Faculty Hall of Fame: Linda Syrell Tyrrell

Faculty Hall of Fame: Linda Syrell Tyrrell

In 25 years marked by “changes, challenges and celebrations,” Linda Syrell Tyrrell served three divisions at SUNY Oswego. Whether in Student Affairs, Academic Services or Administration, she was constant in her advocacy for students. Arriving in 1969 to a burgeoning campus, Tyrrell spent one year as residence hall director of Lonis-Moreland-Mackin before moving to Seneca,

Faculty Hall of Fame: Lewis Putnam Turco

Lewis Putnam Turco

Nose stuck in a book, wandering in words while his feet trod the streets of Meriden, Conn., Lewis Turco walked deliberately on a path that led to his career as a poet and professor. “I loved to read when I was a kid,” he says. “I felt that I would like to give to others

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 24 to 27. Alumni will be housed on campus (dorm to be determined) according to class year, with a maximum of two adults per room. Alumni may begin checking in Thursday, July 24, at

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Loretta Donahue Peck ’39 of Oswego died Oct. 16, 2013. She taught for many years, beginning in one-room schoolhouses and later for Mexico (N.Y.) Academy and Central Schools. She is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. George Maharay ’41 of Frederick, Md., died Dec. 8, 2013. He served in the


Wanamaker Wedding

Peter Wanamaker ’09 and Colleen Fischer ’09 were married June 28, 2013, in Rochester, N.Y. From left, with the bride and groom, are Zack Bell ’13, Jared Watroba ’10, Jenna Schifferle ’13, Lorrie Clemo, Conor Hogan ’10, Joseph Merrihew ’09, Nicole Barbato ’10, Emily Martin ’10, Joseph Farrell ’09, Jessica Osorio ’11 and Connor Kelly

GOLD Profile

GOLD Profile

Oswego is a long way from home for Priya Ravindran ’09. She grew up near Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, and left home after 17 years to earn two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and global and international studies at Oswego, picking up a minor in French along the way. After earning a master’s at Fordham University

Alumni Bookshelf

School Shadows

Heraldo Muñoz ’72 As chair of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the 2007 suicide-bomber killing of Pakistani political leader Benazir Bhutto, Muñoz led the investigation into her death. His book, Getting Away With Murder: Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan, presents inquiry results and the author’s critical analysis of the larger

Find the Founder!

Find the Founder!

In the summer 2013 issue, the Sheldon statue can be found in the upper-left corner of the image with George Wurtz III ’78 on page 20. Grand prize winner of a College Store gift certificate and Sheldon Hall print is Michael Jargo ’96. Winning Sheldon Hall prints are Frederick V. Mauer ’58, Christine Steinorth Huggler-Wyant ’75, Donna Fry True ’62, Jeanne Lattof Tejada

Alumnus Helps Make Oswego a Top School for Veterans

Veteran's Lounge

Lt. Col. Mike Waters ’70 USAF (Ret.) knows what it is like to be a veteran-student at SUNY Oswego. He served several tours in combat with the Air National Guard before finishing his degree, nine and a half years after his high school graduation. Waters has been supporting veterans’ initiatives on campus for years, starting the

A Legacy of Life, Learning and Love: A Tribute to Colleen and Lynne

Remembering the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103

Imani Gary ’15 wasn’t born when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, killing the 259 passengers aboard and 11 people on the ground. She didn’t know the two SUNY Oswego students who perished in the bombing: Colleen Brunner ’90 and Lynne Hartunian ’89. Yet, Gary said her life has been profoundly affected by them. As the 2013