Alumna Takes a Stab at Reality Cooking on ‘Chopped’

Alumna Takes a Stab at Reality Cooking on ‘Chopped’

COOKING IS A BIG DEAL TO MAUREEN O’DONNELL SANCHEZ ’87. She sells luxury ingredients to Chicagoland restaurants, she blogs about her family’s kitchen adventures and Feb. 24, she competed in front of a national television audience on Food Network’s “Chopped.” “Chopped” tests chefs’ skill, speed and ingenuity. Each week, four chefs compete before a panel of expert judges and

Publication names Oswego a ‘military-friendly college’

Publication names Oswego a 'military-friendly college'

Oswego has been designated a military-friendly college in Military Advanced Education’s 2013 guide. The publication, which helps inform education service officers, transition officers and the service members they counsel, named SUNY Oswego to its annual list in the 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, noting that schools on the list “go out of their way to

Newsmaker: Mike Lukajic ’04

Mike Lukajic

Former Laker Mike Lukajic ’04 made’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.

Newsmaker: Howard Gordon ’74, M ’78

Howard Gordon '74, M '78

Howard Gordon ’74, M ’78, executive assistant to Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley, received the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education 2012 Award for Distinguished Service at the organization’s annual conference this past March in Los Angeles.

Newsmaker: Lou Borrelli Jr. ’77

Lou Borrelli Jr. '77

New York City-based start-up NimbleTV has named cable and broadband industry veteran Lou Borrelli Jr. ’77 as its new chief marketing officer.

Sounds of Success

Sounds of Success

How does a Tony sound? Pretty good to Brian Ronan ’84, who earned his first for the Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon” in the “Best Sound Design in a Musical” category at the Tony Awards in June.

Alumnus Takes City’s Top Seat in Oswego

Alumnus Takes City’s  Top Seat in Oswego

Oswego’s New mayor has witnessed the city through the decades as a native son, college student and professional. Now Tom Gillen ’72 is eager to help move it into a new age.

Tom Gillen ’72 is Oswego’s new mayor.
Gillen won the Nov. 8 mayoral election 2,426 to 1,234, a margin of 2 to 1, against

Newsmaker – Tom Walpole

Tom Walpole '79

Tom Walpole ’79 has been named senior vice president, global manufacturing excellence, and president, Novelis Asia. The president of Novelis Asia since 2007, Walpole assumed additional responsibilities to increase the speed at which the company integrates its global manufacturing operations through common standards, policies and practices. He will also oversee execution on the company’s overall improvement goals for its manufacturing assets over the next three to five years. In addition, he will be responsible for helping the company achieve world-class employee health and safety performance and for implementing global standards for all new major capital investments.

Walpole has more than 30 years of aluminum industry experience. Prior to the Novelis spin-off from Alcan Inc. in 2005, he held a number of international positions with Alcan including vice president of sales and marketing for the rolled products operations in Korea and president of the lithographic, can and painted products business in Europe.

In addition to his accounting degree from Oswego, he holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

He resides in Seoul, Korea.