Winning prestigious coaching awards, releasing debut albums, stepping up to impressive new management roles, and being recognized for their ongoing leadership – Saint Rose alumni never fail to amaze us with their accomplishments. If you’ve been featured in the media lately, or know of an alumnus or alumna who has, please send us a tip at kimi@strose.edu.

Katie Hammon ‘11 and her Troy, New York-based indie rock band Bear Grass were featured in the Times Union about their first album, Left. Hammon, originally from Washington State, says the album’s title was inspired by her leaving the “left coast” to travel east and make a home in Albany, New York. The album debuts on August 10. “Bear Grass seeks maximum impact from album release” appeared in the Times Union.

Anders Rasmussen G’05, G’10 is the new principal of Wood Road Elementary School in Ballston Spa, New York. He had previously served as assistant principal at Ballston Spa High School; before joining the district in 2012, he worked in the Greenville School District and taught English at Ichabod Crane Middle School. “Wood Road Elementary names new principal” appeared on the Times Union‘s Saratoga Blog.

Julie Massry Knox G’04, Trustee of Saint Rose, was featured for her leadership at Tri-City Rentals; the same article featured Saint Rose friend Marie Keenan for her leadership at Daniel Keenan Funeral Home. “Capital Region women who run their family businesses” appeared in the Times Union.

Giovanni Virgiglio ’03, G’05, G’07, G’08, became the chancellor of the Albany, New York, diocese in July while remaining superintendent of the diocese’s Catholic schools, a post he’s held since May 2017. Virgiglio was formerly principal of St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam and taught at St. Casimir Regional School in Albany. “Catholic schools superintendent picked to also be chancellor of Albany diocese” ran in the Times Union.

Kevin Graber ’92 was named Diamond Sports Region 1 High School Baseball Coach of the Year for 2018 by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The region includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island. A former baseball player at Saint Rose, Graber coached Phillips Academy Andover to four Central New England Prep Championships in seven years. The notice appeared in The Boston Globe’s “Globe Local: Noteworthy performances.”