Long Run in Theatre Department Closing for Professor, Actor, Playwright

Mark Cole ’73 teaches during his final semester before retirement.

In 1979, Mark Cole ’73 debuted as an instructor in Oswego’s department of speech and theatre. He agreed to a one-year commitment. Thirty-five years later, the curtain falls on his final exit from a remarkable performance. He says he doesn’t know exactly how retirement will play, but he will continue to write and perform. Teaching

Retired Alumni Taught STEM Subjects at Same School

Fred and Ed

Frederick Walker ’64 and Edward Currier ’68, retired science teachers, visited campus Sept. 30 for open house at Rice Creek Field Station and the Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation. Although they didn’t know each other as students, they have been best friends since 1971, when Walker completed a six-year stint in the U.S. Air Force and

A Trio of Editors

A Trio of Editors

Three former editors of OSWEGO contribute to this issue. Their aggregate experience is 34 years, starting in 1979, when Denise Owen Harrigan began her 17-year run. Linda Loomis ’90 M ’97 started in 1995, with Michele Reed following in 2001. They are writer-editors who share a love for the written word and deep feelings for the people of SUNY

Science sage Hyde retires after 43 years

Ken Hyde

After four decades in Snygg Hall, Kenneth Hyde, distinguished teaching professor of chemistry, traded in his course notes for a hammer and level. Retiring after a 43-year career in the classroom, he has a new avocation: fixing up an old camp on the south shore of Skaneateles Lake, where he and his wife will spend time in retirement.