August 17, 2017

Record-setting Turn Out for an Evening at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Left to right are: Jane and her husband, John J. Corrou '94, a member of the Empire State College Foundation Board, Marian Conway ’01, ‘04, chair of the board, and Walter Williams, the college’s vice president for advancement.

Left to right are: Jane and her husband, John J. Corrou '94, a member of the Empire State College Foundation Board, Marian Conway ’01, ‘04, chair of the board, and Walter Williams, the college’s vice president for advancement.

The college saw a sellout crowd and a record turnout with close to 160 guests at its 13 annual Evening at SPAC. Guests attended a reception in the Saratoga Automobile Museum in the Spa State Park, before attending an evening of music at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center that featured Gershwin melodies as part of its All American Festival.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff enjoyed the autos on display at the museum, including those that are part of its auto auction in September, where people can bid on classics including a 1968 Chevelle S.S., a 1960 Rambler American, or a 1966 Ford Mustang K-Code.

Vice President for Advancement Walter Williams welcomed the guests and then turned the podium over to President Merodie Hancock, who welcomed new additions to the college, VP for Administration Joe Garcia and VP for Academic Affairs/Provost David Bejou. She thanked donors in the room for their support of academic programming and scholarshipsl.

A number of college cabinet members enjoyed the evening, as well as many foundation board members, including John Corrou '94 and Marian Conway ’01, ‘04, chair of the board.

More than 50 images from the event are posted to the college’s Facebook page.

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