We want to know what you’re doing these days, and so do your fellow Saint Rose alumni! Have you been promoted? Are you celebrating an anniversary? Or maybe you are traveling the seven seas, enjoying retirement, starting a second career, or welcoming a new member (human or animal) to the family? Let us know. Please drop a note to Irene Kim at email@example.com.
Jordan Gwynn ‘18, better known as the founding host of “Book Money,” a video series on Saint Rose social media, joined the College as assistant director of undergraduate admissions this past July. True to his video persona, he has since proven to be a dynamic and exciting public speaker at staff meetings.
Jamal Walcott G’18 has been appointed assistant principal at Longwood High School in Middle Island, New York, which he joined in 2005 as a social studies teacher. Most recently, he had been serving as the school’s academy liaison. He also managed the coordination, admission, and communication for the school’s international student program; helped students prepare for college and career; and represented the school in many community organizations. He continues to coach soccer and basketball.
Laura Hulsaver G’17 has become assistant principal of Lockhart Elementary School in Massapequa, New York. Prior to the appointment, she had served the New York City Department of Education for three years as a math instructional coach at P.S. 13, and before that, as a classroom teacher at elementary school P.S. 239 from 2006 to 2015. In addition to teaching, she provided professional development to teachers and workshops for parents.
Ryan Milkiewicz ’17, G’17 has been working since May 2017 as a software developer for VHB in Albany, New York. He says: “We’ve been busy over the past year working on a new system for MassDOT for crash data analysis all over the state of Massachusetts.”
Abigail Barker ’16 has joined the New York State Office of Children and Family Services as a press information officer.
Matthew Kerendian ’16, G’18 started a job at a software/e-commerce company a few months ago: He is a financial analyst at Clarus Commerce in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, located right outside of Hartford. He adds, “They are a company that builds loyalty programs for retailers, and I am loving my job so far! Glad to connect!”
Andrew J. Williamson ‘14 was elected treasurer of the Capital Alliance of Young Professionals, Inc. (CAYP) in July. He joined the board in the spring of 2018. Andy is currently special assistant to the county executive working in human resources for Albany County. Prior to his current position, he worked at Nolan Associations (now closed) in Troy, New York, where he served as director of legislative affairs for the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). He is also an active member of the SPAC Junior Committee and a member of the Colonie Democratic Committee.
Jermaine A. Brookshire, Jr., ’13 started a position as a teaching assistant for U.S. Law & Methods with Professor D’Onfro at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he is attending law school.
Kyle Albano ’12, G’16 started a new position as tech and vocal music teacher at Albany High School in Albany, New York, in August. He had been the high school’s song composition and sound recording teacher for the previous two years.
Alexandra Sullivan ’12 was promoted to human resources manager for the Center for Disability Services in Albany, New York, this past July. She had been an HR generalist for the previous two years, and an associate HR generalist for the year before that, all at the Center for Disabilities Services.
Katie Hammon ’11 was featured in a Spotlight News article, talking about her inspirations for the second album for her band, Bear Grass; her role as executive director with the Downtown Troy BID (Business Improvement District); and booking acts for Troy’s Rockin’ on the River concert series.
Brianne Doherty ’10 began working as an ESL teacher with the New York City Department of Education this past June. Before that, she had taught at St. Raymonds in East Rockaway for nearly eight years.
Kali Bradford ’02 was featured as Music Week’s “Rising Star” in August. The page-long Q&A asked about Bradford’s career with Distiller Records, where she is a label manager, and focused on differences between the UK and U.S. music industry, how she got into the industry, and what she would like to see happen in the indie sector.
Heidi Sprouse G’03 has been authoring books on the Adirondacks and local history. She notes: “’Adirondack Sundown’ was inspired by a woman who disappeared in Johnstown as well as others from the area, making me wonder what could have happened. Living near the Adirondacks is great food for thought, too. A high school class taught the story last year, and we hiked to different sites in the novel while I answered questions.” Read more about Heidi and her work at her website.
Pamela Chris Howard ’99 has begun a startup called JARS that will produce artisanal, small batches of apple chutney and pie filling using local apples, organic ingredients, and fair-trade sugar.
Maureen Aumand ’69 was featured for her work in peace activism, and her many contributions to the community over the years; currently, she is known for her leadership in the Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference. The article not only describes her motivation to become a peace activist after the attacks of September 11, 2001, but chronicles her career first as a nun, then Saint Rose student, then teacher and librarian. “Placing peace at the forefront of life” ran in the Times Union in August.
Lucille Anne Maschiri ’48
Rita Anne Tripeny ’53
Joan Kruegler ’82, G’96
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