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Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Dedicates New Alumni House



On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation held the official dedication ceremony for its new Gordon N. ’62 and Linda S. Zuckerman Alumni House, located on Whitman Court in Troy.

The Foundation identified real estate ventures as a core priority during long-range strategic planning activities held in 2020. Purchased in 2021, the Alumni House is the Foundation’s first investment property, and it will serve as a venue for Foundation and Alumni Association cultivation activities. It will also be the official residence of the college president and a space to host guests of the Foundation and college.

This historic house – designed by local renowned architect Marcus Cummings with his son Frederick – was purchased with unrestricted Foundation funds and a leadership gift from class of 1962 alumnus Gordon Zuckerman.

Zuckerman has served on the Foundation board since 2004, as chairperson from 2013 to 2015, and as an executive committee member from 2015 to present. In 2007, he established a scholarship fund that honors his late wife, Linda, a business professor for 45 years at SUNY Adirondack. He was instrumental in fundraising activities for the college’s Promise of our Region and Science Center capital campaigns, and continues to contribute to the college’s Foundation and champion its mission.

“Hudson Valley Community College and the Foundation are deeply thankful to Gordon Zuckerman for his commitment to making the new Alumni House a reality,” said Hudson Valley’s Vice President of External and Government Relations and Foundation Executive Director Regina LaGatta. “Gordon has been a strong supporter of the establishment of an Alumni House for many years, but we needed to find the right place and time to execute the vision. Now, his generosity and support have made it possible for the Foundation to preserve this historic home and secure an important asset for the college—one that will bring people together far into the future.”

In 2000, the college sold the former college president’s residence located in the Town of Brunswick, a gift from the estate of Margarit Amstuz. Now, the Foundation, in partnership with donors like Gordon, is proud to invest in the college’s future with the creation of the new Alumni House.

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