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The Honored Give Praise to Scholarships

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2018) — Former UAlbany President Karen Hitchcock and three community leaders were honored by The University at Albany Foundation as Citizen Laureates at a black-tie gala Nov. 1 at the SEFCU Arena.

Hitchcock, a noted cell biologist and researcher before moving into top administration roles in higher education, received the Academic Laureate, while Community Laureates went to Peter M. and Barbara J. Pryor and Richard Kotlow.

Peter Pryor is a lawyer and founder of the Albany Urban League; he and his wife, Barbara, serve on the boards of many area community and educational institutions. Kotlow, the former head of an accounting firm, also has served on numerous community, business and educational boards.

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Proceeds from the annual Citizen Laureate dinner benefit The University at Albany Foundation and student scholarships. Established in 1967 to encourage philanthropic support, The Foundation continues to advance the University's strategic goals and sponsors efforts to build ties to the community.

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