Scholarship recipients encouraged by alumna at Honors Convocation

production imageWe’ve all got problems. Why not fix them, 1984 Oswego graduate Suzanne Castrigno Sack asked about 90 of the college’s highest-achieving students at the Honors Convocation April 24.

“I would say I wish I knew at 20 what I do now,” Sack said to the crowd of scholarship winners, family, friends, administrators and faculty gathered in the Campus Center. “I actually did know everything I know now; I just didn’t know how powerful it was.”

From worldwide problems like climate change to where your next mortgage payment is coming from, Sack suggested the solutions will never be far with a little effort.

“Take a step back, call on your resources and figure it out,” said Sack, who worked as a finance industry executive for more than 25 years. “You’re smart. It’s a gift. Use it.”

The annual Honors Convocation presented by women’s honor society Vega recognizes scholarship recipients—both male and female—each year and features a prominent Oswego graduate as speaker.

The first female president of the Oswego Student Association as an undergraduate, Sack spent her career in as a leader at such financial mainstays as Smith Barney, Wachovia Securities and most recently Bank of America. She spoke to a finance class prior to speaking at the convocation as part of the Oswego Alumni Association Alumni-in-Residence program.

PHOTO CAPTION: Executive decisions—Oswego graduate Suzanne Castrigno Sack, class of 1984, told scholarship recipients they can solve any problem they put their minds to at the annual Honors Convocation April 24 in the Campus Center.

(Posted: Apr 27, 2009)

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