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2018 Chancellor’s Award Winner Harlan Ginsburg

Business major Harlan Ginsburg hopes to merge a career with philanthropy and service. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 7, 2018) — Harlan Ginsburg of Albany is a business administration major with concentrations in marketing and management, and a communication minor.

Ginsburg is a graduate of the Emerging Student Leaders Program. He received the UAlbany President’s Award for leadership in Spring 2017. He has been a member of the Honors College since admittance in 2014.

He earned the Mark B. Taylor Endowed Scholarship for his academics, the Key Bank Mentoring Scholarship for mentoring, and the Massry Fellowship award for his work with Special Olympics New York as a programming and development intern.

Ginsburg is a Purple & Gold ambassador and the co-founder and current president of the Albany Sports Business Organization and has been a member of the Albany Business Leaders Emerging since his freshman year, now serving as the community service president.

He was the community outreach coordinator for the Albany Dutchmen Summer Collegiate Baseball Team and an intern for UAlbany's Athletic Department and the National Basketball Association.

When he graduates he plans to work as an associate recruiter for the Atlantic Group in New York City.

“In five or 10 years I would like to be well established enough in my career to be able to take on philanthropic and service roles, as well as be in a position to give back to the UAlbany community,” he said. “I also would like to be doing something I love in my career and helping others, whether it's through recruiting or another position.”

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