College Celebrates Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner and Ceremony

2017 Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner keynote speaker Aunrée Houston ’00

2017 Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner keynote speaker Aunrée Houston ’00. Photo: Jim Russell ’83

Aunrée Houston ’00 reminded graduates and their families of the importance of opportunities, their uniqueness and their supporters during his 2017 Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner keynote address on May 12 in the Marano Campus Center. “Oswego allowed me to spread my wings by providing me with opportunities to develop personally, professionally, domestically and internationally. Remember the importance of opportunities,” said Houston, vice president of operations for programming sales at HBO. “Oswego was to me what Paris was to the great writer, James Baldwin. I was free to be myself—a black, gay, creative, eccentric young man from Harlem, New York. Remember your uniqueness.”

Leave a Reply