Oswego Matters

There continues to evolve a myriad of ways you can stay connected to your alma mater and to fellow Oswego alumni. Two current priorities in the Oswego Alumni Association strategic plan address this. We are launching a new and improved OsweGoConnect alumni social network. Look for news about our exciting new online community later this spring!

Another priority is the relaunch of a robust, national regional alumni events program. Due to staffing constraints in recent years, we had scaled back our regional event programming. We are now fully staffed in the Alumni Relations Office and we are inviting you to join us in coordinating regional Oswego events throughout the country (athletic, social, educational, cultural, community service and career networking events).

Betsy OberstOswego Alumni Ambassadors are being recruited now who will help us identify event ideas, venues, speakers, encourage attendance of fellow alumni and assist in staffing regional events. You can help Oswego alumni and friends to stay connected to each other in your own community and learn about the latest happenings at SUNY Oswego at the same time. We invite you to consider signing on as volunteer in your area!

Our volunteer Board of Directors of the Oswego Alumni Association, led by President Keith Chamberlain ’87, is an elected body of alumni who represent all of our 77,000-plus Oswego graduates. The board of directors is actively involved in serving both the college and our alumni. The mission of the Oswego Alumni Association is to inform and interest a diverse constituency in the life of the college to create a partnership that encourages involvement, enhances loyalty and serves the current and future needs of the institution and alumni.

The alumni association also serves Oswego by engaging alumni to volunteer their talent and experience in ways that are beneficial to the college and, most importantly, our current students. Our strategic plan strives to offer alumni meaningful engagement opportunities and experiences both on and off campus, as well as through our growing number of social media channels, including Facebook and LinkedIn.

Our online Honor Roll of Appreciation (see page 9) recognizes the more than 760 volunteers who supported Oswego programs and students last year. To all of you, we offer our hearty Thanks!! We look forward to your continued involvement and encourage others to join us in our programming efforts.

Until we see you again on campus or on the road . . .

Betsy Oberst
Executive Director, Oswego Alumni Association

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