Kevin J. McMahon ’78,
chairman and CEO of Edwards and Kelcey, a New Jersey-based
engineering, architectural, planning, and construction
management firm, was honored June 8 by the Patriots’
Path Council of Boy Scouts of America in Florham Park,
N.J., as the 2006 Distinguished Citizen.
Boy Scouts flank Kevin
’78 who holds the
“2006 Distinguished Citizen Award” presented to
him by the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts
McMahon and his firm helped the council raise $130,000
to support Scoutreach and other programs designed to
enable underprivileged youths to participate in scouting.
On April 12, McMahon visited the Oswego campus and spoke
to a finance class in Rich Hall. He was impressed by
Oswego’s “very inquisitive” students.
“I wanted to see if I could make a connection
with students using real life examples, not just theory,”
McMahon said. “It worked out well.”
Looking back on his own days at SUNY Oswego, McMahon
fondly recalled a professor who had made a connection
Accounting Professor Chuck Spector, McMahon said, was
responsible for helping him, and other students, developmentally,
both in and out of the classroom. Spector even played
softball with them.
Overall, McMahon said that he “had a lot of fun
and learned a lot” at SUNY Oswego. Now, at the
top of his game, McMahon said that it’s only right
to share what he has gained as a result of accomplishing
“If you’re successful, you give back,”
he said. It’s this attitude that garnered him
the Distinguished Citizen award.
“It’s a big honor,” he said, although
he attributes most of the credit to the company, which
McMahon said likes to be involved in public projects
with the aim of “making things better for the
— Lynn Collier ’06
To August 2006 E-Newsletter