Sharing Music for a Purpose

Jim Van Arsdale '08

When a student in a guitar class of Jim Van Arsdale ’08 suggested that they sponsor a concert to raise money for a fellow student’s medical expenses, the fifth-grade teacher at Millard Fillmore Elementary School in Moravia, N.Y., agreed. And so was born, Perform 4 Purpose. Since that initial concert, Central New York students and

Rochester Alumnus Rules Real Estate

Lyjha Wilton '99

When he’s not accepting awards, buying real estate or breaking land speed records in one of his vintage vehicles, Lyjha Wilton ’99 is probably spending time with his five children, singing and playing guitar. The 36-year-old real estate mogul started buying properties almost immediately after earning a bachelor’s in communication studies at SUNY Oswego. After

Alumni Bookshelf

School Shadows

Heraldo Muñoz ’72 As chair of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the 2007 suicide-bomber killing of Pakistani political leader Benazir Bhutto, Muñoz led the investigation into her death. His book, Getting Away With Murder: Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan, presents inquiry results and the author’s critical analysis of the larger

Mr. Hoffman is Teacher of the Year—‘He Totally Deserves It’

Jay Hoffman '81

Among those announcing the news that Jay Hoffman ’81 was 2013 Vermont Teacher of the Year were his media students at F. H. Tuttle Middle School. They grasped the magnitude of his honor, declaring, “He totally deserves it.” Hoffman came late to teaching. “I’m a hands-on guy,” he explains. “I studied industrial arts education at

Global Experiences Inform Alumnus’ Approach to Life

Rick Zinter ’74

During his work overseas, Rick Zinter ’74 has procured much more than supplies for his employers. He acquired a unique worldview that has shaped his life philosophy. “The travel I’ve done for work helped me realize we need to enjoy the journey, not just the destination,” he says. “Whether the destination is to reach retirement,

PHOTO: Students, Alumni Network in NYC

PHOTO: Students, Alumni Network in NYC

More than 150 Oswego upperclassmen networked with more than 35 alumni professionals at the annual New York City Career Connections event Jan. 10 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Citigroup’s Marcia Thompson-Young ’81 delivered a keynote speech at the networking event, which followed a series of alumni-hosted day visits around the city. Doreen Mochrie ’85, seated

Alumna Takes a Stab at Reality Cooking on ‘Chopped’

Alumna Takes a Stab at Reality Cooking on ‘Chopped’

COOKING IS A BIG DEAL TO MAUREEN O’DONNELL SANCHEZ ’87. She sells luxury ingredients to Chicagoland restaurants, she blogs about her family’s kitchen adventures and Feb. 24, she competed in front of a national television audience on Food Network’s “Chopped.” “Chopped” tests chefs’ skill, speed and ingenuity. Each week, four chefs compete before a panel of expert judges and