Professor Emeritus Teams with Alumnus to Create Scholarship for Coach

Professor Emeritus Teams with Alumnus to Create Scholarship for Coach

A legendary soccer coach and revered professor emeritus, the late Ernest B. Luongo made a difference on the field and in his classroom. Professor Emeritus Harry Nash and former player Dan Scaia ’68 have joined with the Luongo family to ensure his legacy is preserved at Oswego with the Ernest B. Luongo Memorial Scholarship.

A 2008 Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the 1970 Oswego Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, Luongo passed away Oct. 4 at the age of 88.

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.

Anniversary Gift Celebrates 60 Years, Funds the Future

Anniversary Gift Celebrates 60 Years, Funds the Future

After 59 years of marriage, Ken ’54 and Anne MacDonald Sherman ’53 had amassed quite a collection of anniversary gifts. In fact, in recent years they requested friends and family to donate to a favorite charity as a gift to them.

Ken Sherman ’54
Last year for their 60th anniversary, those friends and family did them one better and got them a legacy: A SUNY Oswego scholarship to call their own.

Young Veteran Aims to Pass on Help He Received

Young Veteran Aims to Pass on Help He Received

He started his adult life homeless, and entered the Army to get a roof over his head. But when U.S. Army Spc. Yasser Richard ’13 saw a barefoot child in threadbare clothes on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, he knew how lucky he was. He promised himself that he would dedicate his life to helping people escape a life of poverty.

Former Professors Endow Scholarships in Music, Wellness

Former Professors Endow Scholarships in Music, Wellness

During their long careers at SUNY Oswego, Hugh and Grace Mowatt Burritt helped thousands of students reach their full potential. It’s only fitting that as emeriti they extend their reach in perpetuity by establishing an endowed scholarship to help students in their areas of expertise.

Grateful Teachers Pass Along Oswego Education to Future Generations

Donald and Linda Blauvelt

For Donald ’62 and Linda Mykland Blauvelt ’61, Oswego is a special place. It’s where they met and fell in love, prepared for a fulfilling career in education and met professors and friends they still remember fondly half a century later.

That’s why the couple, this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of Linda’s graduation and of their marriage, decided to leave Oswego a bequest in their will to establish the Blauvelt Scholarship Fund.

Educational Dreams Supported by Alumni Generosity

Delfino and Thompson

When she was a young mother, divorced from her first husband, Pam Delfino ’10 wished she had had the opportunity to complete the college education she started before her marriage. “I cleaned houses, because I had no skills to fall back on,” she says of the struggle to support her young family.

Sayer Funds Education Scholarship

Campus School girls

Former Campus School teacher Ruth Sayer and her late husband, Frank, an Oswego businessman, wanted to do something to give back to the institution that enriched their lives and that of their community.

Group Makes Pitch for Baseball Fund

David "Agarn" Crisafulli '81

The late David “Agarn” Crisafulli ’81 titled his autobiography Good Enough.

A close friend and former baseball teammate wants his legacy to be much more than good enough. Richard Lashley ’80 spearheaded the David “Agarn” Crisafulli ’81 Fund, in collaboration with former coach Walter Nitardy and current skipper Frank Paino.