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.
Albany Alumni Association Board 2015-16
Paul Hook JCA '86, President
Paul Hook is vice president of business development and manages agency marketing initiatives at Overit, a full-service, nationally recognized creative agency in Albany. 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, Vice President
Michael Markou, dean of students at Bryant and Stratton College, earned his master’s degree in Organization Management at Sage’s School of Management. He has worked in higher education for over nine years and specializes in organizational strategy, student development, effective communication plans, mediation and strategies to maximize success rates.
Kevin Kraus SGS '12, Secretary
Kevin Kraus is a financial representative at The Ayco Company, LP, where he provides guidance with investments, taxes, estate planning, insurances and cash flow. He has over 12 years of experience in sales and client relations. He received his master’s degree in Organization Management from the School of Management.
Carmine Berghela SGS '09
Carmine Berghela is a state government auditor at the Office of the State Comptroller, responsible for conducting financial and performance audits. Carmine earned a master’s degree in Organization Management with a Public Administration concentration at the School of Management. He participated in the School’s first trip to the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.
Tammy Bolduc SEC ’06, SGS ’10
Tammy Bolduc, director of administration at the Capital District YMCA, earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Sage Evening College and a master’s degree in Organization Management with a Public Administration concentration and a certificate in Nonprofit Management at the School of Management. She also holds an advanced certificate from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.
Anaik Carne SGS ’12
Anaik Carne is the director of business development and Operations at Absolute Pest Control, Inc., and founder of Synaptec Media, LLC, a consultancy specializing in web and marketing services. She earned an MBA at the School of Management.
Kristen Hanlon RSC '02, SGS '04
Kristen Hanlon, vice president of sales and marketing at Bullock Hospitality, a hotel management company she founded with her husband, has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She credits The Sage Colleges for her entrepreneurial spirit and the skills to run her business and enjoys working with the alumni board to create that same spirit in future graduates. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Russell Sage College and an MBA at the School of Management.
Steven Hunt SCA ’13
Steven Hunt is a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. He first joined Northwestern Mutual as an intern, while studying Business Administration at Sage College of Albany. He began working as a full-time financial representative at Northwestern Mutual three days after his graduation.
Mac-Arthur Louis SCA '06 Mac-Arthur Louis, project manager at Health Research, Inc., coordinates projects and teams for the New York State Department of Health. He has been working in information technology for over 20 years and has expertise in project portfolio management, enterprise application development, business development and process improvement. He graduated cum laude from Sage and earned an MBA at the University at Albany.
Marie McDowell SCA ’08, SGS ’11
Marie McDowell is a benefits specialist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Sage College of Albany and a master’s in Organization Management.
Arlando Richard SCA ’07, SGS ’12
Arlando Richard is an IT specialist with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, Department of Taxation & Finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking and System Administration from Sage College of Albany and a master's degree in Organization Management with a Public Administration concentration.
Linda Rolfe JCA '67
Linda Rolfe worked for the New York State Department of Health for 39 years. She retired in 2005 and now works through a temp agency in the DOH’s Bureau of Employee Relations/Staff Development. She is president of the Certified Professional Secretary/Certified Administrative Professional Society of New York State and a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
Carol Fairley Rubino SEC '72, SGS '75
Carol Fairley Rubino owns Rubino Associates, a firm specializing in training and services focused on strategic and cooperative planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs. She was an officer of the Sage Evening Division’s student organization, the first president of the Sage Graduate School Alumni Association and the first chairperson of The 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 linked Sage students with a variety of internships throughout the state police. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Sage, and directs the School of Management’s MBA and Organization Management online programs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at Sage College of Albany and a master’s degree in Organization Management at the School of Management.