Alumni News

Jim Van Arsdale '08
Sharing Music for a Purpose
When a student in a guitar class of Jim Van Arsdale ’08 suggested that they sponsor a concert to…
GOLD Profile
GOLD Profile
Oswego is a long way from home for Priya Ravindran ’09. She grew up near Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India,…
Social Worker’s Goal: ‘I Did My Job Today’
Social Worker’s Goal: ‘I Did My Job Today’
When Joseph A. Twumasi-Ankrah ’06 has elicited a smile from a heartbroken child or brought insight to a confused…
Lyjha Wilton '99
Rochester Alumnus Rules Real Estate
When he’s not accepting awards, buying real estate or breaking land speed records in one of his vintage vehicles,…
Jay Hoffman '81
Mr. Hoffman is Teacher of the Year—‘He Totally Deserves It’
Among those announcing the news that Jay Hoffman ’81 was 2013 Vermont Teacher of the Year were his media…

Campus Currents

Joseph Coughlin '82 and President Clinton
PHOTO: Joseph Coughlin ’82 Keynote
Joseph Coughlin ’82, right, director of MIT’s AgeLab, was one of three keynotes speakers at the 2013 CEO Forum…
Mark Cole ’73 teaches during his final semester before retirement.
Long Run in Theatre Department Closing for Professor, Actor, Playwright
In 1979, Mark Cole ’73 debuted as an instructor in Oswego’s department of speech and theatre. He agreed to…
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Brad Korbesmeyer
Curtain Up on Professor’s Plays and Pedagogy
Brad Korbesmeyer teaches advanced playwriting in Lee Hall dance space because, he says, “Plays are not for the page;…
Professor Juan Perdiguero
Developing Dichotomies into Balance
Black and white. Animalistic and humanistic. Public and private. Technique and passion. Professor Juan Perdiguero has manipulated opposing elements…
Juan Francisco La Manna
Professor Opens Ears and Minds to Classical Music
Juan Francisco La Manna tells the story as it has been told to him. He’s at a family gathering.…

Philanthropy in Action

Kay Benedict Sgarlata ’65
Helping the Dream of an Oswego Education Take Root
For Kay Benedict Sgarlata ’65, Oswego planted in her a seed that dropped from the pedagogical tree of its…
Barnhart Family Photo
Former Campus Leader Establishes Scholarship
Timothy Barnhart ’02 says he always believed in the power of student involvement and in giving back. A loyal…
Kevin Bryans ’89 Endows New Scholarship
Kevin Bryans ’89 Endows New Scholarship
Since graduating, Kevin Bryans ’89 has given a gift to his alma mater every year. As a newly minted…
LECET Gift Helps Oswego
LECET Gift Helps Oswego
For 16 years, the New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) has consistently supported SUNY Oswego’s Presidential…

Class Notes

Lewis Putnam Turco
Faculty Hall of Fame: Lewis Putnam Turco
Nose stuck in a book, wandering in words while his feet trod the streets of Meriden, Conn., Lewis Turco…
Stay on Campus  for Harborfest
Stay on Campus for Harborfest
On-campus housing will be available for alumni who wish to relive their favorite Oswego memories by attending this year’s…
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Loretta Donahue Peck ’39 of Oswego died Oct. 16, 2013. She taught for many years, beginning in one-room schoolhouses…
Wanamaker Wedding
Weddings
Debra Penfield ’02 and Brad Weiner were married Aug. 24, 2013, at Glen Island Harbour Club in Westchester, N.Y.…
GOLD Profile
GOLD Profile
Oswego is a long way from home for Priya Ravindran ’09. She grew up near Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India,…