Category Archives: Alumni Updates

Alumni News: Catherine Dumas

Screen Shot 2019-02-27 at 12.51.43 PMCatherine Dumas (BA English, 2009) tells us:

Just wanted to let you know that I received a Masters in Information Science 2011 then completed my doctorate in Information Science in 2019 at the University at Albany, SUNY.


Also, I was hired as a tenure track Assistant Professor at the School of Library & Information Science at Simmons University Graduate program in August 2018. I teach Introduction to Programming, Systems Analysis & Design, and Technologies for Information Professionals.



In the News: Christina Romeo

Christina Romeo (BA in English, ’17) tells us:

I have been selected as one of the fellows for the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society’s 2019 Women in Public Policy Fellowship. I will be working for the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence in January. I will be working on the ground with domestic violence and homeless shelters across the state and will be an advocate for domestic abuse survivors. I will also have the chance to embark on my own research to improve services for LGBTQ+ teens and young adults escaping abusive relationships. I am one of the 400 past Fellows who now hold high ranks of positions in the public service field all over the New York State, across the country, and around the world.

Congratulations on securing such a prestigious fellowship!


Remember, if you have news to share with your fellow students, faculty and alumni, be sure to let us know.

In the News: Jacqueline Kirkpatrick


Jacqueline Kirkpatrick (MFA 2015) has news for us:

Hobart just informed me that my creative nonfiction piece “Alive” will be published in the next two weeks!

Be sure to look for Jacqueline’s piece and leave a comment if you enjoyed it.

Have you got news to share with the English Department community? Use the form to share your updates about publications, jobs, fellowships, awards etc.


In the News: Jessie Serfilippi

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Jessie Serfilippi (BA English 2015, MFA Creative Writing, December 2018) has some news for us:

I’m excited to share news of my upcoming publication. My essay, “Under the Cover of Breeches and Bayonet,” is being published this November in the forthcoming anthology, FIERCE: ESSAYS BY AND ABOUT DAUNTLESS WOMEN, published by Nauset Press. I will be taking part in a reading for the anthology on December 15th at Soho20 Gallery in Brooklyn, from 2-4pm.

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Have you got news for us? Be sure to let us toot your horn by using the form here on the website! We want to know what our students, faculty and alumni are doing.

In the News: Ryan Gangemi

Ryan Gangemi (MFA 2008)

Since leaving St. Rose, Ryan Gangemi has become an English Professor in his own right, working at Adirondack Community College, where he teaches courses in creative writing, and at Schenectady County Community College. Even more exciting, he’s recently become a filmmaker, directing his first film, which he also wrote, one year ago. “The Second Loss” tells the story of a married couple struggling to understand the new parameters of their relationship when their young daughter is left comatose in a household accident. The film has been accepted into The Long Island International Film Expo, The Niagara Falls International Film Festival, Albany’s New York State International Film Festival, and won “Best in Fest” at Glens Falls’ first ever GEM Film Festival. Gangemi has just begun work on his fourth film, “Imperfect Goddesses”, which he hopes will be making the Festival Circuit early next year.


In the News: Juliet Barney

Barney JJuliet K. Barney (MFA 2015) is happy to announce that her story “If It Wasn’t For Winston’s, I Wouldn’t Smoke” appears in New York’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction, compiled and edited by Z Publishing House. Congratulations!

Be sure to let us know your good news.

Have You Got News for Us?!


In the menu at the top of this page, you’ll note we have a new form for submitting news. Current students, alumni, faculty — send us your new and noteworthy information. Have you secured a new job? Received an award? Taken up a fellowship? Had a new publication?

We want to know!

Fill out the form and we’ll be sure to let the community know.