One of SUNY’s four university centers, The University at Albany, is shining its shoes and practicing its pointe (guards) for a historical weekend: Both UAlbany mens and womens basketball teams became champions of the America East conference and are headed to the NCAA Tournament.
The Mens Basketball Team punched their ticket with a 53-49 victory at The University of Vermont in the America East championship game on Saturday, March 16. Later that day, the Womens Team made it a pair of championships when they defeated The University at Hartford, 61-52 at home.
The Mens Team will head to Philadelphia on Friday, March 22, where they will face legendary Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s four-time NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils at 12:15 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS.
The women’s team will face North Carolina on Sunday, March 24 in Newark, Delaware. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
Follow along below as we gather news and media reporting on both teams, their experiences and updates from the community.
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Angelo Mazzone is an entrepreneur, educator, visionary, and family man. He has taken advantage of his education at Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County Community College to build a hospitality empire in Upstate New York, and now gives back to the College in a handful of ways, including offering experiential education opportunities to students.
Following graduation from SCCC (1974) and, subsequently, University of New Haven in Connecticut, Mazzone returned to New York to jumpstart his career. He saw rapid promotions in multiple positions before testing his entrepreneurial skills through acquiring management and catering of a local restaurant.
Ten SUNY campuses’ graduate programs are named among the nation’s top graduate programs for 2014, according to U.S. World and News Report. The rankings, released in March, highlight over 75 tracks at the ten campuses in each subject’s top 100; many other SUNY schools are recognized in the full report.
According to U.S. News, the rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of administrators at more than 1,250 programs and more than 13,000 academics and professionals conducted during the fall of 2012 and early 2013.
“We are thrilled to see SUNY colleges and universities once again ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report,” said State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “The SUNY campuses to make the 2014 Best Graduate Schools list are consistently recognized for the top quality and top value that they offer students, and rightly so. Congratulations to our many campuses and their respective presidents and educators on this much deserved recognition.”
See the list of schools ranked by graduate program below. View the full rankings report at USNews.com.
SUNY Chancellor Zimpher announced this month that 13 SUNY campuses have been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities who achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve throughout the nation and show a clear commitment to community service and service learning.
On November 28, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reviewed plans for the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) during a campus visit to SUNYIT. The visit was planned in conjunction with the Governor’s statewide Regional Economic Development Council Progress Tour.