Former Oswego State Goalie Scores as ‘Prolific Writer’

Paul Ferguson ’69

Coach George Crowe built SUNY Oswego’s first hockey team by recruiting Canadian athletes, including Ottawa goalie Paul Ferguson ’69. That team established Oswego as a power hockey school by winning the 1964-65 championships. Fifty years later, at Reunion 2014, Ferguson recalled his college days. “I was a history major, spending a lot of time in

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

Costumers Add the Finishing Touch

Gutierrez, as drag queen Nina York, and Miss Fame show off the custom attire of Gutierrez.

Michelle Gore ’95 helps grown men transform into rhinoceroses eight times a week. “Actors can pretend to be a rhino or a hyena, but the complete change into character comes when they put their costume on,” Gore says. As a dresser for the Broadway musical Lion King, she is responsible for pre-setting the costumes, including

Special Alumni SURVEY

Oswego Alumni Association Logo

Calling all alumni! The Oswego Alumni Association is conducting a survey to explore your opinions of SUNY Oswego’s correspondence and engagement with you as well as your impressions of the college’s image. Complete the survey online at You may also request a paper copy of the survey by contacting the Alumni Office at 315-312-2258

Stay on Campus for Harborfest

Stay on Campus  for Harborfest

On-campus housing will be available for alumni who wish to relive their favorite Oswego memories by attending this year’s Harborfest, July 24 to 27. Alumni will be housed on campus (dorm to be determined) according to class year, with a maximum of two adults per room. Alumni may begin checking in Thursday, July 24, at

Oswego State Inducts Four New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Swimmer Anne Sarkissian DeRue ’04, right, wrestler Brian V. McGann ’70, center, and lacrosse and soccer player Kathryn “Kat” Stead ’05, left, were inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Nov. 2 in the Sheldon Ballroom. They joined the ranks of 78 other accomplished individuals who have been voted into the college’s

SUNY Oswego Repeats on List of ‘Best Value Colleges’

Princeton Review

The Princeton Review and USA Today have named SUNY Oswego to their 2013 list of 150 “best value” colleges and universities in the nation. The list of 75 public and 75 private institutions appears in the book “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition,” released Feb. 5 by Random House and Princeton Review, as well as on

SUNY Oswego Expands Relationship With Zhejiang University

SUNY Oswego Expands Relationship With Zhejiang University

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Chairman Fei Junqing sign an agreement to jointly deliver bachelor’s degrees to Chinese students in three business-related majors: business administration, human resource management and marketing. The two institutions’ relationship began in 2007, and more than 60 students from the Chinese university have since studied at

Find the Founder

Find the Founder

In the Spring 2013 issue the Sheldon statue can be found in the upper-left corner of the image with the car on page 23. Grand prize winner of a College Store gift certificate and Sheldon Hall print is Cynthia Pieklik Fryer ’75. Winning Sheldon Hall prints are Barbara Brown McCormack ’44, Esther Barber ’57, William Weaver ’57, Sheila Lee ’66 and Rebecca Leary ’04. A tiny replica of the Sheldon statue