Alumna’s Memories Revived on Broadway

Naida King Rasbury ’51 as a young girl on the stage.

As a 7-year-old girl in 1935, Naida King Rasbury ’51 made her Broadway debut in the classic American opera “Porgy and Bess.” Nearly 80 years later, she strode the red carpet on opening night for the Broadway revival that would later win the Tony Award. When she learned the 2012 revival was in the works,

Former Oswego State Goalie Scores as ‘Prolific Writer’

Paul Ferguson ’69

Coach George Crowe built SUNY Oswego’s first hockey team by recruiting Canadian athletes, including Ottawa goalie Paul Ferguson ’69. That team established Oswego as a power hockey school by winning the 1964-65 championships. Fifty years later, at Reunion 2014, Ferguson recalled his college days. “I was a history major, spending a lot of time in

Zoology Researcher, Author Models Teaching Methods After Oswego Professor

Steve Sheffield ’78 (right) and Dr. Ma Ming, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pose at the 4,000 meter mark in the Tran Shen Mountain range outside of Urumgi Xinjiang Province, People’s Republic of China.

For Steve Sheffield ’78, SUNY Oswego was, at first, just another college—far enough away from his home in Syracuse. That is, of course, until Sheffield met Al Lackey, then a zoology professor at SUNY Oswego, who jump-started Sheffield’s passion for zoology. Not knowing what career path to pursue, and two years into sampling courses, Sheffield

Fred Floss ’79 Finds Career in Finance Rewarding

Fred Floss ’79

Fred Floss ’79 works hard to ensure that low- and middle-income families in New York State are better off. Floss is the executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, an independent, non-partisan “think tank” of researchers tasked with improving the well-being of New Yorkers by analyzing the state budget and tax policy. Floss has served

Newsmaker – Corey Mitchell Sr. ’97

COREY MITCHELL SR. ’97

Educator Corey Mitchell Sr. ’97 shared his views on leadership in a feature article in the Sept. 7, 2014, issue of the Post-Standard/syracuse.com. Growing up on the south side of Syracuse, he described how his peers picked on him for doing well in school. However, his involvement with Boy Scouts helped him stay on track

Technology Management Graduate’s One Word: Plastics

Tom Maloney ’09

After developing an innovative new wet wipe container closure design during his internship in Currier Plastics’ quality assurance department, Tom Maloney ’09 found himself in front of some of the company’s largest clients. “They put a lot of faith in me as an intern,” says Maloney, who was hired by the Auburn, N.Y., based company

Communication Alumnus Supports SCMA with $30,000 Gift

Mark Lobel ’85

As a principal at Pricewaterhouse­Coopers, or PwC, Mark Lobel ’85 is responsible for providing consulting services to major entertainment media companies on cyber security issues. Since graduating from Oswego with a broadcasting and mass communication degree, he has witnessed major changes in the media, and says that this change is not over yet. “I think

Scholarship Makes On-Campus Living Available to Local Student

Alice Ericksen Nykaza ’65

Because residence life meant so much to her, an alumna has established the Alice Nykaza ’65 Endowed Scholarship that will provide a scholarship, preferably for an Oswego County student who lives on campus. Alice Ericksen Nykaza ’65 says a significant portion of her education took place among other students in the “dorms” and snack bar.

Backstage Stars

Backstage Stars

“Don’t look at us like we are, sir. Please… See make-up, caked, in glowing powder pink! Imagine a beard, full blown and blowing, like the whiskers of a bear! And hair! Imagine hair. In a box I’ve got all colors, so I beg you — imagine hair! And not these clothes. Oh no, no, no. Dear God, not rags like any beggar has. But

Taking Center Stage

George Dummitt ’69

AT CURTAIN: GEORGE DUMMITT ’69 is sitting on the hood of a cream-colored American Motors Gremlin on the set of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre in New York City. He is wearing a Local One union T-shirt, blue jeans, work boots. A quick-link hangs from his belt and holds his keys.