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Saint Rose Centennial 100 Years of Moments

Saint Rose Centennial

'100 Years, 100 Faces': People who helped define our first century

Sister Rose Regina Smith, CSJ, ‘50, G’90: The daughter of one of the first graduates of the College and a treasured administrator
Sister Charleen Bloom, CSJ, ’57, Ph.D.: A drive to help others use their voice
Cathy Cummings Haker: Leading the growth of Golden Knights athletics
Sister Agnes Rose Burton, CSJ, ’51, G’61: A humble but powerful contributor to Saint Rose and the community
The Birchaks: A Saint Rose family through and through
Saint Rose Centennial 100 Years of Moments

Saint Rose Centennial

'100 Years, 100 Faces': People who helped define our first century

Saint Rose values that persist: Patricia Hunter Standish '50, G'57
Ensuring the spirit of Saint Rose continues past graduation: The Saint Rose Alumni Association
A leader for the second half of the century: Dr. Thomas Manion
An orientation toward excellence in every way: Dr. Huey Bogan, associate professor of education
It’s a family thing: We asked for their essays, and legacy families shared why generations have come to campus
Saint Rose Centennial 100 Years of Moments

Saint Rose Centennial

'100 Years, 100 Faces': People who helped define our first century

A legacy on the field and in the lives of players: Coach Bob Bellizzi
Living the Mission of an Inclusive Community: Jacqueline Curtis
Reminding generations of the magic of numbers: Dr. Mary Ann Schultz McLoughlin '63
The start of a fully coeducational Saint Rose: Albert Sterling '71
The heart of our history: the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Saint Rose Centennial 100 Years of Moments

Saint Rose Centennial

'100 Years, 100 Faces': People who helped define our first century

Using knowledge to serve the community: Dr. Susan DeLuke
Thinking big for the school of business: Sister Marguerite Donovan, CSJ, '54, G'62
The mother of our alma mater: Winifred McGowan Quinn '24
Steadfast Supporters and a Portrait of Our Values: The Massry Family
A keeper of our history: RoseMarie Manory '56

How well do you know Saint Rose?

Take this quiz to find out.

How well do you know Saint Rose?
  1. When was The College of Saint Rose founded? *
  2. When did Saint Rose become fully co-educational? *
  3. What is the name of the book recognizing 75 years of Saint Rose history? *
  4. What did Saint Rose call its first class of students in 1920? *
  5. What WAS the name of the first building at Saint Rose, purchased in 1920? *
  6. When Saint Rose opened in 1920, how many faculty members were there? *
  7. What is the name of the first Saint Rose newspaper? *
  8. What are the official Saint Rose colors? *
  9. When was the original structure of Saint Joseph Hall completed? *
  10. When was the Science Wing added to Albertus Hall? *
Celebrating 100 Years - The College of Saint Rose

Mark your calendars for the Centennial Celebration

The Centennial Celebration is considered the culmination of the centennial year – and will take place on June 12, 2021. The program will be virtual; more details to come. Please click below for corporate or individual opportunities to sponsor the Centennial Celebration.

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.

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, 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

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