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

PHOTO – Class of 1989 25th Reunion

PHOTO – Class of 1989 25th Reunion

Back Row (from left) Jim Grismer, Jim Basquil, John Quinlan, Matt Quinlan and Chris Maas; Middle Row (from left) Maureen Hanafin Botting, Kristin Usaitis, Kevin Bryans and Mark Schnorr; Front Row (from left) Louis Feldman, Colleen Brennan Parmelee, Clay F. Emerson, Denise Dvorak Binner, Karen Colucci Coia and Karen Norris

GOLD – Sarah Michelle Argus ’12

Oswego GOLD: Graduates Of the Last Decade

Sarah Michelle Argus ’12 took her degree in graphic design to New York City, where she will finish a master’s degree from the Pratt Institute. Her talent has already gotten the attention of Barnes and Noble, which chose her work as part of its line of back-to-school stationery. Her designs adorn a pencil pouch, spiral

Newsmaker – Corey Mitchell Sr. ’97

COREY MITCHELL SR. ’97

Educator Corey Mitchell Sr. ’97 shared his views on leadership in a feature article in the Sept. 7, 2014, issue of the Post-Standard/syracuse.com. Growing up on the south side of Syracuse, he described how his peers picked on him for doing well in school. However, his involvement with Boy Scouts helped him stay on track

Technology Management Graduate’s One Word: Plastics

Tom Maloney ’09

After developing an innovative new wet wipe container closure design during his internship in Currier Plastics’ quality assurance department, Tom Maloney ’09 found himself in front of some of the company’s largest clients. “They put a lot of faith in me as an intern,” says Maloney, who was hired by the Auburn, N.Y., based company

Wedding Album – Winter 2015

Joe Merrihew ’09 and Karyssa Merrihew were married Aug. 2, 2014, in Tupper Lake, N.Y.

Joe Merrihew ’09 and Karyssa Merrihew were married Aug. 2, 2014, in Tupper Lake, N.Y. Joe works as a tech­nology and engineering teacher for Saranac Lake Middle School, and Karyssa works as an English teacher for Malone High School. Pictured from left, back row, are Colleen Wanamaker ’09, Carol Merrihew ’73, Amanda Merrihew ’12, Karyssa