Sept. 12, 2001
CONTACT: Kevin Mahaney, 312-5558
RICH HALL SUITE TO BE NAMED IN HONOR
OF SUNY OSWEGO BUSINESS SCHOOL TEACHER
OSWEGO -- A faculty suite in SUNY Oswego's renovated Rich Hall will be named for Bill Lundy, an associate professor of accounting, finance and law at Oswego, thanks to a gift from a grateful graduate and his employer.
It is the first faculty suite to be named in the fund-raising effort to equip Rich Hall as a state-of-the-art home for SUNY Oswego's School of Business.
Mark Tryniski, a partner in the Syracuse office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and the leading accounting firm have pledged a total of $25,000 to equip a faculty suite in Lundy's honor.
"His passion for teaching was almost infectious," Tryniski said of Lundy. "He had an energy, a passion. You couldn't help but be carried away with his enthusiasm for learning."
Tryniski was also impressed with Lundy's life experiences. "He was a CPA and was able to teach having had the perspective and experience of being in business -- a real advantage."
"Professor Lundy teaches what could be perceived as dry material, but in such a way you couldn't help but learn," Tryniski said of his mentor. "He has got some real gifts for teaching, motivating and getting students swept up in the process of learning."
Tryniski, a native of Fulton from a "very middle class" background, worked to pay his way through college. "I am happy to the extent that I can give back a little of the success I have had because of my Oswego education," he said.
As chair of the Dean's Advisory Board for the School of Business, Tryniski has seen firsthand how the school has continued to "become better and stronger, strengthened the faculty complement, strengthened programmatic offerings and pursued accreditation," he said.
"This will serve to provide students with a better learning experience, a better education, and better prepare them to be successful in the business world," he added.
"Oswego greatly appreciates Mark's generosity and that of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in helping create this new home for the School of Business," said Kevin Mahaney, vice president for development and public affairs. "This is a wonderful recognition of all that Professor Lundy has done for so many Oswego students."
He added, "Mark's leadership in making this pledge early in our fund-raising efforts for the School of Business means a great deal. His work on the School of Business advisory board and the boards of the Oswego Alumni Association and Oswego College Foundation is making a real difference for the faculty and students of Oswego State."
For more information on naming opportunities for SUNY Oswego's new School of Business and ways to give, contact the college's Office of University Development at 312-3003.
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