Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior
Laura Pavlus Kelly ’09 (left), alumni relations director, presents public relations major Bridget Jackson ’15 of Buffalo, N.Y., with the Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior Award at the Commencement Eve Dinner on Friday, May 15. Jackson was selected based on her academic achievements, campus involvement and service to her community. “Receiving this award could not be any more of a dream,” Jackson said. “So many of my classmates are truly deserving of this award. I am honored.”
Student Speaker Reminds Graduates to Carry Oswego Memories Into Tomorrow
Anja Godlewski-Dykes ’15 reflects on her four years at Oswego during the Commencement Eve Torchlight Ceremony on the north lawn outside of the Marano Campus Center. “The people we have met, memories we have created and sunsets we have watched will always be part of who we are,” she said. “And although we will leave Oswego, Oswego will never truly leave us. We will be reminded of our beloved alma mater in every sunset we see—no matter where we are.”
Keynote Speaker Scott Wiley ’99 Welcomes Class of 2015 into Oswego Family
Torchlight keynote speaker and president/chief executive of The Ohio Society of CPAs Scott Wiley ’99 delivers humorous and heart-warming remarks to graduates and their families during the Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner: “And to the Class of 2015—tonight, as your time as a student draws to a close, it is important to know you, too, are our family. Our Family—79,000 strong. We are sending you off to do big things. To inspire. To dream. To create what today is unimaginable. In doing so, you will face heady winds, challenging times, uncertainty and doubt. But you will also have this family by your side, each day rooting for you, cheering you on and encouraging you to become the best version of yourself.
“As you do, I leave you with these thoughts: Live your dreams to the fullest; seek and create every opportunity that you can; and as Simon Sinek reminds us, start with ‘why?’ … It is the question that matters most. If you can answer that question, you can chart your course to the future you envision.”