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Aug. 29, 2001
 
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CHAIRMAN OF SUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TO LAUNCH BUSINESS SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
OSWEGO -- Thomas F. Egan, chairman of the SUNY board of trustees, will visit the SUNY Oswego campus Sept. 13 for two major events. He will open the Oswego State Fall Classic as keynote speaker for the Sithe Luncheon for sponsors and distinguished guests and will participate in a ground-breaking ceremony for renovations to Rich Hall, the new home for the college's School of Business.
"This is a very special event for our campus, and it makes it even more special to have the chairman of the board of trustees of SUNY agree to be our keynote speaker," said President Deborah F. Stanley. "Only with the support and interest of the board of trustees can we accomplish our goals here at Oswego, so we are extraordinarily pleased he is joining us for this very exciting day."
The Sithe Luncheon will begin at noon in the ballroom of Sheldon Hall, with Egan's keynote speech at 1:30 p.m. Also speaking at the luncheon will be Barry Sullivan, vice chairman of Sithe, who will welcome participants; Stanley; state Sen. James W. Wright; and a student to be named.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the new home for the School of Business will take place at 2:15 p.m. at the west entrance to Rich Hall, facing the quad.
School of Business faculty and students, Sithe luncheon guests and representatives of the Greater Oswego Chamber of Commerce and Operation Oswego County will attend the ceremony and hear speeches by Egan, Stanley and a student. A banner will be unfurled depicting the future look of Rich Hall. A reception will follow in the lobby of Sheldon Hall. All are invited.
Egan was appointed chairman of the State University of New York board of trustees on Feb. 8, 1996, and a member and vice chairman in June 1995. He is a managing director of Salomon Smith Barney, a subsidiary of Citigroup
The Sithe Luncheon will kick off two days of Fall Classic events, including fishing, golf and a clay pigeon spectacular.
The Fall Classic raises funds for Oswego's Presidential Scholars Program, providing scholarships for students who have demonstrated academic success. Last year 98 sponsors participated and raised nearly a quarter million dollars in support of the program.
For more information, call the Office of Alumni and University Development at 312-3003 or click onto the Fall Classic Web site at www.oswegoalumni.oswego.edu/classic.
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