Alumni News

Focusing on the Future: Focarino Makes History as First Female Commissioner of Patents
Focusing on the Future: Focarino Makes History as First Female Commissioner of Patents
When Margaret “Peggy” La Tulip Focarino ’77 was a fifth grader in the ’60s, most girls her age wanted…
Preserving Personal Pasts — One Story at a Time
Preserving Personal Pasts — One Story at a Time
The stories are out there: in Brooklyn, in Atlanta, in San Francisco, in Mesilla, N.M., and in tiny Upstate…
The Big Picture: Alumna Sets the Scenes that  Make the Movies
The Big Picture: Alumna Sets the Scenes that Make the Movies
On the seventh floor of an aging West 52nd Street building, on folding tables, corkboards and floors, they are…
From Patrolling Boroughs to Protecting Borders
From Patrolling Boroughs to Protecting Borders
Rafael G. “Jova” Rodriguez ’98 insists he’s no hero. (more…)
Wellness Warriors Walk for Women
Wellness Warriors Walk for Women
Numbers mean a lot to Patti Fennessy Novy ’89. She has 0 tolerance for breast cancer, which claimed the…

Campus Currents

Oswego wins $1.73M grant for trailblazing teacher training program
Oswego wins $1.73M grant for trailblazing teacher training program
The School of Education will establish an innovative teacher training pilot program in nine high-need secondary schools in Oswego…
New minor in sustainability studies underscores going green
New minor in sustainability studies underscores going green
A new minor in sustainability studies lends energy and coordination to a wide variety of courses that feature ideas,…
New photography minor develops appeal across disciplines
New photography minor develops appeal across disciplines
The art department this fall rolled out a new minor in photography that offers a 21-credit focus to a…
International Center of Syracuse honors Oswego’s Kanbur
International Center of Syracuse honors Oswego’s Kanbur
The International Center of Syracuse bestowed its International Educator Award on SUNY Oswego’s Shashi Kanbur in November at the…

Philanthropy in Action

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…
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…
Jack James '62
Heart, Confidence Key to James’ Legacy
He served his country with distinction in the military and shared his knowledge as a professor at other colleges,…
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…

Class Notes

Betsy Oberst
Oswego Matters
When any of us look back, our life is really a series of transitions. Like me, some of your…
10x10+10: Ryan Pregent ’09
10×10+10: Ryan Pregent ’09
Some 17,000-plus have played professional baseball in this country and only 206 of them are in the Hall of…
Alumni Bookshelf
Alumni Bookshelf
This column celebrates the publishing success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists. Please keep us informed about…
Wedding Album
Wedding Album
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In Memoriam
In Memoriam
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