Winter 2011

AlumnewsMasthead.JPGWELCOME TO THE WINTER 2011 ISSUE OF AlumNews

AlumNews brings you Sage news and classmate updates between print issues of Crossroads magazine, which will continue to be published in the spring and summer.

The e-newsletter is sent five times a year and is an important way that Sage can respond to alumni requests for more frequent and timely news, while conserving environmental and financial resources.

Please help Sage reach as many alumni as possible, by encouraging your classmates to register their e-mail addresses:

Alumni of Sage Junior College of Albany, Sage Evening College, Sage College of Albany, or Sage After Work:  Click here

Alumni of Sage Graduate Schools: Click here 

Share story ideas and feedback by e-mailing [email protected] or visit the Sage Alumni Facebook page to reconnect.


donor report coverThe Office of Institutional Advancement regrets that the following benefactors were erroneously omitted from the President's Club Gold Circle in the 2010 issue of Horizons magazine and Report of Appreciation:

Lorraine Walker Bardsley RSC '38, '01H
Antonia L. Friedman RSC '59
John W. Bean and A. Alexandra Jupin SCA '65, RSC '67
Chester J. and Karen A. Opalka
Michael L. Richter and Susan Lomnitz Richter RSC '69
                                 J. Charles Tracy and Charlotte Shaw Tracy RSC '66
                                 Esther Deffley Winans RSC '44

Click here to view the complete Report of Appreciation, including the corrected President's Club Gold Circle listing.

Sage is extremely grateful to all the generous donors who helped the college post a record-breaking fundraising year in 2009-2010.

September 30 - October 1, 2011 

Mark your calendar and check the Albany alumni and Graduate Schools alumni websites frequently for updates!


Alumni Board Named
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. Click here for a list of board members and look for biographies and photos in the spring issue of Crossroads.

Business Review Publisher Joins Board of Trustees
Carolyn M. Jones SGS '92, publisher of The Business Review, has joined The Sage Colleges Board of Trustees. She is responsible for overall operations at the weekly newspaper. Prior to joining The Business Review she was an assistant editor for Home Box Office, New York, N.Y. and a classified advertising sales executive at The Grapevine Weekly, in Ithaca, N.Y. She holds an MBA from Sage and is also a board member at the Center for Economic Growth, Capital District YMCA, Ellis Hospital, and Tech Valley Business Alliance.

Alumnus Profile: JP Elario '01
To say that Capital District wedding photographer JP Elario is sought-after is an understatement. His services are in such demand that he is booked for 2011 and already turning down brides-to-be for 2012. Read more

Alumni Events
Harmony House Wine TastingAlumni enjoyed a wine tasting at Harmony House Marketplace in Cohoes, N.Y., owned by Diane Conroy LaCivita SGS '06. Click to view full size photos from this and other Albany alumni and Graduate Schools alumni events.

Click to view upcoming events, including an alumni basketball game, senior class/alumni dinner and more for Albany alumni and Sage Graduate Schools alumni!

Volunteers Needed!
Join the Sage Partners Program and help the College recruit talented applicants!

Share Advice with Students
"What should Sage students be sure to do before they graduate?"  Send your suggestion to [email protected] and it may be used in a cool project in the works!


Crossroads Cover Fall 10The fall 2010 issue of Crossroads, an alumni publication for Sage graduates, won bronze in the "newsletters" category of the annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.
Sage's Office of Communications & PR also received a silver and a bronze award for admissions-marketing pieces it produced.

All awards were won in Sage's peer group of institutions with 2,000 - 4,999 students.More than 2,500 entries from more than 1,000 educational institutions were judged by a national panel of marketing and advertising professionals and the editorial board of the Higher Education Marketing Report, the nation's leading marketing publication for higher education marketing professionals for 26 years.

The expanded Kahl Campus Center Café opened in February. Sodexo donated the 2330 square foot addition to the café, to better serve SCA's growing student population.

Faculty Accolades
Faculty research, publications, and other noteworthy activities.

Sage in the News
Highlights from December and January.

Arts & Lectures
Mohawk Chief, New York's Teacher of the Year among presenters at School of Education's Spring Speaker series; Flourish at the Little Gallery; High School Regionalat the Opalka Gallery - all free and open to the public!

The Latest Sage Athletics News
Men's cross country team named to 2010 NCAA Division III scholar-athlete team and more!