Even though our alumni are spread out across the country, we do love when Saints choose to stay close to home. Even better, when they make a name for themselves. In the Capital Region, Katie O'Malley Maloney ('06) is synonymous with flawless event planning. Her team is the go-to group for weddings, showers, celebrations of all kind—and Katie will be the first person to tell you that it takes hard work to dominate a market. Read on about the Siena grad (who holds a marketing management degree) and owner of Katie O' Weddings & Events (KOWE) in Troy, NY.
What led you to Siena College?
I had already earned my associate's degree and was working full-time in Albany when I saw a CDTA bus drive by advertising Siena, specifically the marketing management degree. I always knew I wanted to go back for my bachelor's, so, intrigued, I looked up the course curriculum, called admissions, made an appointment...and the rest is history. I wanted to stay local and I knew that the alumni network would be so valuable after graduation.