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» Press Release: The Sage Colleges announces that Hamdi Ulukaya, president, founder and CEO of Chobani, Inc., maker of Chobani Greek Yogurt, will deliver the 96th Commencement address on Saturday, May 18. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Houston Field House in Troy.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How many Sage graduates will be receiving their degrees?
The Sage Colleges will confer a total of 926 degrees and certificates at the 96th Commencement on Saturday, May 18. This includes students who completed their requirements in August and December of 2012 and May of 2013.

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What degrees will be received at Commencement?
Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate and post-master's certificates.

Sage College of Albany
217 Bachelor's Degrees

Russell Sage College
216 Bachelor's Degrees

Sage Graduate Schools
429 Master's Degrees and Advanced Certificates
47 Doctorates in Physical Therapy
11 Doctorates in Education
5 Doctorate in Nursing

How many times has Sage had Commencement?
This is the 96th Commencement in Sage's history, since Russell Sage was founded in 1916.


The Sage Colleges is an independent private institution of higher education comprised of three colleges: Russell Sage College, a comprehensive, undergraduate college for women in Troy, NY; Sage College of Albany, a coeducational undergraduate college of applied studies in Albany, NY; the Esteves School of Education and the Sage Graduate Schools - of Health Sciences, and Management - operating on both campuses and offering applied master's and doctoral degrees.