Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Ian Sison ’10 was just 5 years old when he started watching professional wrestling. A Long Island native, Sison quickly fell in love with the athleticism and showmanship of professional wrestling. “I signed up for the youth amateur wrestling team. I was expecting the big ring with ropes and lights and crowds,” Sison laughed. “When

New York Agency an Oswego Family Affair

New York Agency an Oswego Family Affair

When Joe Donofrio ’02 and a partner launched technology and design agency Karbyn Inc., they wanted an innovative environment with a strong focus on building—and maintaining—relationships. So they stacked the staff with SUNY Oswego graduates, including Michelle Gotay Donofrio ’01, who is married to Joe and is the CFO of Karbyn. “Starting Karbyn was a

Mosquito Expert Alumna Studies Disease Transmission, Zika Virus

Mosquito Expert Alumna Studies Disease Transmission, Zika Virus

Her research might make your skin crawl. Katie S. Costanzo ’00, Ph.D., is an evolutionary ecologist at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. One of her favorite blood-sucking subjects: mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are far more than a nuisance. Some of the world’s most serious illnesses can be traced to the pests—including the most recent Zika virus outbreak,

Green and Gold, Red and White: Alumni Open Pennsylvania Winery

Green and Gold, Red and White: Alumni Open Pennsylvania Winery

Thirty years ago, Dana Master Woolley ’87 met Richard Woolley ’89 over a keg of beer at a Sigma Tau Chi fraternity party. Today, their tastes in companionship have remained the same, but their drink of choice has changed. After decades of exploring both the art and science of drinking and making wine, the Woolleys

Alumna Teaches, Embodies Perseverance to Overcome Obstacles

Alumna Teaches, Embodies Perseverance to Overcome Obstacles

After serving as a teacher and administrator in the Syracuse City School District for nearly 35 years, Phyllis Moore Holloway ’76 CAS ’01 hopes the thousands of students she interacted with learned some life lessons, along with the course material. “I always told students that sometimes the greatest gift that your parents can give to

Alumna Uses Fulbright Award to Empower Cypriot Women

Alumna Uses Fulbright Award to Empower Cypriot Women

Lawyer Patricia M. Intini Martin ’77, recipient of a pres­tigious Fulbright Scholar Award, travelled to Nicosia, Cyprus, in August 2014 to support victims of nonviolent abuse. Martin realized her future would have a global impact during her junior year at Oswego. As one of only five SUNY students selected, Martin studied at the Univer­sity of

ESPN Anchor and Alumna Linda Cohn ’81 Celebrates Milestone with ‘SportsCenter’

ESPN Anchor and Alumna Linda Cohn ’81 Celebrates Milestone with ‘SportsCenter’

Linda Cohn ’81, an ESPN anchor for more than 20 years, hosted her milestone 5,000th broadcast of SportsCenter on Feb. 21. No one in the program’s 36-year history—male or female—has hosted more shows. Cohn, who was the goalie for the women’s ice hockey team from 1977-81, graduated from Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in communication

SUNY Chancellor Awards Honor Three Oswego Students

SUNY Chancellor Awards Honor Three Oswego Students

Three SUNY Oswego students active in academics, leadership, community service, campus involvement, arts and career-long achievement received the 2016 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence—the highest student recognition through the statewide university system. This year’s Oswego honorees for outstanding achievements inside and outside the classroom are:   Juanita Diaz ’16 of Cincinnatus, N.Y., a zoology

Alumna Teacher Honors Parents, Her Profession with New Scholarship

Alumna Teacher Honors Parents, Her Profession with New Scholarship

For retired teacher Virginia “Ginny” Menera Trevor ’65, education, she has learned, often provides structure and stability to a child’s life. “When you have students—especially who come from different backgrounds—it is important that they know what to expect when they come to school each day,” she said. “Offering that security and experiencing ‘aha’ moments made

Alumna Delivers Honors Convocation Keynote

Alumna Delivers Honors Convocation Keynote

Jennifer Shropshire ’86, Oswego Alumni Association board member and past president and a principal at Edward F. Swenson & Associates Inc. in Philadelphia, extended her congratulations to students and shared her thoughts on leadership, diversity and inclusion during the annual Honors Convocation ceremony April 15 in the Marano Campus Center convocation arena. She challenged the