Made My Bones

Made My Bones

By Markisan Naso ’97 I spent my first year of college at SUNY Stony Brook studying archaeology, and it was a complete and utter failure. In a few short months I learned that my dream of becoming an archaeologist (or more accurately, becoming the next Indiana Jones), required a lot less punching and a lot

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Ian Sison ’10 was just 5 years old when he started watching professional wrestling. A Long Island native, Sison quickly fell in love with the athleticism and showmanship of professional wrestling. “I signed up for the youth amateur wrestling team. I was expecting the big ring with ropes and lights and crowds,” Sison laughed. “When

New York Agency an Oswego Family Affair

New York Agency an Oswego Family Affair

When Joe Donofrio ’02 and a partner launched technology and design agency Karbyn Inc., they wanted an innovative environment with a strong focus on building—and maintaining—relationships. So they stacked the staff with SUNY Oswego graduates, including Michelle Gotay Donofrio ’01, who is married to Joe and is the CFO of Karbyn. “Starting Karbyn was a

Mosquito Expert Alumna Studies Disease Transmission, Zika Virus

Mosquito Expert Alumna Studies Disease Transmission, Zika Virus

Her research might make your skin crawl. Katie S. Costanzo ’00, Ph.D., is an evolutionary ecologist at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. One of her favorite blood-sucking subjects: mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are far more than a nuisance. Some of the world’s most serious illnesses can be traced to the pests—including the most recent Zika virus outbreak,

Green and Gold, Red and White: Alumni Open Pennsylvania Winery

Green and Gold, Red and White: Alumni Open Pennsylvania Winery

Thirty years ago, Dana Master Woolley ’87 met Richard Woolley ’89 over a keg of beer at a Sigma Tau Chi fraternity party. Today, their tastes in companionship have remained the same, but their drink of choice has changed. After decades of exploring both the art and science of drinking and making wine, the Woolleys

Alumna Teaches, Embodies Perseverance to Overcome Obstacles

Alumna Teaches, Embodies Perseverance to Overcome Obstacles

After serving as a teacher and administrator in the Syracuse City School District for nearly 35 years, Phyllis Moore Holloway ’76 CAS ’01 hopes the thousands of students she interacted with learned some life lessons, along with the course material. “I always told students that sometimes the greatest gift that your parents can give to

Alumna Uses Fulbright Award to Empower Cypriot Women

Alumna Uses Fulbright Award to Empower Cypriot Women

Lawyer Patricia M. Intini Martin ’77, recipient of a pres­tigious Fulbright Scholar Award, travelled to Nicosia, Cyprus, in August 2014 to support victims of nonviolent abuse. Martin realized her future would have a global impact during her junior year at Oswego. As one of only five SUNY students selected, Martin studied at the Univer­sity of

ESPN Anchor and Alumna Linda Cohn ’81 Celebrates Milestone with ‘SportsCenter’

ESPN Anchor and Alumna Linda Cohn ’81 Celebrates Milestone with ‘SportsCenter’

Linda Cohn ’81, an ESPN anchor for more than 20 years, hosted her milestone 5,000th broadcast of SportsCenter on Feb. 21. No one in the program’s 36-year history—male or female—has hosted more shows. Cohn, who was the goalie for the women’s ice hockey team from 1977-81, graduated from Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in communication

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

A Smooth Transition into the Professional World While a lot of young graduates were struggling to find jobs in their field at the time, Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09 landed a job at big-four accounting firm KPMG LLP before she even graduated from SUNY Oswego. As a Hispanic teenager from the Bronx, N.Y., Marte came to

Alumnus to Students: Know Your Business

Alumnus to Students: Know Your Business

As vice president for the Syracuse-based company Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Tony Procopio Jr. ’85 navigates the intricacies of a complex insurance industry with precision, thanks to his Oswego roots. Procopio highlighted his formative experiences with School of Business students. “I was a kid from the city of Syracuse, one of seven children,” he said.