Just a few weeks into preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, 1990 SUNY Oswego graduate Derrick Salisbury complimented one of his five South Korean assistant directors for her exceptional English skills. 

"She thanked me and said she sharpened her skills at a small American school in Upstate N.Y.,” said Salisbury, who works as a medals plaza producer for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “When I asked her which school she’d attended, I never thought it would be my alma mater, SUNY Oswego."

Excited to discover the SUNY Oswego connection, Salisbury and Nicky GaWon Kim, who studied at SUNY Oswego in fall 2012, talked about their favorite memories. 

“Nicky started her Oswego State experience living in Hart Hall as an international exchange student, but moved to Waterbury Hall so she could interact more with students from the states,” Salisbury said. “I lived on the fourth floor of Hart Hall during my four years at Oswego State.” 

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