Ricks Jr.
  • Clarence McNeill
  • Dawn Shirak
  • Gretchen Murphy
  • Marcy Casavant
  • Laurie Garafola
  • Cynthia Calautti
  • Ben Rekemeyer
  • Sam Axley and
  • Russell Wesdorp

“CDPHP’s Workforce Challenge proved to be a wonderful team-building activity and a great opportunity for staff to recommit to individual health and wellness!" said Christakis.

Founded in 1980, the race has grown tremendously over the years, and registration was capped at 10,000 participants this year. It is the largest annual road race between New York City and Utica. Runners and walkers signed up from more than 500 organizations. Part of the race’s appeal is that it is a community event, giving employees an opportunity to get together outside of the office.

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