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Alumni Gift Guide 2017

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Enjoy a special treat for the holiday season: the first-ever Saint Rose gift guide, sourced exclusively by our innovative alumni. You’ll find goodies at all price points to please friends and family, from toiletries to fine dining to coffee.

Browse and shop the eclectic variety of alumni offerings here.

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A Teacher Shortage Looms and Saint Rose Has the Next Generation of Educators

Teachers are a special breed of dedicated, talented professionals, but the market hasn’t always been kind to them. Now, schools are in need of more skilled teachers as a national shortage looms, and Saint Rose alumni are ready and willing to answer the call.

Read more about how the new generation is making its mark on education here.

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Saint Rose Alumni in the News

Joining the ranks of leadership in educational and financial institutions, launching Kickstarted television shows, and exploring fascinating microorganisms that live in our own back yards, Saint Rose alumni have been making their mark on our community – from the Capital Region to the West Coast.

Andrew Rubino ’99 is Berkshire Bank’s regional vice president of the Residential Mortgage Department for the Capital District. The announcement was featured in “Berkshire Bank hires new vice president of residential mortgage lending,” in the Albany Business Review, November 30, 2017.

Michael Harkin G’04 has been appointed the new principal of Columbia High School in East Greenbush. His new position was announced in “Columbia High School gets new principal,” in the Times Union, November 29, 2017.

Kyle Supley ’05, whose new TV show “Out There” launched recently on the Journy app created by Ovation TV, has been making a name for himself in show business for several years now. He appeared in “Scotia native goes ‘Out There’ in new television series,” in the Daily Gazette, November 22, 2017.

Paleontologist Linda VanAller Hernick ’74, who documented the Gilboa Fossils for the New York State Museum, studied and photographed freshwater microorganisms in a book called “Most Wonderful in the Smallest.” She was recently profiled in “Freshwater microorganisms documented in new book for all to explore,” in the Altamont Enterprise, November 9, 2017.

Margaret M. Higgins ’80 was appointed president of Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, a college-prep school for underserved students in northern California, after a nationwide recruiting search. Previously senior director of development and scholarship initiatives at Santa Clara University, Higgins was featured in Business Insider, November 7, 2017.

The announcement also appeared in The Valley Catholic, November 17, 2017.

Gary M. Brown ’82 is the new president of Louisburg College (Wilson, North Carolina). He is the 28th president in the college’s 230-year history. The announcement appeared in The Wilson Times, November 6, 2017.

Sue Nigra ’89, longtime communications professional and currently the director of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts (named for Sue’s father) in Gloversville, was recently honored as a distinguished alumna by the Foundation of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. She was featured in “Foundation to honor former FM graduates,” in the Leader-Herald, November 5, 2017.

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Events at Saint Rose for December 2017 and into the New Year

As we head into the holiday season, enjoy a variety of offerings at Saint Rose to suit your taste: music, art, or sports. If you are in the market for some unique gifts for friends and family, take a look at our alumni gift guide for great ideas – all sourced by Saint Rose alumni.

December 10:
1 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. St. Thomas Aquinas

December 16:

1 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Dominican

8 p.m. Shemekia Copeland, a “fiercely expressive” (NPR Music) blues, roots, soul, and R&B singer with “gale force singing and power” (Chicago Tribune). Box office and lobby open at 7 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. $35. Massry Center for the Arts, Picotte Recital Hall

December 17:
2 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. University of the Sciences

December 30:
2 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Merrimack

December 31:
Noon Men’s Basketball vs. Daemen

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2018:
5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. St. Michael’s
7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. St. Michael’s

January 10:
5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Stonehill
7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Stonehill

8 p.m. – Singer-guitarist Carolyn Wonderland brings Texas blues to Saint Rose. Box office and lobby open at 7 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. $25. Massry Center for the Arts, Picotte Recital Hall

January 14:
1 p.m. Men’s Swimming & Diving vs. St. Michael’s
1 p.m. Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. St. Michael’s

January 17:
5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Southern New Hampshire
7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Southern New Hampshire

January 26:
5 p.m. – Reception for Visiting Artist Lisa Corinne Davis, painter and professor of art at Hunter College, held in the Esther Massry Gallery
7 p.m. – Visiting Artist Lecture by Lisa Corinne Davis, at Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, free and open to the public.

Davis’ exhibition, Turbulent Terrain, runs January 20 through February 24 at the Esther Massry Gallery.

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