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.”

Coming to Your City

Coming to Your City

Coming to Your City…

The Oswego Alumni Association’s popular
“Welcome to the City GOLD Parties” return
this fall with an expanded roster of locales.
Save the dates and visit for
reservation information.

These networking events give recent grads
a chance to mingle with fellow alumni of all
class years in an informal setting.

Sept. 1 Buffalo
Happy Hour Networking Social and
Buffalo Bisons Game

Sept. 10 Rochester
Barbecue in Webster Park

Sept. 17 Washington, D.C.
Potomac Riverboat Tour and
Happy Hour Networking Social

Sept. 29 Albany
Happy Hour Networking Social

Oct. 7 Syracuse
Happy Hour Networking Social and
Wise Guys Comedy Show

Oct. 20 New York City
Beer Tasting and Food Pairing Networking Social

10 X 10 +10: Katie Meegan ’09

Katie Meegan '09

Most people wouldn’t think of cleaning up poop as a career pinnacle. But for Katie Meegan ’09, taking care of animals — and their business — is her business.

10 x 10 + 10: Matthew Urtz ’02, M ’05

10 x 10 + 10: Matthew Urtz '02, M '05

From football to genealogy, history is all about people. So is Matthew Urtz ’02, M ’05, who was recently appointed historian for Madison County in Central New York.

GOLD Grad Dedicates Oswego Crane Project

GOLD Grad Dedicates Oswego Crane Project

Kosuke Kisaka ’09 delivered a Senba Zuru — a 1,000 origami paper crane assemblage representing the college’s prayer for peace — to the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima this August. Students, faculty and staff created Oswego’s Senba Zuru following the “Hiroshima Speaks” exhibition in Penfield Library in spring 2009.