The Carillon

A Message from Lee Serravillo

Executive Director, UAlbany Alumni Association

Unleashing Greatness

A year of special celebrations and new opportunities 

Throughout 2019, the UAlbany Community will honor the University’s 175th anniversary. We hope you’ll join us by sharing your favorite moments in University history using the hashtag #UAlbany175 on social media. We invite you to infuse UAlbany’s history with your own stories — the moments that define you, a proud UAlbany alum, as One of the Greats — and show the world why Greatness Lives Here

At the start of the new year, the Alumni Association, in collaboration with Admissions, rolled out an exciting program, the Postcards From Alumni project. Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) added a personal touch to UAlbany’s recruitment efforts by sending handwritten postcards to highly sought-after high-school seniors accepted into the University’s early action program. This project, like many of our other programs and events, including UCAN, career panels, and professional networking receptions, provides alumni an easy way to stay engaged with their alma mater and make a difference for current and future Great Danes. 

Our website has a fresh new design and simplified navigation to help you easily connect with your most valuable network. Visit to read new alumni interviews, update 
your contact info, register for events and volunteer opportunities, and donate to UAlbany.

Honoring Excellence

For the past 50 years, the Excellence Awards have given us the opportunity to recognize alumni and friends who have brought distinction to our University through their achievements and service. The Alumni Association will honor 14 alumni and friends of the University at a very special Excellence Awards Gala on May 4, and will welcome back past recipients to celebrate the awards’ 50th anniversary.

Stay Connected on Social Media

Join us in celebrating UAlbany’s 175th Anniversary: #UAlbany175
Share your pride: #UAlbanyAlum    #OneOfTheGreats
Donate to UAlbany: #ThisIsOurTime