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and Lake Champlain is now the home of Vermont’s only Doctor of Pharmacy Program. We opened the doors of our satellite campus in Colchester on August 31, and in the process, began an exciting new chapter in the future of the College. As impressed as alumni and visitors of the College are with the state of the art teaching and learning resources at ACPHS-Vermont, I have heard an equal number of positive comments about the setting of the campus. It’s easy to understand why. Within a short distance of the campus are hundreds of miles of hiking trails, more than a dozen alpine ski resorts and a scenic bike path that runs along Burlington's waterfront and extends via bicycle ferry to the Champlain Islands. For those who enjoy the outdoors, this area has an abundance of riches. There is also a perceptible level of energy and creativity associated with the region. The Burlington area brims with a lively mix of students and professionals who frequent downtown to enjoy music, arts, restaurants and a host of other activities. The presence of the University of Vermont, Champlain College, St. Michael's College and the Community College of Vermont adds to the vibrancy of the region, making for a terrific “college town.” While the opening of the campus represents a culmination of more than two years of planning, it is really just the beginning. One area where we will be actively engaged is in the development of a robust research program. Just weeks after the campus opened, Stefan

Balaz, Ph.D., the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Vermont, was awarded a $1.35 million NIH grant — an impressive achievement and no doubt a sign of things to come. We also plan to collaborate with Vermont institutions in higher education, health care and industry to enhance our research initiatives. We support the Vermont Biosciences Alliance — an organization recently formed to strengthen that state's bioscience industry. We hosted that group's first event on our campus over the summer, in the process showcasing the College to more than 100 individuals in the state who are currently involved in pharmaceutical and biomedical research. As we have done in Albany, the campus will also be active in the community and the surrounding area. Our students in Vermont have already hosted events in conjunction with their Albany counterparts to support a local homeless shelter and to help raise money for cancer research. They are joining professional associations and will increasingly be working with individuals and organizations throughout the state on a variety of community projects. One of those projects will be the ACPHS Academy, the College’s after school enrichment program which works with students from elementary school through high school. The combination of the campus’ resources and location will provide our Vermont students with an exceptional education and a wonderful place to live that will inspire them to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s the same formula that we have used successfully in Albany for nearly 130 years.

James J. Gozzo Ph.D. PRESIDENT

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



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Move In Day

August means move in day for freshmen at ACPHS! They say many hands make light work and this was surely the case as fac-

National Kidney Foundation Honors College with “Contributions to Health Care Award” The National Kidney Foundation of Northeastern New York recently recognized

ulty, staff and students met the challenge

the College with its “Contributions to

of unloading cars and welcoming students.

Health Care Award.” In selecting the College, NKF said:

White Coat Ceremonies On September 22, two campuses shared in the excitement of the annual White Coat Ceremony. Students in both Albany and Vermont were connected live via video so that each campus could see and hear the others’ ceremony whereby students are welcomed into the professional years of the Pharm.D. program and presented with their white coats. Members of the P1 class on the Albany campus were led in the Pledge of Professionalism by Assistant Professor Jessica Farrell ’07. Guest speaker was Dominick Bizzarro ’87, CEO of Healthcare Information Xchange of NY. Members at the Vermont campus were led in the Pledge by Sommer Zarbock, Assistant Professor from the Vermont Department of Pharmacy Practice. Keynote speakers were Jeff Firlik ’74 and Earl Pease ’79 both from the Vermont State Board of Pharmacy.

“Your work in the renal field has been instrumental in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease. The expertise your faculty lends at the local and national level has helped us to educate thousands of health care professionals throughout the country. In addition, both your faculty and students are active volunteers with the National Kidney Foundation, assisting in our efforts to increase community awareness, screen those at risk for kidney disease and identify those in the early stages, allowing us to implement preventative measures that delay the need for dialysis treatment.” On Sunday, June 7, students, faculty, staff and their families demonstrated the College’s continuing support for NKF by participating in the annual Kidney Walk event.



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Balaz, Mousa Awarded NIH Grants Stefan Balaz, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Vermont Campus, has been awarded a five year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of $1,350,000.

these factors are particularly critical is in the development of cancer drugs.

Dr. Balaz and his team will develop an approach that will model how chemicals are transported and accumulate in biological membranes, helping researchers predict how new drug candidates are likely to behave in the body.

“Using this software, researchers will be able to predict the behavior of drugs, even before making a compound. For example, for a chemical that is to be injected close to a tumor, the software will indicate whether it will surround and fight the tumor or whether there are risks to other organs in the body,” said Dr. Balaz. “Our approach will be key to identifying the structure and properties responsible for a drug’s movement in the body and will propose how the molecules should be modified to achieve the desired distribution. This knowledge is extremely important in developing drugs that will effectively treat disease and minimize the adverse effects to the patient.”

The results of the research will be combined with modeling of protein binding and incorporated into software, tentatively called cell-QSAR. Once the software is available, researchers will need only sketch the drug’s structure to understand the rate at which it will be transported through the membranes of the body. The transport rate is critical to determining whether a drug will be distributed throughout the body or if it is more likely to remain close to the location where it was administered. Allowing researchers to model how potential new drugs will act in the body will decrease the time-tomarket for these drugs as well as the costs associated with research and development. One area where

Shaker A. Mousa, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research Institute (PRI) at ACPHS, received a $372,680 research grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mousa and a team of PRI investigators will use nanotechnology to explore new approaches for managing thyroid activity in patients suffering from breast cancer. “The continued evolution of nanotechnology is now allowing the scientific and medical communities to rethink what is possible in terms of treating patients and preventing disease,” said Dr. Mousa. “We expect that the results of our research will not only impact patients suffering from breast cancer, but those suffering from other forms of cancer as well.”

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Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Scholarship Assistant Professor of Economics John Polimeni, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania during the 2009–2010 academic year.

increasingly diverse and involved student and faculty populations, which are helping further ACPHS’s reputation as a leader in health care education.”

Polimeni will explore Romania’s sustainability in agriculture and energy. He is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Polimeni teaches several classes related to economics at ACPHS. He has also been interested in researching energy efficiency, sustainability and transitional economies (including in Romania) and has published numerous articles on these and other topics.

“This award epitomizes what we are trying to do as an institution — to engage in global exchanges,” President James J. Gozzo, Ph. D. said. “John is an example of our

“This opportunity will allow me to really broaden my research and will give me access to information that I wouldn’t have otherwise," Polimeni said.

College Founds Office of Intercultural Affairs and Diversity President James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., recently announced the implementation of the Office of Intercultural Affairs and Diversity at the College. Department of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Ray Chandrasekara, Ph.D., has accepted the responsibility as Director, in addition to maintaining his teaching responsibilities and scholarly interests.

The Office of Intercultural Affairs and Diversity will work to foster a global understanding and outreach for all students, develop advising strategies for international students in collaboration with ACPHS's Academic Advising Office, develop and implement Early Orientation Programs (EOP) for international students, and provide oversight of the student immigration and visa process.

Faculty Receive Research Awards Michael Kane, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, received a $49,000 award from Abbott Diabetes Care to conduct a Glucose Meter Accuracy Study comparing the Yellow Springs Instrument with Venous Laboratory Glucose Measurements and Plasma-Calibrated Value-Added Glucose Meters.

Margaret Malone, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, received a $25,000 award from GlaxoSmithKline to study the efficacy of Orlistat 60mg in the management of preoperative weight loss required before bariatric surgery.

Amit Pai, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, received a $109,397 award from Pfizer to study the pharmacokinetics of Voriconazole in obese subjects.



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Michael Burns 2009 Dean’s Endowment for Excellence Scholarship This year’s recipient of the Dean’s Endowment for Excellence Scholarship is Michael Burns of Niagara Falls, N.Y., a 2009 graduate of Niagara Falls High School. As a recipient of this scholarship, Mike will receive $3,000 annually throughout his six years of study in ACPHS’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. He is the tenth student to receive this scholarship. Mike’s accomplishments and contributions reach far beyond the classroom. His desire to help the community has spurred him to assist many individuals who are in need of a helping hand. He was drawn to pharmacy, in part, to become an instrumental health care professional and an involved member of the local community. “Mike Burns is an incredible young man filled with dreams, hopes and enthusiasm. He is one of the most outstanding students I have worked with in my 18-year career as a counselor,” stated Pamela Smith, Mike’s School Counselor. “Mike has a warm and friendly personality and is a compassionate young man who has demonstrated concern and commitment to the well being of others.” Money to support Mike Burns and other Dean’s Scholars is raised annually through the Dean’s Cup Golf Tournament. Without the continued support of individuals and corporations for this event, such scholarships would not be possible. The College thanks all of this year’s participants for their contributions, including this year’s Gold Level Sponsors: Kinney Drugs, Rite Aid and Walgreens.

Health Fair Sees Great Turnout and Reaches Out to the Community More than 500 people attended the fifth annual Dr. Mario Zeolla Health Fair in October. Held on campus, 28 booths were staffed by student organizations and local health care workers. The fair offered several services to the public, including bone density and blood pressure screenings; diabetes and smoking cessation education; sleep apnea information; and cancer awareness.



Mike Burns with Dean Mehdi Boroujerdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Campuses Make Strides for Breast Cancer Awareness

Students Appear on the Today Show

More than 100 students from the Albany and Vermont campuses participated in Making Strides, an annual American Cancer Society fundraising event to raise breast cancer awareness. Students raised nearly $5,000 to support the cause.

To mark the start of Americanl Pharmacists Month, a group of ACPHS students and faculty ventured to New York City on October 1 to share the “Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist” message from the Today Show plaza.

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Student Joins Oprah

Imagine coming face to face with not just one, but two of your idols. That’s exactly what happened to 5th Year Pharm.D. student Savanna Wolf, when she was invited to make a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. A longtime fan of the show, Wolf visited the show’s website one day and responded to an online poll of “What is your favorite Oprah jaw dropping moment?” Wolf said she didn’t have to think twice. It was the moment Oprah surprised a close friend with a visit from singer Josh Groban. Wolf, who is also a fan of Groban, once flew all the way to Ohio to see him in concert. When her mother asked her to choose between getting tickets to the concert or having a high school graduation party, she jumped at the chance to see her favorite crooner. When the producers of the show heard the story, they asked Wolf to join Winfrey for one of Oprah’s “favorite moments”

episode. So off she flew to Chicago with her mother and sister to have the experience of a lifetime. Little did she know what would await her when she arrived. She states, “They picked us up at the airport in a limo. We were treated like celebrities. The limo brought us to the hotel and it was beautiful.” The next morning the limo picked them up again to transport them to the show. While Wolf’s sister and mother were escorted to the audience area, she was treated to hair and makeup back stage by staff members. She states, “It was incredible. Everything moves so fast. They escorted me to the audience area and the next thing I know Oprah is walking on stage.” Wolf shares that Winfrey is kind and jokes with the audience before the taping starts. Complimenting the audience Winfrey says, “You guys look like Easter morning.” They begin by showing clips and Wolf says the next few minutes go by in a whirl.

Suddenly, Winfrey is introducing her and asking her to stand. Wolf says, “I told her what my favorite moment was and the next thing I know the audience is clapping and as I turn Josh Groban is standing next to me!” Suddenly a piano is rolled onto the set and Groban escorts her to the stage and proceeds to serenade her. “I started crying. It was unreal. I thought my mom was going to have a heart attack,” she says. After the segment was taped Wolf posed with both Groban and Winfrey for a picture she cherishes. “After it was over I was escorted to a room where there was a gift bag full of things from the show like a mug and t-shirt. I never expected that. Being able to go to the show and see them both was enough for me.” Wolf says that joining her two idols was an experience of a lifetime. She states, “I will never forget it. And it was during finals week! Imagine trying to study after that.”

Colleges Against Cancer Chapter Receives National Recognition The Colleges Against Cancer Chapter at ACPHS received three

“Education Chapter of the Year” award as well as Honorable

awards at the national Relay for Life Collegiate Summit this past

Mention in the category of “Chapter of the Year.” CAC’s signature

August. The “Leader of Hope” award was presented to only 33

event, the annual Relay for Life, raised nearly $40,000 last spring

institutions out of 1500 nationwide and ACPHS was one of the

in support of the American Cancer Society.

chapters to receive this honor. The College also received the



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NONSTOP NICOLE Nicole Izzo is busy, and unlike others who may complain about life’s pace, she doesn’t want a change. She competes in fall and spring sports, is a self described “exercise addict,” and maintains a 3.8 GPA as a third-year student in the bachelor’s program in pharmaceutical sciences. “Being active is something I need to do,” she said. “If I just had academics, I’d probably do a lot worse.” Izzo runs several times a week in preparation for biweekly meets with the newly formed cross country team. She earned “Runner of the Week” honors in the fall for the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference, and she follows a similar training regimen for the basketball season, when she plays point guard. “Nicole is one of the hardest working student-athletes I’ve come across at ACPHS,” Athletics Director Ryan Venter said. Izzo broke an ankle in high school and said she realized when her grades began to sag during this time that athletics helped her manage her time more efficiently. “It gives me an outlet when I need a break,” she said. “I feel something’s wrong if I don’t exercise.”

Izzo said she has a strong desire to help people and science comes naturally to her. Her parents, who both work in the medical field, also had a strong influence. She plans to become a physician’s assistant and will begin at Albany Medical College after she earns her bachelor’s degree at ACPHS. By all accounts, she will also be successful in this endeavor. “Nicole is energetic and enthusiastic about science, academics and just about everything else she does,” said Bill Millington, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. “She is a bright and accomplished student, a talented young scientist and a wonderful human being to be associated with.”


Go beyond Izu (Ken) Ibe’s ear-to-ear smile and you realize there’s a lot behind his good nature and kindness. He has a great passion for science and athletics, and he’s going to put his ideas to work in the lab, on the field, in medical school and in his medical practice — all the way from New York to Nigeria. Currently, you will find him competing on the soccer field at ACPHS and working studiously in the labs on campus as a cytotechnology student. Ibe plans to continue playing soccer into adulthood and stay connected to athletics by becoming an orthopedic surgeon. He sees the cytotechnology program as a way to become a better doctor.

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FROM NIGERIA WITH GOODWILL In addition to having fun, Ibe brings a range of skills to the field, according to ACPHS men’s soccer coach Rich Komulainen. “Kenny is a very positive force,” Komulainen said. “He always works hard and has a smile on his face because he truly loves the game and the chance to play one last year.” Ibe wants to practice medicine in the U.S. and in Nigeria, and he plans to do this alongside his twin brother, Ben, who is now a pre-med student at SUNY Buffalo.

“Any experience gives you a different perspective,” he says. Ibe discovered his strength in science at a young age and his parents’ science mindedness didn’t hurt either (his mother works as a nurse in Queens). He and his five siblings came to Queens after a childhood spent in Nigeria. Given the work ethic his farming grandparents instilled in him, Ibe said he has to set a standard for his brothers, sisters and those 60 to 80 family members who are looking up to him in Nigeria. “I have to set the bar as a role model,” he said. “My main goal is to help improve medical education in Nigeria.” Prior to coming to this campus, Ibe got a bachelor’s degree in biology at SUNY Albany, where he played Division I soccer for three years. Ibe was forced to “red shirt” or sit out a season during his freshman year, and he’s happy to use his last year of eligibility playing for the Panthers. “Division I was cutthroat,” he said. “It’s more relaxed here. I can focus on my studies and still go out [on the field] and have fun.” PostScript


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Championship Caps Successful Debut

for Cross Country Teams History was made on October 25, 2009 when the ACPHS women’s cross country team captured the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference (HVAC) championship held at Purchase College. Combined with the men’s team’s second place finish, the day punctuated a strong return to intercollegiate cross country competition for the Panthers. The ACPHS women defeated runners up Sarah Lawrence College and the Culinary Institute of America by just one point to claim the title. Rebecca Nashett (sixth overall) and Nicole Izzo (tenth overall) were the team's top performers. Nashett completed the 5K course (3.1 miles) in 24:08, while Izzo finished in 24:51. The women’s team finished with seven runners in the top 25. The men’s team was second overall at the HVAC Championship, with Zach Yates earning individual honors as a result of his first place overall finish. Yates covered the 8K course (4.97 miles) in 28:48, good for a blazing pace of 5:48/mile and 22 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Yates’ teammate, Nick DiPirro finished third overall in a time of 30:21. Ultimately, the men lost out to Cooper Union, who fielded an exceptionally strong team that placed four runners among the top eight finishers. “What a tremendous day for both of our cross country teams,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Ryan Venter. “For our women’s team to win the meet and our men’s team to come in second, speaks volumes of our talented and hard-working student-athletes. I couldn’t be happier for them. They deserve all of the recognition they received today.” Though the College has offered cross country as a club sport for many years, this fall represented the school’s return to intercollegiate competition for the first time since the 1980s. Their first event took place on September 12 at the Stephen A. Warde Invitational, hosted by SUNY Cobleskill. Despite limited practice time together, the ACPHS men finished that meet eighth out of 12 teams, against what turned out to be the deepest and most talented field they would face all year. Nick DiPirro, who was the top finisher for the Panthers that day, earned Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference Runner of the Week honors for his efforts. The women's cross country team also had a solid showing in their debut, finishing tenth out of 13 teams.



“Our runners have different competitive backgrounds. Some ran through high school, while others never ran in a cross country meet prior to this year,” said Venter. “All things considered, we had a very strong showing in our first meet, which gave us confidence for the rest of year.” From there, the teams continued to improve. The ACPHS women finished third in their second meet of the year, won their fourth meet at the Green Mountain College Invitational, and took home the HVAC championship in their fifth and final meet of the season. The men's team showed similar improvement, finishing sixth in their second meet and runner up in their final two meets. Craig Tynan, who is also head coach of the men’s basketball team, served as head coach for both the men’s and women’s teams this year. He was voted by fellow coaches in the conference as the men’s coach of year. You might say the year was a runaway success.

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ACPHS Men’s Soccer Team Wins its Second Straight HVMAC Championship

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The ACPHS men’s soccer team claimed its second straight Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference tournament championship 4-1 recently against Berkeley College to cap a successful 11-3 season. “After a real back-and-forth first half, we took over a bit in the second half,” said Head Coach Rich Komulainen. “We had a number of guys who stepped up and just would not let us lose. It’s a credit to everyone on this team that we were able to come out with a victory and another conference championship.” After Berkeley scored the game's first goal at the 17-minute mark, the Panthers evened the score when third-year midfielder Ryan Michonski converted a direct-kick cross from senior midfielder Kenneth Ibe. The game went into halftime tied 1-1. At the 56-minute mark, fourth-year forward Alex Scoglio scored after Michonski brought the ball up the right side of the field and sent a pass to senior midfielder Kyle Caradori who found Scoglio streaking toward the net. Less than a minute later, Caradori scored off of a corner kick from Ibe. Ibe added his third assist of the game when he forwarded to third-year fullback Mike Sautter, who scored the game’s final goal with less than ten minutes remaining. Michonski was named Tournament MVP for the second straight season; Michonski, Sautter, and Scoglio were named to the 2009 HVMAC All-Conference team. “From top to bottom, this is one of the most talented soccer teams we have had in recent memory,” Athletics Director Ryan Venter said.

Athletic Hall of Fame, and hand out various athletic and academic awards.

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Fall is an exciting time of year as students and faculty return to the College and another academic year begins. Below is a selection of recent images from across our two campuses showing members of the College community engaged in many aspects of the ACPHS experience.



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  a new  ACPHS Opens Vermont Satellite Campus The College’s new satellite campus in Colchester, Vermont officially opened on August 31, when 77 students settled into a Physiology/Pathophysiology class taught by Dorothy Pumo, Ph.D.

pharmacist community, the opening of the campus is a welcomed addition. “There’s no college of pharmacy in Vermont and that has been a problem for awhile,” says Richard Harvie, owner of the Montpelier Pharmacy.

The Vermont campus offers a four year Doctor of Pharmacy Program which is identical in composition to the program in Albany. Unlike the Albany campus, Vermont does not offer a pre-pharmacy program. Prior to the campus opening, Vermont was one of just three states without a pharmacy program (Delaware and Alaska are the others).

State officials are also excited about the new campus. “In addition to the jobs, payroll and

According to many members of the Vermont

the capital investment [the College] will make, [it] will also have the only program here in Vermont to provide a diploma program for pharmacists,” says Fred Kenney, Executive Director of the Vermont Economic Progress Council, who spoke to the Montpelier Times Argus. “[The College] will ensure Vermont and the rest of the Northeast can try to fill in lack of pharmacists we have.”

ACPHS-Vermont offers state-of-the-art facilities including: research labs, a sterile products lab, counseling rooms, an information commons and two lecture halls equipped with audio and video technology that can seamlessly connect the College’s two campuses.

ACPHS-Vermont offers state-of-the-art facilities including: research labs, a sterile products lab, counseling rooms, an information commons and two lecture halls equipped with audio and video technology that can seamlessly connect the College’s two campuses. Also onsite is the Kinney Drugs Practice Lab which was made possible through a generous donation of $250,000 from the Kinney Drugs Foundation. Kinney Drugs and the Kinney Drugs Foundation have donated more than one million dollars over the last decade to support ACPHS students.



ACPHS President James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., says that research will be an integral part of the activities on campus. “Now that the campus is established, we look forward to developing a research program in Vermont that can complement and expand upon the work taking place on the Albany campus, with faculty and students in both locations collaborating on a

variety of projects.” ACPHS-Vermont currently has 12 full-time faculty members and many are actively pursuing grants and awards. Stefan Balaz, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was recently awarded a five year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of $1.35 million (see page 4 for full story). ACPHS also supports the newly formed Vermont Biosciences Alliance and hosted that group’s first event in June. The Alliance seeks to strengthen Vermont’s bioscience industry by helping facilitate collaborations among researchers in higher education, health care, government and private industry. Of course, at the heart of any academic program are the students. The inaugural class was selected from more than 1,200 applicants. They span 16 countries and 20 states.

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Jennifer Donahue, one of three Vermonters in the class, welcomes the opportunity to pursue a pharmacy career in her home state, something she’s been dreaming of since she was 12. “I love science. I love helping people — it’s really a great profession,” Donahue says. “I’ve been working toward this since high school.” Another student, Michael Mathers, told a local television reporter that he was excited to be part of something new, a sentiment echoed by classmates Samantha Leblanc and Leah Barbuto. “A chance to be a part of something really big, like the first class, is huge. It’s history,” Leblanc said. Like their peers in Albany, students on the Vermont Campus have already begun to get involved in the local community. According to Robert A. Hamilton, Pharm.D., Associate Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at ACPHS-Vermont, “We held a ’Lunch on the Lawn’ event in September, for which students, along with faculty and staff, donated medical supplies and food to a local food pantry. A Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) chapter has been formed in conjunction with the Albany chapter and our first event raised approximately $200 with 30 students participating nearly half the class.” The CAC chapter also had a team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that took place in Burlington in October. By every measure, the campus is off to a great start, and it appears clear that the best is yet to come.



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ROTATIONS ABROAD Sixth year pharmacy student Jessica Shoen recently travelled to Alaska and Africa for her rotations. Here are excerpts from her journal.



Week 1-Alaska

The first day we were here we actually had an earthquake that we could feel. It shook the hospital a little and everyone was pretty excited about it. Apparently they happen all

the outpatient pharmacy does about 100 scripts an hour! It’s super busy and hectic which was something that I did not expect at all. My preceptor is Captain Josh Elston.

Sunday morning at about 2am and it was still light as day out. We got here just in time for the summer solstice (June 21st) so we had almost 24 hours of daylight! It is super easy to get up in the morning because it always looks like it’s about noon outside it’s really pretty cool. There are about 19

the time but it is pretty rare to be able to feel one for an extended period of time.

He is an unbelievable pharmacist and the best preceptor. He is honestly one of the smartest people I have ever met. He is humble despite the vast knowledge he has of the field. He is about 30 years old and had been an accelerated student when he was in pharmacy school — so he has just graduated

hours of light each day so it really never feels like night.

This weekend my friend Tyler and I will probably stay around Anchorage to do some hiking and exploring and see what there really is to do in town when we aren’t working. After that we will most likely use the weekends to travel outside the city and see some of the great places around Anchorage.

I just finished up my third day of rotation on the Elmendorf Military Base in Anchorage, Alaska. It is beautiful here! We got in

I am here with Tyler who is another 6th year pharmacy student from ACPHS. He and I have been friends since our first year here and decided to go to Alaska together to do a rotation. We are staying at the Northstar Inn on the base itself which is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Everyday I get to wake up to a great view, broad daylight, and the sounds of fighter planes taking off. It’s going to take a little while to get used to :)

Anchorage seems like a pretty cool city so far. There is a nice strip of the city right by the water where you can walk around and see the mountains and a lot of the scenery.

As for my rotation itself — it is great so far. My preceptor is extremely nice and really wants to teach me a lot. I have learned a ton so far and I am only half way through my first week! The hospital itself is small but

recently. He is planning on applying for a prestigious cardiac residency and is working on his applications. Cardiology is his passion and he just understands everything about the heart and how the body systems function during cardiac problems and with cardiac medications. The first day he let me know that there was not a “him versus me” mentality — we were on the same team and were there to learn from each other.



Second Week in Alaska Alaska is amazing! This weekend Tyler and I stayed around Anchorage and did some exploring. On Saturday we hiked the most popular mountain in Anchorage — Flat Top. It is a difficult hike with the most beautiful view of the Alaska Range. From the top you can see the mountains, the water, and all of Anchorage! AND on the way up we saw a moose in the distance!

right in front of us in the middle of the trail. It must have been about 25 feet away from us at most… it was insane! I would have run right into it if Tyler didn’t stop me from going around the corner. I took some pictures of it before it started looking at me funny and I decided it was best to back away slowly and not finish the hike. It was really a cool experience :) My rotation has also been really fun. I am

It was really weird for us because we are used to hiking in New York where you have to get up at like 7am to get a good hike in while there is still daylight. Here we were told that the best time to hike is 7PM! So we took the advice and got to the trailhead at about 7pm and started hiking. We got to the

learning so much about the heart and about the various cardiology drugs. There are so many and I’m glad to be learning about them all. One of the Majors who is one of Tyler’s preceptors also teaches a self defense Judo-Jujitsu class on Mondays and Wednesdays so we decided we would go to that on Monday. It was crazy! We learned to

top at about 8:30pm and the view was spectacular. People were still heading up as we were coming down at about 9pm… it was really bizarre!

throw each other down and break each other’s arms and things like that. It was actually really fun and we are going to go again tomorrow :)

On Sunday we headed to Eagle River, a beautiful river outside of Anchorage. We took a little hike along the river until we were stopped in our tracks because a moose was

Also, an interesting fact about Alaska is that cab drivers can break into your car for you if you need them to. We locked our keys in our car and were told to just call the nearest



cab company. We did and the cab driver showed up with all sorts of tools to break into our car and let us in. It was definitely something we wouldn’t see in New York and actually a cool thing to have happen.

Third Week I am now finishing up my third week of rotation here in Anchorage! Time has gone by so fast! Last weekend Tyler and I spent a great weekend in Seward — a town about 2.5 hours south of Anchorage. The drive down to Seward is amazing as you are surrounded by wonderful scenery the entire way. There are snow covered mountains and lakes and all of the typical scenes you would expect to see travelling through Alaska. Saturday was the fourth of July, which apparently is a HUGE event in Seward. The town becomes more than 10 times its population - growing from less than 3000 people to over 30,000 people just for the day! This is because the third oldest footrace in North America is held there. It is called the Mount Marathon race. Rumor is that it started as a drunken bet in a bar where one man bet another that he could make it up and down

the mountain in under an hour. Now, the race is an annual event that is the CRAZIEST thing I have seen in a long time. Runners begin in the streets of the town and run up to the mountain about a quarter mile away. They then run up the tolling 1.5 mile trail to the top, turn around, and run back

their cars unlocked with their keys in them and have nothing to worry about. It was pretty cool. My friends house was a great little rustic hideaway right on the water and it was great to be there and get the feeling of how it would be to live in such a small town in Alaska.

down the mountain to the center of town. Though it’s not THAT long of a race… the mountain itself is a 3,022 foot ascent in 1.5 miles! It’s basically straight up — almost rock climbing at points. They say that a majority of it is at about a 60 degree angle! People get really hurt because it’s so steep and rocky and is really dangerous to do.

On Saturday we got to go fishing in their boat and I caught a bunch of halibut! It was so much fun but SO much work - I am definitely not strong enough to be a fisherman! The coolest part was that we got to eat the fish we caught for dinner that night! I got to

Fourth Week I am just finishing up my fourth week here! I cannot believe it is almost over - it’s been so great and I feel like I could stay for months and still have so much to learn! My

see how to fillet a fish and everything. It was so great and really one of the best weekends since we’ve been here.

Week 1 Kibera

together we knew we were all on the same team. We were going to have the experiences in Africa together — and were going to have to be on the same page to be productive and learn all that we could from our time there. Rowland made us all feel so comfortable and let us know that he was there for us in every way. He was our preceptor,

As for my rotation itself — it is great so far. My preceptor is extremely nice and really wants to teach me a lot. I have learned a ton so far and I am only half way through my first week!

Kibera, the Swahili word for forest, is the second largest slum in all of Africa - housing over 1.2 million people. Secluded behind the railroad tracks in the city of Nairobi, Kibera

our teammate, our friend, and our confi-

is a maze of mud houses crammed together along polluted dirt roads. The roads are covered with garbage and sewage, wet in spots from the sewer water. The center of the street is carved into a stream by the sewer

dant. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to have this experience with. Rowland knew enough about the trip (from going on it before) to know exactly how much to tell us before we left and how much to leave for us to find out for ourselves. He let us jump into our roles as pharmacists and made us feel confident making clinic decisions on our own and working independently. He encour-

pharmacy profession. I am grateful that I had such a great preceptor and that I was

water that runs up to half a foot high in places. Broken wooden bridges attempt to create a path over the sewage and lead to the houses that line the street. There are dogs, chickens, and ducks running through the crowds, dodging the mass of people making their way into the city to work. There are shops on each side of the street - some with

able to work in an environment where I was challenged daily and taught more than I could have asked for.

meat lying in the window - for who knows how long. Smokey fires line the street where shop owners are burning their garbage.

preceptor is wonderful and the rotation is fantastic. I don’t have a single negative thing to say about it :) He made me feel like part of the team immediately and tested my knowledge and my abilities daily. He spent time each day teaching me something new and helping me to understand things in new ways that improved my ability to relate to them. By the end of the rotation I felt like I learned more in 5 weeks then I had in years of school. I was more confident in my knowledge and my abilities and I owe it to his phenomenal teaching style and spirit about the

Last Week! I can’t believe it is my last week here already. I am having such a great time and I am definitely sad to see it end! I have learned so much and I can’t thank my preceptor enough for all he has taught me. Last weekend Tyler and I went to visit a friend of mine who lives in Seldovia, a SUPER small town near Homer. There are actually no roads to Seldovia so my friend’s dad came and picked us up in a little tiny plane so we could take the 10 minute flight to her town. There is a population of about 200 in Seldovia and it is very much a rural Alaskan town. The whole town is about 1 square mile with 1 supermarket, 1 restaurant, 1 bar, and 1 REALLY old gas station. Most people just used four-wheelers and bikes to get their fish and groceries around. It’s the type of place where people leave

aged us to use this confidence, to learn how

Small children run extremely excited to see us — Mazungas — white people. The smallest ones chant “how are you, how are you” in the sweetest voices, making the streets echo with their excitement. They mostly want to hear us speak as they don’t know how white people sound. Groups of children play on the sides of streets — using broken strings, tires, and hub-caps as jump-ropes and toys. As we walked each day, mixed emotions swelled in each of us as we were surrounded with the sadness of smog, crowds, and sewage; yet lightened by the excitement of children’s voices and happy cries. My preceptor in Africa is Dr. Rowland Elwell. Rowland is a great person and was a wonderful preceptor. It takes a brave and confident person to take students that they hardly know all the way to Africa and trust them to perform in such an intense environment. As soon as we got to the airport PostScript


to deal with the environment we were in, and to work with the doctors and other team members to be the best pharmacists we could be. He is an incredibly smart man and his intelligence and confidence in the practice of pharmacy made him a great preceptor. The most important attribute he con-

serves as a community center. It was a small building with hardly any lights and a few small rooms that we quickly converted into working space. Lines of people formed outside of the clinic, waiting to get their chance to receive free medical care. Inside quickly filled with people — hot, tired, hungry, and

tributed was his adventurous spirit and the joy he exuded in helping others. He definitely broadened the realm of pharmacy for us and showed us how we could use our skills to do more than we ever thought we could.

sick — waiting hopefully for their turn to see the doctor. The patients only spoke Swahili and translators were needed to communicate each prescription’s indication and counseling points. The majority of people had malaria, worms, or tinea and needed

My rotation has also been really fun. I am learning so much about the heart and about the various cardiology drugs. There are so many and I’m glad to be learning about them all. The clinic was in the interior of Kibera, about a 15 minute walk through the slum for us each day. Originally a night club, it is now a more or less abandoned building that



treatment for those types of illnesses. Many children came in with fevers in the 102-104 range and came right to the pharmacy where we could administer a dose of

Tylenol. It was chilling and sad to see the masses of sick people — waiting for hours to see the doctor - who often could do nothing for them. If the phrase “like a band-aid over a gaping wound” applied anywhere - this would be the situation.

Africa, Week 2 - KDS Our second week was spent at a clinic that we set up at the KDS School. KDS stands for Kinyago Dandora School — which is a school that teaches children from a variety of slums that surround it, the largest two being Kinyago and Dandora. Kinyago was a slum much like the one that we spent the first week at — a crowded sea of tin roofs and dirt roads where people struggled to survive. Dandora, a bit different, is a small town right outside of Nairobi that leads into the slum and borders the other side of KDS. To get to our clinic at KDS we drove through Dandora each day. The drive was as chilling as the walk through the slums that we encountered the first week. As we drove through the dirt road at the center of town we could see the

piles of garbage that lined the streets and cluttered the doorways. Dandora is very close to the city dump, and essentially suffers from the dump’s overflow. Garbage was

was a much more open space - a beautiful school with a courtyard and multiple classrooms. The classrooms were converted into examination rooms, a dentist’s office, and a

piled everywhere, with goats, pigs, chickens, and even children, rummaging through it. Children ran after the bus each day, excited to see the white people, hopeful that we could help them with their illnesses. Shops

pharmacy, while the courtyard was left open for children to run and play in. There were children everywhere, playing and laughing, raising the spirit of the entire clinic. It was amazing to meet and interact with

were often boarded up and small fires burned the rubbish that cluttered the streets. The streets were more open than the

the people at KDS. It is a beautiful program with wonderful people running it. I was so inspired by the opportunities given to the

East Africa, they are among the most well known of African ethnic groups. They are typically dressed in bright colored blankets that are wrapped around them to protect them from the weather and the land that they roam with their cattle herds. We stayed on a Maasai hotel, which consisted of very nice tents that 2-3 people shared. From there, we took an evening Safari and a morning Safari before heading back to the city of Nairobi.

My preceptor in Africa is Dr. Rowland Elwell. Rowland is a great person and was a wonderful preceptor. It takes a brave and confident person to take students that they hardly know all the way to Africa and trust them to perform in such an intense environment. ones in the slums, yet the openness was often filled with garbage, animals, and people struggling to make a living. KDS was like an Oasis in the middle of it all. Gated on all sides, KDS stands between Dandora and the other slums that make up Kinyago. It is a beautiful school, where children are given three meals a day, taught to speak English, and given the knowledge and will to be kept off the street. Lucky children are sponsored through The Kenya Children’s Fund and are able to attend the school and receive the opportunities that are presented to them there. It was in this school where we were able to create our clinic as we had in Kibera. The environment in the clinic at KDS was a bit different than it had been in Kibera. KDS

children there that I came home as a sponsor of a beautiful little girl from the slum. I encourage anyone who reads this to consider also sponsoring a child — as I can vouch for the credibility of the program and for the wonderful things that are being done for these children. The sponsorship of a child costs $1 a day ($30 a month or $360 a year). Information can be found at

The Safaris were unbelievable. We saw every animal that you could imagine. There were herds of zebras, wildebeests, gazelle, giraffes, elephants, and other beautiful creatures all around us. The animals were always incredibly close to us, sometimes running directly in front of our van, or directly beside us. We were even lucky enough to see a male lion eating a zebra that

On the weekend we traveled to south-western Kenya to the Maasai Mara Park and reserve. The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress

the female had caught for him. It was an incredible site that I will never forget. When he was done eating he brought it to his children so they could eat as well. It was like being in national geographic, it was so beautiful. The pictures really speak for themselves and there is no other way to explain the beauty of nature or the things that we got to see as we rode through the land of Western Kenya and enjoyed the Maasai

and residence near the many game parks of

Mara Park.

Weekend Safari!



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Final Thoughts It’s impossible for me to adequately describe how wonderful the experiences I had this summer were. Between living in Alaska for 5 weeks and experiencing the slums of Africa for 2 weeks I learned so much about pharmacy, the world, and life in general. I have a perspective now that I can only hope

Our profession is a truly mobile one, in which we can take our skills and help those in need no matter where we are or who we are dealing with. The gratitude that was expressed towards us in Africa made me realize how rewarding this career actually is. It’s amazing to know that pharmacy lends a lifestyle

those less fortunate than us. I encourage anyone who has a passion for travel to travel with their pharmacy skills — and show the world what they can do. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to experience the things that I did this summer — and even more thankful that I got to do so as part of

that many other future pharmacists will embrace in their careers.

in which we are able to travel and use our knowledge and skill sets to help

my final year of education. Thank you!

I have a perspective now that I can only hope that many other future pharmacists will embrace in their careers.



Giving Matters TASMINA HYDERY Pharm.D. Class of 2011 Recipient of the 2009 Aaron Rosenshine Scholarship Involved: APhA-ASP Rho Pi Phi Pharmacy Fraternity MultiCultural Club Helped to lead the establishment of the Peer Mentoring Program to assist first year students with their adjustment to college life.

W H Y S H E I S G R AT E F U L “Receiving this scholarship means the world to me. It’s an honor to be recognized for my hard work and dedication as a student. After graduation I plan on continuing my education so I can go into teaching and work parttime in community pharmacy. This scholarship has allowed me to focus on my education and not have to worry about financing my dream. I am extremely grateful.”

YO U R S U P P O R T I S V I TA L For additional information on setting up a scholarship, please contact Institutional Advancement at (518) 694-7125



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aving lived overseas for an extended period, he has worked with orphans for over 20 years. Although he had already graduated from ACPHS and was a successful pharmacist, Ellis felt that he was being pulled in another direction. So in 1981 he graduated from Bible College and began pastoring a church as well as continuing his pharmacy practice. He states, “For the past 35 years I have been a pharmacist but also a pastor and a missionary.” The idea of helping those in need was first fostered by his parents. “While growing up, I had an excellent example of unselfish, giving parents,” he says. My father worked as a railroad engineer and my mother worked for the local wine company. My father and mother were the most honest and giving people that




I have ever known. My father would give in secret to those who had a need, such as coal in the winter. My mother faithfully supported the American Indian orphans. They instilled in me an attitude of giving. While we were growing up we were never rich, but we never went without. It was a great upbringing.” While visiting Sri Lanka for the first time in 1983, he was struck by the level of poverty and inadequate living conditions he witnessed. He visited again in 1987 and realized that with an extended stay he could begin to make a difference. So he and his family moved there in 1987 and started working directly with over 250 children. He states, “We worked with the children four days a week teaching them how to speak English, sing songs and the Bible. The other days we worked with adults.”

In 1999 he shifted his attention to Vietnam. Once again he and his family made the move to a new and challenging location where he felt that he could make a difference. There they taught English and Bible theory to young adults ranging in age from 18–25. He eventually headed back to the U.S. and in 2003, after practicing retail, hospital and infusion pharmacy, he opened a compoundingonly pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. Business has been brisk but Ellis still finds time to teach weekly at the Salvation Army. Since the business has been so successful, he is able to continue his passion of reaching out to help others by sponsoring 20 orphans in Bombay, India. Because of Ellis’ commitment to changing the lives of others, these orphans receive a safe home and a complete education. Ellis says, “Can you imagine living in poverty on the streets of Bombay and then be given a new life? Many of the orphans we have sponsored have graduated and gone on to higher education.” Along with his parents, Ellis also credits ACPHS and his chosen career path for shaping his life. He explains, “It is a real honor to be able to give back to the college that shaped my life. It is also a blessing to support the orphans — something which has been made possible through pharmacy. What a person keeps will only last for a time, but what a person gives will last forever.”

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ANGEL OF MERCY When alum Joe Janowski ,63 gets a call, he knows he only has seconds to react. An experienced pilot, he made the decision years ago to give back by flying mercy angel flights for those in medical emergencies.


lthough he has taught himself to remain calm in all situations, nothing could have prepared him for the call from one of his own family members. In fact, the mission that stands out the most to him is transporting his own niece for a liver transplant. He explains, “She was diagnosed with liver cancer. Timing is everything when an organ becomes available. So when we finally got the call, I was able to transport her from Syracuse to a Pittsburgh hospital within four hours of being called. Her transplant was and still is very medically successful. She now runs marathons.” His love of flying began when he was just six years old. Living on a farm with 12 family

members, he would often spend time with a neighbor who owned his own plane. He states, “We had a neighbor about three miles away who had his own plane and landing strip in his pasture. He would take me flying when I was only six years old, and I think that’s when my love of flying developed.” Janowski began flying himself in 1973. It was then that he received his solo license and shortly after his private pilot’s license. The mercy missions began 20 years ago when another pilot approached him about the idea. He states, “I got involved when a fellow pilot asked if I was interested. It’s very gratifying that I can afford to do it. The best aspect is the appreciation from those that we transport.” Another transport that remains fixed in his memory involves an eight year old boy suffering from brain cancer. “This little boy needed to get from Syracuse to a hospital in Chicago immediately. We got him there in time for surgery, and today he’s doing fine,” says Janowski. Piloting a Piper Saratoga, Janowski and his single engine six seater plane can travel 700 miles without stopping. He says, “We

travel at about 175 miles an hour at 10,000–13,000 feet.” Janowski has also given back in other ways. His parents emigrated from Poland in the 1920s, and he has never forgotten that connection. In 1989 he built the first Little League field in Jaslow, Poland. When asked by Little League of America to assist with an even bigger project, he jumped at the opportunity to raise funds to construct a 45 acre complex in Kutno, Poland. The complex which was completed in 2002 includes six baseball fields, a community center and a dormitory. He states, “It was a 10 million dollar project that now accommodates 45 participating countries.” As Campaign Chairman, Janowski travelled around the country raising funds for the project. Janowski says that it was ultimately his profession that has given him the opportunity to reach out to those in need. He states, “My experience at ACPHS was great. The profession has been very rewarding in so many ways. I had great friends and incredible faculty members. I have had a very successful career that has been the basis for many of my other endeavors.”

Anyone interested in connecting with Joe can email him at:



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Members of the ACPHS Alumni community gathered on campus on Saturday, October 3, 2009, for the initial Alumni Council meeting of the new academic year. The ACPHS Alumni Council represents over 6,000 graduates of the College. The Council is comprised of alumni volunteers from various class years and is a key liason between the alumni community and the ACPHS Administration, Board of Trustees and Student Body. Membership in the Alumni Council is automatic upon graduation. I encourage interested alumni volunteers to contact John Marraffa ’03, Alumni Council Chair, for more information regarding the Council and ways to stay involved and support the College. You can email John at Alumni Council committees are in the process of being formed and include: + Reunion Weekend + Preceptor, Mentoring and Career Counseling + Niche Alumni Groups + Communications + Admissions + Development and Annual Giving + Alumni Benefit Resources



One of the services that the Alumni Council and Alumni Relations has been developing and is excited to provide community members is a pool of Alumni Benefit Resources, ranging from Financial Planning tools to the accessibilty of ACPHS campus resources. In the summer of 2009, members of the College community met with John Ross of AXA Advisors regarding various hot topic issues such as retirement planning, the development of personal assets and current market conditions. The Alumni Relations Office has aligned with AXA Advisors to become an educational partner and provide a range of financial planning resources via for the members of our alumni community to utilize. There is currently no charge to utilize AXA as a resource. Members of the Alumni Council, Alumni Relations Office, and ACPHS community will continue to research and network with various organizations in an effort to continue our mission of education and service to the members of our family. Please continue to check for additional resources that will be made available to members of the College community via the Alumni Council and Alumni Relations Office.

Save the Dates Future Alumni Council Meetings: Sunday, December 13, 2009 12:00 PM William R. Cronin Room ACPHS Student Center Monday, March 8, 2010 4:00 PM Office of Institutional Advacement O’Brien Building Saturday, June 5, 2010 (Reunion Weekend) 1:00 PM Office of Institutional Advacement O’Brien Building

For meeting details or additional information regarding the Alumni Council please contact: Bill Jabour Diretcor of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations 518-694-7393

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Alums Demonstrate Long Tradition of Service Through Association Over the years, members of the Alumni Association have worked tirelessly on behalf of the College’s alumni. With the focus now shifting from the Alumni Association to the current Alumni Council, the College would like to thank those who served the College as members of the Association. There were many alumni who assisted with the numerous programs and special events coordinated by the Association, and PostScript recently caught up with two of those individuals — Association President, Julie-Ann Fortran and Association Treasurer, Selig Corman, RPh — to discuss some of the organization’s achievements. According to Fortran, one of the goals of the Association was to connect the College, alumni and current students. She states, “The Association was always part of the events on campus. For example, we were present at Move-In Day. Members would be there to help the new students move in, and they truly enjoyed it. Corman adds, “Parents were very impressed that alums were there and involved. We were like ambassadors for the College.”

Julie-Ann Fortran and Selig Corman



They also worked hard to obtain benefits for the alumni community. Corman explains, “We obtained benefits for alumni who might not otherwise have them. It added to the cohesiveness of the College. We offered things such as car rental and hotel discounts as well as a long term care discount.” Members worked with the College and played a pivotal role in selecting and presenting the Alumni Awards each year. Members also assisted in raising funds for the College. Fortran states, “The College organized the annual phonathon, and we worked side by side with students and College staff. Everyone enjoyed it, and alums loved hearing from us.” Fortran, who graduated from the Medical Technology Program and received a Service to Alumni Award in 1999, credits her longtime laboratory affiliation with the State of New York Department of Health with her graduation from ACPHS. She says, “I attended the College in the evenings, and it was a way for me to advance my career.” A DOH employee for over 20 years as a Proficiency Testing Coordinator and most recently the head of

the certification unit of the Clinical Laboratories Evaluation Program, she advises students to stay current when it comes to technology. She states, “Any medical laboratory technologist, technician or student should take advantage of any continuing education program or an instrument or kit demonstration given by a sales representative that comes their way. Reading laboratory magazines is also a way to learn and keep current. I feel good about the profession I chose, and I am happy that I am able to help people in a ’behind the scenes’ capacity. I recently read that 80% of all diagnoses are made from laboratory results. What we accomplish in our field is important, and I would hope that each student realizes the considerable role they play in health care.” Corman, who is part of an ACPHS legacy family, was himself the recipient of two Alumni Service Awards. Having worked in pharmacy his entire life, he recalls working at the soda fountain of his father’s pharmacy which he later purchased. Today he is the Director of Professional Affairs for the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY), “Being involved at PSSNY has allowed me to remain in the profession and work with other pharmacists throughout the state,” he says. “I am able to help them by responding to their questions regarding pharmacy practice law, thereby continuing to serve those in my profession.” He has not only dedicated countless hours to his alma mater, he has served the community by assisting several area non-profits as well. Currently involved with the Trinity Institution, Arbor Hill Community Center and Horizon Center, all in Albany, he encourages students to get involved in the community and give back. He says, “It’s important for students to give back, and I would encourage them to devote some time to helping other people. It’s rewarding to see your efforts help those who need it.” “The College thanks each member who has served on the Association over the years,” says Vicki DiLorenzo, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at ACPHS. “Their dedication and vision has been truly appreciated. As we turn toward the future to support those who have stepped forward to serve on the Alumni Council, we also take a moment to recognize those who paved the way. And we fully recognize we have some big shoes to fill.”

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1999—A Time of Reflection While President Jim Hopsicker was shaking my right hand and handing me the Service to the Profession Award for Medical Laboratory Technology, he offered his congratulations and asked if I would be interested in joining the Alumni Association as Secretary; I agreed. And so began 10 years of serving first as Secretary, then Vice President and finally President of the Alumni Association of the Albany College of Pharmacy, Inc. (AAACP). As a medical technologist who attended ACP in the evening program, my contact with ACP and alumni was very limited. I worked with a few alumni in the pharmacy and laboratories at the Albany Medical Center, and in the early 1990s, I participated in the Phonathon. Becoming involved with AAACP, I discovered a group of dedicated alumni fiercely loyal to their college and who were proud ambassadors. All were exemplary volunteers. Looking through the minutes of old Board of Director meetings, the board’s activities ranged from donating stuffed animals to needy children to helping with freshman move-in day. Members served on a variety of committees such as the Development committee to seek out benefits for alumni and ACP employees and to strategize fundraising. The Nominations and Elections Committee worked with the College arranging the voting process for new officers and board members, and selecting recipients of the alumni service awards. The Reunion Committee brainstormed with the College to help plan Reunion Weekend. The Finance Committee reported on investments and calculated our annual gift to the college in addition to the scholarship money. We also ate a lot. Board meetings scheduled on Sunday mornings started with a sumptuous breakfast buffet prepared by the College food service, while evening meetings consisted of sandwiches and salad, and were always accompanied by rather large and delicious cookies. Committee meetings were often held over dinner with a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement, who typically picked up the tab. The Phonathon started with good conversation, sandwiches and cookies before we started an evening of calling our friends, commiserating about the good old days and raising money. Food, work and fun went together hand in hand lightening my burden as an officer.

2008—A Time of Change The vote by the Board of Directors to dissolve was not taken lightly. We had examined the pros and cons of dissolving very carefully. The agreement between the College and AAACP to work together, signed by then Dean Ken Miller in the late 1980’s, was reflected in our by laws. But the College

embraced a different model and formed the Alumni Council. Members were chosen to represent the College at different functions at the direction of the College. The Alumni Board of Directors was invited to join and several did. Since the College did not have the resources to support two organizations, the newly formed Alumni Council took center stage over the long standing AAACP. The Office of Institutional Advancement expanded with additional staff, and new fundraising strategies were implemented.

2009—A Time to Move Forward Part of my husband’s 40th high school reunion was a tour of our high school. The school had been renovated, expanded and updated to include state-of- the- art facilities. We walked into a business room to see rows of personal computers. “What, no IBM Selectrics?” I asked. The principal, our tour guide, explained that typing had been replaced by ’keyboarding’. Although typewriters are still useful, personal computers can do much more and are more effective. The new fundraising methods and strategies seem to be working as the College forges ahead with increased enrollment, programs and even a new campus. We wish them well.

Present Day—A Time to say Thank you! I have thanked my directors countless times for their time, effort and loyalty to see the dissolution through. This dissolution happened because everyone worked together to ensure that our funds were protected in a way to honor those who came before us, to honor those who contributed to the funds, to honor the scholarships created in their names and to continue to generate scholarship money for the students in perpetuity. I would also like to thank the presidents I served under — Jim Hopsicker, Ellen Kennett, Jeanne Kennicutt and Mona Cichello. I see Jeanne as the architect of this plan with Mona building the foundation; I just oversaw and completed the dissolution process. Mona’s business background has been invaluable, and Selig has been a trusted advisor. A thank you also goes to Selig and the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, who allowed us to meet in their board room and use their copiers. Thank you also to those who brought food to our meetings and paid for our conference calls. I would be remiss if I did not thank our financial advisors, Sam Peca and Rob Bell and assistant Barbara Lynn of Smith Barney in Glens Falls. We were afforded excellent financial advice throughout this entire process. Rob especially was our fiduciary watch dog recommending that we transfer our funds to safe CDs when the market tumbled. We were also supported by two very patient attorneys, Philip Rosenberg and

Matthew Hosford of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP, who assisted us with writing the documents to dissolve AAACP and navigate the dissolution process.

Addendum Selig, Mona and the board were key players in this process as it funnels down to the end, but I could not close without mentioning Malcolm Payne from the class of 1986. Malcolm passed away September 23, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. He survived much longer than expected, and we were pleased to have him as our Treasurer. Malcolm faithfully reported on the performance of our funds at each meeting. He also processed each and every claim form to recover money as a result of investment class action suits. Malcolm bequeathed a portion of his estate to AAACP. The money will be used as a seed to begin the Malcolm E. Payne, Jr. Alumni Scholarship fund in Malcolm’s memory. I invite you to honor Malcolm and his contribution to AAACP by contributing to this fund when the fund opens for donations. Details will be announced when arrangements are complete. In closing, I am grateful to have met and worked with an incredible group of alumni dedicated to their college, and I hope I have honored those who came before me. It has been a pleasure. Thanks for the memories! If you have any questions regarding the dissolution or you would like to contact me, I can be reached at or (518) 765-2837. Sincerely,

Julie-Ann Fortran, BS MT President Alumni Association of the Albany College of Pharmacy, Inc.



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Class Notes

~ IN MEMORIAM ~ Lillian R. Insel, of Rexford, NY, passed away on August 4, 2009. Lillian worked in the ACPHS library until her retirement in 1982. 1949 Robert Messia

1955 William J. Mahanna

1976 Ronald N. Warner

September 29, 2009

July 15, 2009

July 21, 2009

Howard Jay Slater

1957 Stephen B. Kistler

Robert P. Morcone

September 3, 2009


August 21, 2009

October 6, 2009

1950 Charles Thomas Lynch

Robert L. Venery reports that he and his wife Phyllis (above) are living in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They recently traveled to Israel and Italy where they tossed coins into the Trevi Fountain. Friends can reach him by email at:

September 25, 2009

ACPHS Advisory Board Member

Lewis Golub October 18, 2009


1977 Kevin Hoehn has been named 2009 ACPHS Preceptor of the Year. Hoehn is a Clinical Coordinator at Faxton-St. Lukes Hospital in Utica, NY.

1991 Janet Korwan was a speaker at the Annual Breast Cancer luncheon sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital, in Amsterdam, NY. The speech was entitled, “Nature’s Pharmacy -Herbal Remedies for Health.” She was also one of three keynote speakers for the Eastern Regional Healing Touch Conference in Albany.



Dennis J. Peat, M.D. ’75 and his wife Carol Jennings Peat ’77, proudly attended the graduation of their daughter Karen L. Peat, Pharm. D. from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in May. Karen graduated Summa Cum Laude and is currently licensed and practicing pharmacy with CVS in Charlotte, NC.

Anne Myrka has joined the faculty at Southern Vermont College. She is the part-time chair of the John Merck Division of Science and Technology. She also is a part-time faculty member for ACPHS.

1995 Diadra Halfmann ’95 and Nick Brogcinski ’03 were married on September 19, 2008 in Rochester, NY. Members of the bridal party included Michele (Outhouse) Hoffman ’95, Asim Abu-Baker ’03, Dan Rimmer ’02, John Oradat ’02, Ian Leberman ’03, and Nick Pisciotti ’03. They welcomed a daughter, Annabel Margaret, on July 27, 2009.

2000 David Hershfield and his wife Fabioma, celebrated the birth of their second child, Daniel Brandon. Born on April 16, 2009, he joins his sister Nicole, age 3.


Dean’s Cup Golf Tournament August





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SAVE THE DATE F R I DAY, J U N E 4 T H ~ S U N DAY, J U N E 6 T H 2 0 10


Annual Respiratory Disease Update 3 credit hours


Annual Infectious Disease Update # of credit hours to be determined


APhA Conference Washington, D.C. MARCH 19 AND MARCH 20

Annual Pharmacy Practice Update 13 credit hours MARCH 21

West Coast Florida Alumni Event Sarasota

You are invited to come back to campus to renew old friendships, spend time with classmates, faculty and staff members, and meet and inspire the next


East Coast Florida Alumni Event Boynton Beach

generation of ACPHS alumni.

APRIL APRIL 11 (Subject to Change)

Hudson River Valley Alumni and Parent Event Shadows on the Hudson APRIL 18

ACPHS Hall of Fame and Athletics Banquet APRIL 25

Scholarship Recognition Brunch


Hooding and Awards Ceremony

Reunion Weekend 2010 REUNION WEEKEND EVENTS INCLUDE (and more!):


For more information



regarding Reunion Weekend 2010, specific class year

MAY 23 (Subject to Change)

• Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Mohawk Golf Club • Anniversary Class Year Reunion Events

Massachussets Alumni Event Scituate


JUNE 4, 5 & 6

• Tours of Campus and Pharmaceutical Research Institute • Blast from the Past at Red’s (Formerly Ralph’s) • Alumni and Family BBQ and Fireworks

Reunion Weekend



JUNE 27 (Subject to Change)

anniversary events (e.g. Class of 1960 50th Reunion) and/or if you are interested in being a “class agent/volunteer” please call (518) 694-7393, or email, or visit

• Farewell Brunch

New Jersey Alumni Event PostScript


Rg Report of Gifts

* Deceased # Parent of current student + Trustee

Giving Clubs President’s Circle $10,000+ Estate of Malcolm Payne ’86 Rinaldo V. DeNuzzo ’52 Warren D. Ficke ’59 Melvin S. Friedland ’58 + James J. Gozzo Help Yourself Foundation Kinney Drugs Foundation, Inc. Fouad Morkos + and Amal Morkos # Rite Aid Corporation Richard G. Robison ’52 + Allen G. Rosenshine Stanish Amusements, Inc. Vascular Vision Pharmaceuticals Co Walgreens William Mansfield Circle $5,000 – $9,999 Bette & Cring, LLC ComDoc, Inc. CVS/Caremark Kandyce Jones Daley ’74 + John Wright and Paula DiLascia Wright ’86 # Vicki A. DiLorenzo Friends of Noah Sorensen & Mario Zeollo, Inc. Geno J. Germano ’83 + and Theresa Bouchard Germano ’86 Robert J. Gould Gabriel Hannouche and Aida Hannouche # David A. Hanson ’59 Janitronics Facility Services Hugh A. Johnson + Pfizer, Inc. Rose and Kiernan, Inc. TD Banknorth, N.A. Willis Tucker Circle $2,500 – $4,999 James E. Bollinger ’58 + Richard H. Daffner ’63 + Kim M. Demers ’75 and Rose Mary Cross Demers ’75 John J. Denio Sameh El-kholi and Vivian El-kholi # Edward A. Fausel ’59 and Dorothy McGregor Fausel ’62 Follett Higher Education Group Anthony J. Graziano ’84



Donations are gratefully accepted in the name of our current endowment/scholarship funds or in honor/memory of a loved one at any time. Donations are also appreciated in honor of special occasions/celebrations (e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, etc.) The Office of Institutional Advancement, in the preparation of this acknowledgement, strives for accuracy and completeness in reporting gifts. The Office apologizes for any error or omission in

Ralph T. Mancini ’59 and Mary Lou Schipp Mancini ’60 Marion Tovey Morton ’84 MPC - PRO, LLC NACDS Foundation Novartis U.S. Foundation Joseph S. Rebisz ’70 Larry E. Small ’71 Dexter B. Spaulding ’58 Troy D. Spaulding ’85 and Louise Spaulding # Technical Building Services Scott M. Terrillion ’85 Wal*Mart Stores, Inc. Wyeth Matching Gift Program

Founder’s Society $1,881 – $2,499 Abbott Laboratories Nick G. Anagnost ’57 Atef Besada and Mervat Besada # Mehdi Boroujerdi Lucille Cerro Nicholas Chervinsky ’65 and Nancy Fuda Chervinsky ’65 Walter Dabulewicz and Joanne Dabulewicz # J. Gordon Dailey ’57 David P. Demagistris ’77 Leonard E. Dwyer ’58 Bridget-ann Murphy Hart ’80 + Richard Kajjouni and Rosemary Kajjouni # David M. Kile ’74 + and Susan Malone Kile ’74 James Notaro ’84 Wallace B. Pickworth ’69 Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates Alan Tubbs ’54 David Zdunczyk Archibald McClure Circle $1,000 – $1,880 Allen’s Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning Brian W. Bartle ’62 Elke M. Blaetz ’92 Robert A. Blum ’83 and Bonnie Bauer Blum ’83 Robert S. Busch + Wayne Casler and Karen Casler # Donald R. Charles ’67 Richard A. Cognetti ’69 Alfred J. Collins, Jr. ’53 John R. Cote ’70 and Lynne Cotich Cote ’69 Christopher DelVecchio ’88 + and Sara Powers DelVecchio ’91 Albert L. DiDonna ’65

Eugene E. DiNuzzo ’79 and Katherine DiNuzzo # August J. Dobish ’59 Jane Wells Fox ’68 Reeder D. Gates ’68 and Sally Snow Gates ’68 GE Foundation GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Frank L. Grosso ’74 and Marylee Ford Grosso ’74 Zachary I. Hanan + James J. Hunter and Gloria Hunter IKON Office Solutions Richard F. Isele ’49 John Savoy and Son, Inc. Johnson Illington Advisors, LLC Michael P. Kane ’84 and Teresa Hall Kane ’84 Gerald Katzman Ellen L. Kennett ’91 Kinney Drugs, Inc. David S. Knightes ’69 William V. Krazinski ’85 and Kathleen Farrell Krazinski ’84 Joseph M. Lapetina + Josie Leighton Marcia Muszynski Locke ’73 Mabey’s Moving & Storage, Inc. Ronald G. Matthews ’59 John F. McCarthy ’58 Robert F. McGaugh ’57 + John Morone ’63 Shaker A. Mousa David J. Muller ’73 Kenneth M. Nirenberg and Sondra Nirenberg Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Henry A. Palmer ’57 * Vincent A. Pigula ’74 Carol Van Dyk Powell ’60 Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Frank R. Renna ’63 James J. Roome ’79 Howard A. Rubinger ’63 Robert M. Santimaw ’61 Matthew Scott ’94 and Diane Birney Scott ’97 Howard J. Slater ’47 * Larry G. Tabor ’88 Thomas Babcock Investment Advisers LLC Time Warner of Albany, N.Y. Patricia Neugebauer Wilson ’83

Pharmacy Associates $500 – $999 Andrew R. Allen ’68 Anonymous Jeremiah S. Axtell ’90 and Susie Axtell #

the following pages and kindly requests corrections be made to us. Additionally, to ensure you continue to receive mailings, event information, and classmate correspondence, please submit change in marital status, employment, email and home information to the Institutional Advancement Office at (518) 694-7393, toll-free at (888) 203-8010, or Thank you for your support — it is vital to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

James W. Bevilacqua ’79 Alan Blum ’69 Timothy Bonnier and Kathleen Eccles Bonnier ’91 # Robert D. Boroujerdi David Bousquet and Catherine Bousquet # John G. Breitnauer ’79 Cynthia Smith Brown ’84 Michael J. Buckley Business Partners Forms & Systems Inc Thomas E. Byrnes ’57 Christopher K. Casey ’79 Anthony Chiffy ’60 Gilbert Chorbajian John P. Clark ’59 Robert F. Clark ’76 and Glynis Price Clark ’75 Alfred J. Collins III Valerie M. Cooper ’99 Russell D. Cranston ’69 H. Russell Denegar ’43 Excel Engineering, P.C. Express Scripts John J. Faragon ’96 Christopher A. Fausel ’93 Rocco Femia ’60 Frank C. Flannery ’66 Andrew G. Flynn ’87 and Kelly Letawa Flynn ’89 Louis J. Fratto ’74 William Galarneau ’76 Mark Gersten ’81 Thomas P. Gillette ’65 William O. Griffiths ’85 and Dorothea Palen Griffiths ’83 Tiffany Gutierrez Robert A. Hamilton ’77 Robert C. Hartz ’66 Rick N. Hogle ’76 R. Gary Hollenbeck ’72 and Olesia Melnitschenko Hollenbeck ’75 HSBC Philanthropic Programs William C. Irwin ’81 Susan Iwanowicz Edward Katz ’60 Leon N. Kentner ’81 John P. LeGrand ’70 Richard R. Little ’66 Tiffany Garner Loder ’93 Frederick J. Macri ’74 MassMutual Financial Group Jessica M. Maurer ’06 James McLaughlin ’82 and Marian Hawrylchak McLaughlin ’82 Ronald W. McLean ’51 Doris Einstein Miller ’52 Wagdy Nagiub and Hanany Nagiub #

James W. Nowicki ’62 Barbara Romanow Olchek ’69 Philip R. Palumbo ’66 Barry Paraizo ’69 and Linda Schweikhart Paraizo ’70 Manuel Ramirez ’91 Gregg W. Richmond ’72 Richard M. Runyon and Cindy Runyon # Ibrahim H. Saad and Magda Saad # Thomas M. Sands ’66 Saxton Signcorp Robert C. Schmitt ’52 Lawrence K. Shanley ’66 William Sliter ’66 and Alice McMorrow Sliter ’66 Elinor Woodcock Smith ’62 Judith A. Smith ’96 Regina G. Snyder ’47 John Spanburgh ’64 Kim L. Sprague ’78 William R. Steed ’57 Robert Tompkins and Marian Tompkins # Tamara H. Turner ’88 Richard A. Weinstein ’77 John T. Westerman ’78 and Katherine Westerman # Walter H. Williams ’51 and Eleanor Sager Williams ’54 Barry F. Wishengrad ’61 Matthew T. Yancey ’99 Christine Tallo Zeolla ’99

Mortar & Pestle $250 – $499 Accent Commercial Furniture, Inc. ACPHS American Pharmacists Association Action Window Cleaning Co., Inc. John K. Adamchick ’08 Stefanie A. Alger ’08 American Chemical & Equipment Co. Americlean William B. Amsden ’59 Audio Video Corporation Alfred A. Austin ’97 Darrell S. Barber ’78 Patricia Carroll Baron ’87 Karen M. Barrows Jolene R. Bates ’81 Judith Michela Beaulac ’72 Donna Beebe John A. Bottiroli ’61 J. Mark Bover ’83 John E. Boylan ’57 BST Advisory Network, LLC Christopher Klein ’85 and Jennifer Caloia ’86 Christine Verrillo Camille ’86

Fn Faculty News

Capital Area Pharmacists Society Frank Capristo ’70 David J. Carpenter ’81 Lawrence J. Casey ’64 James D. Cataldi ’99 Karen A. Certo ’85 Joseph Chiffy ’94 Chubb Elliot Cohen ’58 Colonie Mechanical Contractors , Inc. Timothy C. Colyer ’65 Paul F. Consroe ’66 Coppola Design David R. Corina ’52 Selig D. Corman ’58 Philip W. Cornell ’69 Everett D. Cronizer ’87 Joseph Decker ’63 and Anne Hamann Decker ’58 Burton F. Deis ’79 and Susan Deis # Carla Sohacki Desrosiers ’85 Jennifer DiPasquale Dickenson ’00 Angela Pasquariello Dominelli ’78 Kenneth P. Drabik ’74 Corey J. Duteau ’97 Frederick A. Ellis ’75 Deanna Ennello-Butler John N. Erb ’66 James G. Evans ’65 Excel Systems Inc. Mark W. Fagnan ’97 Philip K. Favreau ’87 and Barbara Nuffer Favreau ’88 Joseph Fiscella ’82 Gerald C. Fitzgerald ’84 Michael P. Flannery ’01 and Jennifer Miller Flannery ’02 Flooring Environment, Inc. Julie-Ann Serafini Fortran ’89 Kenneth R. Freebern ’88 Gregory A. Fuller ’79 Peter S. Gage ’81 Stephen T. Godlewski ’65 Gale L. Gridley ’63 William Griffiths ’85 and Dorothea Palen Griffiths ’83 Anthony Gugino and Elizabeth Gugino # Frederick S. Haggerty ’50 Wayne W. Halayko ’80 William C. Hallenbeck ’58 and Ann Cantor Hallenbeck ’58 Steven B. Hansel ’85 and Joyce Hughston Hansel ’86 Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. Hession Electric, Inc. Higher Education Marketing Associates, Inc. Philip M. Hritcko ’83 Kenneth A. Hubbard ’80 and Carol Cox Hubbard ’79 Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More Everett M. Hunt ’76 and Sally Brundage Hunt ’76 J C B Specialties, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Michael B. Julius ’72

Sally Kay Stacy DeTomaso Keppler ’93 John E. Kirker ’70 and Andrea Kirker # L. J. Teakle Klippel ’52 KONE, Inc. Maya Kessler Kurtz ’85 Jeanette Sturgess Lamb ’57 + James S. Larnard ’69 Michael B. Levine ’72 Edward A. Loeber ’80 Arthur J. Macarios ’57 Mac-Gray Corporation Paul Mangione ’88 and Carol Mangione # Joseph D. Manley ’93 and Heather Baker Manley ’97 Edmund Marcelo ’61 Sean F. McCarthy ’83 Patrick S. McGraw James McLaughlin ’82 and Marian Hawrylchak McLaughlin ’82 # Joseph McTague ’74 and Joanne CriscioneMcTague ’76 Ronald C. Menard ’61 Jeffrey G. Middendorf ’96 James E. Monahan ’76 Jack A. Monakey ’53 Moore Fire Extinguisher Compan y LLC Martha Naber ’86 Thomas H. Neely ’71 John Nieckarz John S. North ’67 Patricia F. Osowick Darren J. Palmer ’99 Mark S. Palmer ’82 and Karla Bibbins Palmer ’91 Steven A. Pardi ’80 Henry Miller ’74 and Nancy Phillips ’74 Eugene R. Ponessa ’53 Mark J. Quackenbush ’79 RBM Guardian Fire Protection, Inc. Recovery Room Restaurant Ronald V. Romano ’96 and Brandi Miller Romano ’96 Peter J. Ryan ’65 and Karen Malacalza Ryan ’68 Christina Sanvidge Michael A. Sass David M. Sellis ’72 Jay A. Sherline ’63 John F. Sherman ’49 William G. Shields ’84 Stants Combustion Assoc., Inc. Bruce A. Stewart ’55 Robert M. Stote ’60 Laura Grode Tepper ’52 Tracey Jansen Toner ’95 David B. Van Etten ’61 Elwin E. VanValkenburg ’52 Diane Vincent Joe W. Walker Marc L. Watrous ’91 Jamila Writer Weintraub ’83 Mitchell W. Wilbert ’80 Mark L. Williams ’58 Richard J. Zalewski ’74

Maroon & White $100 – $249 Cherie Wetmiller Aanonsen Pamela Scharoun Abbamont ’86 David A. Adsit ’80 Joseph Aiello and Maryjane FerazzoliAiello ’78 # Cheryl Aiken ’02 Anthony Albano ’57 Jacqueline Miranda Aldershoff ’85 Amgen Foundation Daniel J. Anderson ’02 James L. Anderson Kelly L. Anderson ’98 Lee A. Anderson ’66 Sidney C. Anderson ’87 Richard Andrews ’92 and Tracey Coroa Andrews ’92 Helen A. Ashuntantang ’06 Anne E. Astemborski ’85 Daniel M. Astry ’77 Frank Avason ’94 Jeffrey C. Bachta ’93 Maria Oksana Bachynsky ’67 Indra Balachandran Gilbert S. Banker ’53 William A. Banovic ’68 Debra Valentine Barber ’88 G. Wesley Barnard ’58 Sarah Cooke Barnes ’02 Deborah Ross Bauman ’79 Richard D. Baylis ’61 Sara M. Beckley Edward A. Belemjian ’52 David J. Bendyk ’83 Stuart A. Berney ’69 Kathleen Bibbo ’80 Alan R. Bilicki ’86 Michael C. Blais and Maria Blais # Raymond J. Blake ’51 Steven L. Blakeslee ’68 John F. Blanchette Jason M. Blitz ’02 David S. Bombard ’83 and Anne LaFountain Bombard ’87 # Lisa Edmunds Bonner ’80 # Holly Galick Bonsignore ’82 Pamela Burton Bowers ’89 Ann Marie Zavisky Bowman ’70 Jane Konkol Boyd ’82 Kevin Bradley and Mary Bradley # David C. Brands ’68 Virginia Gritsch Brennan ’58 John M. Briglin ’72 and Sheila Brennan Briglin ’72 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Robert G. Brockley ’77 Andrea Gilgora Brooke ’99 Marybeth Brown ’91 Tammy Bowman Brown ’89 Fred E. Brundige ’77 and Marylourdes Tomaselli Brundige ’77 Brian A. Bruyns ’96 and Stacy Spaulding Bruyns ’96 Thomas E. Buchanan ’80 Jeffrey P. Burbank ’92 and Deborah Eisaman Burbank ’94 Peter T. Burdash ’97 and Melissa Oles Burdash ’97 Richard W. Burgess ’62

Larry M. Burling ’70 and Veronica Scruton Burling ’69 Norman Burman and Shirley Burman # Edward L. Burns ’55 Gene W. Burns and Julie L. Burns # J. M. Burns ’77 and Joan Dilaura Burns ’78 Julie Kurpil Burns ’82 Michael P. Butler ’80 and Jane Paffenbarge Butler ’81 Donald H. Butlien ’52 Michael J. Calveric ’76 Suzanne Iovino Caravella ’84 Anne T. Carlisto ’85 Alan J. Carpenter ’67 Brian M. Carroll ’79 Fred A. Carroll ’82 Norman W. Carter ’68 James E. Chaffee ’66 Joseph Cherkis ’93 Walter Cherniak ’52 and June Favreau Cherniak ’55 Carl Chin ’59 Albert G. Chmura ’69 Daniel Ciampino and Jeanne Ciampino # Richard F. Cimildoro ’68 Leonard Ciufo ’60 and Carol Allen Ciufo ’57 Michael J. Clarke ’86 and Sandra Oh Clarke ’87 Mark W. Clayburn ’77 Michael J. Clough ’63 and Melanie Dowdall Clough ’66 Esten Coan ’52 Lois A. Cogovan ’63 Joseph A. Colangelo ’76 and Debbra Colangelo # Michael E. Collins ’78 Carly Connors Ann Marie Conti-Kelly Greco ’73 Astrid Blydenburgh Cook ’87 Kevin Cope and Sally Cope # Jill Kaminski Corbett ’89 Richard T. Cornell ’65 Jeffrey P. Cornish ’82 Thomas A. Corwin ’83 Baird C. Couch ’62 Vincent A. Cozzarelli ’61 Robert J. Craner ’70 Dominic J. Crisafulli ’66 James F. Cross ’87 and Colleen Coffey Cross ’88 Thomas Curtis ’73 Jaclyn Koenig Dacier ’91 Susan D. Dahm ’66 Thomas J. Dalton Robert J. Davis ’89 and Maryanne Mazzella Davis ’89 Donald W. Davison Charles G. DeChristopher ’48 Joseph W. Decker ’63 and Anne Hamann Decker ’58 Tracey Mantz Denardo ’85 Christopher W. Dise and Pamela Dise # Sean C. Dobbins ’88 and Imelda Nicolella Dobbins ’88 Patricia Flemma Donato ’79 Walter E. Dunham ’78 Tania Madison Durante ’91

William J. Dwyer ’60 Jill Walpole Edd ’81 Barry F. Edelstein ’63 David D. Edwards ’65 George M. Ehrmann ’54 Pat Faragon ’56 David A. Fazioli Kevin J. Fessler ’99 Jocelyn Scott Fiederer ’80 Suzanne Arnold Figary ’87 James J. Finn ’68 Jeffrey P. Firlik ’74 Scott E. Fitzgerald and Sheri Fitzgerald # Shanna Aleschus Fitzpatrick ’89 William B. Fizette ’51 Derek E. Fluty ’94 and Amy Furman Fluty ’94 Thomas F. Flynn ’56 John D. Forman ’52 Louis P. Fortin ’58 and Marilyn Cepiel Fortin ’61 James Francese ’52 Louis J. Fratto ’44 Thomas P. French ’98 Thomas M. Friello ’80 Gilbert Fudin ’53 William J. Furman ’71 Cynthia Spagnoletti Gabriels ’60 Robert P. Galer ’92 and Julie Galer ’93 Vincent Galletta ’73 and Kathleen Carpenter Galletta ’73 Tammy Vinson Garrett ’86 L. Thomas Geiser ’92 and Maureen Crowley Geiser ’92 John R. George ’81 Lorie Chervinsky Giamartino ’89 Michael A. Gigliotti ’60 Justine Giroux Gilbert ’91 Mary Beth Giroux Gilbert ’80 David Gionet and Virginia Gionet # Paul J. Gionet ’78 Peter Giordano and Susan Giordano # Steve Goh and Youngna Goh # Thomas F. Goss ’85 Bernard W. Graham ’71 and Doreen Zobre Graham ’72 Deborah Martin Grimes ’77 Carrie Palmer Guetzloff ’90 John J. Guokas ’62 Christine Turner Haack ’76 Gary D. Hall ’57 Roy F. Hammecker ’61 Thomas C. Hanley ’48 Elaine Patnode Harrica ’71 Jacqueline Harris William V. Hastings ’62 Daniel P. Healy ’82 Frank A. Hempstead ’58 Pamela L. Henderson ’82 John C. Henty ’66 and Jane Persons Henty ’66 Rebecca M. Hilborn ’95 Daniel J. Hind ’06 and Kimberly Thomas Hind ’06 Allison Garcia Hoff ’95 Miriam Belote Hogle ’55 Eugene A. Hoh ’61 James L. Holmes ’92 and Jacqueline Phelps Holmes ’93



Rg Report of Gifts

Christopher T. Horning ’96 Lisa M. Houk ’80 Diana C. House ’86 Jason M. Howard ’08 Patrick E. Howlett ’71 and Patricia Moore Howlett ’69 John C. Huebeler ’70 and Paula Smith Huebeler ’73 Kenneth W. Hunter ’59 Mark A. Hunter ’98 Joseph Iemma and Joan Iemma # Sherif Ismail and Afaf Mohamed Ismail # Bernard G. Janeczko ’87 Nicole M. Janiszewski ’02 Bruce Johnson and Ann Johnson # Gary P. Johnson ’71 Paul E. Johnson ’84 Edgar L. Jorolemon ’60 Joseph P. Mangione, Inc. Margaret W. Karl ’94 Sidney I. Keller ’57 Ellen J. Kenney ’95 James E. Kewley ’75 and Lorraine Fort Kewley ’75 Ali Khemili ’74 Chong Ki Kim ’93 and Kristin Zito Kim ’94 Lester R. Kleinman ’59 Frank Klippel ’87 and Susan Glode Klippel ’87 Anne Morris Klupa ’71 Robert A. Klupa ’71 Grant J. Knickerbocker ’89 Paul F. Koehler ’71 and Ellen Uilham Koehler ’71 Stephen A. Koerts ’71 Michael Kohan and Mary Kohan Bertram L. Kohn ’60 Deborah Battaglia Komoroski ’78 Srividya Chirumamilla Kotapati ’01 Stephen Kovary and Elaine Kovary # Janine Mankouski Kozak ’90 Arthur Kramer ’59 and Jeannie Scully Kramer ’59 Jeffrey H. Kurtz and Lesia Kurtz # James G. Laird Jean Brown Lake ’71 Paul A. Lanciault ’56 Jennifer Murray Landaverde ’97 Jill Lake Lang ’78 Rose Zobel Lang ’69 David Lange ’89 and Jean Soucy Lange ’90 Salvatore J. Lanzafame ’55 Susan Nicholson Layne ’61 Laura Le ’99 Paul Le and Maria Le # Dean E. Lea ’74 and Debra Gibbs Lea ’79 Edward A. Lenz ’56 Dale R. Lewis ’93 Stephen L’Heureux and Judith L’Heureux # Allen J. Lieberoff ’59 William J. Lincourt ’55 Douglas R. Lindke ’80 William R. Little ’52 Paul G. Litynski ’77 Robert J. Locke ’72 Lockheed Martin Matching Gifts 34


Robert Loibl and Ann Marie Loibl # Michael J. Loudis ’59 Donald F. Lutz ’49 Wayne A. Mabb ’70 Francis X. Magee ’57 Leo E. Maggy ’58 Robert Makofske ’93 Ted Malahias ’82 Daniel Maneen and Mary Maneen # Michael F. Mangione Marie Marhan Dropkin ’82 Bruce D. Martin ’55 Joseph N. Marzo ’80 Lisa Baker Mason ’83 Vincent N. Matteo ’71 Constance Trinkl Matthys ’80 Kenneth J. Maxik ’86 and Julie Chang Maxik ’86 Lester E. Maxik ’52 Edward J. Mc Nulty ’67 John D. McGrath ’01 Lynn Klutschkowski McKinnon ’88 Patricia Stewart McMahon ’86 Richard J. Menapace ’56 Angelo A. Mercurio ’51 Catherine Merriman Robert A. Messia ’50 and Eleanor Van Buren Messia ’50 Emerson S. Metzler ’95 Richard Moss Miles Frederick G. Miller ’81 Michael T. Miller ’97 and Katy-Erin Donnelly Miller ’91 Richard Miller ’50 Robert W. Miller ’59 Theodore L. Mitchell ’80 Edward P. Molloy ’62 Melvin Mones ’51 Mark E. Morin ’95 Francis J. Mosher ’80 Jennifer Dabravalskas Munoz ’97 Amy M. Murphy ’00 Mary E. Murphy ’48 Anita Nolin Murray ’82 David M. Murray ’74 John F. Murray Scott W. Murray ’86 Thomas J. Natalie ’96 Diep Nguyen # Andrew E. Nielsen ’51 Gregory Notaro ’92 and Mary Lou Bracken Notaro ’91 Bernard Nowitz ’60 Thomas V. Oathout ’63 and Ann Didomenicantonio Oathout ’58 James P. O’Brien ’60 David F. O’Connell ’67 Marilynn Miller O’Dell ’76 Dennis R. O’Grady ’61 Francis E. O’Hearn ’63 Colleen H. O’Malley ’81 Jane Mead O’Neill ’75 Justin Orlando and Pamela Orlando # Ostroff, Hiffa and Associates Joseph P. Padalino ’97 Michele Pallotta ’77 Glen F. Palmer ’92 Michael A. Panasci ’93 and Lori Branche Panasci ’94 Ann M. Parillo ’57 Julius A. Pasquariello ’83 William E. Peck ’90

Carolyn Touchton Peebles ’85 Ellen Peil # Ruth J. Perkins ’97 Brenda L. Petrie ’00 John Son Pham and Nancy Nga Pham # Cynthia Fix Phillips ’72 Henry J. Phillips ’57 Frank M. Piacente ’72 Frederick G. Pickles ’52 Richard Pierle ’65 and Mabel Pierce Pierle ’65 Anne Keeler Pierson ’51 Therese I. Poirier ’77 P. Ronald Pollack ’63 Robert S. Pomerantz ’58 Karl F. Popp ’73 and Theresa Popp # Dominick J. Porco ’75 and Ingeborg Sturm Porco ’77 Carl J. Possidente ’99 Robert W. Potenza ’42 David G. Potter ’89 Colin W. Price ’02 and Sarah Carroll Price ’02 Jack A. Pross ’67 Irene Tobin Przylucki ’80 Arthur A. Ramsey ’62 Nancy Hebert Randall ’91 John Reepmeyer ’65 Kristin Collins Renzi ’92 Debbie Reutter Shery Whorf Richardson ’71 Mark A. Riegelhaupt ’79 David Riley ’80 Kevin Rivenburg Armand Rivers Thomas E. Roberts ’75 Peter Robinson ’51 Roche Gregory Rodzevik and Rose Rodzevik # Clyde H. Ronk ’73 Mathew M. Rosinski ’95 Daniel Rubinson ’52 James Rush and Patricia Rush # John P. Ryan ’88 Michael P. Ryan ’85 Cynthia S. Sadauskas ’87 Gary M. Sanges ’73 Herbert V. Savage ’51 Kathleen E. Sawicki ’06 Thomas A. Saxby ’85 Mark E. Scanio ’98 and Kristen Renaud Scanio ’98 Robert A. Schaefer ’69 Judith A. Schmonsky Daniel C. Schur ’68 Robin Schuyler ’85 Samantha McVey Schwall ’99 Howard Schwartz ’48 Donald F. Scullion ’67 James L. Senese ’77 James H. Serour ’72 Walter F. Shangraw ’54 John J. Sheeley ’63 Donald A. Sherman ’51 Scott Sherwood ’89 and Carol Watkins Sherwood ’89 Leonard G. Sherwood ’56 Michael S. Sherwood ’86 Melvyn L. Shindler ’59 William L. Shumway ’51 Richard A. Sillato ’99 and Tanya Schram Sillato ’99

David Silverhart ’51 Mark S. Simkins ’86 William P. Sleasman ’71 Andrew R. Smith and Mary Frances Smith # John C. Smith ’61 Linford A. Snyder ’51 and Nancy Ward Snyder ’51 Robert A. Sofia ’66 Robert H. Solomon ’62 Melissa Soucia Anne Akin Sowinski ’86 J. Scott Stachowski ’84 Stanley R. Stankes ’50 Greg R. Stanley ’98 and Michelle Stanley ’98 Jerald M. Stemerman ’60 William K. Suttie ’78 and Karen Rocco Suttie ’81 David E. Talarico ’62 Richard Tannenbaum ’55 Colleen Deck Tebbe ’79 Thomas M. Techman ’62 Philip Teicher ’51 Abraham Thomas and Valsamma Thomas # Steven Thomas and Jean Thomas # Cynthia A. Thompson ’04 Robert W. Thorpe ’51 Barbara Cote Thurston ’63 Leila M. Tibi ’02 Kelly Smith Toia ’87 Edward L. Toomajian ’81 and Rosemary Settanny Toomajian ’81 Robert M. Toomajian ’62 Janice Imson Treichler ’58 Edward J. Trnka ’59 Gino Turchi and Willie Turchi David E. Urban ’74 Kevin D. Valade ’93 Jenny Allen VanAmburgh ’98 David E. VanValkenburg ’81 John P. Vavra ’82 and Evelyn Mead Vavra ’82 Harold E. Veeder ’58 Ryan P. Venter and Christy Venter David A. Viscusi Douglas C. Wager ’74 Tamara Wanchisen ’93 John T. Ward ’76 Ronald N. Warner ’76 * Leo Waseleski and Julie Waseleski # Patricia Considine Wason ’79 Robert J. Waugh ’02 Matthew G. Weaver ’96 Donald D. Weinstein ’51 Harold L. Weisberg ’55 Gretchen Saubrier Welge ’78 Frederick L. Wendt ’67 Robert J. West ’92 and Julie Pelech West ’94 Elizabeth Cheresnowsky Weston ’90 Laura Milch White ’95 David R. Wieland ’73 Ronald L. Wilcox ’62 Korey H. Willard ’80 Michael D. Willson ’83 Sheila Neary Winnowski ’64 Leo A. Wisniewski ’72 Jean Dipardo Witkowski ’93 Barbara A. Wood Christine Andryszczyk Wood ’78

Matthew J. Woodcock ’87 Edward J. Wortley ’61 and Karen PhelpsWortley ’63 Cynthia King Wyman ’80 Lois Drabinski Yontz ’65 Karen Malsan Ziomek ’77

Class Giving 1937 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Joseph Klein

12 1 8.33 $5

1942 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Robert Potenza

7 1 14.29 $100

1943 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: June Bloomer Dorothy Carman H. Russell Denegar Joseph Verrastro 1944 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Louis Fratto Mildred Goldberg 1947 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Mary Nellis Howard Slater * Regina Snyder Frank Sweeney 1948 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Myron Bach Charles DeChristopher Thomas Hanley Irmgard Kaiser Thomas Lopresti Mary Murphy Howard Schwartz 1949 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Thomas Connolly Arthur Dooley Betty Frink Marie Hare Richard Isele

10 4 40.00 $625

4 2 50.00 $125

15 4 26.66 $1,600

20 7 35.00 $485

38 9 23.68 $1,625

Donald Lutz Edmond Robert John Schell John Sherman

1950 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Leslie Coons Frederick Haggerty Eleanor Messia Richard Miller Elizabeth Sheldon Stanley Stankes 1951 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Kenneth Amsler Raymond Blake Leonard Every William Fizette Harold Jaffee Ronald McLean Angelo Mercurio Melvin Mones Andrew Nielsen Anne Pierson Harold Ransley Peter Robinson Herbert Savage Martin Scully Harold Seitz Donald Sherman William Shumway David Silverhart Linford Snyder Nancy Snyder Philip Teicher Robert Thorpe Donald Weinstein Walter Williams

44 6 13.64 $685

56 24 42.86 $2,795

1952 Class Size: 58 # of Donors: 22 % of Participants: 37.93 Total Gift: $36,010 Edward Belemjian Donald Butlien Walter Cherniak Esten Coan David Corina Rinaldo DeNuzzo John Forman James Francese L. Klippel William Little Lester Maxik Doris Miller Joseph Mount Frederick Pickles Richard Robison Daniel Rubinson Robert Schmitt Jerome Shapiro Laura Tepper Robert Van Vlack Gordon VanDebogart Elwin VanValkenburg

1953 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Gilbert Banker Alfred Collins Gilbert Fudin Virginia McBride Jack Monakey Lawrence Mosse Eugene Ponessa Francis Steed Robert Thiess 1954 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: George Ehrmann Robert Elliott Marilyn McCarthy Walter Shangraw Alan Tubbs Eleanor Williams 1955 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Marilyn Browne Edward Burns James Gannon Miriam Hogle Salvatore Lanzafame William Lincourt Bruce Martin John Murphy Bruce Stewart Richard Tannenbaum Harold Weisberg 1956 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Pat Faragon Thomas Flynn Robert Hagues Elizabeth Hamilton Paul Lanciault Edward Lenz Joseph MacFarland Richard Menapace Leonard Sherwood Elmer Vandenburgh 1957 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Anthony Albano Nick Anagnost P. Edgar Badgley John Boylan Thomas Byrnes Kathleen Chapman Carol Ciufo J. Gordon Dailey Gary Hall Sidney Keller Jeanette Lamb

47 9 19.15 $13,975

53 6 11.32 $2,625

42 11 26.19 $1,135

48 10 20.83 $985

53 20 37.73 $9,393

Arthur Macarios Francis Magee Robert McGaugh Henry Palmer * Ann Parillo Henry Phillips William Reilly William Steed Alan White

1958 Class Size: 64 # of Donors: 26 % of Participants: 40.63 Total Gift: $112,010 Richard Barber G. Wesley Barnard James Bollinger Virginia Brennan Elliot Cohen Ralph Comanzo Selig Corman Anne Decker Leonard Dwyer Louis Fortin Melvin Friedland Barry Goldstein Ann Hallenbeck William Hallenbeck Frank Hempstead Conrad Knapp Bruce Kost Leo Maggy John McCarthy Ann Oathout Robert Pomerantz James Skeals Dexter B. Spaulding Janice Treichler Harold Veeder Frank Viviani Mark Williams 1959 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: William Amsden Walter Byrne Carl Chin John Clark August Dobish Edward Fausel Warren Ficke David Hanson Kenneth Hunter Lester Kleinman Jeannie Kramer Arthur Kramer Allen Lieberoff Michael Loudis Ralph Mancini Ronald Matthews Robert Miller Melvyn Shindler Edward Trnka 1960 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Joseph Battaglia James Beatson Anthony Chiffy

64 19 29.69 $22,900

59 19 32.20 $4,045

William Dwyer Rocco Femia Cynthia Gabriels Michael Gigliotti Edgar Jorolemon Edward Katz Bertram Kohn Paul Kucza Michael Lotano Richard Marra Bernard Nowitz James O’Brien Carol Powell Jerald Stemerman Robert Stote Lois Zuill

1961 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Dorita Aboufadel Richard Baylis L. Kirk Benedict John Bottiroli Vincent Cozzarelli Geraldine DeSeve Celia Epstein Leslie Felpel Marilyn Fortin Roy Hammecker Eugene Hoh A. Joseph Kallfelz Susan Layne Edmund Marcelo Ronald Menard Dennis O’Grady Robert Santimaw John Smith David Van Etten Robert Venery F. Hamilton White Barry Wishengrad Edward Wortley 1962 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Brian Bartle Richard Burgess Baird Couch John Duffy Dorothy Fausel Harry Fertik Floyd Firman Jon Gallagher John Guokas William Hastings Frank LaPuma Edward Molloy Joan Murray James Nowicki Arthur Ramsey Elinor Smith Robert Solomon David Talarico Thomas Techman Robert Toomajian Ronald Wilcox

72 23 31.94 $4,010

1963 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Elizabeth Austin William Cetnar Michael Clough Lois Cogovan Richard Daffner Daniel DelNegro Barry Edelstein Maureen Foley Jay Frank Gale Gridley Zachary Hanan Diane Lubertine John Morone Francis O’Hearn Thomas Oathout P. Ronald Pollack Frank Renna Howard Rubinger Sandra Sansone John Sheeley Jay Sherline Barbara Thurston 1964 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Lawrence Casey John Spanburgh Sheila Winnowski Mary Yates

71 21 29.58 $6,935

1965 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Robert Brakemeier Nicholas Chervinsky Timothy Colyer Richard Cornell Albert DiDonna Thomas Drahushuk David Edwards James Evans Thomas Gillette Stephen Godlewski William Leroy Sandra Lory Richard Pierle John Reepmeyer Peter Ryan Dean Thurheimer M. Jay Wexler Ronald Winchell Lois Yontz 1966 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Lee Anderson James Byrnes Mary Carney James Chaffee Gary Coloton Paul Consroe Dominic Crisafulli Susan Dahm

85 22 25.88 $9,309

17 4 23.53 $1,150

85 19 22.35 $6,676

71 24 33.80 $5,916



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George Crittenden Patricia Howlett Sylvia Kaminsky David Knightes Rose Lang James Larnard John Longacker Barbara Olchek Wallace Pickworth Michael Pinsonneault Dianne Rutledge Robert Schaefer Robert Single

John Erb Frank Flannery Anna Forster Robert Hartz Jane Henty John Henty Vicki Kelsey James Kitts Richard Little Jacqueline Merrick Philip Palumbo Thomas Sands Lawrence Shanley William Sliter Alice Sliter Robert Sofia

1967 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Maria Bachynsky Alan Carpenter Donald Charles Diane DeGroff Jo-Adele Dumper Robert Henion Richard Johnson Barry Liepshutz John North David O’Connell Jack Pross Jeannette Rogowski Donald Scullion Dennis Thompson Frederick Wendt Michael Wexler 1968 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Andrew Allen William Banovic Steven Blakeslee David Brands Norman Carter Richard Cimildoro Susann Dugo James Finn Jane Fox Reeder Gates Raymond Giblin Edward Johnson Ronald Sahr Daniel Schur Terrence Towers Suzette Usher 1969 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: 2 Total Gift: Kalsey Arquette Sally Bauer Stuart Berney Alan Blum Veronica Burling Albert Chmura Richard Cognetti Philip Cornell Lynne Cote Russell Cranston 36


75 17 22.67 $2,230

87 16 18.39 $3,630

88 23 6.14 $8,601

Rose Maria Godlewski Doreen Graham R. Gary Hollenbeck Michael Julius Michael Levine Robert Locke Robert O’Connor Patricia Pafundi Cynthia Phillips Frank Piacente Gregg Richmond David Sellis James Serour Charles Sharkey Sarah Shultz Leo Wisniewski

Edward Dombroski Frederick Ellis Phillip Fifield David Grella James Kewley Lorraine Kewley Sharon Leary Steve Leeret Timothy Magila Barbara McNiff Jane O’Neill Mary Beth Poland Dominick Porco Thomas Roberts Diane Sacco Robert Stankes Linda Zent

1970 Class Size: 76 # of Donors: 20 % of Participants: 26.32 Total Gift: $6,530 Harvey Arbit Clifford Balch Ann Marie Bowman Larry Burling Frank Capristo Norman Jean Coloton John Cote Robert Craner William Davis Linda Drew John Huebeler John Kirker John LeGrand Wayne Mabb Roxie Miles Joseph Minarski Linda Paraizo Mary Pearson Joseph Rebisz Edward Ryan

1973 Class Size: 70 # of Donors: 17 % of Participants: 24.29 Total Gift: $3,335 Alan Beck Ann Marie Conti-Kelly Greco Thomas Curtis Kathleen Galletta Vincent Galletta James Hranek Paula Huebeler Marcia Locke Barbara Mandulak Michael McEntarfer David Muller Karl Popp Thomas Reif Linda Ronk Clyde Ronk Gary Sanges David Wieland

1971 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Jon Bushnell Angelo DelZotto Bernard Ettinger William Furman Bernard Graham Elaine Harrica Patrick Howlett Gary Johnson Anne Klupa Robert Klupa Paul Koehler Stephen Koerts Jean Lake Paul Matala Vincent Matteo David McEntarfer John Mitchell Thomas Neely Shery Richardson William Sleasman Larry Small Mary Anne Valenti

1974 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Kandyce Daley Kenneth Drabik Eileen Faist Richard Finkle Jeffrey Firlik Louis Fratto Frank Grosso Marylee Grosso Ali Khemili David Kile Susan Kile Dean Lea Frederick Macri Henry Miller David Murray Michael Osborne Nancy Phillips Vincent Pigula Jacqueline Thomas David Urban Douglas Wager Richard Zalewski

1972 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Judith Beaulac John Briglin Sheila Briglin

77 22 28.57 $4,570

80 19 23.75 $3,005

1975 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Steven Berkowitz Kim Demers Rose Demers

85 22 25.88 $14,613

20 107 18.69 $14,325

1976 Class Size: 101 # of Donors: 22 % of Participants: 20.79 Total Gift: $3,620 Michael Calveric Michael Canale Robert Clark Joseph Colangelo David Dalton Thomas Fiore Donald Fortier William Galarneau Christine Haack Kenneth Hogan Rick Hogle Everett Hunt Sally Hunt David Keyser Joanne McTague James Monahan Marilynn O’Dell David Oles David Stack John Ward Ronald Warner * Denise Weinschenker 1977 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Joan Anzola Daniel Astry Robert Brockley Fred Brundige J. Michael Burns Mark Clayburn Edward Cretaro David Demagistris Marlene Dickson Shirley Fourman Deborah Grimes Robert Hamilton William Libera Paul Litynski Joseph Maiello Debra Masel Deirdre McEntarfer Michele Pallotta Therese Poirier Linda Rosenthal James Senese David Stachnik Susan Waterman Richard Weinstein Karen Ziomek

110 25 22.73 $4,895

1978 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Maryjane Aiello Darrell Barber Joan Burns Michael Collins Angela Dominelli Walter Dunham William Fiero John Fratto Paul Gionet Deborah Komoroski Jill Lang William Primomo Milissa Rock Patrick Spado Kim Sprague Linda Staples William Suttie Gretchen Welge John Westerman Christine Wood 1979 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Anonymous Deborah Bauman James Bevilacqua John Breitnauer Brian Carroll Christopher Casey Burton Deis Eugene DiNuzzo Patricia Donato Gregory Fuller Terri Hanrahan Bruce Hatch Flory Herman Mark Hylwa Debra Lee Mary Jo List Earl Pease Mark Quackenbush Mark Riegelhaupt James Roome Jean Siegrist Maria Steinbach Colleen Tebbe Patricia Wason 1980 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: David Adsit Kathleen Bibbo Lisa Bonner Thomas Buchanan Michael Butler Jocelyn Fiederer Roman Flis Elizabeth Frank Thomas Friello Geraldine Gates Mary Beth Gilbert Gary Grella Wayne Halayko Bridget-ann Hart

112 20 17.85 $3,200

125 24 19.20 $5,750

113 32 28.32 $5,991

James McLaughlin Anita Murray Mark Palmer Laureen Parese Christine Petit John Podesta Stephanie Preston Keith Preston Karen Snyder Gale Soltys John Vavra Richard Zeppieri

Lisa Houk Kenneth Hubbard Christie Hylwa Mark Laurin Douglas Lindke Edward Loeber Elizabeth Maney Joseph Marzo Constance Matthys Theodore Mitchell Francis Mosher Steven Pardi Irene Przylucki David Riley Elizabeth Stanzione Mitchell Wilbert Korey Willard Cynthia Wyman

1981 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Jolene Bates Cheryl Burtch Jane Butler David Carpenter Walter Czajka Michael Delello James Duffy Jill Edd Jeffrey Fudin Peter Gage John George Mark Gersten Lorraine Herkenham Alesa Hughto Stephen Hulse William Irwin Eugene Jackey Leon Kentner Janet Korwan Frederick Miller Colleen O’Malley Kathy Smith Joann Stevens Karen Suttie Edward Toomajian David VanValkenburg

119 26 21.85 $4,097

1982 Class Size: 117 # of Donors: 32 % of Participants: 27.35 Total Gift: $2,525 Holly Bonsignore Jane Boyd Barton Bradbury Mary Bromberg Roseanne Burke Julie Burns Fred Carroll Diane Chmel Jeffrey Cornish Jolee Dawidowicz Joseph Fiscella Kathleen Frisbee Steven Frisbee Daniel Healy Pamela Henderson Janet Johnson Peter Lamanna Ted Malahias Marie Marhan Dropkin Marian McLaughlin

1983 Class Size: 106 # of Donors: 26 % of Participants: 24.53 Total Gift: $9,182 David Bendyk Bonnie Blum Robert Blum David Bombard J. Mark Bover Laurie Briceland Dawn Carlisle Thomas Corwin Ellen Delello David Etz Mary Etz Geno Germano Christopher Henderson Bruce Hotchkiss Philip Hritcko Lisa Mason Sean McCarthy Julius Pasquariello Jerry Powers Francesca Raymond Sandra Shuhart David Tenero Jamila Weintraub Michael Willson Patricia Wilson 1984 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Robin Alteri Marion Bradley Cynthia Brown Suzanne Caravella Gerald Fitzgerald Anthony Graziano Paul Johnson Michael Kane Kathleen Krazinski Maryanne Mackey Marion Morton James Notaro Jeffery Opal Douglas Perryman James Purcell William Shields J. Scott Stachowski Sau Yuen

110 18 16.36 $10,436

1985 Class Size: 117 # of Donors: 28 % of Participants: 23.93 Total Gift: $8,505 Jacqueline Aldershoff Anne Astemborski Anne Carlisto

Karen Certo Tracey Denardo Carla Desrosiers Thomas Goss William Griffiths Wendy Gwozdz Steven Hansel Christopher Klein William Krazinski Maya Kurtz Theresa Lubowski Angela Miczek Karen Miller Cathy Osborne Carolyn Peebles Naomi Piraino Samuel Piraino Lynn Ray Michael Ryan Thomas Saxby Robin Schuyler Troy Spaulding Mark Teator Scott Terrillion Cathy Tillman

Frank Klippel Cynthia Sadauskas Louis Spiezio Kelly Toia Helen Wolek Matthew Woodcock

1986 Class Size: 127 # of Donors: 24 % of Participants: 18.90 Total Gift: $7,560 Pamela Abbamont Jennifer Battin Alan Bilicki Richard Blunden Jennifer Caloia Christine Camille Mariangela Capozzi Cheryl Carey Michael Clarke Paula DiLascia Wright Tammy Garrett Joyce Hansel Diana House Rose Ann Manning Kenneth Maxik Patricia McMahon Scott Murray Martha Naber Deborah Quiri John Romeo Michael Sherwood Mark Simkins Anne Sowinski Mark Yerushalmi 1987 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Sidney Anderson Patricia Baron James Bartosik Anne Bombard Sandra Clarke Astrid Cook Everett Cronizer James Cross Lori Farquhar Philip Favreau Suzanne Figary Andrew Flynn Bernard Janeczko Barbara Joyce Susan Klippel

129 21 16.28 $2,327

1988 Class Size: 123 # of Donors: 18 % of Participants: 14.63 Total Gift: $4,800 Debra Barber Christopher DelVecchio Imelda Dobbins Sean Dobbins Michael Farina Barbara Favreau Kenneth Freebern Christine Garfinkel Paul Mangione Lynn McKinnon Susan Quinn Concetta Rahn John Ryan Sherry Sorrentino Larry Tabor Nancy Trips Tamara Turner Suzanne Walton 1989 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Veronica Asabere Pamela Bowers Tammy Brown Jill Corbett Robert Crain Robert Davis Holly Delape Shanna Fitzpatrick Kelly Flynn Julie-Ann Fortran Lorie Giamartino Dawn Hewitt Nancy Huntington Timothy Jennings Mary Beth Juron Grant Knickerbocker Angela Lange Michael Mascitelli Judith McDonald Marc Mercurio Lori Mosher Nicole Parrish David Potter Bridget Rowan Carol Sessa Michael Sessa Carol Sherwood Scott Sherwood Darren Triller Susan Wu 1990 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Ellen Aschbrenner Jeremiah Axtell Lisa Carney John Carriola

148 30 20.27 $2,535

112 13 11.61 $1,305

Tracy Devaprasad James Galgano Sharon Geerts Carrie Guetzloff Janine Kozak Jean Lange William Peck Carlos Velez Elizabeth Weston

1991 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Kathleen Bonnier Marybeth Brown Jaclyn Dacier Tania Durante Mark Edgerly Justine Gilbert Ellen Kennett Jeffrey Kirkby Dana Mercurio Maureen Millen Mary Lou Notaro Karla Palmer Manuel Ramirez Nancy Randall Mary Underhill Joseph Waltz Marc Watrous 1992 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Tracey Andrews Ronald Barbic Elke Blaetz Jeffrey Burbank Regina Dascher Robert Galer L. Thomas Geiser Maureen Geiser James Holmes Lisa LaLoggia Daniel Lange Melissa Mannino Sandra McLoud Denise Nero Gregory Notaro Glen Palmer Patricia Pierce Daniel Pruski Kristin Renzi Catherine Spoletini Robert West 1993 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Jeffrey Bachta Joseph Cherkis Mary Coolidge Susan Couture Christopher Fausel Jacqueline Holmes Judy Izard Stacy Keppler Chong Ki Kim Dale Lewis Tiffany Loder

139 17 12.23 $3,800

140 21 15.00 $2,435

120 21 17.50 $2,840



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Robert Makofske Joseph Manley Eric Miller Michael Panasci Kim Reynolds Laura Stevens Carolyn Stock Kevin Valade Tamara Wanchisen Jean Witkowski

1994 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Frank Avason Todd Bourn Joseph Chiffy Bonny Decastro Victoria Dingman Kelly Doan Amy Fluty Derek Fluty Margaret Karl Kristin Kim Donald Light Lori Panasci Matthew Scott Tina Valdeon Julie West 1995 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Annabelle Bink Leslie Burke Christine Coleman Teresa Hardy Rebecca Hilborn Allison Hoff Ellen Kenney Emerson Metzler Mark Morin Robert O’Brien Anna O’Neil Mathew Rosinski Mary St. Hilaire Tracey Toner Laura White C. Michael White Vincent Zammiello 1996 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Stacy Bruyns Brian Bruyns John Faragon Christopher Horning Jeffrey Middendorf Thomas Natalie Brandi Romano Ronald Romano Judith Smith Mary Kay Terrell Margaret Turoski Matthew Weaver Jennifer Zammiello



134 15 11.19 $1,830

125 17 13.60 $1,320

122 13 10.66 $2,580

1997 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Alfred Austin Melissa Burdash Peter Burdash Laurel Champlin Christine Daniel Corey Duteau James Edson Mark Fagnan Francesco Giuliano Jennifer Landaverde Theresa Lee Michael Miller Jennifer Munoz Joseph Padalino Ruth Perkins Diane Scott 1998 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Kelly Anderson Kathleen Carlton Margery Fellenzer Thomas French Karen Grandinetti Mark Hunter Eric Prong Joanne Race Kristen Scanio Mark Scanio Kelly Sharp Greg Stanley Michellle Stanley Lee Pha Tang Tracey Torrey Jenny VanAmburgh 1999 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Andrea Brooke James Cataldi Valerie Cooper Kevin Fessler Melissa Giuliano Laura Le Michelle Owens Darren Palmer Carl Possidente Samantha Schwall Richard Sillato Matthew Yancey Christine Zeolla 2000 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Jennifer Dickenson Kristin Goold Sean Greene Amy Murphy Brenda Petrie Karen Smith

132 16 12.12 $2,310

143 16 11.19 $1,035

2001 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Michael Flannery Thomas Grandville Srividya Kotapati Michael Leake John McGrath Kelly Sullivan Michael Zeolla 2002 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Cheryl Aiken Daniel Anderson Sarah Barnes Jason Blitz Maia Decker Maia Flannery Amy Iannon Phillip Iannon Nicole Janiszewski Dipak Mistry Colin Price Sarah Price Jerrod Richards Rachael Richards Leila Tibi Robert Waugh 2004 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Cynthia Thompson

130 13 10.00 $2,905

117 6 5.13 $865

2005 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Nicole Pagano Brett Stankevich 2006 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: Helen Ashuntantang Daniel Hind Kimberly Hind Jessica Maurer Timothy Randolph Kathleen Sawicki 2008 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Total Gift: John Adamchick Stefanie Alger Erin Burke Jason Howard

109 7 6.42 $1,030

2009 Class Size: # of Donors: % of Participants: Timothy Reed

237 1 0.42

Matching Companies Total Gift: $16,953

140 16 11.43 $1210

Amgen Foundation Express Scripts GE Foundation GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. HSBC Philanthropic Programs Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Kinney Drugs, Inc. Lockheed Martin Matching Gifts MassMutual Financial Group Novartis U.S. Foundation Pfizer, Inc. Proctor and Gamble Fund Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Roche Sanofi-Aventis Wyeth Matching Gift Program

The Francis J. O’Brien Society 130 1 0.77

120 2 1.67

147 6 4.08 $875

212 4 1.89 $800

The Francis J. O’Brien Society honors individuals who have made charitable planned gifts or have made known their intentions to include ACPHS in their wills or estate plans. Donors who have made financial or estate gifts of any size through wills, trusts or other planned gifts are recognized for their dedication to the college’s mission.

Alan Blum ’69 Lucille Cerro Donald Charles ’67 Lynne Cotich Cote ’69 and John Cote ’70 Jack and Kandyce Daley ’74 + Edward ’84 and Maureen ’84 Enos Mark Fagnan ’97 Warren Ficke ’59 John Finnegan ’57 * Charlotte Helprin James and Gloria* Hunter Richard Isele ’49 David Knightes ’69 Chester Koblantz Bruce Martin ’55 Roxie Miles ’70 Arthur Muldoon ’72 Kenneth Nirenberg William O’Brien Charles Owens ’54 Katherine Petrone ’59 Eugene Ponessa ’53 Frank Reiss ’89 Regina Snyder ’47 Shirley Stolarski ’74 Norton Taylor ’49 Robert Toomajian ’62 Gino and Willie Turchi Robert Van Vlack ’52

Corporations + Foundations Total Gift $155,140 Abbott Laboratories Accent Commercial Furniture, Inc. Action Window Cleaning Co., Inc. Allen’s Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning American Chemical & Equipment Co. Americlean Audio Video Corporation Bette & Cring, LLC BST Advisory Network, LLC Capital Area Pharmacists Society Chubb Colonie Mechanical Contractors , Inc. ComDoc, Inc. Coppola Design CVS/Caremark Excel Engineering, P.C. Excel Systems Inc. Flooring Environment, Inc. Follett Higher Education Group Friends of Noah Sorensen & Mario Zeollo, Inc. Help Yourself Foundation Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. Hession Electric, Inc. Higher Education Marketing Associates, Inc. HSBC Philanthropic Programs Huck Finn’s Warehouse and More IKON Office Solutions J C B Specialties, Inc. John Savoy and Son, Inc. Johnson Illington Advisors, LLC Joseph P. Mangione, Inc. Kinney Drugs Foundation, Inc. KONE, Inc. Mabey’s Moving & Storage, Inc. Mac-Gray Corporation Moore Fire Extinguisher Compan y LLC MPC - PRO, LLC NACDS Foundation Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Ostroff, Hiffa and Associates Pfizer, Inc. RBM Guardian Fire Protection, Inc. Recovery Room Restaurant Rite Aid Corporation Rose and Kiernan, Inc. Saxton Signcorp Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates Stanish Amusements, Inc. Stants Combustion Assoc., Inc. TD Banknorth, N.A. Technical Building Services Time Warner of Albany, N.Y. Wal*Mart Stores, Inc. Walgreens

Rg Report of Gifts

In-Kind Gifts Burlington Drug Company Envision Architects PC Janitronics Facility Services Paul and Ruth Maille # Ralph ’59 and Mary Lou ’60 Mancini Christopher Mitiguy Donald D. Weinstein ’51 Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Remembering Remembering My Alma Mater S A M B E R A R D I NO ’ 8 0

In Memoriam In Memory of Raymond G. Ehrmann PhG ’24 and Marguerite Ehrmann George Ehrmann ’54

Why ACPHS? I look forward to my 30th reunion next spring with gratitude for the

In Memory of Julius Osowick ’55 Patricia Osowick

many opportunities presented to me over the years as a graduate of

In Memory of Bruce Kay ’56 Sally Kay

college, which helps provide an excellent educational experience for the

In Memory of Carmine J. Pezzulo ’54 Robert Venery ’61 In Memory of Malcolm Payne ’86 Jennifer Caloia ’86 In Memory of Frank Giamartino ’76 William Galameau In Memory of Thomas Somlo ’61 Edward Katz ’60 In Memory of Carmine Lotano ’58 James Bollinger ’58

ACPHS. My annual charitable giving includes an allocation to the

students, who are the future of our profession. It’s great to see the impact that alumni giving has on the progress and expansion at ACHPS.

Why do you give? Supporting the college as well as being involved in alumni events and pharmacy associations are responsibilities which accompany the privilege of having a professional designation. Although I resigned from community pharmacy in the mid-80s to accept a position with Eli Lilly and Company, and in turn left the pharmaceutical industry twenty years later to accept a position as a financial advisor with Morgan

In Memory of Jerome Lozoff ’67 James Bollinger ’58 Pat Faragon ’56

Stanley Smith Barney, I have remained connected to the ACHPS community, which has provided much opportunity for professional growth and networking.

Why is giving back important to you? ACPHS has been extremely important to my entire family. My father was among the class of 1955, my brother was in the class of 1978, and I followed in 1980. Back then, pharmacy school was a tremendous value with the ability to recoup the cost of 5 years of tuition within the first few months of employment. Giving back to ACHPS is something well afforded from this outstanding return on investment.



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Russ Denegar YOU KNOW YOU WERE A POPUL AR professor when your students from more than 20 years ago still visit and email you. Russ Denegar was a fixture at ACPHS from 1946 through 1988, working first as a professor and then later as an administrator. He was so admired by students that several yearbooks are dedicated to him.

read books on Roosevelt, Lincoln and Galileo.”

Denegar now lives in picturesque Mansfield Center, Connecticut, with his son and his wife. He keeps active by doing genealogy research and following college football and basketball. He also reads extensively and states, “I am currently reading a book about James Monroe. I always felt he didn’t receive the recognition he deserved. I also recently

He fondly recalls his time here at ACPHS and is quick to point out that it was the students who made his time here memorable. He says, “The best part of my years at ACPHS was dealing with the students. I still get emails from former students and a few come to visit. Working with them was extremely rewarding.”

He enjoys his surroundings and is able to see a variety of wildlife from his deck. He says, “It’s truly beautiful here. There are deer about 50 feet away and wild turkeys. There are heavy woods bordering the property and a little flower garden.”

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Planned Giving

Dr. Richard Isele C L A S S O F 19 4 9

Who inspired you? About 10 days after being discharged from

cannot be thankful enough to Dean Francis

the U.S. Navy, I was a student in a single

J. O’Brien for what he has done for me and

building at ACPHS. There I began to know

the effect that he has had on my life.

Dean O’Brien. A quiet, dignified person dedicated to the students, faculty and the

Why do you give?

future of pharmacy, his lectures were

There comes a moment when a person has

always stimulating.

the time to look back and begin to think

He promoted professional advancement,

about what life is all about. The many peo-

participation in community affairs and

ple and events that got you to where you

high individual standards of justice and

are, what you have, how it happens and

fair play. Dean O’Brien was a man of vision

why. Undoubtedly, there are many individ-

who saw the need for the expansion of the

uals that helped in various ways and you

profession, always pointing out the route

may probably never even know them. This

and need for growth, the evidence of which

sounds very much like the history of my

is very visible today and surely only the

life. The kid from nowhere makes his way

beginning of greater things to come. From

with a lot of help to a place in the commu-

that single building, just look at the size

nity. Now its my turn to give back and help

and standing of the College today! Thus, I

others in any way I can.

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