Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco of The College of Saint Rose - Wed. 4/12

Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco, the 11th president of The College of Saint Rose, will discuss the institution’s 2020 Strategic Plan and her vision for the future at the Albany Roundtable luncheon on Wednesday, April 12, at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany. The meeting is open to the public.

This past Fall, The College of Saint Rose welcomed the largest first-year class in its 96-year history, and began implementing its ambitious, new strategic plan called "To the Second Century." It consists of five goals that position Saint Rose for national and international recognition as a comprehensive institution with high-quality, academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Although this is a period of historic upheaval in higher education, Saint Rose remains committed to its founding mission, to student success, and to the Capital Region.

Dr. Stefanco previously served as vice president and chief academic officer at Agnes Scott College in metropolitan Atlanta. Prior to her service there, she held leadership and teaching positions at two institutions in the California State University system, at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Stefanco earned her doctorate in history from Duke University, a master’s degree in history from Binghamton University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a trustee of the American University in Bulgaria, is a board member of the Center for Economic Growth, and Hearst’s Women@Work, and serves on the Executive Committee of Albany Promise. She has played leadership roles in many American higher education organizations, and speaks and writes regularly about a variety of educational issues. Her research focuses on women and leadership.

The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at www.albanyroundtable.com. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the April 12 luncheon are required by Monday, April 10. and may be made by prepaying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to albanyroundtable@yahoo.com.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tony Iadicicco of Albany Center Gallery - THU 3/9




Tony Iadicicco is a central, dynamic part of the Capital Region arts community, and has served as Executive Director of Albany Center Gallery since April, 2012. He’ll discuss the Gallery’s four-decade-long history and its plans for the future at the Albany Roundtable luncheon on THURSDAY, March 9 at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany. The meeting is open to the public.

Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region, and building a strong, knowledgeable audience for the visual arts. The gallery recently moved to a new location in Albany’s historic Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. They are a community-based organization supported by city, state, corporate and foundation funds, as well as fundraisers, individual donations and memberships.

Tony was born into a military family and lived on a base in Germany before moving to Niskayuna. He received the Norman S. Rice Arts, Culture and Education Award from the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District in 2014; was named Best Local Artist by Capital Region Living Magazine in 2011; and was designated one of “Tomorrow’s Masters Today” by the Albany Institute of History & Art and Art in 2010. Tony works tirelessly to connect people with the arts and promote the creative development of our next generation of leaders. “I paint to create beauty, working with colors to display movement, emotion, and balance,” he said. “Painting, for me, is a release that allows me to share my experiences and perspective with others - it's my deepest and most satisfying form of expression.”

The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at www.albanyroundtable.com. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the March 9 luncheon are required by Tuesday, March 7 and may be made by prepaying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to albanyroundtable@yahoo.com.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Albany HS Students to address Albany Roundtable - 2/8


After a multi-year hiatus, students from Albany High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme are once again regular guests at Albany Roundtable Luncheons. Learn from a panel of students what Albany High School means to them at a luncheon on Wednesday, February 8 at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany. The meeting is open to the public.

The IB’s programs are different from other curricula because they:
·         encourages students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions;
·         develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practices from research and the global community of schools;
·         encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts; and
·         develop multilingual students.

Presented from the perspective of students and not administrators, a panel of young people will host a data-informed dialogue on Albany High School. The panel will be moderated by senior David Powell, a member of the School’s Community Engagement Team who was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2016. He has attended Albany city schools for the whole of his educational career.


The cost for the luncheon is $20, which may be paid at the door. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at www.albanyroundtable.com. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. 

Reservations for the February 8 luncheon are required by Monday, February 6 and may be made by paying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to albanyroundtable@yahoo.com

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