Celebrating 175 Years of Greatness
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Celebrating 175 Years

Take a look back as UAlbany observes its 175th anniversary.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Melissa "Bunni" Elian and the Subway Doodle's blue monster on UAlbany's campus

Masters of Creativity

Acclaimed writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, B.A.’13; Haitian-American multi-media journalist Melissa “Bunni” Elian, B.A.’10 – and the mischievous Subway Doodle, who graduated with best buddy Ben Rubin, B.F.A.’92 – use their artistic talents to interpret the world around them.

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For the Greater Good

Whether their neighbors in need live across town, around the country, or in distant lands, University at Albany alumni are always ready to extend a helping hand.

Gracie Mercado poses for a photo after the Golden State Warriors win the championship
Alumni Spotlight


When Gracie Mercado, B.A.'00, arrived at the University at Albany as a freshman in 1996, she was a young woman who had not experienced a great deal outside of her Bronx neighborhood. Today, Mercado, vice president of Human Resources for the Golden State Warriors, is responsible for 220 employees on the business side of the basketball team’s operation.

Chris Brennan host students interested in learning about working with the NBA
Alumni Spotlight

NBA Retail Star

Chris Brennan, B.S.'88, who graduated from UAlbany with a degree in communication and marketing and later earned an M.B.A. from St. John’s University, is senior vice president, overseeing the Retail Partnerships Group at the NBA. He is responsible for activating and managing the marketing and promotions for all NBA operations and relationships.

Moises Urena poses for a photo near the Carillon at the main fountain of UAlbany
Student Profile

Being There for Others

Moises Urena, a former peer leader at the American Sign Language High School in downtown Manhattan, aspires to work in higher education one day. And proudly watching his progress through college is a young fan: his 9-year-old sister, Abbygail.

Gracie Mercado poses for a photo after the Golden State Warriors win the championship
Faculty-Research Focus

Deflecting the Pink Elephant

If you’ve ever felt “stuck on autopilot,” UAlbany psychology professor John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., has some advice for you.

Gregory Maguire poses for a photo with President Havidan Rodriguez and his wife Rosy. Marc Guggenheim takes a photo with two UAlbany students at an event.
Gifts at Work

Acclaimed Alumni Help Secure NYSWI’s Future

Two renowned UAlbany alumni – one a novelist, the other a screenwriter and producer – will ensure that audiences continue to enjoy New York State Writers Institute programs that bring celebrated writers and films to the Capital Region.

Dan Nolan
Gifts at Work

Keeping “the Educational Light” Burning

Daniel P. Nolan, B.S.'74 cites “the tremendous success of the University’s programs in basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and other sports” – and the resulting “increased pride of alumni” – as two reasons for making the donation.

Damien the mascot and the new bronze statue of Damien's head

Around Campus

Catch up on the latest news about UAlbany students, faculty, staff and programs.

UAlbany Alumni pose for a picture in a photobooth at the GOLD Schmooze

Alumni Sightings

Browse photos of UAlbany alumni at various events on and off campus.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Leadership in Turbulent Times, signs her book.

Last Look

The New York State Writers Institute’s Inaugural Book Festival