Out and About

By Christine A. Doyle, M.B.A. ’04

William L. Reese Center Dedication

Dozens of UAlbany faculty, emeriti faculty, staff and friends gathered May 15 to dedicate the University at Albany’s Emeritus Center in honor of William L. Reese, Ph.D., its founder. The center sponsors a variety of speakers and educational and cultural programs dedicated to what Reese calls its “three voices”: Research, Teaching and Service. The William L. Reese Emeritus Center, funded in part by The Professor Reese “Three Voices” Endowment, will continue to enhance its diverse offerings to UAlbany’s emeriti faculty.

Inaugural Massry Lecture a Rousing Success

Photos: Mark Schmidt

More than 100 UAlbany supporters and students attended the inaugural Massry Lecture on March 12 in the Standish Living Room of the School of Business. Featured speaker Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York State’s Superintendent of Financial Services, addressed a number of his department’s key regulatory priorities. Made possible by the historic generosity of the Massry family, the lecture was the first in a series of activities seeking to enrich the academic experience for University at Albany students.

Norm and Micki Massry pose for a picture with Inaugural Lecturer Benjamin Lawsky and Dr. Jones

Above, left, Norman Massry, Benjamin Lawsky, Micki Massry and University President Robert J. Jones gather for a photo. At right, Lawsky speaks with students.

The Great Danes at Saratoga

Photos: Colleen Piccolino

The Great Danes graced Saratoga for two days of celebration, networking and horse racing.
More than 110 UAlbany donors attended the invitation-only reception, held July 30 at the Saratoga National Racing

Museum and Hall of Fame. Guests had the opportunity to mingle, tour the facility, and hear from University at Albany Foundation Board President George R. Hearst III and UAlbany President Robert J. Jones.

The following day, 300-plus alumni and friends gathered for the Second Annual UAlbany Day at the Races. The event featured appearances and prizes provided by the partners at West Point Thoroughbreds; guest horse handicappers; and the team behind Embrace the Race, a Saratoga-born horse-racing apparel company.

Alumni enjoy two days of celebrations at the Saratoga Race Track

Merci, Gracias, Arigato … Thanking UAlbany Donors

Photos: Mark Schmidt

While preparing for their finals May 7, UAlbany students took time to stop by the “Thank a Donor” area just outside the Campus Center and share personal messages of gratitude. By supporting scholarships, awards, lectures, nationally ranked programs and cutting-edge facilities, UAlbany donors make a difference both inside and outside the classroom. For a moving video summary of the day, visit www.albany.edu/giving and click on “featured video.”

Students write personal messages of thanks to UAlbany donors