The Oswego Alumni Association ensures the bonds among 78,000 alumni remain strong. By Margaret Spillett Commencement Eve for nearly 90 years, SUNY Oswego alumni have ceremoniously passed the torch of learning from one generation to the next, with the charge—penned in 1936 by then Chair of the English Department Dr. Lida S. Penfield ’19—to carry
Timothy Barnhart ’02 says he always believed in the power of student involvement and in giving back. A loyal Oswego volunteer, he is a seven-year member of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, a former member of the GOLD Leadership Council, active in the Alumni-In-Residence program and the Alumni Sharing Knowledge program and a
Regional sales and marketing director with ProAct Erison Rodriguez ’05 M’09, who earned a B.S. in marketing and an MBA from Oswego and served as the keynote speaker, told graduates, “If you could take one thing from me tonight, I ask that it be this: Understand that the investment you’ve made in your education gives
Three graduates who have already demonstrated their commitment to SUNY Oswego and its students have been elected to the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, the policy-setting arm of OAA. They attended their initial meeting on campus Oct. 4. Joining the board are: Cathleen Richards ’09, Washington, D.C., a broadcasting and mass communication major, owns District
A program sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association and Career Services Office helps students make the sometimes intimidating transition from college to career. Recruiters, local experts, and Oswego alumni presented workshops to help more than 100 students forge a pathway to success. Keynote speaker Kevin Sutherland ’05, a member of the Graduates Of the Last Decade Leadership
Rose Cardamone Crane ’81 rejoined the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors on July 1 for a three-year term. Crane has more than 30 years of experience in commercialization and business operations, primarily in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She is a venture partner at Apple Tree Partners and head of commercialization for Apple Tree
Students gained insight from Oswego alumni during the third annual Future Oswego Leaders Conference March 8 and 9. This event, organized by Omicron Delta Kappa and co-sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association, provided students the opportunity to network with alumni professionals. Matt Weiller ’84 delivered the keynote address in the Campus Center. Weiller, a foreign
The online edition of OSWEGO alumni magazine, Oswego’s online annual report and a video promoting the theatre and music departments’ production of “Grease” were recognized in the 2012 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition, which highlights work by professional communicators across North America.
OSWEGO’s website, launched in spring 2011, was among seven Awards of Excellence winners in the “Magazines and Journals: Electronic and Web” category. APEX had honored the print edition the previous six years.
The college’s latest annual report, “A Tradition of Learning in the World,” was among seven honored. The Office of Public Affairs produced the winning “Grease” video, one of seven winners in the YouTube category.
Those of you who read my column know that my best daily “thinking time” is on my 6 a.m. walks with our rescue dog, Bo. So my inspiration for this issue’s column came on one of my recent walks. Volunteering has been such an important and satisfying part of my life over the years — civic organizations, the PTA, church, my alma mater, our local Humane Society to name just a few. So what better theme than to talk about the myriad of volunteer opportunities we offer for Oswego alumni.