MAY 2019I marvel at the growth and changes that I’ve experienced in the 33 years since my graduation from RSC. And I’m not the only one… our beloved College has changed as well.
When I first heard about the proposed strategic plan, I have to admit, I was really upset and sad that my Russell Sage was changing. When I came to RSC in 2013 (I’m a Blue Angel 2017 but graduated with the class of 2016), I didn’t come here because it was a women’s college. But, I stayed here because of it.
Rhoda Freedman Myers ’49 is constantly amazed by how much stuff students bring to college these days. At the beginning of our conversation, she vividly remembered saying goodbye to her parents and stepping onto the train in Boston in the fall of 1945 to travel to Troy for her first year at Russell Sage College, taking only what she could carry with her. And there was no going back the next weekend to bring more.
Last Saturday in the space of half an hour, I handed diplomas to and shook the hands of over 500 Sage students as they walked across the stage and became Sage alumni. It’s a fascinating experience to see our graduating class that way, looking them in the eyes as they pass through that moment.