Senior Media Director Pitches the Milwaukee Brewers

Senior Media Director Pitches the Milwaukee Brewers

Mike Vassallo ’97 could be in any one of 28 major U.S. cities at any given time, representing Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers as the franchise’s senior director of media relations. As the primary connection between the media and the team’s players and managers, Vassallo rarely has downtime during the long, grinding season. Before each season begins, he

TV Personality Trades Hard Hat for Lapel Mike

Sean McAllister ’02 with the "MORE" team

In the year following graduation, Sean McAllister ’02 would grab a few hours sleep after working construction all day, then show up at 4:30 a.m. as a volunteer script writer/teleprompter operator for CBS-affiliate WROC Rochester. By 8 a.m., he’d be back on the job site. He kept that grueling schedule until a producer position opened

Extended Learning Division was His ‘Guiding Light’

Extended Learning Division was His ‘Guiding Light’

When Russ Johnson ’05 embarked on a journey to earn a bachelor’s degree as an adult learner, the Oswego Division of Extended Learning was his “guiding light.” He says the staff at what was then called “continuing education” shepherded him through the process that led to a degree in public justice. Already successful at that time

Patterson Wins Long-Sought Title

Jessica Patterson ’09

The same independence and drive that Jessica Wilkinson Patterson ’09 used to trudge her wheelchair through Oswego’s snow-covered campus helped her achieve a long-sought goal. Patterson was crowned Ms. Wheelchair New York in August, winning the title after giving a speech on surmounting the challenges of physical disability. “I came across the Ms. Wheelchair pageant

TV Reporter Determined to Run Boston Marathon Again

Jason Holder ’05

When I crossed the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, the first thing I said audibly and to no one in particular was: “That’s enough of that for a while.” Then, as I do at the conclusion of every marathon, I began thinking about how I would summarize the most important race of the

Oswego College Foundation New Board Members

Oswego College Foundation New Board Members

Rose Cardamone Crane ’81 rejoined the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors on July 1 for a three-year term. Crane has more than 30 years of experience in commercialization and business operations, primarily in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She is a venture partner at Apple Tree Partners and head of commercialization for Apple Tree

Towel and Tissue Titan: George Wurtz III ’78

Towel and Tissue Titan: George Wurtz III ’78

A shrewd investment in his industrial arts education has paid hefty dividends in his manufacturing career. Just to be clear: George Wurtz III ’78, president and CEO of Soundview Paper Co. LLC, fully intended to teach industrial arts after graduating from Oswego. Hardwired with his grandfather’s love of woodworking and machinery, Wurtz had graduated from

‘A Christmas Carol’ Evokes Memories of 1973 Campus Performance

Carl Whidden ’75

As plans solidified to bring repertory actor Carl Whidden ’75 to campus Dec. 6 to perform his one-actor version of Charles Dickens’s beloved classic, “A Christmas Carol,” 40-year-old memories began to surface and circulate among Oswego alumni and the ARTSwego staff. People remembered a cast of 158, including 130 local children, who had staged an

Commentary Editor stands ‘on the front line of history’

Michelle Rene Garcia ’06

Landing a job in Los Angeles after graduation, Michelle Rene Garcia ’06 continues to work for a cause she values. At The Advocate, a gay rights magazine, she began as a temporary hire and advanced to com­mentary editor. “We’re on the front line of history,” she says. “In the seven years I’ve been here, I’ve