Oswego Matters: By Executive Director Betsy Oberst

Oswego Matters: By Executive Director Betsy Oberst

It is a glorious time of year to live in Oswego on our beautiful lakeshore. Lunches and dinners at beautiful waterside restaurants; breathtaking sunsets every night; our parks, gardens and city planters in full blooming color; concerts along the river—these are all joys of this season. In this issue, Eileen Crandall shares with us an

Oswego Matters: Spring 2016

Oswego Matters: Spring 2016

Our first “re-established” Homecoming celebration in November 2015 was an unqualified success, with a total of more than 800 attendees at various events and close to 400 individual participants throughout the day! We will continue to build and expand upon our activities for current students and alumni this fall. So, mark your calendars for an

Oswego Matters: Fall/Winter 2015

Oswego Matters: Fall/Winter 2015

This issue talks about one of the favorite topics of Oswego alumni … winter weather! I often say this is one of the common bonds that unites Oswego alumni over the generations! Winter weather stories … including the mythical “ropes,” girls getting blown away, cars being buried, classes being cancelled, sledding at Fallbrook and more

Oswego Matters: Summer 2015

Oswego Matters: Summer 2015

“Oswego Pride and Oswego Family … this memorial symbolizes both.” These words were part of my remarks as we gathered to dedicate the beautiful new Peace—Free and Easy Forever Memorial during Reunion Weekend 2015. (Pictured on page 29). In my 31 years here at SUNY Oswego, I can honestly say there has not been another

Oswego Matters – Spring 2015

Oswego Matters – Spring 2015

Coming home. For many of us, that evokes feelings of comfort, warmth, special memories and family. That’s one of the reasons the Oswego Alumni Association is relaunching an annual Homecoming program this fall. Unlike our annual Reunion Weekend held every year in June, which is targeted to milestone anniversary classes and affinity group reunions, Homecoming

Oswego Matters – Winter 2015

Executive Director Betsy Oberst

Oswego Pride. Thanksgiving. These two seemingly unrelated random thoughts are both on my mind as I write this issue’s column. Thanksgiving is a time when we celebrate family and the many blessings in our lives. I think often of how thankful I am for the privilege to work at SUNY Oswego, engaging members of our

Oswego Matters

Oswego Matters

A few months ago, we asked alumni how you’d like to stay connected to SUNY Oswego and with each other. I would like to thank all of you who took the time to answer the survey—there were hundreds of responses! We are busily reviewing the data and will share the results of your feedback in

Oswego Matters

Betsy Oberst Signature

By Executive Director Betsy Oberst As we put together this issue of the magazine, it was hard for me to believe that almost 30 years ago I excitedly started my new part-time job in the Alumni Office. Our oldest, Caitlin, was just a year old. As Megan and Connor added to our family, the kids

Oswego Matters

Oswego Matters

Oswego Pride filled my fall. As you can see in our cover feature, we dedicated our fabulous new state-of-the-art Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation in October. There was great pride in honoring my long-time friend, Dr. Barbara Palmer Shineman ’65 M ’71 and her late husband, Dick, (along with the Richard

Oswego Matters

Executive Director Betsy Oberst

Relationships. Connections. These two ideas came to life for me in very meaningful ways starting with Reunion 2013. This was my husband Jerry’s ’77 35th cluster reunion, so many of our long-time Oswego friends returned to campus, and we shared memories and laughter galore, the joys that really only happen with those people with whom