Through her generous endowment of two scholarships, Frances Moroney Whited ’44, is making an impact on Oswego students’ lives. She met last fall at King Alumni Hall with Moroney Family Newman Center Scholarship winner Barry Wygel ’12 and the John P. Moroney and Frances Murphy Moroney Merit Scholarship winner Jenna Chewens ’14.
Chewens is an elementary education major who is active in Mentor Oswego, tutoring middle school students. The daughter of Michael Chewens ’84, she has hopes to volunteer in Africa.
Of her goal to have a career in education, she said, “I’ve known what I’ve wanted to do for a very long time.”
Wygel, who was very active in the Newman Center community before his graduation in May, noted that because of the scholarship he could use more of his time to give back to the Newman Center. “It’s great to meet someone that the Newman Center meant so much to,” he said of Whited.
The Rev. James Lang, former Newman Center chaplain, thanked Whited on behalf of the Syracuse Roman Catholic diocese, saying, “We are grateful for her dedication, not only to Oswego State, but also her vision for the future of the church.”