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

Oswego Alumni Team Up to Win Onondaga County Sheriff’s Race

Benedicte Harris Doran ’91 (left) managed last year’s successful campaign for former DeWitt, N.Y., Police Chief Gene Conway ’77 in the Onondaga County sheriff’s race. Irene Scruton, who directs SUNY Oswego’s MBA program, is a former member of the DeWitt Town Board.

Gene Conway ’77 spent a lifetime in law enforcement, but didn’t know politics. When he ran last year for Onondaga County sheriff, he turned to Benedicte Harris Doran ’91, a veteran political consultant. It turned out to be a great move. Conway, a Republican, defeated Democrat Toby Shelley by a vote of 66,569-58,829. “I should

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

Looking Back on 50 Years of Tradition, Looking Ahead to the Future Event: NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey national championship game. Date: March 18, 2007. Place: Wessman Arena, University of Wisconsin-Superior. The score: Middlebury College 3, SUNY Oswego 3. End of regulation. Sudden-death overtime: At the 7:17 mark, Brendan McLaughlin ’09 settles in for

Lakers Athletics Challenge Scores Big for SUNY Oswego

Lakers Athletics Challenge

SUNY Oswego Athletics can officially put the first-ever Lakers Athletics Challenge in the record books. Surpassing the initial goal of 400 alumni-athlete donors only halfway through the challenge, alumni-athletes continued to impress. By the end of the four-month fundraising challenge, a total of 619 alumni-athletes, current and former coaches and current student-athletes donated $85,562 to

Winning the Game of Life

Winning the Game of Life

 SUNY Oswego Division III Athletics Program provides students with skills that translate to success in their work and play   Anne Sarkissian DeRue ’04 was coming off an impressive junior year season of swimming at Oswego High School, and she was ready to secure an athletic scholarship during an even better senior year. It was

Events – Spring 2015

Events - Spring 2015

See the complete detailed event listing at May 6 GOLD Success in the City event in Syracuse, N.Y. May 15 Commencement Eve Torchlight Ceremony* May 16 Commencement May 20 GOLD Success in the City Event in Rochester, N.Y.* May 22 Zeta Beta Tau Alumni Reunion in Oswego* June 4-7 Reunion 2015* June 6 Oswego Alumni

Alumna Encourages Grads to Pursue Their Dream Job

Cathleen Richards ’09 tells the 2014 Commencement Eve Dessert Reception attendees that the seeds for all of her successes were planted at SUNY Oswego.

Cathleen Richards ’09 remembers waking up to the sounds of Italian pop music one morning and realizing that she has her dream job. “It’s been five years since I was sitting where you are now, and though it took longer than I thought, I have my dream job,” Richards, an Oswego Alumni Association board member,