Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations

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Reunion 2015 is Coming!

Reunion Weekend 2015 is fast approaching, and we can’t wait to welcome all alumni to campus June 5-7! This year we will be celebrating the classes ending in 0’s and 5’s who will be invited to our special class parties. All Siena College Alumni are invited to the other events. Online Registration will be live on April 1, 2015 at

This year we are pleased to share the selections for the alumni receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards:

Franciscan Spirit Award
Breanne Elsesser '05
Andrew Krakat '05

Fr. Ben Kuhn Award for Service to the Siena Community
Fr. Dennis Tamburello '75

Joseph Buff Award for Career Achievement
Kate Strang Gutmann '90

Egon Plager Award for Humanitarian Efforts
Joe Marotta '80, MD
Rich Becker '85

Recent Alumni Events

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In Other News...

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,

Reunion 2014 Recap

A record number of over 1,000 alumni welcomed back home to Siena, June 6-8, for Reunion Weekend. The three days at Siena were filled with activities, sunny skies, and smiles as alumni reconnected with each other, re-lived their college days, and had the opportunity to experience what’s new on campus. Browse the photos from the weekend to see the fun!

During the weekend, 9 Distinguished Alumni Awards were also given. Check out the videos for each of the honorees that were created for the ceremony.

Reunion 2015 will celebrate the classes ending in 0’s and 5’s from June 5-7, 2015. We look forward to working with you over the next year!

Record Year for Siena Fundraising

When the 2013-14 fiscal year ended on May 31, new fundraising records were recorded. Siena thanks all our generous donors for their ongoing philanthropic support. Over $12 million dollars was "committed" this year (many were multi-year campaign commitments) and over $8 million was "collected" in cash.

$1,964,003 was given to Siena's unrestricted Annual Fund (increase of $53,152 over 2012-13) and $6,112,158 was donated to restricted causes ($660,862 increase).

"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."

Thank you to everyone who supported, and continues to support, Siena College and the Education of a Lifetime!

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:

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