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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.


Niki Tsiotos '19

Niki Tsiotos ’19 finishing the Boston Marathon.

Niki Tsiotos ’19 successfully ran the Boston Marathon. Though she had never run a race before, she took on the marathon and joined The Angel Fund team to raise money for ALS research, inspired by an uncle living the disease. Niki raised over $14,000. A three-year Golden Knights basketball player, she shared “I thought that basketball pre-season was hard, but running the marathon was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.”

Kevin Bohen ’18, Matt Dalton ’17, Patrick Flores ’16 and Brian Chiappinelli all met while studying in the music industry program at Saint Rose. Today, they make up the band Bad Mothers and making a name for themselves. Signed to label Black Country Rock last year, they recently won an Eddies Music Award for Metal/Hard Rock Artist of the Year. For more information or to purchase their debut album, visit

Ryan Senecal ’17 was named a 2022 “Rising Star” by the New York State Young Republicans.

Kaitlyn Rooney Buresh and Saint Rose alumni friends at her wedding holding a Saint Rose banner

Kaitlyn Rooney and Saint Rose alumni friends at her wedding.

Kaitlyn Rooney Buresh ’13 G’15 married her husband Andy surrounded by her proud Saint Rose family. This family includes (shown above left to right): Back Row: Brandon Krupunich ’13 G’14, Giovanna “Gigi” Diffenback ’13 G’15, Myles Clendenin ’13 G’15, Brianne Morrison ’13, Josh Veshia ’16, Justin Whittaker ’15 G’17, Amy Trowbridge, Kyle Salcedo ’13. Front Row: Stephanie Lacker Krupunich ’13, Lori Blosser ’13 G’21, Heidi Epting ’13, Kaitlyn Rooney Buresh ’13 G’15, Danielle Parrett ’13 G’14, Aideen Hanlon Whittaker ’16, Bre Robinson, Meagan Corbett Salcedo ’13 G’16, Sarah Colligan Snowden ’13.

Melanna Carroll G’11 was appointed chief people officer at Fresh Consulting. This new role will cultivate talent and help propel them into the future.


Rose Matera Giglello ’85, G’87 is the current president of the South Colonie Board of Education and has served the board since 2012. She recently won re-election to the board.


Karen Bradley ’78 has retired from her distinguished career as a librarian. Though she started as a volunteer on a renovations committee in the ’80s, she retires as the executive director of the Schenectady County Library System. Before retiring, she received a New York State Senate 2022 Outstanding Librarian Award.

In Memoriam

Mary J. Farinelli G’01

Matthew McCabe ’01

Carol Roberson ’93

Evelyn Rudman Petryk ’87

Michele Amodeo ’85

Deborah “Debbie” Ekmalian Chorbajian ’85

Nancy Doyle Ridenour G’80

Bethanne Kimball-Parker G’77

David Tenney G’66

Colin Gray Jr. G’63

Lois Uhlinger Hegarty ’60

Patricia Quinn Loughlin ’59

Mary Mountain Gritmon ’51

Helene Lippert ’51

Friends of Saint Rose

Lucille Fredrick Leffingwell

Dr. Margarethe “Maggie” McCurry, retired adjunct faculty

John “Jack” McKenna, husband of Mary Davita McKenna ’62

Margaret Nuciforo

Shelly Brown Seely, custodian at Saint Rose