Events for August 2018

The Summer Academy is winding down, and Broadway Bootcamp was a smashing success, culminating with a performance at Proctors. Now we are gearing up for the academic year, preparing to welcome students to campus. In the meantime, here are some events going on during the month of August.

August 16:
Leading Responsibly During Challenging Times: Perspectives from Business, 6 p.m. (reception begins at 5:30 p.m.), Carondelet Symposium, Thelma P. Lally School of Education. Dr. Mario Fernando, professor of management at the University of Wollongong in Australia, examines the need for leaders to make unpopular yet responsible decisions. Register here for the free event.

August 18 to 20:
If you’re lucky enough to be in Europe, Saint Rose Professor Robert Hansbrough will be appearing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Wind Ensemble in Mako, Hungary, on August 18, 19, and 20.

August 27:
The Fall semester begins, and we welcome the newest class of Saint Rose students as well as our returning students.

September 14:
Don’t forget to register now for our community golf event: Golden Knights Golf Classic, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Capital Hills at Albany golf course, 65 O’Neil Rd., Albany, New York. For more information, please contact akinsm@strose.edu. Register here.

October 12 to 14:
You’ve marked your calendar already, but now’s the time to go back and circle the dates!
HOME.COMING & Family Weekend happens October 12 to 14. Check out the “who’s coming” list, take a look at the events lineup, and please take a short survey about what you’d like to see and do that weekend.

Registration is coming soon!

Don’t miss:
Check out our Saint Rose blog – you’ll find lots of excellent tips on fulfilling your graduate school dreams (if you haven’t already); advice for undergraduates in your family or circle of friends; fun things you may not know about Albany; the greatest videos ever; and maybe a little trip down Memory Lane.

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A World of Inspiration: Ebah Patrick Ngole G’07

On any given day, Ebah Patrick Ngole G’07 might be working with the United Nations, with a huge international corporation such as UNILEVER, or with a local small-business owner. As electronic banking channels officer for the Transaction Services Group at Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire, he manages teams that help clients of all sizes set up, learn, and run the electronic cash-management systems that keep their operations moving.

Ngole is in his home country of Côte d’Ivoire, to which he moved back in 2008, shortly after earning his Masters in Information Technology (formerly known as Computer Information Systems) from Saint Rose. He works in Abidjan, the country’s economic hub and home to nearly 5 million people. “It’s a lot bigger than Albany, and there’s lots of traffic, but I love to be home with my family,” he says.

Read more about his journey to Saint Rose and back here.

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Together from the Start: Neenah Bland G’04 and Nerissa (Bland) Roberts G’04

Neenah Bland and Nerissa (Bland) Roberts are twins who were born in Arbor Hill and graduated together from Albany High. When it came time for college, they went their separate ways for undergraduate study. Bland, who already was caring for two young children, enrolled at the University at Albany; Roberts went away to Binghamton University. Both had excelled in math and accounting, and chose accounting as their major.

Somehow they both diverted from that path at the same time, and later followed each other to graduate school at Saint Rose. Today, they work together at the Albany Community Action Partnership.

Read more about the sisters and their mystical twin connection here.

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Students Take in Culture and Serve in Guatemala

As the 2018 spring semester came to a close and students were busy making summer plans to visit beach towns and cookouts, one group of students at The College of Saint Rose was busy preparing for a service trip to Guatemala.

Some of the students never before visited Central America, while others were returning to a place they grew to love, for a cause that’s close to their hearts. Like Kerrigan Mahoney ’20, a Music Education major, who signed up for the second year in a row to visit a country that doesn’t feel so foreign to her anymore.

“Going there touched my heart,” Mahoney said, days after returning from her trip. “Seeing the need and taking in everything that the people had to teach me made me want to go back again.”

Read more about their trip here.

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