Return to Oz IV Moved to Next Year

Return to Oz

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Oswego Alumni Association, Return to Oz IV has been postponed for one year, until Sept. 27-29, 2013.

Reunion Classes Set Giving Records

Jack James '62

Reunion 2012 was a record-setting one for reunion class giving. All milestone reunion classes broke records and exceeded their goals, with the total amount from all reunion classes reaching $385,366.21.

Class of 1961 Golden Anniversary

Class of 1961 Golden Anniversary

Members of the Class of 1961 marked their golden anniversary with the Tea and Remembrance Ceremony at Shady Shore during Reunion Weekend June 10 to 12.

Next Stop: Reunion Weekend 2012

Next Stop: Reunion Weekend 2012

Calling all Admissions tour guides! Remember all those days of waking up, checking in student after student, guiding them to sessions and then showing them Oswego’s campus?

It’s the biggest alumni party of the year!

Reunion 2011

More than 1,100 attendees returned in 2011 for Oswego’s Sesquicentennial Reunion. They celebrated the 150th birthday of the college with good friends, great memories and some of the best sunsets in the world.

1970s Migrant Project formed special bonds, memories for teachers

1970s Migrant Project formed special bonds, memories for teachers

It was the summer of 1967.

Former members of the Sodus Migrant Project gathered at Reunion 2011. They are, from left: Rita Ricardo Rodgers ’71; Nancy Jean Eick Labbe ’71, M ’95, CAS ’04; Nancy Blanchard Ibbs Soules ’69; Phil Toner ’67; Professor Emeritus Harry Nash; Lorraine B. Nash; Gail Shelton Tooker ’72; Maureen McGuire Parker ’70; Joann VanKirk Toner ’68 and Karen Visconti Holliday ’71.

The nearby Sodus Central School District found itself home to 320 migrant children, whose families worked the local farms and fruit orchards.

Oswego’s Sesquicentennial Reunion rocked

Oswego’s Sesquicentennial Reunion rocked

More than 1,100 alumni and friends came to celebrate 150 years, see old friends, dance, dine and flat-out party in observance of SUNY Oswego’s 150th birthday at the Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration June 10 to 12.

Guests made “celebrate” the operative word, pouring into a Friday night concert in downtown Oswego and dancing the evening away following the Happy Birthday Bash dinner Saturday in the Campus Center.

Time Capsule

Edna Johnson Littlewood '51

Edna Johnson Littlewood ’51 was walking along the hallways of Sheldon Hall
during Reunion in June and she saw a familiar face looking back at her — her own! Edna found a framed picture of the Class of 1951 time capsule being buried in front of Sheldon Hall and she was pictured with those present for the ceremony. Edna joked that the time
capsule didn’t contain any buried treasure. “There were no gold bricks buried there,” she said with a laugh. Indeed, the capsule was unearthed for the class’s 50th anniversary in 2001. Herb VanSchaack ’51 joined the late Marion Green ’99, a library clerk with Special Collections, who created a display of the
barrel’s contents, including such memorabilia as student ID cards, exam blue books, a Clio beanie and a little chalkware dog.