Alumnus Inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Alumnus Inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

When Robert Hartranft ’64 offered to help coach baseball at the Farmingdale (N.Y.) public school district back in 1967, he was handed a lacrosse stick. “They told me when a position opened up with baseball, they’d let me know,” Hartranft said. A self-proclaimed “baseball and basketball kind of guy,” Hartranft had never played lacrosse. But

Oz to LA: Alumni Trivia

Oz to LA: Alumni Trivia

Celebrity Connections — Can you connect these Oswego alumni with the celebrity they have worked with? Clues can be found in past issues of the OSWEGO Alumni Magazine! Find out more about LA-area Oswego alumni in Oz to LA: The Road from Campus to Cali. Constance Schwartz ’90              Debra

Oz to LA: Young Alumni Filmmakers Leverage Connections

Oz to LA: Young Alumni Filmmakers Leverage Connections

Kyle Crowell ’14 and Ryan Farmer ’14 knew they needed to be in Los Angeles to pursue their mutual passion for filmmaking. Both studied cinema and screen studies at Oswego and collaborated frequently as students. So, a couple months after grad­uating, without any jobs or housing lined up, the duo drove from Upstate New York to

Wicked Weather: Meteorology Alumna Reaches Final Four in Weather-Inspired Reality TV Show

Wicked Weather: Meteorology Alumna Reaches Final Four in Weather-Inspired Reality TV Show

When hundreds of seasoned and aspiring meteorologists submitted applications to compete in a reality television show featuring hilarious weather-related challenges, a SUNY Oswego alumna was among the 12 finalists chosen. Christina Faraone ’11 of Walden, N.Y., was selected to join the latest charge in the reality TV movement as a contestant on “America’s Next Weatherman.”

Meteorology Program Advances In Step With Technology

Meteorology Program Advances In Step With Technology

In the beginning, there was a single teletype machine spitting out National Weather Service reports in SUNY Oswego’s Piez Hall. There were students and professors gathered around pieces of paper, working out complicated mathematical equations using raw meteorological data to develop weather forecasts—with a pencil. “There just wasn’t much available in the way of tools,”

Roker On Campus to Talk About The Storm of the Century

Roker On Campus to Talk About The Storm of the Century

Less than a year after he did live on-campus broadcasts of “Wake Up With Al” and NBC’s “Today” show, Al Roker ’76 returned to campus Sept. 25, making time for visits with students before an evening book reading and discussion of his latest writing project, The Storm of the Century. He made good use of

Engaging Young Minds: Life as an Educator and Environmentalist

Engaging Young Minds: Life as an Educator and Environmentalist

Some people are born to be educators, and Sandra Balduzzi Geddes ’65 is one of them. Born to immigrant parents in Solvay, N.Y., she was the oldest of four children and the first in her family to go to college. “I desperately wanted to be a teacher early on—maybe when I was 9 or 10,”

At 66, Alumna Makes Big Screen Debut

At 66, Alumna Makes Big Screen Debut

Two months after graduating from SUNY Oswego, Sharon Watroba Burns ’71 moved from her hometown, Amsterdam, N.Y., to New York City—transitioning from student of theatre to professional actress. In New York City, Watroba Burns found ways to survive as an actress for over a quarter of a century—acting in everything from soap operas to the

Alumnus Advocates for Education at SUNY and Around the World

Alumnus Advocates for Education at SUNY and Around the World

Growing up in Haiti, Abner JeanPierre ’90 was among a generation of Haitian children deprived of adequate access to education—an obstacle that shaped his future. “I am passionate about giving children living in poverty a better tomorrow,” JeanPierre said. “Being from Haiti, I learned at an early age the tremendous power that government holds, and

Brick Building, a Fulton Family Affair

Brick Building, a Fulton Family Affair

At first, Kelly Crissy Nickerson ’04 started building Lego with her sons, Ian and Declan, to help improve Ian’s fine motor skills. She bought a couple of Lego sets and watched Lego videos she found on YouTube. “I would comment on videos, and Lego fans from around the world responded to me,” said Nickerson, a