Bruce Coville ’73 Addresses Full House as Keynote Speaker for Quest 2014

Author Bruce Coville ’73 talks with Kaela Schimpf ’14 while signing her book near the Campus Center Auditorium.

Every seat was filled in the SUNY Oswego Campus Center auditorium April 9, when Bruce Coville ’73, keynote speaker for the 34th Quest symposium, shared wisdom garnered from his life as a writer of fantasy and science fiction stories for children and young adults. Many in the audience had read Coville’s books—sometimes as part of

CSTEP Students Mentored for Success

Delvison Castillo ’14, left and Andrew Rubio ’14

A dozen students from the more than 90 participants in Oswego’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program presented at the 22nd annual statewide CSTEP student conference at Lake George, N.Y., in April. Delvison Castillo ’14 took an honorable mention in oral presentation for technology, and Andrew Rubio ’14 won first place in the zoology, ecology

Annual Honors Convocation Recognizes Students’ Achievement

Annual Honors Convocation Recognizes Students’ Achievement

With pomp and pageantry, the 2014 SUNY Oswego Honors Convo­cation was convened in the Campus Center arena April 11, when awards for academic achievement were presented to 121 students. Christina Lynch ’14, president of Vega, Oswego’s women’s honor society and sponsor of the ceremony, gave opening remarks. Awards were granted by academic departments, the Oswego Alumni Association,

Gratitude Flowing Two Ways Inspires Gift From ’54 Alumnus

Susan and Robert ’54 Allen during Reunion 2014

When recipients of the annual Class of 1954 Scholarship sent letters of appreciation to Robert Allen ’54, he recognized the extent of their gratitude. He had worked with the Reunion 2004 committee to establish an anniversary class scholarship because he knows from personal experience what it means for students to work their way through college.

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

Former Teacher Remembered Through Scholarship

Edwin Peterson ’54 and his late wife Katheen Manley Peterson ’54.

The family of Kathleen Manley Peterson ’54 has ensured that her dedicated career in teaching and her impressive record of volunteer work will be remembered. A scholarship in her name will be awarded to an Oswego junior or senior majoring in education who maintains honor grades, has demonstrated volunteer activity and can, in an essay,

Family Establishes Scholarship to Honor Tom Lenihan ’76

Tom ’76 and Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76

A four-year scholarship enabling a deserving Oswego student to stay in school and concentrate on academics has been established in memory of Tom Lenihan ’76, former board member and chair of the Oswego College Foundation Investment Committee. His wife, Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76, and children, Brian, a digital media strategist in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,

Scholarship Makes On-Campus Living Available to Local Student

Alice Ericksen Nykaza ’65

Because residence life meant so much to her, an alumna has established the Alice Nykaza ’65 Endowed Scholarship that will provide a scholarship, preferably for an Oswego County student who lives on campus. Alice Ericksen Nykaza ’65 says a significant portion of her education took place among other students in the “dorms” and snack bar.

Stagecraft Behind the Magic

Bob Frame ’77 designed the lighting for Merry-Go-Round Playhouse’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.

In the technical world of stagecraft, where specialists give substance to the designer’s vision, artistic traditions meet and mingle with practical skills. While the audience perceives enchantment, Abby Rodd ’96, production manager since 2008 of Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y., sees reality: 2,000 pounds of pig iron to counterbalance scenery; solidly constructed sets that won’t