College of Saint Rose awarded the Jacob H. Herzog Leadership Award for outstanding service to the City of Albany

May 14, 2010

Albany, NY – The College of Saint Rose was recently awarded the Jacob H. Herzog Leadership Award by the Capitalize Albany Corporation.  The award was presented by Kevin O’Connor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Capitalize Albany Corporation, at the organization’s annual member celebration on December 17th 2009.

Since 1995, the Herzog award has been given annually in recognition of individuals or organizations that have provided extraordinary leadership in improving the economic well being of the City of Albany.  The Capitalize Albany Corporation believes that these actions should be acknowledged so that others may be encouraged in their own efforts to improve the economy and thereby the quality of life in the City of Albany.

“The College of Saint Rose has played an integral role in the academic development of thousands of students, and at the same time, has remained a pillar of the community in the City of Albany,” said Capitalize Albany Corporation Chairman Kevin O’Connor.  “Through its long-term commitment to the city and its efforts in neighborhood stabilization and revitalization Saint Rose remains a strong and active partner.”

Among the many ways Saint Rose has shown itself a leader in the City of Albany, it was a founding partner in the Midtown Homeownership Program which has successfully attracted more than 70 new homeowners in the city’s midtown neighborhood.  The college is also currently involved in a $5 million redevelopment of the multi-use Hoffman Park on the city’s southern border.  The new facilities will open as the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex later this year, and will bring new vitality and recreation to the city’s southern gateway.

Daniel P. Nolan, chair of the College of Saint Rose Board of Trustees, accepted the Herzog award on behalf of the college.

“The College of Saint Rose is an integral part of the City of Albany,” said Nolan.  “Being in the City provides great learning, internship and service opportunities for the students, faculty, staff of the college and we are proud to be a centerpiece of the City’s culture with countless concerts, art exhibits, lectures, readings and discussions on the important issues of our day.  As Saint Rose has grown and flourished as an institution, it has remained a goal that we improve our surrounding community as well.”

Another recent program the college has announced is the Touhey Urban Education Initiative, which will give first-year Saint Rose education students who are interested in urban careers a realistic picture of, and learn effective approaches to, city teaching.

“Congratulations to The College of Saint Rose for this honor; it is fitting that Saint Rose should be recognized for its dedication to the City of Albany,” said Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings.  “It has been a steadfast partner with the city in its efforts to improve life not just on its campus, but in the wider community.”

The Jacob H. Herzog Leadership Award so named for the first recipient, a prominent attorney and civic leader in Albany.  Past recipients of the Herzog award include former SUNY Albany President Kermit Hall; former New York State Governor George Pataki; Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop of the Diocese of Albany; as well as Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Health Care Services to name a few.

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, coeducational college located in the City of Albany.  Home to four schools with nationally accredited programs, centers and institutes, the Saint Rose family includes over 5,000 highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students, over 200 exceptional faculty dedicated to cultivating student success, and scores of involved alumni and supporters, all of whom contribute to the intellectual, scholarly, creative, artistic, athletic, and cultural success of the College and the surrounding region.

The Capitalize Albany Corporation is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization which implements programs and resources that create, retain, and attract businesses in the City of Albany.  The Capitalize Albany Corporation achieves this through its facilitation of transformational development projects identified as priorities by the corporation’s planning efforts, such as the corporation’s “Capitalize Albany” economic development strategy.

Founded in 1979, as the Albany Local Development Corporation, the organization changed its name in 2010 to better reflect its role as an economic development engine in the capital city.  The Capitalize Albany Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors with the power to control and manage the affairs and assets of the corporation. The Capitalize Albany Corporation operates as a self-sufficient entity with funding for its activities derived from several sources including loan repayments and recapitalization, real estate and project development revenues, fees for services, grant proceeds, and membership dues.

Joshua Poupore, Capitalize Albany Corporation
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