Reunion features three generations, one alma mater

Oswego familyMike Marcellino ‘47 and Julia Dahney Marcellino ‘47 were thrilled when their daughter, Ann-Carol Marcellino Claudet ‘71, decided to come to Oswego three decades ago. When their grandson, Kevin Claudet ‘08, likewise chose their alma mater, they were overjoyed.

“It’s an exciting thing to think our daughter and now our grandson could share in our experiences,” said Julia.

Ann-Carol chose Oswego at the age of 5 when she was flipping through photo albums and saw a picture of her mother and aunt Sylvia Norton Griffin ‘47 in their bathing suits at Shady Shore.

For his part, Kevin said he chose Oswego because he wanted to be a teacher like his mother, grandfather and grandmother before him, and Oswego was among the top schools for teaching. “I’m very traditional,” he said. “I had heard about the great times they had and wanted to make my own memories here. Plus the lake . . . I love the water.” He is majoring in childhood education with a concentrate in English and a minor in coaching.

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PHOTO CAPTION: College of choice—Three generations of one family chose SUNY Oswego and were happy to let people know about it at the recent alumni reunion. Front row, from left, are Michael Marcellino ‘47, Ann-Carol Marcellino Claudet ‘71, Kevin Claudet ‘08, Julia Dahney Marcellino ‘47, and back from left, Sylvia Norton Griffin ‘47 and Denham Griffin ‘47.

(Posted: Jul 23, 2007)