Alumni Upcoming Events

Alumni Reunion Reception & Presentation of the Alumna of the Year Award to Jillia Bird OD, ’89

Saturday, October 19th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
This year we are honoring the classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008. To celebrate this special occasion, the Alumni Association is hosting a cocktail reception at Gallery 8 of the Millennium Broadway Hotel,
145 W 44th Street, New York, NY (just a few blocks away from the College). What an amazing venue and fantastic opportunity to catch up with former classmates while enjoying panoramic views of Times Square. The evening will also host the Alumna of the Year ceremony honoring Dr. Jillia Bird for her outstanding accomplishments at the international level.
This event is complimentary to all reunion class members.
Non-reunion alumni members: $50
If you wish to bring a spouse, there will be a charge of $50 and $25 for children 16 or under.

Meet us at the College Alumni Reception

Sunday, October 20th from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Meet us at the College for a wine and cheese reception with President Heath and Dr. Whittam, President of the Alumni Association.  As part of the reception, the Alumni Association will organize small College tours of the building and its recently renovated areas.
The College is undergoing major changes, so this is our chance to take a look at the future of our alma mater and the profession.
This event is complimentary to all alumni including children and spouse.

If you would like to attend one or both events, please rsvp by October 16th to:
Francisco Lomparte
Associate Director of Alumni Affairs
Phone: (212) 938-5604

Private Alumni Reception

American Academy of Optometry - Seattle October 2013
Friday, October 25th
If you are attending the Academy in Seattle, please join us for a private alumni reception with President Heath and Dr. Denise Whittam, President of Alumni Assocation.  This is a great opportunity to network and reconnect with the College community including faculty members and other SUNY alumni.

Alumni College Tours

Next time you are in New York City, and you would like to visit your alma mater, please contact Francisco Lomparte, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs at or call 212-938-5604 to schedule a tour of the building.  Since 2010, the College has been undergoing major renovation to enhance the quality of college community life. We are excited and proud of our improvement and would like to share it with you.