In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Ruth Hackett Kitney ’34 of Fulton, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2015, at the age of 103. She began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Ira, N.Y. For more than 30 years she taught in the Fulton School District, retiring in 1969. She is survived by three children, 12 grandchildren, including Ryan Terpening ’04, and

Campus and Country Mourn the Tragic Death of Former Oswego Professor

Campus and Country Mourn the Tragic Death of Former Oswego Professor

Warren Weinstein, former professor at SUNY Oswego, died Jan. 14, 2015, in a U.S. counterterrorism drone strike while being held hostage by Al Qaeda in Pakistan for four years. Weinstein was a tenured professor who taught political science between 1970 and 1979. He left the position to help people of developing nations with the U.S.

Faculty Hall of Fame: Brian Betz, Ph.D.

Faculty Hall of Fame: Brian Betz, Ph.D.

Brian Betz, Ph.D., professor emeritus of communication studies, started his storied career as a clergyman. Born Richard Ferdinand Betz, he took the name Brian when he became a monk. He entered the seminary when he was 14 years old to become a priest, and later a monk, where he started on his path to education,

Faculty Hall of Fame – John Weeks

John Weeks

John Weeks cupped his hands into a nest as he recalled the moment as a young child when he saw four bright blue robin eggs and learned that baby birds were growing inside. At 90, he traced a lifetime of loving, teaching and preserving nature back to that defining moment on his brother’s Albion, N.Y.,

In Memoriam – Spring 2015

In Memoriam – Spring 2015

Courtney Newstead ’30 of King City, Ore., died Sept. 11, 2014, at the age of 104. He began his teaching career in Mexico, N.Y. He left teaching to build and operate a frozen food locker and meat processing business, which he ran for 20 years. He returned to teaching at Lyme Central School in Chaumont,

Wedding Album – Spring 2015

Wedding Album – Spring 2015

Allison Tuttle ’10 M’12 and Griffin Perry ’08 were married Sept. 27, 2014, at Crane Mountain in Adirondack, N.Y. From left, back row, are Stephanie Graudons ’07, Griffin Perry ’08, Matthew Peirson, Ted Lechter, Mac Dillman; front row, Emily Seirup, Allison Tuttle ’10 M’12, BriAnne Wilson and Kelly Tuttle Stadtmiller. Bich Van ’11 M’12 and

Stay on Campus for Harborfest

Stay on Campus for Harborfest

On-campus housing will be available for alumni who wish to relive their favorite Oswego memories by attending this year’s Harborfest, July 23 to 26. Alumni will be housed in Oneida Hall according to class year, with a maximum of two adults per room. Alumni may begin checking in Thursday, July 23, at 2 p.m. and

Visual Arts Alumnus Found Calling in Clay

Matt Wilson ’09 M’11

When Matt Wilson ’09 M’11 isn’t teaching middle-schoolers in Norwich, N.Y., about visual arts or coaching the varsity track and soccer teams, he’s experimenting with new ceramic techniques or creating, displaying and selling his artwork online and at galleries around the region. An Elmira, N.Y., native, Wilson found his passion in ceramics during high school.

Alumni Bookshelf – Spring 2015

Alumni Bookshelf – Spring 2015

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. Stan Levenson ’54

Political Science Grad Goes From Campus to the Capital

Nels Olson ’89

It’s a passion for Nels Olson ’89 to help others succeed. Olson splits his time between the Washing­ton, D.C., and New York City offices of Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive talent firm, ensuring that the top-tier executives his team identifies and coaches are the best fit for his clients. Olson serves as vice chairman