An Interview with President Thomas Gamble

ALBANY, NY—The Albany Business Review, reporter Shannon Sweeney, spoke with Maria president, Dr. Thomas Gamble, on his goals for Maria College. Read the full interview. Gamble describes Maria’s expanding educational role in the health sciences and the niche he sees the College playing in the future. “We like the position we’re in, and we like […]

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OTA Program Ranks Top 20 Nationally

ALBANY, NY—Maria College’s president, Dr. Thomas Gamble, announced today that the associate degree program for occupational therapy assistant (OTA) has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking […]

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Maria College Recruits St. Peter’s Health Partners Retiring Chief Medical Officer

ALBANY, NY—Maria College has named Dr. Robert J. Cella Jr. director of its bachelor’s degree program in healthcare management. Dr. Cella is retiring from his position as chief medical officer, Acute Care–Albany, and vice president, St. Peter’s Health Partners, on September 30.  Maria’s healthcare management program began in the spring of 2015. Under Dr. Cella’s […]

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KeyBank Contributes $5,000 to Maria College for Scholarship Support

ALBANY, NY—The KeyBank Foundation has donated $5,000 to Maria College in support of scholarships for students needing financial assistance.   “We are pleased to provide charitable support to organizations such as Maria College that serve the public interest and address critical needs within the community,” said Margot James Copeland, Chair of the KeyBank Foundation. She continued […]

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Maria College Honors Mary Beth Casey O’Brien with McAuley Service Award

  Mary Beth Casey O’Brien receives 2016 Maria College McAuley Service Award. Photos:  Left—Award plaque displayed in the Maria College Main Building lobby. Right—Jane Somerville RSM, ’61, Mary Beth Casey O’Brien, award honoree, and Kathleen Pritty RSM, ’66.   ALBANY, NY—At the 54th Maria College Commencement ceremony on May 15, 2016, the Catherine McAuley Award […]

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Maria College Celebrates Class of 2016 & 54th Commencement

ALBANY, NY—The 54th Maria College Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, May 15 at 3:30pm in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY. Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D. will confer degrees and certificates to more than 200 graduates, Sister Karen Schneider, M.D. will address the class of 2016, and Mary Beth Casey O’Brien […]

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Maria College Appoints Interim President

ALBANY, NY—Maria College’s Board of Trustees Chair, Joseph G. Salamack III announced Thomas J. Gamble, Ph.D. will be the College’s interim president. He will fulfill the presidential duties pending the completion of what is expected to be a 12 to 15 month national search for the College’s 5th President.  “We are fortunate that Dr. Gamble […]

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Board of Trustees Appoints Transitional Leader

ALBANY, NY—The Maria College Board of Trustees accepted President Dr. Lea A. Johnson’s resignation today and appointed Joseph G. Salamack III, Chair of its Board of Trustees, as transitional leader. The presidential succession process is underway. Johnson was sworn in as Maria’s fourth and first lay president on May 16, 2012. For almost four years, […]

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Maria Speaker Series: Dr. Anthony Ferraioli and Dan Bazile

Familiar Faces to Capital District viewers speaking at Maria College  ALBANY, NY—Maria College is kicking off a speaker series on Thursday October 15th at 6:00 pm with Dr. Anthony Ferraioli and Channel 13 anchor and reporter, Dan Bazile.  The free event, open to the public is hosted by Maria College’s Bachelor’s degree in Psychology Program […]

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2015 Maria College Commencement Speaker Will Inspire Global Responsibilities

“Becoming a Global Citizen Will Repair a Broken World”  ALBANY, NY—Patricia Deirdre Mullan, PhD, Religious Sister of Mercy (RSM) will deliver the 2015 Maria College commencement address on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 pm in the Empire Plaza Convention Center.  Her address to the graduates will focus on using their gifts to help a world that […]

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