Success in the City Events Enable Alumni to Brush Up Personal Brand

Syracuse Success In The City

This spring, the Oswego Alumni Association hosted Success in the City events in Syracuse, Rochester and New York City. At left, Sarah Peschel Testa ’86 of Manlius, N.Y., (standing) speaks with fellow alumni at the April event at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse. Each professional networking event featured alumni established in their careers

Fourth Annual March Matchness Raises Over $18,600

Fourth Annual March Matchness Raises Over $18,600

SUNY Oswego’s Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) not only surpassed an initial goal of 200 donors, but also a super goal of 225 donors in the Fourth Annual March Matchness fundraising challenge. Louis A. Borrelli Jr. ’77, an Oswego College Foundation board member and School of Communication, Media and the Arts advisory board member,

GOLD Profile: Adam Vezer ’11

Adam Vezer ’11

Long Island native Adam Vezer ’11 always knew he wanted to teach. He chose technology education after meeting some of the professors and visiting the technology labs at Oswego. Now working at Old Mill Middle South in Millersville, Md., Vezer was named Western Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year and is described in his nomination as

Writer Makes Case for Support of Cambodian Children

Anthony Karge ’08

Like others who hold SUNY Oswego diplomas, Anthony Karge ’08 has soared. His 8,560-mile journey has taken him to Phnom Penh, where he is communications officer, handling social media, newsletters and external communications for the Cambodian Children’s Fund. “I’m using journalism and creative writing,” Karge says, “to make concrete contributions in one of the most

GOLD Profile

GOLD Profile

Oswego is a long way from home for Priya Ravindran ’09. She grew up near Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, and left home after 17 years to earn two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and global and international studies at Oswego, picking up a minor in French along the way. After earning a master’s at Fordham University

Graduates Of the Last Decade: Kristin Quinn ’08

Graduates Of the Last Decade: Kristin Quinn ’08

Kristin Quinn ’08, accustomed to conducting interviews, said it felt “weird” to be on the response side, talking about her two passions: 1. advocating for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research and 2. writing. A resident of Arlington, Va., Kristin is com­munications and publications director for the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. After earning an Oswego degree with

New Career-oriented Software to Aid Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff

Gary Morris ’88 and Megan Dignan ’16

Career Services recently launched Optimal Resume, an online suite with features that allow users to quickly create cover letters, tailor resumes to different jobs, practice interviewing and organize and conduct searches. Gary Morris ’88, director of the Compass student success center as well as its Career Services unit, said the new software will help SUNY Oswego

Program Eases Transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’

Program Eases Transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’

A program sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association and Career Services Office helps students make the sometimes intimidating transition from college to career. Recruiters, local experts, and Oswego alumni presented workshops to help more than 100 students forge a pathway to success. Keynote speaker Kevin Sutherland ’05, a member of the Graduates Of the Last Decade Leadership

Journalism Degree Leads Alumna to Dream Job as Cook

Nicole Castro Pursel ’09

We call it “serendipity” when dreams come true. Nicole Castro Pursel ’09 says she’s had a brush with that unexplainable good fortune in her career. After completing an internship at Time Warner Sports and earning her degree in journalism, she accepted an administrative assistant position at Wegmans in her hometown of Rochester. One lucky day,