Linda Panarites Sweeting ’75 Makes Giving a Priority

Linda Panarites Sweeting ’75

Focusing on students and their needs as a way of paying tribute to her family perfectly fits Linda Panarites Sweeting’s sensibilities regarding philanthropy. A 1975 graduate, she has been making gifts to SUNY Oswego’s annual fund and volunteering as a reunion gift organizer over the years, but always “hoped to do more.” When she consulted

PHOTO: Class of 1963 Celebrates 50th Reunion at Golden Alumni Society Luncheon

Class of 1963

Members of the Class of 1963 celebrated their 50th reunion at the Golden Alumni Society Luncheon in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom. Pictured from left:  front row — Ed Church, Rosalie Nicastro DiMeo, Patricia Dubiel, Barbara R. Fleming, Harriet Goldstein Gorran, Clair Wylie, Larry Holzman, Marcia Peterson Brown, Mary Bome Kocher, Anne Wadley Lauko, Anne Friedman Kriz,

Alumni Bookshelf

Milk Glass Plates by Edwin Peterson

This column celebrates the publishing success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists. Please keep us informed about new books and audio recordings by requesting that your publisher or distributor send a copy for the Oswego Alumni Bookshelf at King Alumni Hall. Edwin Peterson ’54 explains in great detail the complexities of milk glass with

State Champ Conquers the Hills in Tour de Syracuse

Thomas Hill ’96

In his career as a guidance counselor at Newburgh Free Academy, Thomas Hill ’96 helps students identify their interests, set reasonable goals, and plan actions to reach those goals. The 2013 first-place winner of Tour de Syracuse and the New York State Bicycle Racing Association Championship (both category 4) uses the same strategies in his

Commentary Editor stands ‘on the front line of history’

Michelle Rene Garcia ’06

Landing a job in Los Angeles after graduation, Michelle Rene Garcia ’06 continues to work for a cause she values. At The Advocate, a gay rights magazine, she began as a temporary hire and advanced to com­mentary editor. “We’re on the front line of history,” she says. “In the seven years I’ve been here, I’ve

Journalism Degree Leads Alumna to Dream Job as Cook

Nicole Castro Pursel ’09

We call it “serendipity” when dreams come true. Nicole Castro Pursel ’09 says she’s had a brush with that unexplainable good fortune in her career. After completing an internship at Time Warner Sports and earning her degree in journalism, she accepted an administrative assistant position at Wegmans in her hometown of Rochester. One lucky day,

Oswego Service Projects Sparked Fire for Volunteering in Peace Corps Worker

Oswego Service Projects Sparked Fire for Volunteering in Peace Corps Worker

Shannon Linehan ’10 has returned from a 27-month long journey to Zambia, where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer under the Rural Education Development Program. While in the Peace Corps, Linehan taught eighth and ninth-grade English, established a secure and functioning community preschool and created a Parent-Teacher Association. She also coordinated a pen-pal exchange project

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Edward Dexter ’35 of Sykesville, Md. passed away Feb. 8, 2013. Esther King Hawthorne ’37 of Liverpool died May 10, 2013. She was also a graduate of Syracuse University. She had been a teacher in the Ithaca and Syracuse City School Districts, retiring after 37 years. Esther is survived by a sister, and nieces and

Wedding Album

Wedding Album

Kara Hopkins Pederson ’07, M ’09 and Jason Pederson ’07 were married October 13, 2012 at Bay Shore Grove in Oswego. Pictured in the front row from the left are alumni Don Neels ’70, Bethany Zehr ’07 M’09, Erin Frederick ’07, M’09, Keely Duffany ’08, Katherine Ralston ’07, Diana Major ’08, Chris Hill ’09, and Keri Kissane ’09.

The Last Word: Alice McDermott ’75

Alice McDermott ’75

(This excerpt from Someone, a work of fiction, is set in the aftermath of World War II. In this chapter, author Alice McDermott ’75 writes about a returned airman telling his near-death story and explaining his miraculous reprieve. McDermott’s lyrical novel examines an ordinary woman’s life as it is lived day by day in an