Sen. Joseph L. Bruno to speak at
Albany College of Pharmacy’s 125th commencement
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 9, 2005) – New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno will deliver the commencement address in May during Albany College of Pharmacy’s 125th graduation ceremonies, President James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., has announced.
Sen. Bruno also will receive an honorary doctorate degree during the ceremonies Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
“We are honored that Senator Bruno has accepted our invitation to address the graduates of the Class of 2005,” Dr. Gozzo said. “Our 125th commencement ceremonies will mark an important milestone for the college, and we are pleased to have such a distinguished speaker to help us celebrate this occasion.”
First elected to the Senate in 1976, Sen. Bruno (R-Brunswick) was elected majority leader in January 1995 and subsequently re-elected by his colleagues in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 and this year. As a legislative priority, he has highlighted the state’s economy and has concentrated his efforts on ways to stimulate economic development, make New York more competitive with other states and create jobs, particularly in the areas of high technology and biotechnology.
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy is the oldest pharmacy school in New York state and one of the only private, independent pharmacy schools in the United States. The college has a long history of serving its students and health care professionals as one of the premier pharmacy colleges in the nation. The college now enters a new era in health care with a focus not only on pharmacy, but also on pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical technology and research.