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A first-year teacher not boxed in by convention

      On picture day in Alaina Foust’s pre-K class at Joseph Henry Elementary School in Saratoga County, the students were called up one at a time to pose in a big cardboard box. “The rest waited at their desks. We asked them to play with crayons, but they watched. They were way too excited,” said Foust ’19, G’20.…

Running for Something: Saint Rose Alum to Run 250-Mile Relay for a Good Cause

A self-described introvert, running a 250-plus-mile relay across five states in three days with strangers is completely out of character for Jaime Durant ’16, G‘19. What’s not out of character is her dedication and commitment to helping people with learning disabilities. That is why she signed up for the Run for 3.21, which brings together athletes, advocates, and allies to…

Allie Crystal '11

Catching Up with Allie Crystal ’11, Writer of a Holiday Song that Took Off with Starbucks and Kohl’s

At age 26, just four years after graduating from the music industry program at Saint Rose, Allie Crystal had her cheery tune “Coming Home to You” selected as the holiday song for Kohl’s department store commercials. The ad showcased Kohl’s merchandise and smiling models. The following year, Starbucks chose the same song for its holiday ads. Coffee drinkers used the anthem…

Portrait of Fran Vorsky, director of alumni relations at Saint Rose

Meet Frances Vorsky, Our New Director of Alumni Engagement

We’re offering a warm welcome to Frances Vorsky, who has joined Saint Rose as the new director of alumni engagement. Vorsky comes to Saint Rose from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, where she served five years in the Office of Alumni Relations as associate and acting director, and most recently, as director of alumni and advancement events. Vorsky looks forward…

Cybersecurity 101: We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is Our Own Behavior

Anything you write, photograph, or post can become public. Your personal information is not private. Everything on the Internet can live forever. They’re supposed to connect us and provide useful services to improve our lives, but phones, smart devices, and social media are all too often used to scam, rob, stalk, and otherwise victimize us. In today’s uber-connected world, how…