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.

10×10+10: Cameron Jones ’09

Cameron Jones '09

Every day starts with a good morning for Cameron Jones ’09.

As operations coordinator for “Good Morning America,” Cameron processes hires, tracks freelancers and runs the internship program among other tasks. The former WSTM-TV (Syracuse) and WNYW-TV (New York) intern hopes to make his way to the front of the cameras eventually, but loves learning all aspects of the broadcasting business.

10X10+10: Betty Diaz ’02

Betty Diaz '02

With her sorority and in the classroom, Deyadira “Betty” Diaz ’02 took several steps forward at Oswego. In fact, student step dancing earned her an award and spot on the national team after graduation.

10×10+10: Ryan Pregent ’09

10x10+10: Ryan Pregent ’09

Some 17,000-plus have played professional baseball in this country and only 206 of them are in the Hall of Fame. There are more than 200 employees at the Hall; Ryan Pregent ’09 is one of them.

Fashion Designing Alumnus Says Yes to Dresses

Fashion Designing Alumnus Says Yes to Dresses

Elias Gutierrez ’09 works behind the scenes, but his work is hardly hidden.

He designs a high-profile line of dresses in the Garment District of New York City. He freelances for Kleinfeld Bridal, made famous by TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” television series. As an intern, he created the jerseys worn by the big-headed presidential mascots who entertain during Washington Nationals baseball games.

10 x 10 + 10: Wendy Paterson ’09

10 x 10 + 10: Wendy Paterson '09

Wendy Paterson ’09, a former Outstanding Senior Award recipient, is currently pursuing a remarkable career in varying locales.

10×10+10: KaeLyn Rich

KayLyn Rich '05

KaeLyn Rich ’05 has been an advocate for social justice as long as she can remember.

As Genesee Valley chapter director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Rich advocates for women’s, LBGT and immigrant rights among many other social issues.

An English Writing Arts and women’s studies major, she served as co-director of the Women’s Center, treasurer of Vega and cast director of the peer-education theatre troupe Melodramatics.

“I have been attracted toward jobs that allow me to get paid for activism and standing up for justice,” Rich said. “The Women’s Center inspired me to truly do work that I love, that feeds my activist soul.”

Brookstein’s Best at Beer

Jesse Brookstein

While most would be fired for imbibing between 9 and 5, Jesse Brookstein ’06 gets paid to sip on his shift. In fact, it’s the first thing he does each morning at Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colo.

And while taste-testing is a part of the morning routine, not every day is filled with “happy hours.”