Alan Plotz ’58, former President of the Hofstra Alumni Organization, passed away on October 5th.
Alan was a devoted Hofstra alumnus who served as a volunteer for more than 50 years.
Over the years Alan received many awards from Hofstra including the Shuart Family Award, the Alumni Achievement Award, and the Alumnus of the Year Award.
While a student at Hofstra, Alan was voted Outstanding Junior Male, was Government Editor of The Chronicle, president of SAL fraternity, president of the Gold Key Service Organization, and president of the Hofstra Student Council. He was honored with the Hofstra Brotherhood Award for integrating fraternities.
Upon graduation, Alan was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and became the Commander of the Oak Street Armory in Hempstead. He continued his involvement with the University after graduation and took on many leadership roles. As class representative, he served as Homecoming chair for three years. He later became president and chair of the Hofstra Alumni Association and served on the Shuart Transition Committee, which later became the Hofstra Alumni Organization. He served as president of the Alumni Organization from 1979 to 1981.
For his service and generosity to Hofstra the Great Room in the Shapiro Alumni House has been named for him and his wife, Marilyn Serota Plotz ’61.