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Despite snow, all weekend games on

Posted on Dec 6, 2003

Despite snow falling in Schenectady on Saturday, Dec. 6, all
athletic events are on as scheduled.

The men's hockey game vs. Yale is on for 7 p.m. at Messa Rink at Achilles

Women's and men's basketball take on Hartwick
on Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively, in Memorial Fieldhouse.

Union hosts the UCAA Championship
swim meet, continuing through early evening Saturday in Alumni Gymnasium pool.

Travel safely. See you at the games.

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Hockey toy drive to benefit kids in local programs

Posted on Dec 5, 2003

Union College hockey fans who bring a little something extra to this weekend's games
against Princeton and Yale will get a $2 break on tickets … and more importantly, a
chance to brighten things up for local children.

The team is holding a Teddy Bear toss at Friday's Union hockey game
against Princeton, and a Toys-for-Tots drive at Saturday's game against Yale. Fans who
bring items to either game will get a $2 discount on tickets. Animals and toys will
also be for sale at the games, with proceeds to benefit local children's

Both games are at 7 p.m. in Frank Messa Rink at Achilles Center.

Coach Nate Leaman and the players will deliver the stuffed animals to
children at Albany Medical Center, St. Clare's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

Donated toys will go to the Marines' Toys-for-Tots program. Plans are to continue the toy drive at the women's ice hockey games at home versus Maine on Dec. 12 and 13.

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Alumnus John Kelly named a ‘Top 10’ in regional tech push

Posted on Dec 2, 2003

John E. Kelly III '76

John E. Kelly III '76, senior vice president and group
executive of the IBM Technology Group, has been named to “Tech
Valley's Hot 10” list by the
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The list, published for the first time, recognizes 10
people who have been very influential in the region's increased focus as a
high-tech center.

Kelly, a member of the College's Board of Trustees, has
been a leader in a collaboration in which IBM is assisting the College with its
Converging Technologies initiative. Kelly received a bachelor of science degree in physics from Union in 1976. For more about Kelly's involvement with Union,
read the press release about his joining the Board of Trustees: http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=3455

The “Tech Valley's
Hot 10” list was compiled from responses to an e-mail sent to about 15
radio, television and newspaper reporters in the region, according to the
chamber. The list is to appear in the chamber's December issue of
the monthly magazine Visions.

“Dr. Kelly has championed IBM's presence in, and support of, the Capital Region,” the Chamber said in a press release. “In particular, he has encouraged the company to invest in technology-based educational initiatives at the University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College, among others, to help prepare the future work force for the opportunities fostered by the region's increasingly high-tech economy.”

To read the press release from the Chamber, visit: http://www.ac-chamber.org/news/show_article.cfm?article=303

Other names on the list are: New York state Senate
Majority Leader Joseph Bruno; Thomas D'Ambra, the chairman, CEO and co-founder
of Albany Molecular Research Inc.; outgoing president of the state University
at Albany Karen Hitchcock; General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO Jeffrey
Immelt; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson; Albany
NanoTech Executive Director Alain Kaloyeros; Center for Economic Growth
President Kelly Lovell; Michael Polcari, the president of International
Sematech, an Austin, Texas-based consortium of microchip manufacturers; and Lyn
Taylor, the president of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Lemelin named U-Start director

Posted on Dec 1, 2003

Jon C. Lemelin has been chosen as the new
director of the U-Start business incubator associated with Union College. Lemelin was appointed by the U-Start Board of Directors following a
recent request by incubator Co-directors Ted Haller and Pete McElligott to
reduce their responsibilities at U-Start.

Haller and McElligott, retired General Electric
Co. scientists, will continue to work at the incubator at a company they
co-founded, H&M Technology Acquisition.

“With Jon's leadership, we hope to continue the
growth of the incubator and ultimately the growth of technology business in Schenectady County,” said Walt Robb, a
U-Start board member and retired senior vice president at G.E. “His experience
in technology business development and higher education will build on the
successes already achieved at U-Start.”

Lemelin formerly worked for 13 years with Deloitte
Consulting at several state capital cities in the U.S. In 1999, he became a
partner in the Wilton, Conn.-based company. Under his leadership, Deloitte
launched a successful technology consulting business for state motor vehicle
offices and opened a New York state public sector
business development office. Lemelin was in charge of development, marketing
and sales for these projects.

Most recently, Lemelin founded JCL Consulting, a
management consulting organization focused on assisting clients in the strategic
use of technology. He is also an adjunct professor at the Graduate College of
Union University and the Lally School of Management
and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Lemelin holds an MBA degree
in finance from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles and a bachelor's degree
in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Connecticut.

Among his goals at U-Start will be to oversee
contracts for the incubator's tenants and to market the incubator and its
businesses to the larger community. U-Start began operating in July 1999 at 4
Nott Terrace, Schenectady. In September, the
incubator opened its second building at 2 Nott Terrace, adjacent to the first.
Total occupancy was doubled from six companies to 12 with the expansion.
Currently, seven businesses are working out of the incubator. In addition, the
incubator houses an office for Union College's E-Club for student

Since its inception, U-Start has had three
companies “graduate” out of the incubator to their own business space. They
are: Treetop Solutions, Inc., Synetics, and Artela Inc. (formerly Hotwire).

Lemelin's appointment was
effective November 24. He lives in Niskayuna with his wife and two children.

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