CHU BEQUEST TO NAME ATRIUM,
Education was a top priority for Professor Emeritus
of Sociology Hsien-jen “James” Chu
and his wife, Librarian Sylvia Chu, and SUNY Oswego
was central to their lives together. So when the
end of his life was near, James Chu decided to
leave a legacy to the college he loved.
Chu, who passed away Oct. 22, bequeathed $300,000
to the Oswego College Foundation to name the atrium
and academic commons in the new Campus Center
in memory of himself and his wife. Sylvia Chu
died in 1990.
“Both of them took their roles at the college
very seriously. It embodied...MORE
:::Alumna to Lead:::
DORSEY NAMED VP
FOR DEVELOPMENT, ALUMNI RELATIONS
As a student, alumna, volunteer and employee,
Kerry Casey Dorsey ’81
has remained connected to SUNY Oswego throughout
her life. Now she takes on an executive leadership
role at her alma mater.
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley has appointed
Dorsey, who has worked in the college's development
office since 2003, as the new vice president for
development and alumni relations.
The vice president is the college's principal
fundraiser and serves as executive director of
the Oswego College Foundation.
"Philanthropic support is increasingly vital
to our ability to...MORE
:::Pioneers and Players:::
INTO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Six of Oswego State’s finest athletes and
coaches were inducted into the Athletic Hall of
Fame Saturday, Nov. 11. Surrounded by their fellow
teammates, coaches, current students and faculty,
each inductee was introduced and presented with
a plaque honoring his or her achievements.
Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley said that
not only were the inductees accomplished students,
athletes and coaches while at Oswego State, but
they have gone on to do great things.
“You came to do what you love and you came
to learn,” she said. “You didn’t
HOCKEY UNITES PAST, PRESENT
As Oswego State honors the rebirth of a women’s
varsity ice hockey team, new Head Coach Diane
Dillon looks to instill the importance of its
history in the 21 new women who have joined the
Sharing their experiences and memories were nearly
20 of Oswego State women’s ice hockey alumni
at a reception held Saturday, Nov. 11.
“We want to interact with you and share
with you because you are our history,” Dillon
told the alumni.
Anne Potter Collins ’80,
inducted into Oswego’s Athletic Hall of
Fame that day for...MORE
:::Girls Got Game:::
34 YEARS WITH TITLE IX
“Why do we have Title IX?” Oswego
State University President Deborah F. Stanley
asked the crowd of students and faculty attending
the Nov. 10 panel discussion on “Reaffirming
Title IX: A Record of Success.”
“Because opportunity and choice should not
be arbitrarily decided on gender,” she said.
President Stanley, along with students, coaches
and SUNY Oswego’s Athletic Director Tim
Hale, listened as the panel of four distinguished
female guests discussed the importance of Title
IX and how to make it a continuing success in...MORE
OSWEGO TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
MAJORS BUILD 100 TOYS FOR KIDS
About 35 SUNY Oswego students recently spent their
Saturday creating toys to brighten the holidays
for local families.
All technology majors and members of the Oswego
Technology Education Association, the students
were making 100 wooden toy fire trucks that rolled
and sported ladders that could be raised and lowered.
The trucks will be distributed to local families
through SUNY Oswego's 19th annual Toy Drive.
The OTEA faculty advisers, Thomas Kubicki and
Dan Tryon ’89,
WILLOCK RELIVES FIRST
DANCE CLASS AT OSWEGO
Recent $1 million donor Marcia Belmar Willock ’50 relived her days of modern
dance class at Oswego State during a visit to
campus last month.
The 1950 graduate was wide-eyed and full of smiles
as she watched five members of the SUNY Oswego
dance club Del Sarte move their bodies gracefully
across the Sheldon Hall Ballroom stage.
“Lovely splits and lovely extensions,”
Willock complimented the group after they completed
their first lyrical dance. The group performed
a variety of...MORE
:::Business of Learning:::
REAL WORLD EXPERIENCES
During the annual School of Business Symposium
Nov. 11 and 12, Oswego students were introduced
to several alumni who have made a name for themselves
in the world of Business. With jobs in global
operations, financing, sales and manufacturing,
just to name a few, some of Oswego State’s
own hold prestigious positions in large firms
known across the globe.
James Wainright ’78,
senior vice president of global operations for
A.O. Smith Corp., Electrical Products Division,
stressed that in a business like his, selling
electrical motors, people must be truly immersed
in what they are pursuing.
“Whatever industry you get into, you’ve
got to be excited and...MORE
KING JOINS COMMUNICATIONS
Emily King ’05
is one alumna who is following her career path
— back to her alma mater. In fact, she recently
returned to Oswego State to accept the position
of alumni and development communications assistant
in Sheldon Hall, where she will be responsible
for the Lake E-ffect
Parents newsletter and portions of the
“Emily will bring her excellent writing
skills, creativity, energy and a fresh perspective
to all our publications,” said Michele Reed,
director of alumni and development communications.
“With Emily as part of our team, we are
ready to take alumni and development communications
to the next level.”
King received her journalism degree from Oswego
in 2005 and set out to realize...MORE
FOUR LAKER ATHLETES
NAMED TO ALL-SUNYAC TEAMS
Four Oswego State athletes earned all-conference
recognition in the fall season, as two men's soccer
players, a field hockey player, and a volleyball
player were honored as members of the All-SUNYAC
Men's soccer midfielder Jim
Mertz '08, originally from Chili, was a
second team selection. He finished third on the
team in scoring with 16 points on five goals and
six assists. Defender Pat
Hurley '07, a native of Center Moriches,
was a third team All-SUNYAC honoree. He led all
SUNYAC defenders in goals, and led the Lakers
with eight. He also had five assists during the
season and led the team with 21 points.
Jenna Retzer '09,
from Lancaster, was a second-team selection on
:::Elite to Meet:::
PATHFINDER BANK OSWEGO
HOCKEY CLASSIC SET FOR DEC. 29-30
The Oswego State men's hockey team will showcase
the new Campus Center hockey arena when it hosts
three of the nation's best Division III college
hockey teams Dec. 29 and 30 in the Pathfinder
Bank Oswego Hockey Classic.
The Lakers will welcome Elmira, New England College,
and St. Thomas to the newly opened Campus Center
hockey arena, one of the finest college hockey
facilities in Division III with a seating capacity
Oswego State has established itself as one of
the premier programs in...MORE
BAUM, BORRELLI JOIN
Two new members joined the Oswego College Foundation
Board of Directors at the group’s annual
business meeting. Mark
Baum ’81 and Louis
A. Borrelli Jr. ’77 will serve three-year
terms ending in 2009.
Baum is a partner in DiamondCluster International,
Inc., DiamondCluster’s Enterprise practice,
focusing on clients in the consumer packaged goods
A political science major at Oswego, Baum also
holds a master’s degree in marketing from
Prior to joining DiamondCluster International,
Baum had an extensive career at...MORE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FOR ALUMNI EVENTS
Oswego graduates will be able to gather and mingle
with fellow SUNY alumni at two special events
Join us for the Los Angeles All-SUNY Alumni Event
Tuesday, Jan. 23. The event will take place from
6 to 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Beverly
Arizona alumni will gather at the Phoenix All-SUNY
Alumni Event Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Pointe
Hilton Squaw Peak Resort from 6 to 8 p.m.
And save the date — Thursday, May 10, 2007
— for a...MORE
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
ALUMNI AWARDS AND ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Oswego alumni are doing great things — excelling
in their professions, serving their communities,
making the world a better place.
Why not honor one or more of them by nominating
them for an Oswego Alumni Association award?
The Oswego Alumni Association honors Distinguished
Alumni, as well as presenting Anniversary Class,
GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) and Lifetime
Merit awards, among other recognitions.
Former Oswego athletes and coaches are eligible
CELLS TO COURTROOMS, PRISONERS NEED WATCHFUL EYE
Oswego graduate Bill O’Toole
’01 could think of nothing more exciting
than “chasing the fugitive,” when
he took a written exam, just weeks after graduation,
to enroll in the U.S. Marshal Service.
Once the exam was complete, he underwent a panel
interview with two U.S. Marshal senior deputies
who asked him scenario questions. He then endured
a medical exam, a physical fitness test, a background
investigation and time at the U.S. Marshal Training
Academy just to be considered. Now, after waiting
three and a half years to be accepted into the
program O’Toole is proud to be one of 3,000
Deputy U.S. Marshals in the country.
In September 2004 O’Toole started his career
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