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A Message from President Carolyn J. Stefanco: Appreciating Our Veterans

Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco

Each November, one day on our calendars reminds us to thank our veterans, who have served our country selflessly, both at home and abroad. Here at The College of Saint Rose, we are proud of the many veterans we count among our community of students, alums, employees, and friends.

In that spirit, I am pleased that we are featuring in this newsletter a profile of veteran Tim McAuley ’01, Ph.D., a former Radioman for the U.S. Navy (1993 to 1997), who has spent the last decade of his civilian career continuing to serve by protecting the environment. His firm helps clients around the world find sustainable solutions for their environmental challenges. Tim is also a longtime member of our Board of Associates and is dedicated to seeing his alma mater grow and thrive. We are grateful for his service, both as a veteran and as an alum.

At Saint Rose, we continue to find ways to ensure that our veterans, service members, and military family members feel welcome – from the Veteran Center, to the Veteran Residence, to our chapter of the Student Veterans of America. We are happy to have earned the designation of Military Friendly School from Victory Media for a decade, including the No. 1 ranking for four consecutive years among private colleges not offering a doctorate. To ensure we maintain our place among top institutions for our military affiliated students, we continually solicit the guidance of our Veteran Advisory Council to confirm we are doing everything we can to make a true home for these admirable members of our community.

I hope the lives of these many brave individuals, and the creative and wonderful ways in which they continue to give of themselves, inspire all of us to thank and honor them, not only on Veterans Day, but throughout the year.

Best Wishes,


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Agreement Offers MSSW Program Tuition Discount for Employees of Two Area Healthcare Systems

exteriors of st. Peter's hospital and albany medical center

The College of Saint Rose has announced two agreements that offer employees of Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Health Partners a 20% discount on tuition for the Master of Science in Social Work program. The discount is available to those who meet the admissions criteria for the program, and it will be available beginning in Spring 2020.

The Master of Science in Social Work program at Saint Rose launched in Fall 2017 and focuses on well-being and prevention across five essential realms: spiritual, social/environmental, emotional/psychological, physical, and economic. The social work faculty at Saint Rose are all licensed practitioners from various backgrounds and practice areas, including aging, trauma and crisis intervention, and diversity and social justice, among many others.

Read more about the Albany Medical Center announcement here.
Read more about the St. Peter’s Health Partners announcement here.

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Advisory Board Members, More Women’s Leadership Institute News Announced at Borisenok House Dedication

Group of people cutting ribbon on Borisenok House at Saint Rose during dedication

The College of Saint Rose officially launched the Women’s Leadership Institute on Friday, November 1, with the dedication of the Michelle Cuozzo Borisenok ’80 House and announcement of the 14 inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) Advisory Board members.

“I have dedicated much of my professional life to advancing women’s leadership, and this is an incredibly proud day for me, personally, and for The College of Saint Rose,” said Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco. “Although our institution is co-educational today, it was founded nearly 100 years ago to offer higher educational opportunities to women. That mission continues with the WLI, where, regardless of gender, we will work together to address the issues that still hold women back in the U.S. and around the world. That is why I am honored that the WLI Advisory Board includes a range of regional, national, and global leaders.”

You can watch the dedication and ribbon-cutting in this video.

Read more about the Women’s Leadership Institute and Borisenok House dedication here.

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Saint Rose Offers New Study Abroad Opportunity at Universidad de Alcalá in Spain

Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco with alum Jesus Valbuena in Spain

The College of Saint Rose is pleased to announce that President Carolyn J. Stefanco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a relationship with the Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) in Madrid, Spain. Under the agreement, Saint Rose students will be eligible to spend a semester studying at UAH while living in the rich, multicultural environment offered by one of Europe’s greatest capital cities.

The partnership was envisioned when Stefanco met with Jesús Valbuena Garcia ’93, a Saint Rose alum, during a visit to Madrid. Valbuena has been instrumental in assisting the College with this agreement and other international initiatives.

Read more about the agreement here.

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