The Carillon

A Message from Lee Serravillo

Executive Director, UAlbany Alumni Association

The Decision

When you chose to enroll as a student at the University at Albany, what – or who – influenced you? From location and nationally ranked schools and programs to its status as one of the top selective public colleges known for upward economic mobility, our University has a lot to offer those who are on the fence. Think back to your decision: Was it a scholarship offering, the groups or programs you could be a part of, or a UAlbany grad who helped influence you to commit to “purple and gold?”

This year, the Alumni Association is partnering with UAlbany Admissions to strengthen our alumnivolunteer network. We’re putting an emphasis on recruiting admissions ambassadors to represent UAlbany at accepted-student receptions and college fairs all over, because we know prospective students want to talk to someone who once stood in their shoes. From lifestyle to academics, our alumni admissions ambassadors share their positive UAlbany experiences in an effort to grow the Great Dane family.

In addition to taking part in meaningful volunteer opportunities, ambassadors strengthen their relationship with the University by giving back. To us, there’s no better story to be told than that of an alum who graduated and succeeded thanks to his/her experience at UAlbany, and there’s no easier way to give back than to help a future Great Dane feel confident in the decision he/she makes. As we strive to boost enrollment in new colleges, programs and graduate studies, we invite you to join us in these efforts as an admissions ambassador. For more information on how you can make a difference for UAlbany and to obtain information that will help you in your ambassador role, visit