Alumni: An Essential Strand of The Tapestry of Success

Alumni: An Essential Strand of The Tapestry of Success

   When a team of evaluators for the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education Board of Examiners visited campus in April 2014 to attend a school partnership showcase, they received programs with the Oswego School of Education logo printed on the front. The image features the word “weaving” and represents the intertwined elements essential

Educators Hope to Inspire Future Teachers at Oswego

Educators Hope to Inspire Future Teachers at Oswego

Dr. Joseph A. Merenda ’50 M’54 and his wife, Marie, have been educators for many years, and they’re so passionate about education they established a scholarship to help inspire future teachers from SUNY Oswego. But for Joseph, an Oswego native, the start on the path to becoming an educator may have begun at SUNY Oswego’s

Alumna and Husband Establish Accounting Excellence Fund

Alumna and Husband Establish Accounting Excellence Fund

Nancy Smith Salisbury ’93 sees how her support makes an impact on campus firsthand. Salisbury and her husband established the Nancy ’93 and Kurt Salisbury Scholarship, awarded to a highly involved student in the School of Business. The first scholarship recipient, Lindsey Forte ’12, spent a semester abroad because of the scholarship, Salisbury said. Dianora De

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

Alumni Band Together to Establish a Greek Life Fund at Oswego

Alumni Band Together to Establish a Greek Life Fund at Oswego

In spring 1979, then 18-year-old Sue Tighe-Cushman ’82 had no idea that pledging Alpha Delta Eta at SUNY Oswego would change her life. She had no idea that years later at 3 a.m., her sorority songs would be the only thing she could think of to sing her infant son back to sleep. Nor did

Oswego Family Comes Together by Giving Back

Oswego Family Comes Together by Giving Back

This year, it wasn’t just one generous supporter who inspired GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) to participate in the March Matchness Challenge, it was a team of four, the Tascarella family. Ron ’79, Cindy Dickerson ’79, Ron ’06 and Dan ’06 M’07 came together as a family to support the place to which they

Herb Hammond Fund Demonstrates Power of Friendship

Herb Hammond Fund Demonstrates Power of Friendship

The fifth annual Herb Hammond Golf Tour­n­ament, a fundraiser to support the SUNY Oswego men’s hockey team, demonstrates the power of friendship. Hammond, Oswego’s men’s hockey coach from 1968-80, broke many a hockey fan’s heart by leaving Oswego for archrival SUNY Plattsburgh. It would have been easy to cast him as the villain. That didn’t

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

Students Learn About Role of Philanthropy on Campus During Tag Day

Students Learn About Role of Philanthropy on Campus During Tag Day

In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, students in Oswego’s Future Alumni Network (FANs) tagged dozens of spots in Rich Hall, Penfield Library, the Marano Campus Center and the Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation to raise awareness about the role donors play on campus. Pictured here are Shinnell Burroughs ’15, Nicole Wilson ’15 and