When the final hole had been played at the
18th annual Oswego State Fall Classic Sept. 14, golfers could feel good
about more than their scores and the beautiful, sunny day. The event raised
more than $137,310 to support the Presidential Scholars Program at Oswego.
"We are extremely grateful to our Presidential Sponsors — Constellation
Energy and the New York State Laborers’ Employers’ Cooperation and Education
Trust Fund — as well as our local sponsors and golfers, who support
scholarships at the college," said President Deborah F. Stanley. "Your support
makes it possible for our students to realize their dreams of a college
At the Fall Classic finale, Stanley presented a framed "Oswego Family
Portrait" to representatives of LECET in honor of their 10 years of supporting
the annual fundraising event.
Stanley praised the New York State Laborers for their loyalty and
support of the college and thanked Constellation Energy for their six years of
William Shannon, business manager of the Upstate New York Laborers' District
Council, in accepting the recognition, reiterated the Laborers' commitment
to higher education and SUNY Oswego.
Presidential Scholar Ryan Mott '08 thanked the
donors present. He shared that he participated in an Oswego program,
Hollywood POV, and has aspirations to work in the television and film industry
as a stunt coordinator and screenwriter.
"I believe I will reach my goals, thanks to the education I received here at
Oswego, made possible by my Presidential Scholarship," Mott said. "And I am
just one of more than a thousand Presidential Scholars who have studied here at
Oswego during the past 10 years. If your support has meant this much to me,
think of the difference it has made in hundreds of other lives. And as we
graduate and go on to careers in education, business, communications, and many,
many other fields, your gift is in turn affecting the lives of all the people
Local sponsors who supported the Fall Classic included Ashley McGraw
Architects; Auxiliary Services; Bergmann Associates; Bond, Shoeneck and King;
Burritt Chevrolet-Buick; C & S Companies; Canale's Restaurant; Caraccioli
and Nelson; Community Bank; Constellation Energy; Cross Telecom; Dell Inc.; Dr.
and Mrs. Douglas Jones; Eagle Beverage; Empire State Regional Council of
Carpenters; Envoy Environmental Consultants; Foit-Albert Associates; Foliot
Furniture; Fulton Savings Bank; Glider Oil; Higher One; Hillside Commons;
Hiscock and Barclay; HOLT Architects; HSBC Bank USA; IBEW Local 43; JCM
Architectural Associates; Novelis; NYS Laborers'-Employers' Cooperation &
Education Trust; Operation Oswego County; PAC & Associates of Oswego;
Pathfinder Bank; Patz on the River; Planned Results; Port of Oswego Authority;
Raby's ACE Home Center; Rudy's of Lake Ontario; Steelcase; Stevens Office
Interiors; Strategic Computer Solutions; Time Warner Cable; Torbitt's Service
Center and Wiltsie Construction.
Since its inception in 1990, the Fall Classic has raised more than $3.2
million to help support students, especially through the Presidential Scholars
The Presidential Scholars program is an initiative designed to attract
academically accomplished students — ranking in the top 10 percent of their
high school classes — to SUNY Oswego.
In the 2005-06 academic year, Oswego awarded 170 Presidential Scholarships
of $4,400 per year for four years to students with a high-school grade average
of 93 and an average SAT score of 1227. The program supported another 90 Deans'
Scholarship recipients, who receive $1,250 per year for four years.
Since the fall semester of 1997, the Fall Classic has provided more than
$1.6 million in scholarship money for more than 1,000 Presidential
Big Check: Representatives of Constellation Energy and NYS LECET along
with Ryan Mott '08 present the 'big check' to President Deborah F.
Lower: Oswego State students show their appreciation to the Fall Classic
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