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July/August 2008

Larry Brennan is this month's Upstate Face

Larry Brennan, Bursar’s Office

For over 35 years, Larry Brennan has provided quality service to students of SUNY Upstate Medical University as a member of the Bursar’s Office. In this capacity, Larry is part of a team that coordinates the billing process, handles all payments, manages the monthly payment plan, processes financial aid payments, disburses all refunds from overpayments, determines residency status for tuition purposes, and other financial functions. He is part of a team that is committed to our students and strives to exceed their expectations, while providing genuine customer service. When asked what he enjoys most about his profession, Larry enthusiastically replied, “I feel very fortunate to work with a caring and dedicated office staff, most of whom I have known for over twenty years, and all who strive for excellence in their profession, work, and service. It is a privilege to work with our students, and it takes such little effort to remember a student’s name, to ask how their day is going, hopefully making a small difference in their hectic and stressful lives.”

Outside of work, Larry is a proud father of five children: Joshua, Jessica, Seth and twins, Alec and Andrew. He is also a grandfather of six. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, as well as partaking in outdoor activities, such as walking and tending to yard work. Larry is also a cancer survivor who appreciates life to the fullest. When asked what he wants people to know about him, Larry replied “I hope that people see me as a good and kind human being who cares very much about making a difference in life. I try to live by the motto that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Larry, thank you for 35 plus years of service at SUNY Upstate Medical University and especially for the dedication you demonstrate daily to our students and fellow co-workers by ensuring that they receive the best possible service.

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