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President Stefanco Offers Tips for First-Generation Students in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco with a first-generation Saint Rose student and their family on move-in day

President Carolyn J. Stefanco’s open letter to first-generation college students, titled “Six Lessons to Succeed as a First-Generation College Student,” was published online on November 14 in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, which provides news, information, and commentary on a range of issues focused around diversity in higher education.

The piece noted some of Stefanco’s own experiences as a first-generation college student and provided students with both advice and encouragement as they follow the same path. President Stefanco also shared these tips with our first-generation, first-year students at Saint Rose, and she made clear in her message to them that she is rooting for their success.

Read Stefanco’s open letter.

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Know Someone Who Should Apply to Saint Rose? We Have Something for You to Share

Liana, a Saint Rose student, appearing in a You Should Apply video

If you appreciated your experience at Saint Rose as a student, or you are a friend of the College who believes it is a perfect fit for someone you know, we have made it easy for you to spread the word.

Recently, our students talked about why they chose to apply to Saint Rose and discussed the opportunities they have found on campus for a “You Should Apply” video. Hear what they had to say by clicking the button below. (And don’t forget to share it with our next great student.)

Play the “You Should Apply” video.

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Still Holiday Shopping? Support the Businesses of Our Alumni

Four Fat Fowl St. Stephen cheese

Once again this year, we have pulled together a holiday gift guide that offers a selection of suggestions that also support the businesses of Saint Rose alumni.

From artisan cheese to fused-glass artwork, these goods tie back to those who once called Saint Rose HOME.

Check out the gift guide today.

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Dr. Patricia Fox ’68: Plastic Surgery with a Heart

Dr. Patricia Fox '68 wearing surgical scrubs with a young boy, who is her patient

Dr. Patricia Fox ’68 earned a degree in chemistry at Saint Rose before going on to pursue medical school. Today, she uses her skills and desire to problem-solve through surgery to help countless people around the world, as well as in her own Capital Region practice.

“Saint Rose encouraged us to be caring and thoughtful human beings,” says Dr. Fox, co-director of the Ellis Medicine Cleft Palate Clinic. “It has a moral compass that helps you stay on the track of doing what’s right.”

Read Fox’s story.

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