Club Invests in the Market, Members’ Futures

Gordon Lenz

SUNY Oswego has long distinguished itself as a center for hands-on learning. That tradition continues as the School of Business and the Oswego College Foundation are providing $100,000 for the student-run Investment Club to purchase S&P 500 securities.

Photo: State Proclamation

Photo: State Proclamation

New York State Assemblyman William Barclay presents President Deborah F. Stanley with a State Assembly legislative proclamation recognizing SUNY Oswego’s Sesquicentennial anniversary.

On the road again!

On the road again!

In 2012, we are launching a new Regional Alumni Program. Meet fellow graduates virtually or in person Patronize alumni-owned businesses Connect as a group at local community events Share your Oswego story And so much more Recruiting volunteers, everywhere. Contact Michael Sgro at or call 315-312-2030 to get involved as a leader in your

Photo: Christine Estabrook ’73

Photo: Christine Estabrook '73

Christine Estabrook ’73, whose acting résumé includes spots on “Desperate Housewives” and the new “American Horror Story” series on FX, visited with several theatre classes as part of the Oswego Alumni Association Alumni-In-Residence program in November.

Peggy Focarino ’77 Career Highlights

Peggy Focarino ’77 Career Highlights

Career Highlights

January 2012 to present
Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

2008 to 2011
Deputy Commissioner for Patents, USPTO

1989 to 2008
Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO

1977 to 1989
Patent Examiner, USPTO


Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, 1993

Certificate in Advanced Public Management, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1998

Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2010

American University School of Public Affairs Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership, 2010

This is your day . . . on patents

This is your day . . . on patents

We all have routines — a list of things we go through on a daily basis without even thinking twice. Most of us don’t think about just how many of those “things” are patented. So, here’s your basic daily schedule, patents and all.

Try this at home …

Try this at home …

Keep an oral record of your family history with your own recordings. Find a grandparent, parent or sibling and try these StoryCorps-recommended  conversation starters: What was the happiest moment of your life? What are you most proud of? What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life? What is your earliest memory? How would

A partial listing of films featuring set decoration by Debra Schutt ’77

A partial listing of films featuring set decoration by  Debra Schutt ’77

The Change-Up (2011)

Boardwalk Empire (2010) *

Revolutionary Road (2008) **

I Ghost Town (2008)

Margot at the Wedding (2006)

Rent (2005)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2004)

Elf (2003)

The Human Stain (2003)

Anger Management (2003)

Spider-Man (2002)

The Stepford Wives (2002)

Changing Lanes (2001)

What’s the Worst That
Could Happen? (2000)

28 Days (1999)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Cradle Will Rock (1998)

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

A Perfect Murder (1997)

Lolita (1997)

Picture Perfect (1996)

Bed of Roses (1995)

Boys on the Side (1995)

Clockers (1994)

The Paper (1993)

A Bronx Tale (1993)

Last Action Hero (1993)

The Saint of Fort Washington (1991)

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Pacific Heights (1990)

The Boyfriend School (1990)

Navy Seals (1988)

Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

* Won Emmy for “Outstanding Art Direction”

** Nominated for “Best Art Direction” Academy Award


Heroes Reflect


For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Oswego alumni magazine checked in with some of the “New American Heroes” featured in our Fall/Winter 2001 cover story. Here, they share their thoughts on the attacks and the decade that followed.

A Campus Remembers

A Campus Remembers

On Sept. 11, 2011, the campus community marked the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks with a silent march across campus, a salute at the 9/11 memorial garden and a weekend of public service. Here, we share remembrances penned by students, faculty and staff at the memorial garden.