No matter how far away you live or how long it’s been, all
your fondest college memories still live at Oswego.
Come remember with the Oswego Alumni Association at Reunion Weekend June 10 to 13 on campus
and around town. Registration
is open for on-campus lodging in our state-of-the-art residence halls and for dozens
Early-bird pricing is available through May 21.
Whether it's the 50th,
class anniversary, all Lakers should find friends and fun when they come to
reconnect, relax, reminisce and reunite.
Ed "Opie" Walch ’85
wanted to assemble Scales Hall alumni and fellow members of his 25th anniversary
class, so he got involved with the volunteer Reunion Planning Committee.
“I would gather people together for all types of social
functions while I was living there (in Scales),” he said. “I enjoyed it and I
still enjoy it.”
As a shy freshman making the nervous journey from Long Island, his anxiety quickly dissipated after he was
introduced to his hallmates on the first day.
“After the second day, I was in heaven and I knew it was
going to be good,” said Walch, who became quite the extrovert during his four
years of school and another four years of work with the college in Residence
Life after graduation. “It really developed me into the person I am today.”
Everyone is welcome for Reunion Weekend, but special events
are scheduled for certain milestone classes and groups. Several affinity groups have
special get-togethers planned throughout the weekend.
Sweeting ’75 said she has enjoyed reaching out to some of her sorority
sisters and other Oswego
friends as a fundraising volunteer for the 35th-anniversary group’s class gift.
The Classes of 1974,
’75 and ’76 hope to raise $200,000 to support the Possibility Scholarship.
“It’s a good icebreaker,” for conversation with longtime
friends who may have gone a long time without talking, Sweeting said. She hopes
to attend some Phi Lambda Phi functions during Reunion Weekend.
New this year, share some of your favorite photographs of
yore in our Flickr
community and update them with fresh snapshots from Reunion Weekend.
Attendees are also invited to tweet with us on Twitter.
Just use #ozreunion in your tweets throughout the weekend.
In preparation of the college’s 150th birthday in 2011, the Oswego Alumni Association will be filming alumni stories throughout Reunion.
Everyone is invited to participate in this very special opportunity to share their
experiences. Drop a line to email@example.com
with Oswego 150 Film in the subject
Alumni registered for the "Come as You Were" barbecue dinner at Fallbrook Friday or "Memories
on the Lake" dinner Saturday can stay on
campus in the newly renovated and air-conditioned Johnson and Riggs halls (overflow housing will be in Hart Hall, which is not air-conditioned). The
lake-view residence halls are within walking distance of many Reunion events
and a continuous shuttle to downtown Oswego
will run Friday and Saturday nights.
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Who doesn’t want to save the world? Michael Kite ’02 does that for a living through World Wildlife
As marketing specialist for one of the world’s leading conservation
organizations, Kite and his team of three work to raise more than $5 million each
year. The majority of that money comes from licensing partnerships and promotions
with the likes of Barnes & Noble, Gap, Hewlett-Packard, Dial and Coinstar.
Retail partnerships help WWF spread its message to the
general public and raise funds for its conservation work around the globe. For
example, Bank of America contributes $100 for every special Visa account opened
and Nabisco is supporting WWF’s “Year
of the Tiger” initiative with special packaging and a $100,000 donation.
The new CVS Green
Bag Tag program rewards reusable bag-toting customers, and generates five
cents for WWF for each tag sold.
All support WWF’s mission of protecting the future of nature,
down to the finest details, Kite said.
“We like to see that the product is made from recycled
material and is recyclable itself, and somehow ties into our mission,” Kite
said. The Green Bag Tag, for instance, is made from a corn-based material and
features a 100 percent recycled silicone lanyard.
As a broadcasting major at Oswego, Kite got involved with WRVO-FM and WNYO-FM.
“I think it gave me a lot more confidence in talking to
people,” he said. It was an important part of his early career in broadcast
sales and remains an important piece in the message he “sells” today.
“The best part of my job is seeing a product in the store
with the WWF logo after months of working with a company to launch it,” said
Kite, who joined the organization in 2006. “It’s rewarding to give people a
fun, unique way to protect our planet.”
— Shane M. Liebler
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