A Century of Service

A Century of Service

With combined SUNY Oswego teaching careers that total more than 100 years, Professor Dan Barach, appointed in 1964, and Dr. Marilynn Smiley, appointed in 1961, were honored May 8 at the final concert to take place in Tyler Hall before renovations began this summer. Dr. Smiley, named a distinguished teaching professor in 1974, has served

Oswego Names New Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Adrienne McCormick

Dr. Adrienne McCormick began her tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY Oswego on July 11. Most recently, McCormick served as interim associate provost for curriculum, assessment and academic support at SUNY Fredonia. A longtime professor of English at Fredonia, she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service

Expert on Education Law Establishes Faculty Award

Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66

Recalling the inspiration he received as a student in the Oswego School of Education, Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66 has established the Perry A. Zirkel ’66 Education Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching. He says he was especially inspired by the late Dr. Jose Ramon Perez, teacher of foreign language and the first

Faculty Hall of Fame: Linda Syrell Tyrrell

Faculty Hall of Fame: Linda Syrell Tyrrell

In 25 years marked by “changes, challenges and celebrations,” Linda Syrell Tyrrell served three divisions at SUNY Oswego. Whether in Student Affairs, Academic Services or Administration, she was constant in her advocacy for students. Arriving in 1969 to a burgeoning campus, Tyrrell spent one year as residence hall director of Lonis-Moreland-Mackin before moving to Seneca,

Long Run in Theatre Department Closing for Professor, Actor, Playwright

Mark Cole ’73 teaches during his final semester before retirement.

In 1979, Mark Cole ’73 debuted as an instructor in Oswego’s department of speech and theatre. He agreed to a one-year commitment. Thirty-five years later, the curtain falls on his final exit from a remarkable performance. He says he doesn’t know exactly how retirement will play, but he will continue to write and perform. Teaching

Curtain Up on Professor’s Plays and Pedagogy

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Brad Korbesmeyer

Brad Korbesmeyer teaches advanced playwriting in Lee Hall dance space because, he says, “Plays are not for the page; they’re for the stage.” In his 22nd year at Oswego, Korbesmeyer is associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. But, this recipient of the President’s Advisor of the Year Award and Chancellor’s Award

Developing Dichotomies into Balance

Professor Juan Perdiguero

Black and white. Animalistic and humanistic. Public and private. Technique and passion. Professor Juan Perdiguero has manipulated opposing elements into a harmonious and satisfying life as an artist and a teacher. Using only paper towels, cotton swabs and his hands, he draws large-scale, lifelike images of mostly dogs and monkeys by wiping away black etching

Professor Opens Ears and Minds to Classical Music

Juan Francisco La Manna

Juan Francisco La Manna tells the story as it has been told to him. He’s at a family gathering. He’s 4. He jumps atop a table and sings a rousing aria from Rigoletto. The amused adults are unified in their response: piano lessons. As a teenager in Venezuela, La Manna was simultaneously attending high school

College Names New Vice President

Jerald Woolfolk

Jerald Woolfolk is the new vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, effective Jan. 1. She succeeds Joseph Grant who retired in 2012. Woolfolk oversees admissions, financial aid, auxiliary services, residence life and housing, student conduct and compliance, Mary Walker Health Center and the counseling center, campus life, athletics, student advisement, orientation and career