Visual Arts Alumnus Found Calling in Clay

Matt Wilson ’09 M’11

When Matt Wilson ’09 M’11 isn’t teaching middle-schoolers in Norwich, N.Y., about visual arts or coaching the varsity track and soccer teams, he’s experimenting with new ceramic techniques or creating, displaying and selling his artwork online and at galleries around the region. An Elmira, N.Y., native, Wilson found his passion in ceramics during high school.

Alumna Finds Home in Oz, Again

Alumna Finds Home in Oz, Again

For many women and children with unruly, curly hair, Tomasina Boyd Boone ’93 may be revered and considered the wonderful wizard of Oz. She launched an online haircare and beauty company, Afro Puffs (, a division of Beauty Named Ltd., after trying for years to find haircare products in her new home in Australia (often

Political Science Grad Goes From Campus to the Capital

Nels Olson ’89

It’s a passion for Nels Olson ’89 to help others succeed. Olson splits his time between the Washing­ton, D.C., and New York City offices of Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive talent firm, ensuring that the top-tier executives his team identifies and coaches are the best fit for his clients. Olson serves as vice chairman

Oswego Alumni Team Up to Win Onondaga County Sheriff’s Race

Benedicte Harris Doran ’91 (left) managed last year’s successful campaign for former DeWitt, N.Y., Police Chief Gene Conway ’77 in the Onondaga County sheriff’s race. Irene Scruton, who directs SUNY Oswego’s MBA program, is a former member of the DeWitt Town Board.

Gene Conway ’77 spent a lifetime in law enforcement, but didn’t know politics. When he ran last year for Onondaga County sheriff, he turned to Benedicte Harris Doran ’91, a veteran political consultant. It turned out to be a great move. Conway, a Republican, defeated Democrat Toby Shelley by a vote of 66,569-58,829. “I should

Lakers Well Represented at Frozen Dome Classic

From left to right, Mike “Cody” Connor, Teri Rinella Connor, David Jacobowitz ’70 and Kathleen Fitzpatrick Moran ’71 cheered on the Lakers at the Toyota Frozen Dome Classic. The Connors’ daughter, Shannon Connor ’09, attended Oswego.

The sound of a roaring audience is nothing new to the Carrier Dome, but for the first time, the sounds of skates scraping the ice, hockey sticks striking, the loud crash of players colliding and the cheers of SUNY Oswego Lakers fans could be heard throughout the Dome. The Oswego Lakers men’s ice hockey team

Herb Hammond Fund Demonstrates Power of Friendship

Herb Hammond Fund Demonstrates Power of Friendship

The fifth annual Herb Hammond Golf Tour­n­ament, a fundraiser to support the SUNY Oswego men’s hockey team, demonstrates the power of friendship. Hammond, Oswego’s men’s hockey coach from 1968-80, broke many a hockey fan’s heart by leaving Oswego for archrival SUNY Plattsburgh. It would have been easy to cast him as the villain. That didn’t

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

Looking Back on 50 Years of Tradition, Looking Ahead to the Future Event: NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey national championship game. Date: March 18, 2007. Place: Wessman Arena, University of Wisconsin-Superior. The score: Middlebury College 3, SUNY Oswego 3. End of regulation. Sudden-death overtime: At the 7:17 mark, Brendan McLaughlin ’09 settles in for

Former Lakers Return to Campus for Mini-Reunion Weekends

Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Diane Dillon (left), who earned her 100th win on Feb. 13, enjoyed coaching the group of alumnae who returned to the ice on Nov. 22 for a pickup game in the Marano Campus Center Arena.

It’s not often that a hockey player in a white jersey casually goes over to the visiting team bench for a drink of water. Nor do the players on the home team typically use a big hug to slow their opponents from racing after a loose puck. But this wasn’t an ordinary game. The women

Lakers Athletics Challenge Scores Big for SUNY Oswego

Lakers Athletics Challenge

SUNY Oswego Athletics can officially put the first-ever Lakers Athletics Challenge in the record books. Surpassing the initial goal of 400 alumni-athlete donors only halfway through the challenge, alumni-athletes continued to impress. By the end of the four-month fundraising challenge, a total of 619 alumni-athletes, current and former coaches and current student-athletes donated $85,562 to

Winning the Game of Life

Winning the Game of Life

 SUNY Oswego Division III Athletics Program provides students with skills that translate to success in their work and play   Anne Sarkissian DeRue ’04 was coming off an impressive junior year season of swimming at Oswego High School, and she was ready to secure an athletic scholarship during an even better senior year. It was