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Jessica Staiger G'23

Saint Rose school counseling student embraces field’s emerging role, wins scholarship

Jessica Staiger waited five years after earning her undergraduate degree to pursue her goal of becoming a school counselor. Academics didn’t come easily to her, she said. And once out of college returning to school while also balancing work felt daunting. With encouragement from her husband, though, she went for it. As she applied to graduate programs, the pandemic hit.…

Melanie Dillman

Melanie McCullough Dillman: An education on the road for Apple

Melanie McCullough Dillman is a senior project manager for Apple, and she spends about 50% of her time traveling throughout the country for work. Her reasons for pursuing her MBA at Saint Rose are exactly why the Flex MBA option was born – allowing students to take courses in-person, via livestream, or online on their own time. We talked with…

Flex MBA class in session

The Saint Rose Flex MBA: An In-Person Feel No Matter What Format Students Choose

  When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down life as we knew it in New York state and sent most students off campus in March 2020, Saint Rose’s Flex MBA program continued without a hitch. As originally set up in Fall 2019, the program allows students to attend classes remotely via livestream, asynchronously via recorded video, or conventionally on campus. COVID-19…


Educational Leadership Graduate Examines Challenges and Opportunities for Principals in Saudi Arabia

  As women in Saudi Arabia gain rights, women are helping transform the national educational system. Moneerah Alarefe is one of them. An Arabic-language teacher, she, her husband, and their four children came to the U.S. in 2016 to develop the skills to help improve life at home. Here, Alarefe discusses her decision to enroll in the Saint Rose educational…

signs of st. peter's hospital and albany medical center hospital

Discount for Employees of Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Partners Offered for MSSW Program

The College of Saint Rose has announced two agreements that offer employees of Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Health Partners a 20% discount on tuition for the Master of Science in Social Work program. The discount is available to those who meet the admissions criteria for the program, and it will be available beginning in Spring 2020. According to…