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A Message from President Carolyn J. Stefanco: December 2018

Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco

In this season of giving, I reflect on how fortunate we are at Saint Rose to experience the generosity of our alumni and friends of the College all year long.

Our gifts are many, and in November, I used the same oversized scissors that cut the ribbon on the Veteran Residence, made possible by the generosity of the Massry Family, for the dedication of the Honorable Loretta A. Preska ’70 Mock Trial Courtroom. This courtroom now serves as the home “court” for the College’s mock trial team, which also bears Judge Preska’s name. Preska earned her degree in chemistry and also found a passion for law at Saint Rose. Thanks to her unflagging support, and the contributions of many others, visitors can walk into Albertus Hall 103 and feel like they have stepped into a court of law.

Our brand at Saint Rose is “HOME,” and having spaces on campus that create meaningful living and learning opportunities is essential to realizing that promise in the lives of our students. We are thankful to the donors who ensured that the projects I have just described were completed. We are also deeply grateful to those who participated in our recent #GivingTuesday. Thanks to the desire by so many to give back to Saint Rose, we raised $64,567 on November 27 to support student scholarships.

As we prepare to close for the holiday break, we want you to know how much we appreciate everyone in our Saint Rose community. We wish you all the joys of the season, and we are thankful for the ways you support our mission and our community.

Best wishes,


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College Cuts Ribbon on Mock Trial Courtroom

Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco and others cutting ribbon at mock trial courtroom dedication event

On November 8, we were thrilled to hold a ribbon-cutting for the Honorable Loretta A. Preska ’70 Mock Trial Courtroom. The courtroom provides a place for members of the College’s mock trial team, which also bears Preska’s name, to host competitions and hone their craft. Located in Albertus Hall, the space was made possible by generous donors, including Preska and her husband, Thomas J. Kavaler, Esq., who both attended the dedication ceremony.

“It is an asset that is practically unheard of at the collegiate level,” said Al Chapleau, associate professor of criminal justice and pre-law advisor. “It is a space that is really the envy of any of the teams we compete against.”

Watch a video of the mock trial courtroom ribbon-cutting.

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Thank You for Supporting #GivingTuesday

Students walking through the Saint Rose Events and Athletics Center Main Lounge

The pride and joy that our students experience when they grasp that seemingly impossible math concept, or earn an A on the 20-page paper they spent months researching and writing makes everything we do here at Saint Rose worthwhile. The College is dedicated to providing a world-class education, and the entire campus celebrates when our students succeed.

Our donors celebrated with us by participating in #GivingTuesday on November 27. And thanks to one of our generous alumni, each dollar donated in honor of #GivingTuesday was matched, up to $30,000. In all, the College raised $64,567 that day with the match included, surpassing our $60,000 fundraising goal. Remember, there are many ways to give, and you can see them here. Watch a video about how your contributions make a difference by clicking the button below.

Watch a video about how your contributions make a difference.

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Saint Rose Launches First Sales Management Program in NYS

two students walking down the stairs of the Huether School of Business at Saint Rose

Recognizing the need for highly trained sales managers and sales representatives, beginning in January 2019, Saint Rose students can work toward a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a concentration in sales management. Saint Rose has become the only college or university in New York State to offer a program of this kind in sales.
In addition to the new concentration, the Huether School of Business at Saint Rose also will offer a minor in sales management beginning in January 2019. The minor is ideal for students in a variety of majors, from biology to computer science, because subject-area expertise is valuable within the sales world, and the minor extends a student’s career options.
“Saint Rose always keeps an eye toward the needs of industry, while still exposing students to an ever-important, well-rounded curriculum that includes the liberal arts. We believe this develops graduates with all of the tools necessary to excel in whatever career path they choose,” said Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco, who serves on the board of directors for the Center for Economic Growth. “We look forward to opening up new career opportunities to all of our students, and to exposing them to how much the field of sales can offer them.”

Read more about the new concentration in sales management.

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