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Joining the ranks of leadership in educational and financial institutions, launching Kickstarted television shows, and exploring fascinating microorganisms that live in our own back yards, Saint Rose alumni have been making their mark on our community – from the Capital Region to the West Coast.

Andrew Rubino ’99 is Berkshire Bank’s regional vice president of the Residential Mortgage Department for the Capital District. The announcement was featured in “Berkshire Bank hires new vice president of residential mortgage lending,” in the Albany Business Review, November 30, 2017.

Michael Harkin G’04 has been appointed the new principal of Columbia High School in East Greenbush. His new position was announced in “Columbia High School gets new principal,” in the Times Union, November 29, 2017.

Kyle Supley ’05, whose new TV show “Out There” launched recently on the Journy app created by Ovation TV, has been making a name for himself in show business for several years now. He appeared in “Scotia native goes ‘Out There’ in new television series,” in the Daily Gazette, November 22, 2017.

Paleontologist Linda VanAller Hernick ’74, who documented the Gilboa Fossils for the New York State Museum, studied and photographed freshwater microorganisms in a book called “Most Wonderful in the Smallest.” She was recently profiled in “Freshwater microorganisms documented in new book for all to explore,” in the Altamont Enterprise, November 9, 2017.

Margaret M. Higgins ’80 was appointed president of Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, a college-prep school for underserved students in northern California, after a nationwide recruiting search. Previously senior director of development and scholarship initiatives at Santa Clara University, Higgins was featured in Business Insider, November 7, 2017.

The announcement also appeared in The Valley Catholic, November 17, 2017.

Gary M. Brown ’82 is the new president of Louisburg College (Wilson, North Carolina). He is the 28th president in the college’s 230-year history. The announcement appeared in The Wilson Times, November 6, 2017.

Sue Nigra ’89, longtime communications professional and currently the director of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts (named for Sue’s father) in Gloversville, was recently honored as a distinguished alumna by the Foundation of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. She was featured in “Foundation to honor former FM graduates,” in the Leader-Herald, November 5, 2017.