Summer 2015 (July 31, 2015)
Pictured: Doris Fischman Roth '65 snaps a photo of Bonnie Maxon '65 (left) and Gail-Ann Brehm O'Leary '65 (right), in Avery's Garden (a gift from Virginia Kurtz Stowe '65) over Reunion weekend.
Russell Sage College AlumnaeNews brings you college news and classmate updates between print issues of Connections magazine, which is published twice a year.
In this Issue of AlumnaeNews:
Alumnae Connections: Read a special message for class leaders, find information about upcoming alumnae events and get a link to photos from Reunion.
Class Notes: Read about Sarah Kate Ellis '93, honored in Family Circle magazine; Jennifer Collins, PT, Ed.D, MPA, '78, named chair of the Physical Therapy department at Adventist University of Health Sciences; and many more alumnae.
Russell Sage Spotlights: Learn about a $2 million grant that will assist students seeking a degree in a STEM or Health Sciences discipline; Biology Professor Dorothy Matthews' Fulbright-Sponsored Research in Botswana; and fall semester Arts & Lectures events, on campus and open to the public.
Pictured: Sarah Sterling Purnell '05, Kerianne Clark Silver '05 and Jessica Wilson '05 during Reunion Weekend. See more Reunion photos.
Calling Class Leaders!
Are you a class correspondent, class agent, Reunion chair or class officer? If so, then the Class Leader Webinar is for you! To accommodate the schedules of class leaders and involve those unable to travel to Troy for Leadership Day, the Annual Fund and Alumnae Relations staff will host a series of webinars for class leaders throughout the coming year. The first is scheduled for 9/15 at 4 p.m. and 9/16 at 7 p.m. (The agenda for both meetings is the same - we hope that by offering two different times, more will be able to participate!) Please be sure we have your preferred email address, then check your in-box for a phone number and instructions.
Celebrate a Century of Russell Sage College at Reunion 2016
All classes are invited to a community celebration on Friday, 6/3, to commemorate Russell Sage College's 100th anniversary. MORE events are scheduled 6/3-6/5, specifically for classes ending in "1" and "6." Join Russell Sage College Reunion 2016 on Facebook!
MORE RSCAA Events
Summer and fall events include a reception and tour at the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT, 8/27); tour of the Shaker Heritage Society and lunch at the The Tailored Tea (Albany, NY, 10/7); and the Southern Connecticut Fall Luncheon (Newtown, CT, 10/7). Get all the details.
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FEATURED CLASS NOTES
Jennifer Collins, PT, Ed.D, MPA has been appointed chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando, Florida. She previously served as the chair of Physical Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Her areas of expertise include the psychosocial aspects of disability, professional issues, research, management, and education.
Sarah Kate Ellis was included amongFamily Circle magazine's listing of 20 most influential moms. The award-winning media and communications strategist has been CEO and president of GLAAD since 2014.
Sage Awarded $2 Million Grant
Sage has been awarded a Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program grant from the New York State Education Department and will receive $2 million over five years. The grant will support students seeking a degree in a STEM discipline or licensed health profession, who are underrepresented in such fields or who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. More than 250 students are expected to benefit from each year. Find out more about CSTEP at Sage.
Dorothy Matthews Receives Fulbright
Professor of Biology Dorothy Matthews, Ph.D., received a Fulbright Scholar award to conduct research at the University of Botswana in southern Africa. She will evaluate the effectiveness of the service initiatives provided by The Centre for the Study of HIV and AIDS at the University of Botswana. "I want to use my knowledge as a microbiologist and my skills as an educational researcher to help alleviate human suffering.... I hope that the findings that come from my Fulbright project will provide professionals in Botswana with important information as they design future research-based HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment initiatives." Read more spotlight stories.
Arts & Lectures
Fall events include the Theatre Institute at Sage's performance of Wait Until Dark (10/7-10/18) and a lecture and book signing with Marianne Schnall, author of What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power (11/11). Browse the complete schedule.