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 and in his classroom. Professor Emeritus Harry Nash and former player Dan Scaia ’68 have joined with the Luongo family to ensure his legacy is preserved at Oswego with the Ernest B. Luongo Memorial Scholarship.

A 2008 Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the 1970 Oswego Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, Luongo passed away Oct. 4 at the age of 88.

1970s Migrant Project formed special bonds, memories for teachers

1970s Migrant Project formed special bonds, memories for teachers

It was the summer of 1967.

Former members of the Sodus Migrant Project gathered at Reunion 2011. They are, from left: Rita Ricardo Rodgers ’71; Nancy Jean Eick Labbe ’71, M ’95, CAS ’04; Nancy Blanchard Ibbs Soules ’69; Phil Toner ’67; Professor Emeritus Harry Nash; Lorraine B. Nash; Gail Shelton Tooker ’72; Maureen McGuire Parker ’70; Joann VanKirk Toner ’68 and Karen Visconti Holliday ’71.

The nearby Sodus Central School District found itself home to 320 migrant children, whose families worked the local farms and fruit orchards.