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Saint Rose Centennial

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Celebrating 100 Years - The College of Saint Rose

Mark Your Calendars for These Centennial Events

In-person events are subject to change based on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep an eye out for Saint Rose announcements in case changes are made.

Scheduled for March 20, 2021, one day after Saint Joseph’s Feast Day, the liturgy will honor the heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and brings together students, employees, and alumni at the Provincial House in Latham, New York.

Father Chris DeGiovine, former dean of spiritual life at the College for 25 years, will lead the mass starting at 3 p.m., and a new choir, composed of current music ministry members and alumni, will be established for the occasion. Student music groups will also be encouraged to perform.

Following the liturgy, guests will gather in the Hospitality Center for a reception.

Reunion 2021Classes ending in 0s and 5s AND 1s and 6s will celebrate together June 11 to 13, 2021.
We heard your feedback … you wanted reunion weekend to stand on its own in June. That means:

  • that only alumni will be on campus
  • on-campus lodging will be offered
  • and two classes will be inducted into the Golden Roses Society (Classes of 1970 and 1971)

Highlights of the weekend will include: the Alumni Association Awards and Reception, a picnic on the Campus Green with lawn games and a beer garden, a Saturday night centennial celebration, and Sunday champagne brunch.

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The Centennial Celebration Dinner is considered the culmination of the centennial year – this signature event is taking place June 12, 2021, during Reunion Weekend.

Program details are to come, but the location will be the Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium in the Events and Athletics Center.

Watch our Founder’s Day Talk

Don’t worry if you missed our Founder’s Day virtual celebration when we aired it live on the College’s YouTube channel on September 22 (when we officially turned the big 1-0-0). You can watch it anytime. Schuyler Bull ’10, G’10 emcees the festivities as you learn more about Saint Rose history from Sister Sean Peters, CSJ, ’67; Sister Kitty Hanley, CSJ, Ph.D., ’61; and Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, Ph.D., ’70, G’74, hear from Interim President Marcia J. White, and enjoy some beautiful music. And of course, no celebration is complete without some cake – or a Pass the Cake Challenge.

Shop the Centennial Store

Saint Rose Alumni TShirt
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.

Community Service Volunteers

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.

Learn More and Sign-Up

Citation from Albany Mayor's Office for Saint Rose centennial (text in post)

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.

100 Years, 100 Faces of Saint Rose

The College of Saint Rose will tell the story of its 100 years through the people who have made the College special.

We will be featuring 100 stories in 2020 and are asking you to share whom you think should be featured. We’re looking for individuals who made significant contributions to Saint Rose or left Saint Rose to do big things in the world. We’re also looking for “faces” who illustrate an important time in Saint Rose history.

For example, we’ll be featuring someone who represents when Saint Rose opened its doors to men so G.I.s returning home from World War II could take night courses. And, we’ll be highlighting some of the early members of Spectrum, a Saint Rose student group that celebrates racial, ethnic, and other forms of diversity, to highlight the changing demographics at Saint Rose.

We have our own list, and we’ll be sharing those stories with you soon. But we’re counting on you to round out the featured 100 with your nominations.

Share your suggestions using the following form. We also ask that you provide your name and email address so we can contact you with follow-up questions.

We’ll select from the nominations and include those faces among the 100.

Enter Your 100 Faces Nominee

100 Years, 100 Faces Nomination Form

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 marketing@strose.edu, and we’ll add it to the centennial website.

Get Your Saint Rose Magazine

Saint Rose: Centennial Edition Magazine Cover
Centennial Edition

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.

Contact Us

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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