Siena Appoints New Chair Of The Board

John F. Murray Jr. ’79 has been confirmed as the new chairman of the Siena College Board of Trustees. Murray was formally elected chair for a two-year term in March, and oversaw his first trustees’ meeting on May 16. He presided at Siena’s commencement ceremony on May 12.
Political Science, Economics

Siena, Rockefeller Agreement on Master of Public Administration Degree

Siena students interested in careers in public policy, global affairs, and government or non-profit management can begin working on a master of public administration (M.P.A.) before the start of their senior year, thanks to a new articulation agreement.
Academics

2019 Siena College Commencement

More than 800 Siena grads in business, science and liberal arts picked up their diplomas and celebrated with classmates at Commencement on May 12 in the Times Union Center.
Admissions

Mental Health & Wellness at Siena College: Q&A 2 of 2

ICYMI: Our previous blog post was an interview with Siena’s Director of Health Promotion Katie Kaufman Burns, all about our Office of Health Promotion and the efforts they’re putting forth to increase and evolve our resources for Gen Z. You’ve heard from Kate. Now hear from Dr. Nate.

Nate T. Pruitt, Ph.D., is the director of the Counseling Center here and a licensed psychologist. He’s taught several undergrad and graduate courses and has done extensive research on topics like building emotional resilience in college students and the opportunities and challenges of working at a faith-based school.
History

Two Classrooms, Two Disciplines: History and Aikido

Aikido (EYE-kee-doh) is a modern Japanese martial art that unifies mind, body and spirit. Its practitioners learn to defend themselves by redirecting their attacker’s energy and using it to control them.
Alumni Kayla Allbright '20

Kristin Bernert '96: "My Path is not Something I had Planned"

Alumna Kristin Bernert ’96 spoke to members of the Siena community on Monday April 15th in the Key Auditorium in Roger Bacon. As Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Madison Square Garden (MSG) Sports, she shared what she has learned from her experiences working closely with major sports teams such as the New York Knicks and New York Rangers.