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The College of Saint Rose Announces It Will Close

On November 30, 2023, The College of Saint Rose Board of Trustees voted to cease academic instruction after the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. The College will continue to serve its undergraduate and graduate students, and offer a full Spring 2024 course schedule. Read More

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Saint Rose in the News and Other Items of Note for April 2020

Saint Rose on Spectrum News

Our social work students and Julie Piepenbring, assistant professor of social work, created a video to thank essential workers. They were featured on Spectrum News for their efforts.

Student-athletes continue to work on staying in shape, even with their spring seasons canceled. Check out the Spectrum News story on how Golden Knights Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt June is leading (and inspiring) their efforts in this Spectrum News story.

Dr. Charles Murray, assistant professor of economics, spoke to Spectrum News about how the impact of COVID-19 on the economy has changed his students’ focus in class. He also revealed plans to offer an economics course on COVID-19 in the fall.

Hear from Katie Lesko, assistant vice president for undergraduate enrollment, and an incoming Saint Rose first-year student about making a college decision at a time when students can’t make on-campus visits in this Spectrum News story.

Read about “American Idol” contestant and music student Julia Gargano’s admiration for her Saint Rose professors in this Schenectady Gazette article. Or, watch her in this Spectrum News interview after she was named to Idol’s top 20 last week. And while Julia Gargano’s role on “American Idol” has brought some attention to our music program, we made sure the department was hitting all the right notes online with a new microsite.

The Chronicle, the College’s weekly student newspaper, won two New York Press Association awards for 2019. Click here to learn which articles won statewide honors.

The Student Association hasn’t stopped meeting just because clubs and organizations are away from campus.

Professor of Education Kristi Fragnoli was honored recently by the New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYCSS). Read more about her award in our story.

Director of Spiritual Life Joan Horgan talks about how the College is tending to the whole person during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers advice to help students (and the rest of us, too).

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click here to read how the College is responding.

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Alayna Shaw ’13: Keeping Students in School When School is Online

Alayna Shaw

Alayna Shaw ’13 works with her team of Americorps members to keep at-risk students in high school. COVID-19 has made their job more challenging – and has made them more creative than ever.

Read more about Shaw’s work.

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Catching Up with Pamela Chris (Wilber) Howard G’99: Foundation as Speech Therapist is Mother of Invention

Pamela Chris (Wilber) Howard G’99

As a child, Pamela Chris (Wilber) Howard G’99 marveled at how a speech therapist could help give words to someone who couldn’t talk. After decades of working as a clinical speech-language pathologist, she’s launched her own enterprise to design a baby bottle that mimics breastfeeding and reduces health and speech problems related to bottle feeding.

Read more about Howard’s work.

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How Saint Rose Alums Have Adjusted to a Work-From-Home World


Whether in marketing, healthcare, the nonprofit arena, or law, so many of our alums have been adjusting to the remote work life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up with some of them (and pick up some tips) in our story.

We’ll bring you a story about how our education alums – who have had the tremendous task of bringing K-12 learning into the online space – have risen to the challenge in an upcoming newsletter.

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