Beginning this month, Saint Rose is happy to reinstate Class Notes for alumni. If you have any items to share, please email Irene Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2000s and beyond
Brian Xavier Willis ’15, who graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice, Behavior, and Law, is attending the police academy in Atlanta, Georgia, and expects to finish in a few weeks. “When I’m mandated, I’ll be a sworn police officer in the state of Georgia,” he says. “Eventually, I want to work in the FBI, and I hope to be there by the age of 30 (fingers crossed).”
Joanne L. DeTore ’90 was named Undergraduate Program Coordinator for Interdisciplinary Studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she is an associate professor of humanities and communication.
Thomas Kerner ’82, after recently retiring from teaching, has been invited to present on teaching non-native speakers of English to teachers’ organizations in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Massachusetts.
Ellen Keegan ’68 established Books for Troops in 1998 after retiring from teaching. The organization has since grown to receive donations from all over the country, and sends books to troops all over the world and at 20 Veterans Affairs hospitals throughout the United States. Find more information at: booksfortroopscp.webs.com
Kathleen Bragle ’69 reports that her spouse, George W. Bragle, former chair of the Education department at Saint Rose, passed away on June 20, 2017, after a short illness. He taught at Saint Rose for nearly a decade.
Anne Tower ’58 passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017, in Cohoes. She graduated from Saint Rose with a BS in Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital, as a community health nurse supervisor at Eddy Visiting Nurses Association, and as a nursing supervisor at Adept Health Care, all in Troy, before retiring. She was an early advocate for and caregiver to people living with HIV/AIDS and those with Alzheimer’s disease.