School of Business and School of Education ceremony at 9 a.m. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Admission by ticket, five allotted to each graduate. 312-2106.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
Hometown: Watervliet, NY
What activities are you involved with at Oswego?
Coordinator of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for the Accounting Society, Chair of the Dean's Student Advisory Council for the School of Business, Recreational Soccer, Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting National Honors Fraternity)
Why did you choose Oswego?
Oswego was an obvious choice for me. The strength of the accounting program and the good reputation of the School of Business overall was a huge factor in my decision. Also, the size and location of the campus drew me in.
What is the best thing about your major?
I will always have a job with my major. No matter what the state of the economy, the need for accountants remains relatively constant.
Generally speaking, what impact has the Oswego faculty had on you?
Seeing the hard work my professors put into their classes encourages me to work just as hard. The faculty members here at Oswego are truly devoted to the success of their students.
Who is your favorite professor and why?
My favorite professor is my management professor, Dr. Edwards. Her unique, hands on approach to teaching, engages her students and keeps class interesting.
Describe your department's atmosphere and how it has enhanced your ability to learn.
The School of Business is accredited by AACSB, meaning that it is internationally recognized for excellence in business. Only about 600 business schools worldwide are accredited by AACSB. The professors in my department are very knowledgeable in the subject area because most have real world experience in their field.
What is the best thing about SUNY Oswego?
I would have to say the size of the campus. It's big enough to offer all of the programs and extracurricular activities that it does, while small enough that I don't feel lost in the shuffle.
Comment on how your Oswego experience has helped prepare you for a career.
Through the vast amount of clubs and organizations Oswego has to offer, it is easy to build up my resume and obtain real world experience. For example, through participating in the VITA program, I can take what I learned in the classroom and apply the lessons to actual taxpayers. Also, events such as Meet the Accountants Night allow me to network with accounting professionals from all different areas in the profession.
What opportunities has Oswego given you that you never had before?
Oswego has offered me so many opportunities in such a short period of time. I have gained confidence, and independence through the different organizations I am involved with on campus. These clubs also allow me to hone in on my skills and plan my career after graduation.