Campus Celebrates Founder, Sesquicentennial
The year of SUNY Oswego's birth 150 years ago took on lives of its own Tuesday as faculty, staff and students mark the college's Sesquicentennial near Glimmerglass Lagoon, with the Village student townhouses as a backdrop. A "birthday bash" for founder Edward Austin Sheldon — born Oct. 4, 1823 — put an exclamation point on the day's festivities.
The Sesquicentennial has been celebrated state- and nationwide in recent months. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities recognized Oswego's Sesquicentennial in their online Celebrations section.
A resolution honoring Edward Austin Sheldon, introduced by Congressman William Owens, was read into the Congressional Record. The New York state Legislature passed a resolution honoring SUNY Oswego, which was presented by Assemblyman Harry Bronson '82 to President Deborah F. Stanley during Reunion Weekend in June. Also, an Oswego city resolution recognized Edward Austin Sheldon's influence on Oswego and the world of education.
— Tim Nekritz M '05
The Fall/Winter edition of Oswego alumni magazine will feature excerpts from Sheldon's autobiography along with a feature on early Oswego graduates who became went on to spread Sheldon's methods across the nation and world.
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