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Since its inception in 1992, the Health Professions Alumni Association has awarded more than 460 scholarships.  The association also provides support for continuing education, professional development, and other needs of the students, faculty and alumni of the College of Health Professions. Many alumni will remember receiving their first white coat as a gift from the alumni association.

The mission of the Health Professions Alumni Association is to enhance educational excellence and scholarship for health professions students of the Upstate Medical University campus, and promote collegiality among CHP alumni, students and faculty.  We hope you will join us in this effort.

To all of our alumni, please stay in touch. It’s quick and easy to update your contact information or to share your news and accomplishments in the alumni newsletter. Simply contact us through the secure online community on this site, by e-mailing us at chpalum@upstate.edu or by calling 315-464-4416.


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Respiratory Therapy Program in College of Health Professions is honored by national association

Story from UpOnline


A leading national association has recognized the Upstate Medical University Respiratory Therapy Program with a top award for best practices in the profession and promoting patient safety.

The Upstate program, which is part of the College of Health Professions, was named a 2019-2020 Apex Recognition Award winner by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).  Read more.


To all CVP alumni

A message from the Class of 2009

It is our duty, our honor and our privilege to carry on the legacy of Nick Rappa and we invite you to join us in this effort.

Please read more about the Nicholas B. Rappa Memorial Endowment


Zackary Beckman, Stefanie Cavanaugh, James Loftus and Ryan Price


To all Respiratory Therapy alumni

Honor two outstanding alumni!
Naming of the Stephen P. Mikles and Joseph G. Sorbello Room will honor Sorbello’s dedicated service to Upstate’s Respiratory Therapy program, as well as the contributions as a national leader in the profession by his fellow 1970s alumnus Steve Mikles. Proceeds will support the Respiratory Therapy Education program, primarily with equipment needs.