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Erin LaValley ’18 will begin her second year this fall at Albany Law School. She is also currently interning at the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, which she will continue to do throughout the Fall Semester.

Jordan Gwynn ’18 will begin his J.D. degree at Albany Law School this fall.

Brittany Lee ’18 started a position as SMB account executive at KeepTruckin in Nashville, Tennessee.

Edson Chipalo ’17 stopped by the Saint Rose campus on his way to the University of Alabama, where he will begin his Ph.D. studies in the fall. He was planning to run road races in Ohio and Michigan en route.

Emily Armstrong ’16, who is a software engineer with The Hartford in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently graduated from her employer’s three-year Early Career Leadership Development Program. She also participated in LEGO FIRST League’s Robotics event this past year.

Abigail Barker ’16 has become deputy press secretary to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Erin Felix ’16 is training for the New York City Marathon in November. “While completing a marathon has always been a goal of mine, I knew I needed a cause much bigger than myself to encourage me. The GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION works with 30 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations, and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness, and foster care. Not only am I excited to run the greatest marathon in the world, but I really am most excited to raise funds that will help positively impact the lives of so many children.”

Derek Reed ’16 is working as a regional sales executive with Motus LLC (New York, New York).

Adama Barry ’14 was featured by Global Kids as one of their “30 Under 30” alums. The nonprofit organization supports middle- and high-school students from underserved communities; Barry credited Global Kids with helping her apply to and attend Saint Rose. She is currently earning her master’s degree in social work at the Columbia University School of Social Work (New York, New York).

Candice Brodie G’14, G’15 was appointed the principal of Lindenhurst High School (Lindenhurst, New York). She had previously been assistant principal for instruction at Baldwin High School.

Nick Buonanno ’14 gave a shout out to his alma mater in his Troy Record column about attending the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game in early July, mentioning that he enjoyed the alumni get-together at the event.

Joane Vincent G’14 has been appointed assistant director of pupil personnel services for the Seaford School District (Wantagh, New York). She was most recently assistant director of pupil personnel services for the Port Washington School District.

Kathryn (Katie) Hohman G’13 and Peter Gannon ’02 were both named in City & State New York’s annual lineup of young rising stars, 40 Under 40. Previously the Legislative Director of the New York State Association of Counties and also previously a legislative representative at Capitol Group, LLC in Albany, Hohman is a partner at Sheridan Hohman & Associates. Gannon is president & CEO of The United Way of the Greater Capital Region; he was previously president of the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership.

Lawrence Moultrie G’13 was appointed the principal of the Leadership Academy at Albany High School (Albany, New York). He had previously been an assistant principal at William S. Hackett Middle School, also in Albany.

Daniel Smalls ’10 was in the news for coaching the Schenectady High School basketball team to the D-III East Coast AAU National Championships.


Mike Brown G’07 saw his Death Wish Coffee travel into space (for the second time) on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission. This time, the coffee is part of an outer-space experiment designed by school children at Santa Clarity Valley International School (SCVi) in conjunction with educational organization DreamUp. Astronauts on the International Space Station will mix freeze-dried coffee with bacteria that are normally found in the plaque on people’s teeth, and observe whether the coffee kills the bacteria as effectively in a microgravity environment as it does on Earth.

Michael A Coringrato ’02 MBA SPHR was appointed to be the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. According to Coringrato, this is the second-largest housing authority in the country.

Patricia N. Kilburn G’01, G’07, Ed.D., has been appointed district superintendent and chief executive officer of the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, and will begin her new position on September 30. She had previously been superintendent of the Greater Johnstown Central School District in Fulton County, New York.

Brien Bouyea ’99, who is director of communications for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, debuted the book he wrote with Michael Veitch, “The Travers: 150 Years of Saratoga’s Greatest Race” at a reception on July 10 at the museum.

Bryan Cady ’98, G’03 and John Halvorsen ’04, G’06 led the Albany Marching Falcons, the multi-grade marching band of the City School District of Albany, to perform on Omaha Beach for the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. The ensemble, comprising 49 middle- and high-school musicians, was the only group from a U.S. school district; the only other U.S. band was from Florida State University.


Anthony DeRico ’97 is working as sales director, North America, for Techstars, a network for entrepreneurs.

Connie Flynn G’93 was profiled in The Berkshire Eagle. The owner of ZenQuest, Flynn holds a seventh-degree black belt in karate and a black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu and talked about the challenge of being a woman in martial arts, as well as how her college and graduate experiences have helped her in her business.

Susan McCadam Hoffman G’92 is a fitness and wellness consultant and owner of Mat Madness Yoga studio (Portland, Maine). Before moving to Portland, she managed a corporate fitness center at a manufacturing plant, collaborating with the on-site medical staff to develop corporate wellness programs and monitor individualized physical rehabilitation plans. In addition to teaching adult yoga classes in the greater Portland area, Susan created an in-school yoga program for elementary-aged boys with an emotional disturbance disability in Westbrook to help them develop self-regulation skills. And in an effort to reach deeper into the Portland community, she has volunteered as a facilitator in the Multicultural Program run by the Center for Grieving Children. In her spare time, Susan can either be found puttering in the garden, cooking for family and friends, or walking the back cove of the ocean near the home she shares with her husband, Danny.


Annmarie Urso ‘85, Ph.D., received the 2018-2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service. Dr. Urso is an associate professor at SUNY Geneseo.


Kathleen Ellis Powers ’71 and Ann Ellis Trombetta ’76 are siblings who collaborated on five early-reader books, which they published in July. Featuring simple, phonetic words and quirky characters, the stories involve children and their caregivers negotiating a mutual challenge (such as a boy trying to get his grandfather to play with him). Powers, a writing and reading tutor in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, and Trombetta, an art teacher near Wilmington, North Carolina, also collaborate on They are the children of Helen Hausmann Ellis ’45, nieces of Rosemary Hausmann Strain ’34, and siblings of Phil Ellis ’73, and Tom Ellis ’93. The books are available on

In memoriam

Alexandria Myers Grimmick ’10

Daniel Wisell ’99, G’07

John K. Carman G’75

Nancy Lee Karbocus DiCresce ’71

Jean Hart ’66

Sister Monica Murphy ’66, G’93, CSJ

Sister Charleen Bloom ’57, CSJ

Sister Marcia Allen ’54, CSJ

Sister Rose Regina (Maryrose) Smith ’50, CSJ

Eugenia Valente ’48

Friends of Saint Rose

Brother F. Edward Coughlin, Ph.D.