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

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

Scholarship Supports Future Computer Scientists, Honors Alumnus

Rosemary “Rose” Cardamone Crane ’81 endowed a scholarship to honor her late husband, Douglas Crane ’80.

SUNY Oswego presented Rosemary “Rose” Cardamone Crane ’81, a member of the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors, with a wealth of academic and leadership opportunities. But the best thing she may have found in college was her husband, Douglas Crane ’80. They were married after she finished her degree in communications from Oswego. Doug

Industrial Arts Alumnus Ensures Engineering Excellence at Oswego

George Wurtz III ’78 and his wife, Nancy, established an excellence fund to support the engineering program and its students.

George Wurtz III ’78, current chair and retired CEO and president of Soundview Paper Co. LLC in Elmwood Park, N.J., has high hopes for SUNY Oswego students pursuing engineering, a new program that has seen rapid growth in recent years. Wurtz applies his years of management experience as chair of SUNY Oswego’s Engineering Advisory Board,

College Endowment Marks Another Strong Year of Returns

Endowment Chart

Scholarship payouts will increase again, thanks to another year of industry-leading returns on investments by the Oswego College Foundation Inc. According to survey results from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), SUNY Oswego’s endowment recorded a rate of return that outpaced the higher education industry by nearly 2 percentage points (17.7