PHOTO: Alumna Artist Returns to Restore Her Mosaic at Penfield

PHOTO: Alumna Artist Returns to Restore Her Mosaic at Penfield

Three decades after she installed her vivid mosaic on the south face of Penfield Library, Suzanne Gaffney Beason ’84 returned to freshen it this summer. Beason, who was amazed to see how well her creation held up, came back to campus to pursue a master’s degree in art, building on a career that has included

Calendar of Events: Fall/Winter 2015

Calendar of Events: Fall/Winter 2015

Visit alumni.oswego.edu/events for complete listing. Dec. 5: Reunion 2016 Planning Committee Meeting* Dec. 5: Track and Field Alumni Reunion* Jan. 9: Reunion 2016 Planning Committee Meeting* Feb. 6: Men’s Basketball Alumni Reunion* Feb. 6: Reunion 2016 Planning Committee Meeting* March TBD: Alumni and Friends Event in North Carolina* March TBD: Alumni and Friends Events in Florida* April

Brick Building, a Fulton Family Affair

Brick Building, a Fulton Family Affair

At first, Kelly Crissy Nickerson ’04 started building Lego with her sons, Ian and Declan, to help improve Ian’s fine motor skills. She bought a couple of Lego sets and watched Lego videos she found on YouTube. “I would comment on videos, and Lego fans from around the world responded to me,” said Nickerson, a

Alumni Bookshelf: Fall/Winter 2015

Alumni Bookshelf: Fall/Winter 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. Pearl Wolf ’51

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

A Smooth Transition into the Professional World While a lot of young graduates were struggling to find jobs in their field at the time, Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09 landed a job at big-four accounting firm KPMG LLP before she even graduated from SUNY Oswego. As a Hispanic teenager from the Bronx, N.Y., Marte came to

In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2015

In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2015

Elsie Cates Shirley ’39 of Boylston, N.Y., died Nov. 2, 2014. Prior to her retirement, she taught in the Sandy Creek Central School District. Oswald Kopp ’40 of Lincoln, Neb., died May 22, 2013. He earned a doctorate from Columbia University and was a professor and principal of the laboratory school at SUNY Potsdam. He

Faculty Hall of Fame – Betsy Waterman, Ph.D.

Betsy Waterman, Ph.D.

For Betsy Waterman, retirement has been a time to remain in tune with lifelong passions—and discover new ones. “One of the most exciting things I have been doing since I retired is play­ing with a band that performs Celtic music,” said Waterman from her Sandy Creek (N.Y.) home. “Music has been a part of my

2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards Recognize Student, Employee Excellence

2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards Recognize Student, Employee Excellence

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are system-level honors conferred to acknow­ledge and provide SUNY-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction and serving the public good. 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s

Remembering a Health Care Advocate through a New Peer Health Educator Award

Remembering a Health Care Advocate through a New Peer Health Educator Award

Jean Grant, the former director of the Mary Walker Health Services Center at SUNY Oswego, shared her extraordinary skill, compassion and empathy with students and campus members for 37 years. She died in 2013 at the age of 65, but she left behind a legacy that helped improve American healthcare and established SUNY Oswego as