After Michael Kanick ’02 graduated with history and political science degrees from SUNY Oswego, the Binghamton, N.Y., native made some connections through his Oswego network to launch a successful career as a digital strategist in Washington, D.C. “Not only did the school provide me with a world-class education, but I also met some amazing people—both
For many women and children with unruly, curly hair, Tomasina Boyd Boone ’93 may be revered and considered the wonderful wizard of Oz. She launched an online haircare and beauty company, Afro Puffs (www.afropuffs.com.au), a division of Beauty Named Ltd., after trying for years to find haircare products in her new home in Australia (often
It’s a passion for Nels Olson ’89 to help others succeed. Olson splits his time between the Washington, D.C., and New York City offices of Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive talent firm, ensuring that the top-tier executives his team identifies and coaches are the best fit for his clients. Olson serves as vice chairman
Two SUNY Oswego students attended the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit Sept. 4 in New York City, with the help of Managing Editor of Sports at Bloomberg Jay Beberman ’89. Beberman, one of Oswego’s generous and supportive alumni, covered the costs for Gabriela Santos ’15 and Joshua Kay ’15 to attend the annual conference that brings
As a 7-year-old girl in 1935, Naida King Rasbury ’51 made her Broadway debut in the classic American opera “Porgy and Bess.” Nearly 80 years later, she strode the red carpet on opening night for the Broadway revival that would later win the Tony Award. When she learned the 2012 revival was in the works,
Sarah Michelle Argus ’12 took her degree in graphic design to New York City, where she will finish a master’s degree from the Pratt Institute. Her talent has already gotten the attention of Barnes and Noble, which chose her work as part of its line of back-to-school stationery. Her designs adorn a pencil pouch, spiral
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
The School of Education will establish an innovative teacher training pilot program in nine high-need secondary schools in Oswego County, Syracuse and New York City.
Katherine “Ellie” Webster ’12 spends time with students at Charles E. Riley Elementary in Oswego. Master’s-seeking teachers specializing in the key areas of science, math and TESOL will take assignments in Central New York and Downstate as part of a pilot program starting this fall.
The state Education Department will use $1.73 million in federal Race to the Top funding to support a three-year, graduate-level proposal to raise the bar on traditional student teaching.