Long-Reaching Effects of a Close College Community

Doug Purdy

Life as Doug Purdy ’85 M ’86 knows it has flourished from his roots in the SUNY Oswego Technology Education Program, where he did his first teaching as a graduate student. An innovative robotics, computer and technology education teacher at Queensbury Middle School since 1986, he credits his success to his college mentors. At Oswego,

‘Top Rated Lawyer’ Credits Influence of Oswego Professors

Lois Schlissel

From first grade through law school, Lois Carter Schlissel ’72 is a product of public education, including SUNY Oswego, where she earned a degree in English and Secondary Education before going on to law school at University of Buffalo. Recognized by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbel as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in labor and employment law, Schlissel

Senior Media Director Pitches the Milwaukee Brewers

Senior Media Director Pitches the Milwaukee Brewers

Mike Vassallo ’97 could be in any one of 28 major U.S. cities at any given time, representing Major League Baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers as the franchise’s senior director of media relations. As the primary connection between the media and the team’s players and managers, Vassallo rarely has downtime during the long, grinding season. Before each season begins, he

TV Personality Trades Hard Hat for Lapel Mike

Sean McAllister ’02 with the "MORE" team

In the year following graduation, Sean McAllister ’02 would grab a few hours sleep after working construction all day, then show up at 4:30 a.m. as a volunteer script writer/teleprompter operator for CBS-affiliate WROC Rochester. By 8 a.m., he’d be back on the job site. He kept that grueling schedule until a producer position opened

Extended Learning Division was His ‘Guiding Light’

Extended Learning Division was His ‘Guiding Light’

When Russ Johnson ’05 embarked on a journey to earn a bachelor’s degree as an adult learner, the Oswego Division of Extended Learning was his “guiding light.” He says the staff at what was then called “continuing education” shepherded him through the process that led to a degree in public justice. Already successful at that time

Graduates Of the Last Decade: Kristin Quinn ’08

Graduates Of the Last Decade: Kristin Quinn ’08

Kristin Quinn ’08, accustomed to conducting interviews, said it felt “weird” to be on the response side, talking about her two passions: 1. advocating for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research and 2. writing. A resident of Arlington, Va., Kristin is com­munications and publications director for the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. After earning an Oswego degree with

Patterson Wins Long-Sought Title

Jessica Patterson ’09

The same independence and drive that Jessica Wilkinson Patterson ’09 used to trudge her wheelchair through Oswego’s snow-covered campus helped her achieve a long-sought goal. Patterson was crowned Ms. Wheelchair New York in August, winning the title after giving a speech on surmounting the challenges of physical disability. “I came across the Ms. Wheelchair pageant

TV Reporter Determined to Run Boston Marathon Again

Jason Holder ’05

When I crossed the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, the first thing I said audibly and to no one in particular was: “That’s enough of that for a while.” Then, as I do at the conclusion of every marathon, I began thinking about how I would summarize the most important race of the

Reunion Weekend 2014

Reunion Weekend 2014

More than 900 alumni returned this year for Oswego’s Reunion. They celebrated their alma mater with good friends, great memories and some of the best sunsets in the world. Let’s make next summer’s party even bigger! Join your friends and classmates at Reunion 2014! Everyone is welcome, but special events are planned for these milestone classes and groups: 70th

New Career-oriented Software to Aid Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff

Gary Morris ’88 and Megan Dignan ’16

Career Services recently launched Optimal Resume, an online suite with features that allow users to quickly create cover letters, tailor resumes to different jobs, practice interviewing and organize and conduct searches. Gary Morris ’88, director of the Compass student success center as well as its Career Services unit, said the new software will help SUNY Oswego