ONE DAY: Countless Lives Transformed

WIth Passion and Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego

With Passion & Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego holds public launch on October 16, 2014 Every day, donors make a difference in the lives of SUNY Oswego students. Some gifts have a very tangible presence on campus—like a memorial bench in a scenic spot along Lake Ontario shores, a refurbished café for students to

Expert on Education Law Establishes Faculty Award

Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66

Recalling the inspiration he received as a student in the Oswego School of Education, Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66 has established the Perry A. Zirkel ’66 Education Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching. He says he was especially inspired by the late Dr. Jose Ramon Perez, teacher of foreign language and the first

Family Establishes Scholarship to Honor Tom Lenihan ’76

Tom ’76 and Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76

A four-year scholarship enabling a deserving Oswego student to stay in school and concentrate on academics has been established in memory of Tom Lenihan ’76, former board member and chair of the Oswego College Foundation Investment Committee. His wife, Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76, and children, Brian, a digital media strategist in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,

Seago Legacy Gift Brings Future Into Focus

James and Marilyn Seago

In a career that has spanned 46 years in the Oswego biology department, James Seago, Ph.D., has been recognized twice by the Botanical Society of America. He received an award in 2004 for outstanding contributions to the botanical sciences and another in 2006 for exemplary service to the plant sciences. He is nationally known for

New Legacy Society Chair Leads by Example

Jack James '62

He knows that leaving a legacy gift to Oswego is one of the best ways to show his love for his alma mater, and now Jack James ’62 wants to share his enthusiasm as chair of the Sheldon Legacy Society.

Anonymous Alumnus to Bequeath $5 Million to Oswego

Anonymous Alumnus to Bequeath $5 Million to Oswego

A native of Central New York who used a math degree from SUNY Oswego to make a fortune in the real estate business has informed the college of his intention to bequeath approximately $5 million to his alma mater in support of the Possibility Scholarship program. It is the largest planned gift in the school’s

Heart, Confidence Key to James’ Legacy

Jack James '62

He served his country with distinction in the military and shared his knowledge as a professor at other colleges, but when Jack James ’62 thinks about his legacy, he wants it to be where his heart is — forever at Oswego.
A member of the Sheldon Legacy Society — a group of loyal Oswego supporters who have remembered the college in their estate plans — James has bequeathed 70 percent of his estate to Oswego.

Loyal Alumna Supports Future to Honor the Past

Loyal Alumna Supports Future to Honor the Past

They say a teacher’s reach extends into eternity, due to the many lives she touches.

For the late Carol Adams Nelson ’59 that adage holds true, not only because of the lives she impacted in her classroom career, but also the current and future SUNY Oswego students who will benefit from her generous bequest to the college.

Shineman Supports College He Loved with Bequest

Shineman Supports College He Loved with Bequest

As a teacher and mentor, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Richard Shineman touched the lives of thousands of Oswego students. Since his passing in May of this year, he will impact generations more, thanks to his generous $100,000 bequest to the college.