SUNY Adirondack Trailblazers

Distinguished Alumni

The SUNY Adirondack Alumni Relations team is looking for the next class of distinguished alumni to induct into the Trailblazer Society.

For many of our alumni, the road to success started at SUNY Adirondack (or for some, ACC). SUNY Adirondack alumni are leaders in our community and beyond, blazing new trails for the next generation and inspiring today's students to achieve their goals.

Each year we set out to identify and honor SUNY Adirondack alumni who have achieved outstanding professional success, had a tremendous philanthropic impact on their communities and give back through community service.

We ask that you take a moment to reflect on SUNY Adirondack alumni you know and consider nominating someone who deserves to be honored for the good work they have done and contributions they made to their profession or community.

Trailblazer nominee criteria

  1. Nominees should have completed a degree or certificate at ACC/SUNY Adirondack.
  2. 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.)
  3. Nominations can be made posthumously.
  4. Nominees should not be running for political office in the year they are nominated.
  5. SUNY Adirondack Trailblazers will be selected based on achievement in one or more of the following areas: professional achievement, community service, service to ACC/SUNY Adirondack, and outstanding spirit.

Confidentiality disclaimer
The information provided in the SUNY Adirondack Trailblazer nomination submissions is strictly confidential. Viewing and discussing of the information included in the 2023 Trailblazers Nomination Folder is limited to the members of the selection committee, including distinguished faculty, the chief advancement officer and executive director of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation, and the director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.


To nominate an alum, please click on the button below and download the nomination form. Submit the form via email to or mail it to SUNY Adirondack Foundation, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Past Trailblazers

Read about alumni honored in past years.