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 alumni.oswego.edu/events. 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,

Industrial Arts Alumnus Ensures Engineering Excellence at Oswego

George Wurtz III ’78 and his wife, Nancy, established an excellence fund to support the engineering program and its students.

George Wurtz III ’78, current chair and retired CEO and president of Soundview Paper Co. LLC in Elmwood Park, N.J., has high hopes for SUNY Oswego students pursuing engineering, a new program that has seen rapid growth in recent years. Wurtz applies his years of management experience as chair of SUNY Oswego’s Engineering Advisory Board,

New Study Abroad Scholarship Honors the Memory of Michael Zalkin

New Study Abroad Scholarship Honors the Memory of Michael Zalkin

Sometimes Ilana and Andy Zalkin ’76 wonder what their son, Michael, would have become. A “wizard in math,” would he have ended up pursuing a technical discipline? But he was also a “prolific reader.” Would he have become an author? Or would his love of children have led him to a career in education? Michael Zalkin

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