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

Alumni Bookshelf: Fall/Winter 2015

Alumni Bookshelf: Fall/Winter 2015

We celebrate and share the success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists, who may ask their publisher/distributor to send a copy of the work to the Oswego alumni office to be considered for this column and our website, where cover photos of all works in this column will be displayed. Pearl Wolf ’51

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

A Smooth Transition into the Professional World While a lot of young graduates were struggling to find jobs in their field at the time, Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09 landed a job at big-four accounting firm KPMG LLP before she even graduated from SUNY Oswego. As a Hispanic teenager from the Bronx, N.Y., Marte came to