Alumni-In-Residence: Michael Climek ’05

Alumni-In-Residence: Michael Climek ’05

Michael Climek ’05, the operations manager of Public Policy Research Lab at Louisiana State University, talked to Professor Leigh Wilson’s Introductory Fiction Writing class Sept. 28. His visit was part of the Oswego Alumni Association Alumni-In-Residence program, supported by The Fund for Oswego.

Author Finds Inspiration in the Performing Arts

Author Finds Inspiration in the Performing Arts

For Jennifer Thompson Jackson ’94, the process of writing books is “only one piece of [her] own artistic puzzle.” “There’s no one right way to be a writer,” Jackson told more than 100 attendees at an Artswego Living Writers Series public event on Sept. 9. She returned to campus through the Oswego Alumni Association’s Alumni-In-Residence

PHOTO: Speech Expert Leads Workshop for Theatre Department

PHOTO: Speech Expert Leads Workshop for Theatre Department

Noted theatre voice and speech specialist Barry Kur ’74 spoke in classes in the college’s lab theatre in Hewitt Union on Aug. 28. A professor emeritus of theatre at Penn State, Kur is a master teacher of Lessac training for improved voice and body work and director of certification of the Lessac Training and Research

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