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Andrew Cotton ’18, G’18 has begun working as manager of technical operations at Valimail.

Edson Chipalo ’17, who is pursuing his doctorate degree at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), was profiled for the LinkedIn post he wrote about his journey from orphanhood in his native Zambia to his current Ph.D. candidacy status. The post went viral overnight, with more than 3 million views. In the profile, he talks about his life experience, his numerous travels, and his transition to doctoral candidate.

Christina Romeo ’17 has become founder and chief strategist of Three C Services (Albany, New York), and communications and marketing manager of the New York Library Association (Guilderland, New York).

Gershom Keith ’16, G’16 has become a financial analyst for CommerceHub in Albany, New York.

Brittany Terry ’15 has started working as a diversity & learning specialist at FCB Chicago.

Prasantti Philips Roy G’14 was promoted to senior staff business development leader, change management, at GlobalFoundries in Malta, New York.

Memoli Ward ’12 has become a senior designer at Love Wellness in New York City.

Cassandra (Crawford) Nadler ’11 has begun working as a graphic designer at First New York Federal Credit Union in Albany, New York.

Tyler Hassenpflug ’10 has become a management consultant at Accenture in Boston, Massachusetts.


Jen Hazzard G’09, a chemistry and physics teacher at Gloversville High School (Gloversville, New York) was in the news for the Youtube videos of science experiments she’s created for her students. She also built a virtual science fair on Facebook.

Ameerah Palacios G’09 is now senior strategic communications coordinator for Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas at global employee-owned design firm HDR, based out of the Louisville, Kentucky, office.

Amanda Rebeck ’06 has a new job. She is the Associate Director of Advancement, School of Nursing at University of Buffalo.

Father Brian Slezak ’05 started his new job as priest at Holy Family Parish in Little Falls, New York. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, he had to conduct his first Mass online – to a congregation he’d never even met. He spoke about the experience, his childhood growing up on a farm in Rotterdam Junction, his decision to become a priest, and his thoughts about creating a sense of community remotely.

Nicole Murray G’04, G’05 is vice president, global KYC policy, at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Newark, Delaware.


Kirsten Voege ’91 has launched a communications consulting firm, KIRated Communications in Albany, New York. She previously worked in corporate advertising in New York City, where she worked on campaigns for clients such as American Express, Blue Cross, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, and other household names.

In memoriam

Helene Erickson G’92

Marianne Mattison ’85

Joyce Fonda ’81*

Karen Margiotta G’74

Sister Jeannine Levasseur G’67

Sister Winifred O’Halloran G’65

Mary Jane Burke Manning ’63

Beverly Smith Hotaling ’63

Jeanne Boyer Fletcher ’62, G’67

Catherine Nolan Hussey ’59

Margaret Gormley Thero ’58

Katherine Burns McCormick ’57

Helen Cashman Velie ’54

Mary Albanese Cargian ’51

Constance D’Orazio Vickery ’51

Sister Mary Denise Linehan ’50, G’63

Antoinette Oppedisano Bosco ’49

Mary Beebe Kallmeyer ’46

Theresa Rotundo Matt ’45

Friends of Saint Rose

Madge Kokenburg

Dr. William Hagan, chemistry faculty member, 1992-2011

Walter L. Robb

* Joyce Fonda ’81 served on the Saint Rose Alumni Association Board for several years, including as its president. She was a member of the Greater Capital District Alumni Chapter. A native of Troy, Fonda grew up in Watervliet, studied at the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, worked first as an LPN at area hospitals. After earning her RN, she worked as an administrator at local hospitals. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Saint Rose in 1981 and began working in administrative positions for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Following serious health issues, she retired in 1990. Whenever asked if she had been a nurse, her answer was always, “I am a nurse.” In addition to her work, she also volunteered for a quarter-century at Proctor’s, delighted in creating ceramic pieces, enjoyed traveling, and was an enthusiastic parishioner of St. Bernard’s Church (Cohoes) and then St. Pius X.