Out and About

By Christy Doyle, M.B.A.’04

Alumni Reception

Photos: Marty Heitner

UAlbany supporters gathered Oct. 17 for a reception at the Manhattan home of Deloitte Vice Chairman Jeffrey Black ’76 and his wife, Lee Ann. Guests had an opportunity to meet Robert J. Jones, Ph.D., whose appointment as the University’s 19th president had been announced weeks before.

John Fallon and Elizabeth Fallon chat with Jones
John Fallon ’77, ’81, and Elizabeth Fallon chat with Jones.
Black and the president-elect pose for the camera
Black and the president-elect pose for the camera.


Citizen Laureate Awards Dinner

Photo: Mark Schmidt
George Philip, Katharine Briar-Lawson, Micki and Norman Massry, George R. Hearst

SEFCU Arena was the setting Nov. 1 for the 33rd annual Citizen Laureate Awards Dinner. Thanks to support from more than 600 attendees and 60-plus sponsors, the event grossed more than $250,000 for The University at Albany Foundation and student scholarships. Pictured, from left, are George M. Philip ’69, ’73, then UAlbany’s 18th president; Academic Laureate Katharine Briar-Lawson, Ph.D.; Micki and Norman Massry, community laureates; and University at Albany Foundation President George R. Hearst III.

Mark Patterson and UAlbany students at business leaders breakfast

President’s Breakfast

Photo: Mark Schmidt

Mark A. Patterson ’84, U.S. Department of the Treasury chief of staff, shared “Perspectives from Washington on the Year Ahead” with UAlbany students and Capital Region business leaders at a Nov. 16 breakfast sponsored by Fenimore Asset Management.


President Jones and Dr. Faerman

The president presents Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies Sue Faerman a Loyalty Society pin honoring her 25 consecutive years of UAlbany support.

Faculty/Staff Donor Reception

Photos: Mark Schmidt

Faculty and staff came out to show their love for UAlbany at a Valentine’s Day reception hosted by President Robert J. Jones.

Hearst Tower Reception

Photos: Marty Heitner

More than 150 UAlbany alumni and supporters attended a reception March 6 at the Hearst Tower in Manhattan. Hosted by University at Albany Foundation President George R. Hearst III, the reception provided a unique opportunity for guests to meet UAlbany’s new president, Robert J. Jones; his wife, Lynn Hassan Jones, M.D.; and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

Hearst, Hassan Jones, Jones and Zimpher enjoy the event

Hearst, Hassan Jones, Jones and Zimpher enjoy the event.





Winter Commencement

Photos: Mark Schmidt

For 167 years, graduates of UAlbany have been contributing to and succeeding across all fields of endeavor. At Winter Commencement ceremonies last Dec. 16, more than 1,000 graduates became a part of that proud tradition and joined a global network of more than 157,000 alumni.

The graduating class

  • earned 634 undergraduate degrees and 445 graduate degrees;
  • studied a wide range of subjects and earned degrees in 50 different majors ranging from psychology, sociology, accounting and communication to business administration, history, economics and biology;
  • hailed from 245 cities and towns across New York, as well as from California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon and other states;
  • represented countries around the world, including China, Sweden, India and Sri Lanka;
  • ranged in age from 20 to 59; and
  • included 21 military veterans.
Honorary degree recipients at 2013 Winter Commencement

Then-President George Philip and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan D. Phillips pose with honorary degree recipients Carol Gilligan and John Egan.




Sen. Charles Schumer at Winter Commencement 2013

Sen. Charles Schumer congratulates the new graduates.