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,

New Study Abroad Scholarship Honors the Memory of Michael Zalkin

New Study Abroad Scholarship Honors the Memory of Michael Zalkin

Sometimes Ilana and Andy Zalkin ’76 wonder what their son, Michael, would have become. A “wizard in math,” would he have ended up pursuing a technical discipline? But he was also a “prolific reader.” Would he have become an author? Or would his love of children have led him to a career in education? Michael Zalkin

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

SUNY Oswego Loves Its Donors

Love a Donor Day 2015

On Feb. 13, the Alumni and University Development office held its second annual Love a Donor Day on campus. Hundreds of students wrote personal thank you cards to express their gratitude to donors who support The Fund for Oswego. Hundreds more stopped by information tables around campus to learn how gifts to the fund support scholarships, activities and programs that directly

Oswego Legacies: All in the Family

Randy Sutter '85 and Jake '18

Before heading out to SUNY Oswego for Family and Friends Weekend on Oct. 24-26 from his home in Montgomery, N.Y., Randy Sutter ’85 packed up the freshman beanie of his late father, Lorenz Sutter ’53, to share with his son, current secondary education student Jake Sutter ’18. The connections to SUNY Oswego truly run deep

Fulton Savings Bank Scholarship Enters 17th Year

Fulton Savings Bank Scholarship Enters 17th Year

Since 1998, Fulton Savings Bank has been helping the brightest local students make their college dreams a reality. The bank awards seniors with the highest GPAs from all high schools in Oswego County and the Baldwinsville Central School District with $500 a year for four years to attend SUNY Oswego. Kaylee May ’15, who earned

Alumnus Jay Beberman ’89 Helps Two Students Attend Bloomberg Sports Summit

Jay Beberman ’89 (center) helped bring Gabriela Santos ’15 and Joshua Kay ’15 to the 2014 Bloomberg Sports Summit in New York City.

Two SUNY Oswego students attended the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit Sept. 4 in New York City, with the help of Managing Editor of Sports at Bloomberg Jay Beberman ’89. Beberman, one of Oswego’s generous and supportive alumni, covered the costs for Gabriela Santos ’15 and Joshua Kay ’15 to attend the annual conference that brings