Liz Cort ’03 and Erin Felix ’16: Former Saint Rose Athletes in Sports Careers


Liz (Coughlin) Cort ’03 and Erin Felix ’16 are two Saint Rose alumnae who graduated more than a dozen years apart, both with BS degrees in business administration but different paths to success. Both are high-energy varsity athletes who now enjoy immensely successful sports business careers in New York State. Even so, their career paths could hardly be more different.

One has consistently broken sales records at one of the world’s biggest athletic and entertainment venues, and now cultivates client relationships for a major sports team. The other similarly began her career repeatedly exceeding corporate sales targets – but found that, when she left for the office, her heart stayed at home with her two young children. So, she built a unique, multifaceted entrepreneurial model that drew on her business and fitness expertise, while allowing her to spend more time with her family.

Read about Cort here and Felix here.

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Watch the New Undergraduate Admissions Video Featuring Alumni


The new undergraduate admissions video shares the stories of seven alumni who were inspired to achieve their personal dreams thanks to Saint Rose. From the military veteran who couldn’t find his way, to the shy teenager who was afraid to speak up in class, to the Zambian national trapped by poverty, our new admissions video profiles diverse alumni from around the country who have found career success and personal fulfillment in their lives – and continue to grow and contribute to their communities.

Watch the inspiring stories of Jermaine Brookshire Jr. ’13, JD candidate at Washington University (St. Louis); Edson Chipalo ’17, MSW candidate at Columbia University (New York City); Kathleen Daddario DiCaprio ’02, professor and breakthrough Ebola researcher at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (New York City); Kajanna McKenzie ’13, MD candidate at Wright State University (Dayton); Shannon Peterson ’06, Teacher of the Year candidate for the state of South Carolina (Myrtle Beach); Vince Soldani ’13, operational support technician for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Albany); and Michael Vamosy ’93, chief creative officer for Stun Creative (Los Angeles).

These seven amazing individuals share their thoughts about how Saint Rose gave them the opportunity, guidance, skills, and confidence they needed to transform their lives – and the lives of those around them. Perhaps even more important: They represent all our alumni, who continue to make the world better, each in his or her own way.

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New Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree Launched


In an effort to meet the growing demand for professionals trained in protecting data and computer systems, The College of Saint Rose has launched a bachelor’s degree program in Cybersecurity. Students can enroll now in the program for the Fall 2018 semester.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education forecasted that the number of unfilled jobs in cybersecurity worldwide will grow to approximately 3.5 million by 2021.

The new Cybersecurity degree takes a holistic approach to the field. Students receive a solid foundation in computer science while also taking courses in criminal justice, business, mathematics, and psychology.

Read more about this innovative and in-demand new degree program at Saint Rose here.

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Want to Run for the Alumni Board?


The Saint Rose Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its board. The board comprises five elected officers and 16 elected directors. The association’s board meets approximately four to five times per year to plan alumni events and represent the more than 42,000 Saint Rose alumni around the world. Directors are elected to four-year terms.

Alumni should forward nominations to alumniassociation@strose.edu prior to May 1, 2018. The deadline for candidates to send a letter of interest and resume to alumniassociation@strose.edu is May 1.

All voting members of the alumni association will be able to vote on a slate of candidates from June 4 to June 22. Click here to become a voting member. Please note that all alumni are members of the Alumni Association; however, they must submit a form, using the link above, to become a voting member and elect new directors.

New directors will be installed at the alumni association’s annual meeting, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 (part of HOME.COMING & Family Weekend).

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