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,

10 x 10 + 10: Jamie Stack Leszczynski ’04

Jamie Stack Leszczynski ’04

She buys. She sells. She rolls. She rocks. ABC Creative Group account manager/media supervisor by day and Port City Roller Derby’s J-Rock-It by night, Jamie Stack Leszczynski ’04 traces it all back to Oswego, where she fell in love with marketing—and her husband—and now lives in town with her family. Jamie launched her career at

Oswego Service Projects Sparked Fire for Volunteering in Peace Corps Worker

Oswego Service Projects Sparked Fire for Volunteering in Peace Corps Worker

Shannon Linehan ’10 has returned from a 27-month long journey to Zambia, where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer under the Rural Education Development Program. While in the Peace Corps, Linehan taught eighth and ninth-grade English, established a secure and functioning community preschool and created a Parent-Teacher Association. She also coordinated a pen-pal exchange project

10×10+10: Katherine Cook ’06

10x10+10: Katherine Cook '06

10×10+10 (100 words) + 10 random questions A LABORATORY INTERNSHIP WITH CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR KESTAS BENDINSKAS and summer of hands-on experience at W.R. Grace & Co., thanks to the support of W. R. Grace CEO Fred Festa ’81, eventually put Katherine Cook ’06 on the front line of fighting breast cancer. “The extra attention and opportunities offered at Oswego made

Wedding Album

Wedding Album

Matthew Pond ’08 and Kristin Amone ’09 were married in October in Rochester. Alumni in attendance included, from left: Jimmy Lacagnina ’10, Joe Ferrari ’10, Nicole Lafe ’09, Chris Caputo ’09, the bride, the bridegroom, Don Heagle ’09 and Kelley Kowalczyk ’12. Matthew is earning his MBA and currently works for Enterprise Holdings. Kristin recently earned her master’s

Recent Graduate Quickly Climbs Adirondacks’ 46

Brieanne Wilson '10

As BrieAnne Wilson ’10, M ’12 trudged upward, wind and cold gnawed at her face. It was only November, but the weather had surprised her and her friends with snow and temperatures that dipped below freezing.
Now they were caught in a snowstorm on the side of a mountain in the Adirondacks. Unlike Wilson, who brought winter gear, half the group forgot hats and gloves. Some even neglected to bring winter coats.

Newsmaker: Mike Lukajic ’04

Mike Lukajic

Former Laker Mike Lukajic ’04 made d3hockey.com’s list of top 15 goal scorers of the last decade. Lukajic’s 33 goals in 2002-03 for the Oswego men’s ice hockey team placed him at No. 9.
Lukajic was the sole SUNY Athletic Conference representative on the list, which ranked NCAA Division III players’ best individual seasons. In addition to a one-goal-per-game average in the 2002-03 regular season, he also scored at least one goal in each of Oswego’s postseason victories that year en route to the Division III national championship game.