Alumnus to Students: Know Your Business

Alumnus to Students: Know Your Business

As vice president for the Syracuse-based company Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Tony Procopio Jr. ’85 navigates the intricacies of a complex insurance industry with precision, thanks to his Oswego roots. Procopio highlighted his formative experiences with School of Business students. “I was a kid from the city of Syracuse, one of seven children,” he said.

NYU Treasurer Addressed Honors Students

NYU Treasurer Addressed Honors Students

Stephanie Pianka ’87, treasurer and vice president of financial operations at New York University, addresses the Honors Convocation on April 17 as keynote speaker. Pianka, a computer science graduate from Oswego, oversees finance for the nation’s largest private research university. Sponsored by Vega, the SUNY Oswego student women’s honor society, the Honors Convocation recognized the

Three Alumni Provide Inspirational Send-Offs to New Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

Three Alumni Provide Inspirational Send-Offs to New Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

Three distinguished alumni were the featured speakers at SUNY Oswego’s three 154th Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16 in the Arena and Convocation Center in the Marano Campus Center. The speakers were: Margaret “Peggy” LaTulip Focarino ’77, now retired commissioner for patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Commencement Eve Torchlight 2015

Commencement Eve Torchlight 2015

Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior Laura Pavlus Kelly ’09 (left), alumni relations director, presents public relations major Bridget Jackson ’15 of Buffalo, N.Y., with the Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior Award at the Commencement Eve Dinner on Friday, May 15. Jackson was selected based on her academic achievements, campus involvement and service to

Alumnae Stress the Value of Clean Resume, Professional Online Presence

Alumnae Stress the Value of Clean Resume, Professional Online Presence

The Public Relations Student Society of America’s fourth annual “What’s Next?” seminar featured five panelists, including alumnae Mary Jo Godnick ’14, brand strategist for Tera­keet in Syracuse, N.Y.; Traci Legonelli ’12, an associate public relations manager for Tipping Point Communications in Rochester, N.Y.; and Meghan Wells ’11, event manager for the OnCenter in Syracuse. The panelists

Take Advantage of Hands-On Experiences, Broadcasting Alumni Advise

Take Advantage of Hands-On Experiences, Broadcasting Alumni Advise

The first Oz Empire State Panel, co-sponsored by the student-run TV station, WTOP, and the Oswego Alumni Association, featured meteorologist Patrick Cavlin ’13, post-production manager Barry Gliner ’84, broadcast engineer Ben Gordon ’13, reporter Tammy Palmer ’98 and media adviser and instructor Marie Villa ’11. Marissa Sarbak ’15 served as moderator. The alumni, reflecting on their

Alumna Encourages Grads to Pursue Their Dream Job

Cathleen Richards ’09 tells the 2014 Commencement Eve Dessert Reception attendees that the seeds for all of her successes were planted at SUNY Oswego.

Cathleen Richards ’09 remembers waking up to the sounds of Italian pop music one morning and realizing that she has her dream job. “It’s been five years since I was sitting where you are now, and though it took longer than I thought, I have my dream job,” Richards, an Oswego Alumni Association board member,

Take Advantage of Opportunities, ALANA Alumni Panelists Urge

Dr. David Moody, Rufaro Matombo ’12, Adam King ’11 and Emmanuel Cruz ’09 participate in a panel discussion during the ALANA Student Leadership Conference in September ’14.

The value of an Oswego education began to pay off for Emmanuel Cruz ’09 from the day he moved into his residence hall freshman year. “I talked to my roommate’s father when he came to campus to move his son in,” said Cruz, who was part of the Sept. 22 alumni panel for the ALANA

Alumnus Jay Beberman ’89 Helps Two Students Attend Bloomberg Sports Summit

Jay Beberman ’89 (center) helped bring Gabriela Santos ’15 and Joshua Kay ’15 to the 2014 Bloomberg Sports Summit in New York City.

Two SUNY Oswego students attended the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit Sept. 4 in New York City, with the help of Managing Editor of Sports at Bloomberg Jay Beberman ’89. Beberman, one of Oswego’s generous and supportive alumni, covered the costs for Gabriela Santos ’15 and Joshua Kay ’15 to attend the annual conference that brings

Alumnae Share Career Advice at ‘Pizza with Professionals’

Sandy Woodman ‘03 and Nicole Andersen ‘05 share career advice with current students during Pizza with Professionals in September in King Alumni Hall.

Sandy Woodman ’03 and Nicole Andersen ’05 shared their journey from undergraduate life to their current corporate level careers at Enterprise with students during Pizza with Professionals in September in King Alumni Hall. Pizza with Professionals gives students the opportunity to sit down with successful alumni and discuss what it’s like to enter the career world.