Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations

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In Other News...

Another Record Year for Fundraising

When the 2014 -15 fiscal year ended on May 31, new fundraising records were recorded.  Siena thanks all our generous alumni, parents, friends, employees, faculty & staff and corporate partners for their on-going philanthropic support.

Over $11.4 million dollars was "committed" this year (many were multi-year campaign commitments) and $9.3 million was "collected" in cash, which was a record breaking year in the history of the college.  $1,812,410 was given to Siena's unrestricted Annual Fund and $7,528,244 was donated to restricted causes, also a record.

"We are extremely grateful for the leadership financial support we received this year from our many constituents," said David Smith '79, Siena's Vice President for Development and External Affairs. "We are finding that the goals and objectives of Living Our Tradition: The Campaign for Siena College, are resonating with so many of our donors,” said Smith.  “They are telling us that they (continue to) see the value added by these campaign initiatives, and that their support truly is making a difference in the lives of our outstanding students and faculty."

For more information about the campaign, visit today!

New Office Location and Staff Transitions

As we begin to transition into the spring season, the Office of Development is making transitions of its own. First off, Alumni Relations has recently moved offices from 33 Fiddlers Lane. Our offices are now located across the way on the first floor of the St. Francis House.

There have been recent staff transitions in our office as well. More specifically, Eileen Verno and Dvora Koelling are beginning new roles that will help strengthen the Development Office.

Eileen has recently moved from the Office of Alumni Relations to Stewardship. As the Development Coordinator, her office remains at 33 Fiddlers Lane and she will continue to work closely with special events as well as stewardship. If you wish to contact Eileen, the best way to reach her is by phone at (518) 782-6779.

Oppositely, Dvora has moved into the Office of Alumni Relations as the Alumni Relations, Development Assistant. Dvora came to us from the Major Gifts Office at Siena. In her position as Development Assistant Major Gifts, Dvora supported three Major Gift Officers including Robin Sanders, Stephen Archer and Sarah Taylor. In her new position, she will support the Alumni Relations Office in planning events, communicating with alumni and fostering relationships with the Siena community.

If you wish to contact Dvora, the best way to reach her is at the Alumni Relations main phone line, (518) 783-2430 or via email,

Alumni Relations Staff
Mary Beth Finnerty '85
Director of Alumni Relations
Jake Hill '09
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Mike Utzig '07
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Dvora Koelling
Alumni Relations, Development Assistant

Office Phone: (518) 783-2430
Office E-mail:

Alumni & Friends News

  • Albany Named a Best City for Young Professionals

    Citizen Bank has named Albany, N.Y. one of Five Best Cities for Young Professionals in the Northeast. The Albany area was featured for its affordability, parks and recreation, as well as local festivals and entertainment venues. Read More

  • Student Returns to Give Back to School

    When presented with the opportunity to leave his mark on Siena’s campus, recent graduate Luke Lavera ’15 didn’t hesitate. Lavera was approached this past fall about coming back after graduation to paint a mural in the Sarazen Student Union, and he thought it was the perfect way to combine his love of Siena with his passion for creative arts. Read More

  • Education Alum Inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame

    The National Teachers Hall of Fame annually honors five teachers who have shown outstanding commitment and dedication to teaching. This induction will make Richard Ognibene '85 an ambassador, and he plans to utilize this responsibility to spread the good work of his fellow teachers. Read More

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