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
Vice President Sales and Marketing, Bullock Hospitality
Kristen Hanlon has over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. She and her husband founded a hotel management company, Bullock Hospitality. She credits The Sage Colleges for her entrepreneurial spirit and the skills to run her own business and looks forward to working with the alumni board to create that same spirit in future graduates.
Paul Hook JCA'86
VP of Marketing and Business Development, Overit
At Overit, Paul 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
Paul Jaeckle SGS '09
Senior Director of Asset Protection, Walmart Stores, Inc.-Walmart East
Paul Jaeckle is the Senior Director of Asset Protection for Walmart Stores, Inc. based in Atlanta and having responsibility of 1400 stores on the East Coast from Puerto Rico to Maine. He began his career at Walmart as an hourly associate in Illinois in 1997. In 16 years with the company, he has held a variety of leadership positions in loss prevention, asset protection, innovations and store operations. He holds a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and a master's degree from Sage. Paul is also currently an Alumna Trustee with The Sage Colleges and is Chair of the HR Subcommittee.
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
Owner, Rubino Associates
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
Assistant Director, Personnel New York State Police, Civilian Hiring Unit
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.