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HOME.COMING and Family Weekend 2017

Alumni, students, families, and friends gathered on the Saint Rose campus on September 22-24, enjoying gorgeous weather, fun events, and each other’s company at HOME.COMING and Family Weekend 2017.

If you missed it – or if you were there but want to re-live it – take a look at this album of photos and the HOME.COMING video!

Also be sure to mark your calendars for the next HOME.COMING and Family Weekend, set for October 12-14, 2018. All alumni are welcome!

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Notable Upcoming Events at Saint Rose

The Saint Rose calendar is filled with fun and informative cultural events, including music, sports, art, and the prestigious Vickery Speaker in Ethics and Leadership.

October 25:

November 2:

  • 7 p.m. – 2017 Vickery Speaker in Ethics & Leadership: Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, Ph.D., University Professor of Medical Humanities, George Washington University, discusses equity and justice in U.S. medicine and public health. Carl E. Touhey Forum, Lally School of Education. Author of “Making A Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement: 1920-1945,” Dr. Gamble chaired the 1997 Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee that secured a Presidential apology for the treatment of African-American patients. The talk is free and open to the public.

November 9:

  • 5:30 p.m. – “Disagree with Dignity – Understanding the First Amendment,” The College of Saint Rose 2017 Jurist in Residence Program, is a panel discussion with the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, U.S. District Judge; Eve Burton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Hearst; and Alfred D. Chapleau, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Pre-law Advisor at The College of Saint Rose. The panel will be moderated by Daniel P. Nolan, Esq., Partner and CEO of Hugh Johnson Wealth Advisors, with opening remarks by Rex Smith, Vice President and Editor of the Times Union. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Carl E. Touhey Forum, Thelma P. Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Ave., Albany. The event is free and open to the public. Register by emailing


  • Through December 6: “Reaching for the Sky,” an exhibition by Lothar Osterburg, at the Esther Massry Gallery, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. The gallery is closed for Thanksgiving, November 22 to 26. Open 1st Fridays: November 3, December 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Sign Up for HOME.COMING & Family Weekend (and Join Our Contest)

Saint Rose alumni are invited to register for the 2017 HOME.COMING & Family Weekend, which will be held September 22 through 24.

The weekend will be packed with opportunities to connect and reconnect with your Saint Rose classmates. Activities include a tour of Albany, musical performances, a walk/run at the nearby Crossings park, plenty of sports to take part in or watch, and for the first time, the 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival, which will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

To register, see who’s coming, and view the schedule, click here. The registration deadline is Monday, September 18.

Watch our Facebook page for a weekly contest leading up to the event, in which you could win two tickets to HOME.COMING Fest on Saturday, September 23.

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Two Saint Rose Graduates Among South Carolina’s Finest Teachers

Almost everyone can name a special teacher they may have had as a child. At The College of Saint Rose, we have a long history of producing educators who go on to inspire students throughout their lives.

Schools in South Carolina hired two of those types of Saint Rose graduates. Shannon Peterson ’06 G’12 and Tiffany Smith ’04 G’05 were named Teacher of the Year in their school districts recently and went on to be honored during the South Carolina Teacher of the Year banquet.

We caught up with both of them here.

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