Office of Public Affairs
Aug. 9, 2000
PLANS ARE NOW WELL UNDER WAY
FOR OSWEGO STATE FALL CLASSIC
OSWEGO -- Oswego State and its partners from the national,
state and local corporate and business community will launch the 11th
Oswego State Fall Classic Sept. 14 and 15.
The Fall Classic continues its tradition of advancing
higher education by raising funds for Oswego's Presidential Scholars
providing scholarships for students who have demonstrated academic
success in their high schools or community colleges. Last year over 100
sponsors participated and produced a net of $209,043.67 in support of the
This year's event will feature an
executive-in-residence program, in which Oswego State alumni will return
to campus to share their expertise with students Thursday,
Also on Thursday will be a luncheon for sponsors
and distinguished guests featuring the theme "Oswego State: A Story of
Success." Alumna M. Catherine Richardson, a partner in the law firm of
Bond, Schoeneck and King, will be the emcee. Offering remarks will be
junior Joe Storch, Presidential Scholar and Student Association vice
president, and James W. Wright, who graduated from Oswego in 1974 and
serves as a New York state senator. Ovation network founder Harold Morse,
a 1961 graduate of Oswego, will offer the keynote address.
Friday recreational activities will offer
opportunities for networking in a relaxed atmosphere at the fishing
expedition on Lake Ontario, clay pigeon spectacular at Pathfinder Fish
and Game Club, and golf tournament at Oswego Country Club.
A Fall Classic finale barbecue will be held at
Fallbrook Recreation Center, where participants will celebrate the
success of the Fall Classic over the past 11 years. Since the first Fall
Classic in 1990, the annual event has generated gross receipts of more
than $2 million.
A highlight of each year's Fall Classic is the
president's reception for sponsors. This year, President Deborah F.
Stanley and her husband, attorney Michael J. Stanley, will host the event
at their Shady Shore home Thursday evening, and the Presidential Scholars
will be introduced at that time. The Oswego County Building and
Construction Trades Council will sponsor the reception.
Fall Classic sponsors may choose from eight
levels of support. The Presidential Sponsors are ANR Pipeline Co., Enron,
New York State Laborers' Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Fund,
Sithe and Telergy.
For information or to receive a sponsorship
booklet, call the Office of Alumni and University Development at 312-3003
or click onto the Fall Classic Web site at
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