Faculty Hall of Fame: Richard Zakin

Faculty Hall of Fame: Richard Zakin

Professor emeritus Richard Zakin’s home in Oswego reflects a life immersed in art. Walls and shelves display artwork both collected and made; Zakin’s own hand-built clay pieces capture his formidable skill at a variety of ceramic techniques. “I always liked art that forced me to use my brain,” Zakin said, as he showed how adding

Oz to LA: The Road From Campus to Cali

Oz to LA: The Road From Campus to Cali

According to a 2013 study by the University of Southern California, Los Angeles has “shifted from a place of transplants to a home where the majority are native Californians.” Yet, there is a common aphorism in LA that “you’ll never meet a native Angeleno.” This is because many residents of LA, or Angelenos, have a story

Alumna Educator Establishes Scholarship for Students Dedicated to Community Involvement

Alumna Educator Establishes Scholarship for Students Dedicated to Community Involvement

It wasn’t long after an adventurous Linda Schultheis Crawford ’60 earned a degree in education that she boarded an airplane for Chile. Tasked with teaching children in a small mining village in the desert region of northern Chile, her journey covered many legs of difficult rural travel that concluded in front of a desolate house.

Alumni Panel Offers Advice to Students During ALANA Week

Alumni Panel Offers Advice to Students During ALANA Week

The key to success as a student is setting goals and evaluating how well you are meeting them—every single day. That’s the advice one alumna offered to a crowd of about 50 students and other participants at an alumni leadership panel held Sept. 21 in the Marano Campus Center. The panel, part of the 29th annual

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