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Find out which of our alums is celebrating a promotion, a new career, or their start-up business in Class Notes. Read about new babies and wedding announcements. See who is making news, and take a moment to remember those who have passed on.

Every month, we find ourselves short on Class Notes from classes before the 1990s. We want to share all of our alumni’s accomplishments! Please email us at with your news, and write “class notes” in the subject line.


Christina Romeo ’17 has been promoted to director of communications and member engagement at the New York Library Association.

Justin Whittaker '16 G'17

Justin Whittaker ’16 G’17

Justin Whittaker ’16 G’17 was recently appointed interim head varsity baseball coach at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Courtney Carr ’15 has been named to the Public Relations Society of America Board of Directors for the Las Vegas chapter. In addition, she was also promoted to account director of Shank Marketing – Tribal & Casino Gaming.

Andréa Dassie '15, G'17

Andréa Dassie ’15, G’17

Andréa Dassie ’15, G’17 earned a bilingual certification for speech pathology from Teachers College – Columbia University. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) at George Washington Montessori Elementary school in Kingston, New York, the very same school district she grew up in and attended. Andréa is proud to be an educator of color and provide her students the representation she wasn’t able to have.


Edward Kemnitzer G’07, G’11 has been selected to serve as the East Williston School District’s new assistant superintendent of curriculum and personnel.

Aaron Markham G’06 The New York Independent System Operator (NYSIO) promoted Aaron Markham to vice president of operations.

Marie Mercado ’05 is an educator who has recently published two books. Both tackle the topics of kindness, tolerance and compassion. Her books “Black, Red, Yellow and White Lies Matter Too” and “La Ch’ úupaló; The Conqueror” are available for purchase on amazon now.


Karen Borde '93

Karen Borde ’93

Karen Borde ’93 teaches sixth grade and has been working toward getting photos with as many mascots as possible, including both collegiate and professional mascots. Though she is no longer in the area, she made time during a recent visit to Albany to add FEAR to her list of mascot meetings, which is sure to thrill her students.


James “Jim” LaBate G’87 and his novel “Streets of Golfito” are the 2021 Recipient of the Maria Thomas Fiction Award, an annual award for a book about the Peace Corps experience. For more information or to purchase the book, visit

In Memoriam

Catherine “Cathy” Williams ’82
Patricia “Pat” Bradley Sager ’69
Sister Anne O’Connell, SC ’68
Ruth O’Connor ’66
Sister Maureen Joseph Rainone, CSJ ’66, G’69
Patrick McCarville ’62 and former College trustee
Josephine “Jo” Bellantine Dyke ’52, G’76

Friends of Saint Rose

Mary Ruth Ashmore
Marie O’Malley