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Are you working on an exciting new project, at home or at the office? Starting a new job? Embarking on a travel adventure? Receiving an award, getting married, or welcoming a new child to your family? We (and the rest of the Saint Rose alumni network) want to hear about it. Please send your announcement to Irene Kim at


Casey Bergeron ’17 has been working since May 2018 as general manager at Peace, Love, and Little Donuts in Buffalo, New York.

Brandon Montanye ’17 was recently promoted into the role of office manager at Raloid Tool Company, Inc. in Mechanicville, New York, from his previous position as an executive assistant. 

Taylor Nazon ’17 started as regional online organizer at the Sierra Club in Chicago, Illinois, in July 2018. Previously, she had been assistant program manager for the Turn 2 Us Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Guadalupe Chavez ’16 has received a Fulbright research fellowship, with which she will explore two questions pertaining to immigration: How do formal and informal Mexican institutions respond to the return and deportation of Mexican migrants from the U.S. to Mexico – particularly of the formerly undocumented youth that grew up in the U.S.? What type of mobilization and organizations arise after expulsion (in other words: after deportation and return) particularly among returnees and deportees? She has secured an academic affiliation with Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics) located in Mexico City. She will begin her project in September. 

Michael Grundig ’15 started in June as a conversational sales advisor at Drift in Boston.

Alexis Williams ’15 became team manager for U.S. Ski & Snowboard in Park City, Utah, in June 2018. Before that, she had been working as a contract programs coordinator for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado.

Kali Bradford ’12 announced that one of the bands signed to her record label, Distiller, is in a competition for the best live act in the UK. They face some formidable competition, including Jack White and Jungle. The vote appears here.


Michael Hilderbrand G’09 has been named principal of Trinity Elementary School (New Rochelle, New York), where he had been serving as assistant principal for the past year. Before that, he was a house principal at New Rochelle High School. He began in the district as a Spanish teacher in 2002.

Mary Catherine Culella-Sun G’08 was named director of pupil personnel services for Seaford Schools. She will supervise special-education staff, guidance counselors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers in her new capacity. She is pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at Concordia University.

Jesse Hoobler ’04, G’06 (and G’20) began this past July as vice president of global technical support at New York City-based Braze (formerly Appboy), a customer-engagement platform for mobile marketing. He reports that business analyst Gartner Inc. recently named Braze a leader in the mobile marketing space. “This is a huge validation of our mission,” says Hoobler, who had served in executive positions at Pitney Bowes for the past seven years, most recently as the firm’s vice president of global sales engineering.


Robin Castiglione-Santiago ’95 reports that she and Mimi Santiago-Castiglione, whom she married in June 2016, are happily living in Delmar with their 12-year-old son. She has been working at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services since 2006. Before that, she worked as a case manager for at-risk youth at the St. Anne Residential Facility for more than eight years. “I often write in my spare time and hope to self-publish in the future,” says Castiglione-Santiago, adding that her aunt, Johanne (Castiglione-Jung) Papa ’64 is a rosebud, too. “She continues to be an inspiration in my life.”

Heath Boice-Pardee ’90, G’93, has published “Elevating Customer Service in Higher Education,” which he wrote with two co-authors. According to the publisher, the book “provides an in-depth guide by three practitioners with decades of combined experience in the higher education and hospitality sectors.”

In memoriam:


Ryan Nicole Buzzo G’04


Karie Beth Hoskinson Pastore ’93


Drew Anthony Hatkoff ’88
Colleen Rafter, Esq., ’85
Phyllis Rinehart Caley ’82


Judith Mary Baer ’74


Cheryl Kresky ’69
Karen Keck Gaughan ’67, G’72
Catherine Schoen Wallace G’67, G’72
Jean Bockstahler ’64
Sister Gladys Zimmerman G‘62
Carol Roberts Wallace ’61


Mildred Ann Isabel Buono ’58
Marilyn Moehringer Birklund G’57
Sister Jane Frances Pfisterer ’53, G’61
Elizabeth Richards Hess ’51
Charlene Burke Surette ’51


Claire Thompson ’47