Alumni Association Board
MISSION: The mission of the Alumni Association is to engage alumni in programs and activities which advance the colleges and cultivate and retain loyalty and support of its alumni in accordance with institutional goals. In addition to promoting the distinctive value of a students experience by building connections between students & the alumni community.
Albany Alumni Association Board 2015-2016
Michael Markou SGS '10, President[Michael Markou]
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]Kevin Kraus SGS '12
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]Carmine Berghela SGS '09, Vice President
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]Tammy Bolduc SEC ’06, SGS ’10, Secretary
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]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 Updated]Kristen Hanlon RSC '02, SGS '04
Kristen Hanlon has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She credits The Sage Colleges for her entrepreneurial spirit 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]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 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]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.
[Linda Rolfe JCA '67]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 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 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.
Jolene Miner Dirolf SGS '85 [Jolene D]
Jolene recently began as a Sage College Alumni Association board member. Having recently retired after a 30 year career as an advanced practice oncology nurse, Jolene now spends her time traveling, gardening and cooking. She is a volunteer for the National Park Services. Jolene and her husband Jim have resided in Loudonville, NY over 45 years where they raised their three adult sons.