McCarthy, Murphy Join OCF Board

The Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors welcomes two new members. They will serve three-year terms.

Peter McCarthy ’82 is an attorney and partner at Cullen and Dykman, LLP. He is a member of The New York County Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association and Bay Ridge Lawyers Association.

As a student at Oswego, he was involved with the Student Association and as a resident assistant. At Oswego, he double-majored in history, where he won the Goodwin prize, and political science. He earned a juris doctorate degree at Brooklyn Law School. Peter was one of the Class of 1982 Reunion Giving Committee chairs and in 1997 established the Daniel McCarthy Scholarship at Oswego, in memory of his brother Daniel, a victim of the 1988 Pan-Am Flight 103 Lockerbie air disaster. The scholarship gives Oswego students opportunities for studying abroad.
Peter and wife, Taryne McCarthy, have three children and reside in Bridgewater, N.J.

Colleen Murphy ’77 is president and CEO of Community Foundation of Collier County, a tax-exempt, public charitable fund, established in 1985 to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. The foundation manages a pool of permanent endowed funds established by charitable individuals, and makes grants from the investment earnings to address community needs and issues. In addition, she is a certified public accountant.

Colleen graduated from Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She served on the Reunion Committee in 2002 and is an active participant at Oswego alumni events in Florida. As a student she was involved in synchronized swimming and the women’s swimming and diving team, an activity she continues to pursue today.

Colleen and her husband, Paul Skapura, reside in Naples, Fla.

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