Albany Alumni Board
An alumni board comprised of graduates of Sage College of Albany, Sage Graduate Schools, and the former Junior College of Albany and Sage Evening College has been formed to promote connections among alumni and their alma mater. The members are:
Carol Fairley Rubino
Kristen Hanlon RSC'02, SGS'04
Kristen Hanlon has over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. She brings this management experience to the undergraduate classes she teaches at multiple local colleges and online with Russell Sage Online and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She credits The Sage Colleges for her entrepreneurial spirit and looks forward to working with the alumni board to create that same spirit in future graduates.
Paul Hook JCA'86
As the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Overit Media, Paul Hook oversees the business development department and manages agency marketing initiatives. He has worked on campaigns for not-for-profit organizations, financial and higher education institutions, arts organizations, and corporate and retail clients. He is also an internationally published illustrator, with work appearing in magazines, scientific journals and travel publications
Michael Markou SGS '10
Michael Markou received his Master's Degree from Sage in 2010 in Organization Management. He has worked in higher education for over 9 years, and he currently serves as the Dean of Student Services at Bryant & Stratton College. Michael specializes in organizational strategy, student development, effective communication plans, mediation, and strategies to maximize success rates. Michael is based in Albany, NY and enjoys serving on the Alumni Board.
Malachi Jackson JCA'99, SCA'07
Malachi Jackson is an aspiring artist and music producer. He has traveled as a musician with multiple bands playing different genres of music and has shown his fine art in a number of venues.
Mac-Arthur Louis SCA '06
Mac-Arthur Louis was born in Haiti and has been working in the field of information technology for more than 19 years. He has expertise in project portfolio management, enterprise application development, business development and process improvement and has received several awards for his projects. He recently joined Health Research, Incorporated as a project manager and has coordinated and managed several mission critical projects and teams simultaneously for New York State Department of Health. Louis graduated cum laude from Sage and earned an MBA at the University at Albany.
Linda Rolfe JCA '67
Linda Rolfe worked for the New York State Department of Health for 30+ years, retiring in 2005. Linda returned to the workforce in 2009 through a temp agency, working part time in the DOH's Bureau of Employee Relations/Staff Development and retired for the second time in 2011. Linda is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and has served as an officer and committee chair for the local chapter and New York State Division. Linda attained her CAP designation in 1988 and the OM designation in 2007. In addition, she has attained the IAAP Member of Excellence designation. She is a member of to the Certification Society of New York State. Linda recertified in 2005 and 2012. She served as president of the Society from 2008-2014. Linda also belongs to the Schenectady Business and Professional Women and is on the membership committee, does articles for "The Handclasp" newsletter, and will be serving on the scholarship committee. Linda has two sisters, a brother, and several nieces and nephews. Hobbies include reading, watching television, shopping, and traveling when feasible. Linda enjoys her involvement with the alumni association.
Carol Fairley Rubino SEC'72, SGS'75
Carol Fairley Rubino owns Rubino Associates, an organization and education consulting firm, specializing in customized training and services focused on strategic and cooperative planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programs. She was a member and officer of the former Sage Evening Division's student organization, the first president of the Sage Graduate School Alumni Association and the first chairperson of the former Sage Colleges Federated Alumni Association.
MaryEllen Tedesco SEC'08, SGS'10
MaryEllen Tedesco is an assistant director of personnel with the New York State Police, responsible for the recruiting, testing and hiring processes for the civilian workforce throughout the State of New York. In this capacity, she has also linked Sage students with a variety of internships throughout the state police. She said her Sage education has helped her to develop as a leader and mentor.