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

Events – Winter 2015

Events – Winter 2015

Visit alumni.oswego.edu/events for the most up-to-date event listing. February 7 Reunion 2015 Planning Committee Meeting* Week of February 23 Scottsdale, Arizona – Alumni & Friends Event* Week of February 23 Los Angeles, California – Alumni & Friends Event* Week of February 23 San Clemente, California – Alumni & Friends Event* Week of February 23 Laguna Beach, California – Alumni &

ONE DAY: Countless Lives Transformed

WIth Passion and Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego

With Passion & Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego holds public launch on October 16, 2014 Every day, donors make a difference in the lives of SUNY Oswego students. Some gifts have a very tangible presence on campus—like a memorial bench in a scenic spot along Lake Ontario shores, a refurbished café for students to

Alumna’s Memories Revived on Broadway

Naida King Rasbury ’51 as a young girl on the stage.

As a 7-year-old girl in 1935, Naida King Rasbury ’51 made her Broadway debut in the classic American opera “Porgy and Bess.” Nearly 80 years later, she strode the red carpet on opening night for the Broadway revival that would later win the Tony Award. When she learned the 2012 revival was in the works,

Former Oswego State Goalie Scores as ‘Prolific Writer’

Paul Ferguson ’69

Coach George Crowe built SUNY Oswego’s first hockey team by recruiting Canadian athletes, including Ottawa goalie Paul Ferguson ’69. That team established Oswego as a power hockey school by winning the 1964-65 championships. Fifty years later, at Reunion 2014, Ferguson recalled his college days. “I was a history major, spending a lot of time in

PHOTO – Class of 1964 50th Reunion

PHOTO – Class of 1964 50th Reunion

Row 1: (from left) Martha Babcock Abell, Michael Angerame, Louis Barone, Maria Kanellis Boyd, Bonnie Sutherland Childs, Janice Clark, Penny Hilpman Cronin, Adrienne Potashman Denmark, Carol Smith Doogan, Dorothy Corbin Eckardt, Howie Edelstein, Fran Hruby Fein, Peter Fland, MaryAnn Bellamy Galandak, Nancy Hale, Eva O’Brien Hallenbeck, Susan Smith Harmon; Row 2: (from left) Barb Phelps

Alumni Bookshelf

Mystery of the Rising Island

We celebrate and share the success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists, who may ask their publisher/distributor to send a copy of the work to the Oswego alumni office to be considered for this column and our website, where cover photos of all works in this column will be displayed. Pearl Itzkowitz Wolf

Fred Floss ’79 Finds Career in Finance Rewarding

Fred Floss ’79

Fred Floss ’79 works hard to ensure that low- and middle-income families in New York State are better off. Floss is the executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, an independent, non-partisan “think tank” of researchers tasked with improving the well-being of New Yorkers by analyzing the state budget and tax policy. Floss has served