Students earning degrees in 2020 share their goals for the future, and how their experience at Sage has prepared them to persevere toward those goals.


Kim Galusha and Sage GatorApplied Biology graduate Kim Galusha was accepted at three physician assistant graduate programs. She said her Sage professors helped connect her with professional experiences and honors research that have helped prepare her to succeed. Read Kim’s Sage Spotlight.

Lidia LoPortoLidia LoPorto said networking advice from her business professors and the Office of Career Planning helped her start her career during her senior year. As for the future, LoPorto hopes to one day open her own business in the marketing industry. Read Lidia’s Sage Spotlight.

Emily MackeyEmily Mackey was awarded an extremely competitive Nurse Corps Scholarship. She will receive money toward her education, and in return, will work for two years in an area with a critical shortage of nurses. Read Emily’s Sage Spotlight.


Meriam MurrayInterior + Spatial Design graduate Meriam Murray’s goal after graduation is to have a career creating spaces where people feel safe and comforted. Her  capstone project is focused on designing better environments for survivors of domestic violence. Read Meriam Murray’s Sage Spotlight.

Tyler RondeauTeaching physical education is the great job that Tyler Rondeau always thought it would be. He earned his undergraduate degree in Sage’s Physical Education program in 2018, and completed his master’s in School Health Education in 2020. Read Tyler’s Sage Spotlight.


New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Sarah SilvernailNursing graduate Sarah Silvernail is starting out her career on the trauma floor at Albany Medical Center. “I’m having an impact. I’m helping people. And this makes you forget any problems of your own that you might have.” Read Sarah’s Sage Spotlight.