Saint Rose Centennial
‘100 Years, 100 Faces’: People who helped define our first century
Watch our Centennial Celebration
Our centennial celebration video, which featured a variety of members of our College community, made its debut with a live watch party held on YouTube and Facebook on June 12. You can still view the documentary on YouTube.
Thanks to our Volunteers and Sponsors
A volunteer-driven centennial celebration committee, working with the Office of Institutional Advancement, wrapped up a very successful fundraising campaign in honor of the centennial. The initiative, led by centennial celebration co-chairs and trustees Julie Massry Knox G’04 and Rita Crotty ’70, raised over $540,000 for student scholarships. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our sponsors as we exceeded our fundraising goal by 116%. More than 325 individuals and companies were sponsors, including 100% trustee participation.
Please take a moment to view the full list of these very special people and businesses – including diamond sponsor Tri City Rentals and gold sponsors Ann Barry ‘65 and Gerald Barry, George R. Hearst III, Matthew H. Mataraso, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet-Albany Province – who are all so critical to the mission of Saint Rose.
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Watch our Founder’s Day Talk
Shop the Centennial Store
Show Your Spirit!
Sponsored by The College of Saint Rose Alumni Association, the online Centennial Store includes t-shirts, hats, and mugs for all the Saint Rose fans in your life.
Always remember this important Saint Rose milestone by purchasing some commemorative centennial items.
Kick off our 100 Hours of Service project
Part of our founding mission is serving the dear neighbor and meeting the concerns of the times. In honor of 100 years, starting in September, the Centennial Committee is launching a 100 Hours of Service project for the entire Saint Rose community.
How to participate
- Log 100 hours of service in honor of Saint Rose’s 100 years. That translates to less than three hours a week.
- Whether you volunteer time on a nonprofit board, knit hats for preemies in the NICU, or embark on a service trip – it all counts!
- Completed projects will be recognized during Reunion 2021 at the culminating Centennial Celebration on June 12, 2021.
NYS and Albany mark Saint Rose centennial with proclamations, citations, resolutions
The College of Saint Rose has been such an instrumental part of the community for 100 years, and our community is not letting our centennial go by without its good wishes.
Recently, the College received proclamations, resolutions, or citations from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Sen. Betty Little, who is also a member of the Saint Rose Class of 1962, and Sen. Neil Breslin, the Mayor of the City of Albany, and the Albany Common Council.
Click to view our full story to read the proclamations, resolutions, and citations.
Is Saint Rose a Family Thing?
Check out these stories from some of our legacy families.
Do you have your own family story to share? Email your story (fewer than 250 words, please) and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add it to the centennial website.
Get Your Saint Rose Magazine
The Saint Rose Magazine – a special all-centennial edition – is out!
Inside you’ll find the calendar of events for our centennial year, a timeline of the College’s history, a celebration of people who have contributed to our history or represent a pivotal shift in our story, and a special project that allows you to mark the anniversary of the College by serving the community around you.
For More Information, be sure to reach out!
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- Becky Bonenfant
- Shai Butler
- Rita Crotty ’70
- Denise DiNoto ’95, G’96
- Jacquelyn Fossati ’20
- Jessica Gallo ’00
- Jennifer Gish
- Allison Hansen ’22
- Joan Horgan ’79
- Kathy Kieffer ’84, G’89, CAS’02
- Kim Lynch
- Angelina Maloney ’96
- Sharon Vilardo Maneri ’64, G’69
- Karen Manor ’81
- Julie Massry Knox G’04
- Cherèva McClellan
- Lisa McKenzie G’17
- Mary Ann McLoughlin ’63
- Sonia Morreira ’19
- Sr. Mary Anne Nelson ’72
- Kathleen Ricker ’70
- Mary Sager ’62
- Nancy Sandman ’70
- Amanda Schafer ’20
- Sr. Patty St. John ’79
- Lisa Thomson G’94
- Sr. Betsy Van Deusen ’84
- Vito Van Dunk Jr. ’19
- Fran Vorsky