From the Editor’s Pen

Margaret Spillett

Wow, what an exciting few months! Since having my inaugural issue of the magazine published in March, I have checked off several more “firsts” on my quest to become a true Laker. In May, I attended the elegant and very moving Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner and Ceremony. The inclement weather did little to diminish the

Alumni Association Welcomes Class of 2014 During Commencement Eve Torchlight Ceremony

Constance Schwartz ’90

Constance Schwartz ’90, a partner at SMAC Entertainment, delivered the keynote address to the nearly 600 graduates, family and friends who attended the Oswego Alumni Association’s annual Torchlight Eve Commencement Dinner in the Convocation Arena on May 16. The talent manager and alumna of Oswego’s marketing program charged the Class of 2014 attendees to approach

Debt-Free, Experience-Rich, First Possibility Scholars Graduate

Debt-Free, Experience-Rich, First Possibility Scholars Graduate

Researching how microbes can naturally clean up an oil spill, identifying effective ways to track mammal populations and developing an interactive online educational system are just some of the ways the first recipients of SUNY Oswego’s Possibility Scholarship are making a difference in the world. In May, the first three students who received a Possibility

PwC Chairman Bob Moritz ’85 Shares Insights About Global Trends and Employee Success

Bob Moritz ’85 tours WRVO with Catherine Loper, the station’s director of regional news content.

Bob Moritz ’85, U.S. chairman and senior partner of the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), shared five major global trends and the four primary qualities future employees will need to succeed during his on-campus lecture last spring. Speaking to a full Campus Center auditorium and online viewers who tuned in to the live webcast, Moritz outlined what

Emmy-Winning Journalist and Television Host Charlie Rose to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Charlie Rose, of “CBS This Morning” and “Charlie Rose Show” on PBS

Media icon Charlie Rose of “CBS This Morning” and the “Charlie Rose” show on PBS will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by the State University of New York on Thursday, Oct. 16, in conjunction with the 10th Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit at SUNY Oswego. Rose is a world-renowned journalist

Jenal Joins the College Foundation Board

Matt Jenal ’78

Matt Jenal ’78 began a three-year term on the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors on July 1. Jenal is principal at MAJ Finance, a consulting and directorship for alternative investments, with specializations in the financial, operational and compliance areas. In 2010, he retired as senior advisor and director of Cadogan Management, where he was

Fourth Annual March Matchness Raises Over $18,600

Fourth Annual March Matchness Raises Over $18,600

SUNY Oswego’s Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) not only surpassed an initial goal of 200 donors, but also a super goal of 225 donors in the Fourth Annual March Matchness fundraising challenge. Louis A. Borrelli Jr. ’77, an Oswego College Foundation board member and School of Communication, Media and the Arts advisory board member,

Festa Assistantship Provides an Unrivaled Graduate Leadership Development Opportunity

Michael Stanley (right) welcomes (from left) Kyle Laughlin M’15, Bob Lloyd ’81 M’89, Fred Festa ’81 and men’s head hockey coach Ed Gosek ’83 M’01 to his home at Shady Shore in December 2013 for a reception honoring Festa, who received the Oswego Presidential Medal during December Commencement.

Mix a love of hockey with an equal portion of business expertise and a heaping measure of respect for Laker Men’s Hockey Head Coach Ed Gosek ’83 M’01, and the result is a topnotch leadership development opportunity for an eager graduate student at SUNY Oswego. “What I like about hockey players is that they’re genuine,”

Scaia Scholarship Supports Future Educators

Linda and Dan ’68 Scaia

Soccer gave Dan Scaia ’68 a “free kick” at the opportunity to attend SUNY Oswego, and his connections to Oswego soccer led to his involvement in fundraising for a scholarship in honor of his late soccer coach Ernest B. Luongo. The satisfaction of creating a fund to support students in perpetuity spurred Scaia to establish

Backstage Stars

Backstage Stars

“Don’t look at us like we are, sir. Please… See make-up, caked, in glowing powder pink! Imagine a beard, full blown and blowing, like the whiskers of a bear! And hair! Imagine hair. In a box I’ve got all colors, so I beg you — imagine hair! And not these clothes. Oh no, no, no. Dear God, not rags like any beggar has. But