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Tylor DuGuay ’18 has become assistant account manager at CLG Insurance in Clifton Park, New York.

Kristen Hebert ’16 has become a physician assistant at Community Care Physicians PC in Albany, New York.

Andrew J. Williamson ’14 was elected to the steering committee (i.e., Board) of the SPAC junior committee as an at-large member. He joined the committee im 2017, serves as a mentor to new members, and has sat on the Winter Ball and Ballet Gala committees. He currently works as a personnel assistant in human resources for Albany County. He is a member of the Greater Loudonville Association and was previously vice president of the Capital Alliance of Young Professionals, inc.

Rebecca Cerny ’13 has signed on with the firm of Chuhak & Tecson PC in Chicago, Illinois.

Mark Ruggeri ’13 has become a VIP account executive at ZoomInfo in the New York City metropolitan area.

Stacey Ratner G’12 has become chief clinical compliance/ethics officer at Beyond Boundaries Autism Specialists and Therapeutic Services in Syosset, New York. “I’m now the chief clinical compliance and ethics officer for the organization, and now hold a seat on our organization board! Much of my success I attribute to the leadership training I received through Saint Rose, in particular, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Deluca who taught me systems thinking, and true leadership – I actually have the ‘tattoos’ hanging in my office!”

Nicola D’Errico ’12 has started working at Logitech as the global video collaboration campaigns marketing manager in Boston, Massachusetts.


Erin Contrady G’04 has begun at Sullivan County BOCES as school-improvement specialist.

Valerie Rados ’01 has become a marketing strategist for Edge Pharma LLC in Syracuse, New York.

Megan-Claire Chase ’99 was featured in an article on Pharmaphorum. She has become a consumer reviewer for a breast cancer research program conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense. “In December, I will get to meet the other scientists and the other consumer reviewer and actually get a chance to present which proposals deserve congressional funding for their research. WOW!!!” In addition, she has her own YouTube show with “I write one or two blogs a month from the patient perspective, write scripts, and record episodes on their YouTube channel explaining the clinical trial process, in terms we mere humans can understand. 🙂 I also help make connections within the cancer community for outreach.”


Fatih Oncu ’97 runs a publishing business in London ( and a startup,, a multi-sided media platform.

In memoriam

Elizabeth (Franklin) Camardello G’07
William Pleat ’00
Jeffrey T. Lattimore ’93
Christina Russell ’88, G’93
Carmella Radliff Schwind ’85
Katherine Nelson ’82
Patricia Stinney ’75
Linda Victoria (Kurner) Pollman ’67
Sister Alicia Marie Glasko, CSJ ’66
Sister Mary Alice O’Connor, CSJ ’65
Sister Mary Ethna Kapfer, CSJ ’59

Professor Emeritus Dr. Patricia Clahassey
Professor Emeritus Dr. Patricia Clahassey ’66 peacefully entered into eternal life on November 14. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Troy, New York, and remained a Sister of St. Joseph until 1970. She taught at the elementary and secondary levels at St. Patrick’s School in Syracuse, New York, at St. Columba’s School in Schenectady, New York, and Keveny Academy in Cohoes, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Saint Rose, a master’s in art from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate in art education from Ball State University.

Saint Rose Art Department Chair Kris Corso Tolmie noted that Clahassey was one of three courageous women who, together with Sr. Margaret O’Donnell, CSJ, and Professor Karene Faul, founded Saint Rose art department more than 50 years ago.

Clahassey is survived by her nephews: Charles Clahassey, Paul Clahassey, Patrick Clahassey, and Brian O’Neil, along with many friends who will miss her presence in their lives. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers, Robert A. Clahassey and John J. Clahassey. Clahassey was also a wonderful friend to the family of former art department chair, the late Karene Faul.

Friends of Saint Rose
Jack Gibbons, former swim coach
Hon. John Dunne, Esq., former Trustee and former New York State senator

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