Clarkson University Celebrates Grand Opening of Capital Region Campus in Schenectady
Friday, February 26, 2016
Clarkson University officially celebrated the merger of Union Graduate College (UGC) into Clarkson and the opening of Clarkson's new Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, N.Y., with a Grand Opening on February 22.
The celebration, adjacent to the Capital Region Campus, attracted nearly 400 students, friends and alumni of both institutions.
Clarkson University President Tony Collins emceed the event, which also included speakers Congressman Paul Tonko '71 (NY-20), New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (District 111), Union Graduate College Trustee & Alumna Lauretta Chrys, and Clarkson Alumni Association President-Elect Mark Greene '77, as well as many honored guests.
"There is a golden opportunity for New York State, and the Capital District Region in particular, to really become the gem of the nation's higher education institutions," said Collins. "We have such an array of talented institutions of higher education -- colleges and universities -- with everything that you could possibly want. And frankly, I see that we can be a magnet that will attract talent not just across the nation, but around the world," said Collins. "And so, for this state and this nation, this can be the gem of higher education."