Introducing the SUNY Adirondack Trailblazers 

The path to success for many alumni began at Adirondack Community College. For the college, humble beginnings in 1961 in Hudson Falls led to a new campus in 1967 in Queensbury and a new name, SUNY Adirondack, in 2010.  With the idea that paths unfold with twists and turns and that in life, success is derived from taking risks or changing direction, we have established SUNY Adirondack Trailblazers to celebrate the lives and careers of our distinguished alumni.

A college lives through its alumni. Their success contributes to the college’s success and reputation. We seek to recognize outstanding alumni who provide an inspirational impact to our students from their accomplishments and service to their professions and communities. By honoring our former students, we hope to inspire today’s students to strive for both personal and professional success.

Nominations to the Trailblazer Society

  • Nominees should have completed a degree or certificate at ACC/SUNY Adirondack.
  • Nominations may be made by the individual or by someone else. (Current Foundation Board of Directors, members of the Board of Trustees, and College employees can nominate others but are ineligible to become a Trailblazer.)
  • Nominations can be made posthumously.
  • Nominees should not be running for political office in the year they are nominated.

Inductees will be chosen based on achievement in one or more of the following areas:

Professional Achievement: The nominee has performed with distinction in their field as evidenced by more than one of the following: advanced degrees received; promotions in their field; honors/awards received from professional organizations recognized as outstanding in the field; offices held in professional organizations; publications/presentations of their work; mentorship.

Community Service: The nominee has served with distinction in civic, service and/or philanthropic organizations as evidenced by making significant contributions to the advancement and leadership of the organization(s); recognition (honors/awards) for volunteer service on the local, regional, state, national or international level.

Service to ACC/SUNY Adirondack: The nominee has demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service over a period of several years to the College or Foundation as evidenced by volunteer participation and philanthropic support.

Outstanding spirit: The nominee has demonstrated an indomitable spirit, overcoming significant obstacles and challenges to receive an ACC/SUNY Adirondack education that transformed his/her life. The nominee is a person of such integrity and stature that the college will take pride in his or her recognition. This may be demonstrated through their professional achievement or community service.           

How You Can Help

Nominate any outstanding candidate(s) who you feel demonstrate(s) the above criteria. 

The SUNY Adirondack Distinguished Faculty will review nominations and announce their selections in May of 2018.

How to Nominate

Complete an online Nomination Form or contact the SUNY Adirondack Foundation at 518.743.2243. Evidence of professional experience, awards and achievement can be submitted through media links, press releases and/or a resume. If these items are not provided at the time of nomination, the nominees will receive a request to submit documents supporting their nomination.

The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2018.