Doreen Henley Manning ’51 lives in Rush, N.Y. In 1950, she married Harold Manning ’51, who is a World War II veteran and U.S. Navy Seabee. She shared that the couple loved their campus housing in Splinter Village during their time in Oswego.
Margaret (Peg) Garno McKinstry ’65 of Oswego is the office manager for the Oswego County Republican Committee. She is active in Leadership Oswego County and the Oswego County Historical Society.
Daniel Teed ’68 of Watkins Glen, N.Y., is a retired industrial arts teacher for Watkins Glen Central School. He is chairman of Schuyler County Farm Protection Committee.
John Burke ’69 of Clayton, N.Y., is Chancellor Emeritus for Penn State Behrend College in Erie, Pa.
Sharon Lyons Santoro ’69 of Fulton, N.Y., is active in community organizations and enjoys traveling throughout the United States.
Georgene “Georgie” Megas Bramley ’70 of Wilmington, N.C., has been teaching education classes and supervising student teachers part-time at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington for the last 13 years. She met her husband, Dave Bramley ’70, her freshman year at Oswego. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15, 2020.
Richard Melzer ’71 retired after 40 years teaching history at the University of New Mexico-Valencia campus.
Ellen Hughes ’72 is the president of the Waterloo (N.Y.) Board of Education. She was first elected to the nine-member board in 2015 and re-elected in 2018.
Bill Roberts ’72 was identified by the compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably, as among the top-ranked CEOs for diversity, based on ratings from a pool of ethnically diverse employees. He is president and chief executive officer and serves as vice chair of the for GEICO in Chevy Chase, Md. In December 2019, he announced his intentions to retire in December 2020 after 35 years of service with the insurer.
Richard Cobello ’73 of Greenfield Center, N.Y., is chief information security officer for Schenectady County.
Charles “Chuck” Durante ’73 of The Villages, Fla., and Fayetteville, N.Y., received the 2019 Distinguished Part-Time Faculty Award at Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg, Fla., where he teaches courses on business computer applications. He holds an MBA from Syracuse University.
Don Purce ’73 of Cutler Bay, Fla., recalls living in Oswego, N.Y., as a child and attending kindergarten in the Campus School while his father, Charles “Chuck” Purce ’56, was taking classes toward his bachelor’s degree. Don notes that he graduated twice from Oswego—once in 1956 from kindergarten and then again with his bachelor’s in history in 1973. His father became a teacher in Hornell, N.Y. Today Don is chief executive officer of PsychSolutions Inc., a children’s mental health and substance abuse agency, in Miami, Fla.
Arthur Salisch ’74 of Princeton Junction, N.J., is an account director for The Nielsen Company in New York City.
John Piper ’75 of Charlottesville, Va., is president and managing partner for Mutual Choices Consulting.
Renée L. Kavanagh Susman ’75 is 2019’s Nassau BOCES School Librarian of the Year. She met her husband, Harvey ’76, at
Oswego; they have been married for 43 years.
Ken Allis ’77 of Pelham, N.H., is president of Resource Office Furniture in Salem, N.H.
Steve Chirello ’77 (above right) received a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest form of Lions International’s recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service. In 2017, Steve, who is the past president and a member of the Fulton Lions for more than 35 years, received the Lions’ prestigious Robert J. Uplinger Award, which honors outstanding Lions who perform exemplary service to the club, district or community. He owns Steve Chirello Advertising in Fulton, N.Y.
Brian Moran ’77 (above) of Ashburn, Va., retired from 40 years of public service with the federal government. He served overseas on three continents and visited dozens of countries. His hobbies include historical research and presentations, writing, travel and photography.
Sharon Kelly ’78 of Lowville, N.Y., retired from her position as a special education teacher for the South Lewis School District in Turin, N.Y.
Peter VanWart ’78 moved to Stanley, N.C., in 2019.
David Braun ’79 of Gilbert, Ariz., is an attorney.
David Griswold ’79 of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a shipping manager for Q Link Wireless in Dania, Fla.
Philip Catalano ’80 of Manlius, N.Y., is controller for Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y.
Betty Meyer Fuller ’80 of Schenectady, N.Y., is an investigator for the New York Justice Center.
Steven Hastings ’81 of Columbia, S.C., is vice president of claims for Seibels. Steven was previously senior vice president of claims at Sedgwick in Orlando and claims director at Fireman’s Fund Insurance. He also has experience working at Nationwide Insurance and Aetna Life and Casualty.
Robin Dworkin Yenk ’81 of Morganville, N.J., is chief executive officer of RMJ Benefits Group, which specializes in employee benefits, health insurance and Medicare supplements. She spent 27 years as vice president of finance with Lehman Brothers and Oppenheimer Management.
David Allen ’82 of Highland Falls, N.Y., is an athletic trainer for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has been selected as an athletic trainer and massage therapist to Team USA’s Track & Field Team at the XVIII Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Andrew Chiappinelli ’82, Ph.D., of Easton, Pa., retired after a 33-year career as an elementary school guidance counselor in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. In retirement, he works in the maintenance and groundskeeping department for St. Francis Retreat House in Easton.
Dave Parisi ’82 of Harrisburg, N.C., received the Robotics Educations Competition Foundations 2019 Inspiration All Star Award and was inducted into its STEM Hall of Fame at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Ky., in 2019. Dave has entered his 18th year teaching technology education and coaching (Wrestling/Robotics) for Jay M. Robinson High School in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. His VEX Robotics team, 5139 A-E, has represented North Carolina at the World Championships for the past six years. Dave initiated the VEX competitive platform in North Carolina six years ago and currently oversees five high school teams and four elementary and middle school VEX IQ community teams. He is also the co-director of Cabarrus County Schools VEX program. Dave sought and received a district- wide grant from the REC Foundation and implemented competitive robotics in all 35 (elementary through high) schools throughout the county.
Michelle Klinger Wellner ’82 of Weston, Fla., is director of product development and category management for Spohn Global in Tamarac, Fla.
Randy Zeigler ’82 of Oswego is a private wealth advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services.
Mary Claire Helmer ’83 is a board member for the Morrisville (N.Y.) College Foundation. She is a reading teacher in the Troy (N.Y.) City School District, where she has served for more than 20 years.
Mary Ellen Kaier ’83 of Syracuse, N.Y., is executive director at Meals on Wheels of Eastern Onondaga County Inc. She has more than 30 years of experience in business development and financial management. Previously, she worked in the healthcare and insurance industries.
John Young ’83 of Kirkville, N.Y., is director of facilities for the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District, where he has worked for 24 years.
Geoff Dunn ’84 of Dryden, N.Y., is the community preparedness coordinator for Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response. Previously, he was with the county’s Department of Recycling and Materials Management.
Dawn Armanini Herman ’84 of Fairport, N.Y., is director of the college restoration program at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Bob Pagano ’84 of Boston, Mass., is CEO and president of Watts Water Technologies Inc. in North Andover, Mass. The leading global manufacturer of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions was recently named among America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek and research firm Statista.
Daniel Vickery ’84 of Columbia, Tenn., is a retired technology education instructor for the Ballston Spa (N.Y.) Middle School.
Michael Buckley ’85 of Manhattan Beach, Calif., is chief executive officer of True Religion Apparel Inc. Reporting to the company’s Board of Directors, he is responsible for developing and implementing the future vision and roadmap for True Religion. He previously served as CEO of Differential Brands Group and Robert Graham Designs.
Robin C. Goldstone Garcia ’85 is executive director of the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Previously she served as deputy director of Florida’s Division of Blind Services, was executive director of Lighthouse of Collier and has more than 20 years of business experience in financial services, contracts, human resources and operations.
Christopher Rock ’85 of Waterford, N.Y., is on the procurement team for General Electric Company in Schenectady, N.Y.
Marjorie Murphy Consiglio ’86 of Yardley, Pa., is a human resources manager for Novecare GBU in Princeton, N.J.
John DellaContrada ’86 is vice president for university communications at the University at Buffalo. Prior to that, he was UB’s associate vice president for media relations and stakeholder communications.
Scott Higginbotham ’86 is director of operations at Erie Materials in Syracuse, N.Y. Previously, he has served as corporate operations manager, operations manager and inside sales representative since joining the company in 1988. He and his wife, Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham ’86, live in Warners, N.Y., and have two sons.
Susan Speirs ’86 is chief school administrator for the Dennis (N.J.) Township School District. Previously, she spent 18 years as principal, first at Seaview and then at Belhaven schools.
John Mollica ’87 of Martinsburg, West Va., is a physician.
Joseph Noviello ’87 of Summit, N.J., is managing director of dealerweb technology for Tradeweb in New York City.
Glenn Richmond ’87 of Scarsdale, N.Y., is senior internal audit manager for Protiviti in New York City.
Lewis Rosenberg ’88 of Bensalem, Pa., is an IT manager for NAVUG Mars Fishcare North America Inc. in Chalfont, Pa.
David M. DeVillers ’89 of Columbus, Ohio, was appointed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. While serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, David led numerous organized crime task forces involving the FBI, ATF, DEA and IRS. He has twice served as a Legal Advisor with the Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training—in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 2010 to 2012 and in Bucharest, Romania, and Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2018. He is the recipient of the Oswego Alumni Association’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Gary Paricio ’89 of Columbus, Texas, is an IT manager and project manager assistant for Theut Company, a commercial glazing contractor.
Mark Hartell ’90 of Abingdon, Md., is the medical director for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense. He works to ensure the integration of Department of Defense efforts related to science and technology, advanced development, and test and evaluation of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program.
Richard Knaul ’90 of Auburn, N.Y., is a councilman for the Town of Owasco.
Ron Throop ’90 of Oswego had his paintings featured in an exhibition, entitled “Roy Lichtenstein in Oswego: 1957 – 1960,” in SUNY Oswego’s Wilber/Park corridor in fall 2019. He received a CNY Arts Decentralization Grant to paint Roy’s brief teaching appointment at Oswego and help support a scholarship for an Oswego County high school student who intends to major in studio art or art history and will attend SUNY Oswego in fall 2020.
Kelly Molesworth Tiscornia ’90 of Salem, Ore., is a counselor for the Salem-Keizer School District.
Michael Daigle ’91 is an attorney at Crosson & Richetti Family Law firm in Allentown, Pa. He previously served as Pro Se Law Clerk for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has more than 20 years of state and federal court experience, having worked on a variety of criminal and civil matters. He earned a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.
Emilio Dorcely ’91 is chief executive officer for Urban Edge, a community development nonprofit that aims to strengthen communities and families in the Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury.
Carla Speranza ’91 of Lockport, N.Y., is a technology incident manager for M&T Bank in Amherst, N.Y.
Chuck Alford ’92 relocated to Charleston, S.C., where his wife, former SUNY Oswego School of Business Professor Dr. Susan Wright, has accepted a faculty position at The Citadel, South Carolina’s Military College. Chuck accepted the position of training and development director with the Continuing Education division of Trident Technical College.
James Cormier ’92 of Portland, Ore., is senior attorney for Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP.
Scot Gaffney ’92 of Parkland, Fla., is eastern regional manager for PlumpJack and CADE wineries and a Certified Specialist of Wine by the Society of Wine Educators. He is also an accomplished musician known for playing his saxophone at dinners. He has traveled extensively through wine country in Italy, Spain, Portugal and California. He is married with two children.
Joseph McQueen ’92 of Scotia, N.Y., is director of human resources for Schenectady County.
Jill Consor Beck ’93 is director at PwC Labs in Seattle, Wash.
Tarshel Beards ’94 is the Black Unity Center director at San Francisco State University.
Michelle Bowers ’94 is the publisher of The Auburn Citizen newspaper. Previously, she was advertising director for Downtown Digital Group at the Watertown-based Johnson Newspaper Corp. She also serves as president of the New York Newspapers Advertising and Marketing Executives.
Steven Hammes ’94 of Albany, N.Y., is an automotive critic for Drive Time Productions.
Jonathan N. Provoost ’94 is general counsel at Tris Pharma Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company in Monmouth Junction, N.J. He oversees all of the company’s legal functions. He earned a J.D. from Pace University School of Law and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is admitted to New York and New Jersey bars and registered with United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mark Quintana ’94 of Pembroke Pines, Fla., is vice president of Cognia, the world’s largest education community that currently has membership with 36,000 schools, districts and other education institutions serving 25 million students and 5 million teachers within the United States and 84 additional countries. He and his wife, Laura, married initially on June 17, 2005, in a non-denominational civil ceremony in Maui, Hawaii. On June 15, 2019, they married in their Catholic Church in the suburbs of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. They are pictured above with their daughters Maricel (age 11) and Paola (age 8), whom each performed readings at the ceremony.
Jerrell Robinson ’94 of Rockville Center, N.Y., is the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) director for SUNY Old Westbury. In 2019, he completed his doctorate in education degree in executive leadership at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y.
Alfred Tienken ’94 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a sales tax auditor for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Christine Bosco ’95 of Central Square, N.Y., is director of customer and client support for Simple Admit LLC in Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Phillip D. Cady ’95 of Oswego was appointed chief of police and director of homeland security for the City of Oswego. He previously served as the emergency communications manager for Syracuse University and as the Station Commander with the New York State Police – Fulton Barracks. He also served as a New York State trooper and a patrolman for both the cities of Oswego and Fulton.
Chad Hoffman ’95 is the chief people officer for Juvo Autism and Behavioral Health Services, operating in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Chad resides in Manhattan with his husband, Greg.
Donn King ’95 of Rome, N.Y., is a case planner for House of the Good Shepherd in Utica, N.Y.
Andrew Miano ‘95 of Tarzana, Calif., is the producer of the award-winning film The Farewell.
Jennifer Sklar-Romano ’96 announced the birth of her son, Jack Ethan (above), on July 3, 2019. Jennifer and Jack live in Greenwich, Conn.
“Don’t try to take on the world all by yourself. Instead, surround yourself with a support system and collaborators. Great things can happen when diverse groups of thinkers come together.”
Charles Wing ’96 of Largo, Fla., is commercial quality control operator for Ion Television Network in Clearwater, Fla.
Brian Mason Hughes ’97 celebrated his 10th year as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 26, 2019. Following his graduation from the FBI Academy in Quantico in 2009, he was assigned to the Newark, N.J., Field Office where he worked for five years. Presently, Brian is assigned to a Joint Terrorism Task Force at the Utica Resident Agency (Albany Division), where he investigates domestic and international terrorism matters. Brian is also the weapons of mass destruction assistant coordinator and the campus liaison agent for the Utica AOR. He lives in Sauquoit, N.Y., with his two beautiful daughters, Olivia and Alexa.
Melinda (Mindy) Johnson ’97 of North Brookfield, N.Y., was named manager of the Clinical Laboratory at the St. Elizabeth Campus of Mohawk Valley Health Systems (MVHS). She previously held the position of clinical laboratory educator at MVHS. She has 18 years of experience in the field of laboratory medicine and is a member of the Clinical Laboratory Managers Association.
Lisa Benzing DuBois ’98 of Fulton, N.Y., is a content manager for Schneider Packaging Equipment Company Inc. in Brewerton, N.Y.
Benjamin Neely ’98 of Lancaster, Pa., is the executive director of the Berks History Center in Reading, Pa. Previously, he was with the Adams County Historical Society. Benjamin has been a museum professional since 2005. He completed his graduate work at Shippensburg University, where he earned a Master of Arts in Applied History.
Christy Brower Johnson ’99 of Oswego is an adjunct instructor for Cayuga Community College and a licensed mental health counselor for Integrative Counseling Services.
Peter Schultz CAS’99 is principal for Christ the King School, Atlanta, Ga. Previously, he was the principal of the lower school at Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta.
Steven Wheeler ’99 is creative supervisor for Mower, a Syracuse-based firm he joined in 2014.
Shawn M. Bishop ’00 is vice president of revenue and reimbursement at Rochester Regional Health in Rochester, N.Y., where he has worked since 2008. He previously served there as director of reimbursement. He holds an MBA from Le Moyne College and professional certificates in healthcare leadership and financial accounting from Cornell and Harvard universities, respectively.
Raina Reynolds Hinman ’00 of Mexico, N.Y., is high school assistant principal for the Red Creek (N.Y.) Central School District. She and husband, Dexter, have a daughter, Abby.
“If I’d gotten that job, I would have either been an assistant forever, or struggling to figure out what else I wanted to do.”
Robert Score ’00 of Salisbury, Md., is a videographer for Salisbury University.
Craig Westbrook ’00 (above) of Volney, N.Y., is the chief of the Fulton (N.Y.) Police Department, where he has worked his way through the ranks since joining the department in 2001.
Nicholas Bodnar ’01 of Olivebridge, N.Y., is a technology teacher for Roundout Valley Central Schools in Accord, N.Y.
Alice Massimi Crouch ’02 lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Lee Crouch, and two sons. She is the executive producer at Connecting Vets, and she is working on a master’s in strategic communication at American University. She established a fund at SUNY Oswego to present the annual Outstanding Senior Award.
Dom Izzo ’02 of Moorhead, Minn., hosts a radio sports talk show on WDAY’s 970-AM, “Hot Mic with Dom Izzo.” Dom also covers North Dakota State football and cohosts WDAY’s “First Down Fridays” show, which covers high school football games in the area and announces WDAY-Xtra’s “Game of the Week.”
Andrew Mitchell ’02 of Williamsville, N.Y., is an enrollment agent for Idemia Identity Solutions N.A. in West Seneca, N.Y.
Michael Weyrauch ’02 M’04 is the director of Career and Technical Education and Instructional Services at Orleans/Niagara BOCES in Sanborn, N.Y. Before taking over the reins of the two programs, he was the principal at Orleans Career and Technical Education Center in Medina, N.Y. He has been with BOCES for nearly eight years. He and his wife, Jennifer Roberts Weyrauch ’02, live in Corfu, N.Y., with their three daughters.
Robert C. Whitaker Jr. ’02 was selected for inclusion in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2019. He is a partner in the Labor and Employment, Construction and Intellectual Property Practices at Hancock Estabrook in Syracuse, N.Y. He is the chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department and leader of the Military Law Practice, and he formerly served as chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee. He and his wife, Jennifer Meister Whitaker ’01 M’02, live in Camillus, N.Y.
Tammy Farrell M’03 CAS’10 is the principal of Groton (N.Y.) Junior-Senior High School. She has been in education for 20 years, having worked as a juvenile justice services alternative education teacher and coordinator, a sixth-grade math and science teacher in the Syracuse City School District, a sixth-grade teacher in the Marcellus Central School District, a director of curriculum, instruction and special programs at the Hannibal Central School District, an independent contractor and school improvement consultant with PLC Associates, and New York State Department of Education outside education expert.
Sara Coulthart Haag ’03 of Oneida, N.Y., is chief programs officer at the Food Bank of Central New York. Previously, she was a divisional director with Family Services at Liberty Resources.
Erin Naughton Collins ’04 of Walpole, Mass., is the administrative director for Professor Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.
Jamie Stack Leszczynski ’04 of Oswego, is senior director of communications for Oswego Health.
Dan Welch M’04 is associate director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, where he has worked as an agricultural educator for more than seven years. He and his wife, Margaret Alistair Brown M’04, a teacher at Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.) Middle School, live in Nedrow, N.Y.
Trisha Botty ’05 is grants manager for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation in Fort Myers, Fla. She previously served as regional director of intergovernmental affairs at the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Trisha also has experience working at a prominent labor organization, where she effectively planned, supported and implemented campaigns and communication strategies that fought for workers rights’ and their families. While working in the Washington, D.C., area, she managed fundraising efforts for a labor association, and worked at a nonprofit as assistant director of consumer education.
Cala Glatz ’05 ’09 M’11 of Clymer, N.Y., exhibited her mixed media creations in “The Shape of Things,” an exhibition that was held in the gallery at Oswego State Downtown in fall 2019.
Siobhan Rodrigues ’05 M’20 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., was awarded the SUNY Oswego Impact Scholarship, funded by the college’s Division of Graduate Studies, to lead a seven-session Mindful Movement program at the Children’s Museum of Oswego.
Mary Ritter Zielinski ’05 of Herkimer, N.Y., was named assistant vice president of the Mohawk Valley Health System Medical Group in Utica, N.Y. In this role, she provides direction and leadership for the group’s operations, including staffing and resource allocation. She oversees project planning, process improvement and compliance.
Heather Wright Howard ’06 of Williamson, N.Y., is a quality manager for Keurig-Dr. Pepper.
Michael J. Jetty ’06 of East Aurora, N.Y., is a tax senior manager at Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub LLP in Amherst, N.Y. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Michelle Roberts ’06 of Rochester, N.Y., is president of Novus – Be Known Inc. She was selected to serve on the advisory board of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts for a three-year term.
Pamela Smith ’06 CAS’16 of Clay, N.Y., is dean of academics at Syracuse (N.Y.) Academy of Science High School. Most recently, she held the position of dean of students at Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School. She was a math teacher and a math coach at the school.
Jennifer Beach Brillante ’07 of Lee Center, N.Y., is vice president of business development at C & D Advertising in Utica, N.Y. She was named to CNY Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty for 2019.
Jeff Knauss ’07 is the co-founder of the Digital Hyve in Syracuse, N.Y., which ranked 563rd in the 2019 Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies nationwide, its second consecutive year to receive the award. The digital marketing agency includes 52 full-time employees with offices in Rochester and Syracuse. He is also a member of the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors.
Thuc Phan ’07 of Syracuse, N.Y., was one of 228 educators from across the state to be accepted into the New York State Master Teacher Program—a professional network of high performing K-12 STEM (science, technology/computer science, engineering or mathematics) educators. He is a computer science and technology teacher at Cazenovia High School.
Eric Romano ’07 M’09 of Gloversville, N.Y., is principal of R.J. McNulty Academy for International Studies and Literacy Magnet School in Amsterdam, N.Y. He also worked as a special education teacher at Fonda-Fultonville (N.Y.) Central School District for eight years and an assistant principal at Marie Curie Institute of Engineering and Communications for two years.
Elizabeth Stoddard M’07 CAS’16 of Fulton, N.Y., is Volney (N.Y.) Elementary School principal. She has been in the educational field for 18 years. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and biology from SUNY Potsdam.
Daryl Freeman Ward ’07 of Mauldin, S.C., is an accountant for Concentrix in Greenville, S.C.
Matt Jerauld ’08 of Round Lake, N.Y., is training to run in the New York City Marathon, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of his grandmother.
Nick Perioli ’08 of Liverpool, N.Y., is director of player development and head coach of the American Basketball Association’s Syracuse Stallions in Syracuse, N.Y. Nick has spent time both as a player, head coach and assistant coach in the Faroe Islands (2018), Denmark (2014- 2018),El Salvador (2016), Dominican Republic (2015), Germany (2009) and the Buffalo 716ers (2015-2016). He is the all-time leader in career assists and career steals in his four years at Oswego.
Julie Swanson ’08 of New York City is director of communications and compliance for the Church of the Epiphany Day School in Manhattan.
Jessica Durst Allman ’09 of Syracuse, N.Y., is an administrative specialist for Syracuse University.
Robin Frost ’09 founded Red Quill Law, a Virginia-based legal practice specializing in privacy, healthcare compliance, technology and intellectual property law. She had been with Iatric Systems and has degrees from SUNY Oswego, Old Dominion University and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law.
Kendall Hanley ’09 of Minneapolis, Minn., is one of 96 officials who participated in the 2019 NHL Exposure Combine, and was selected to officiate in 2019 rookie tournaments. Kendall is entering her 12th season of officiating and is a licensed linesman with the IIHF, NCAA women’s hockey (Divisions I and III) and the National Women’s Hockey League. She is also entering her fourth season as a linesman in USA Hockey’s Officiating Development Program, where she has officiated in the USHL, NAHL and NA3HL junior hockey leagues. She played Division III varsity hockey for Elmira College from 2005-07 and SUNY Oswego from 2007-09 while completing a Bachelor of Science in zoology.
Kevin Randall ’09 of Brewerton, N.Y., is the chief financial officer for Crouse Health, where he has worked since 2013.
Kayla Valvo Rena ’09 is assistant project manager for Covey CS in Utica, N.Y.
Gina Wentworth ’09 played the role of Annie Oakley in the Oswego Players’ production of Annie Get Your Gun. Gina is a longtime performer around Central New York. After taking a brief pause from the stage to pursue a career in nursing, she stepped back into the limelight this year appearing as Miriam Leftkowitz in the Oswego Players’ recent production of Safe Haven. She has performed with the all-female vocal ensemble Concinnity at the Sterling Renaissance Festival and the Dickens Festival in Skaneateles, N.Y.
Jason Checkla ’10 of Queensbury, N.Y., is regional director for Cost Control Associates, overseeing New York and New England. Previously, he served as marketing coordinator and energy specialist at RISE Engineering. He also worked as a morning show host and digital media manager for the Regional Radio Group for stations in New York’s Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties.
Alison Clarke ’10 of East Syracuse, N.Y., is an underwriting associate for the Hanover Insurance Group in North Syracuse, N.Y.
Ryan Morrell M’10 is director of the PROSperity mental health program in Auburn, N.Y. He is responsible for direct oversight of six staff and monitoring of all operations for the agency’s Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) program. He was previously the director of Criminal and Family Court Programs at Cayuga Counseling Services Inc.
Matthew Slimowicz ’10 of Vestal, N.Y., is a senior assembler for Lockheed Martin in Owego.
Katrina Antonucci ’11 of Hilliard, Ohio, is an aviation tax analyst for Satcom Direct in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Maria Martusewicz BonDurant ’11 M’15 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a project manager at Day Automation in East Syracuse, N.Y. She previously served as a project manager at Annese, a ConvergeOne company in Syracuse. She was named to CNY Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty for 2019.
Alissa Theleman Clark ’11 of Rochester, N.Y., is the graduate education program director for the Greene Center for Career Education and Connections at the University of Rochester.
Marc Copani ’11 M’13 CAS’15 transitioned from his assistant principalship at G. Ray Bodley High School to the new principal at Fulton (N.Y.) Junior High School. The former WWE professional wrestler also has spent time in the high school weight room helping the wrestling team.
Steven DiMarzo ’11 M’15 of Clifton Park, N.Y., is the owner and clinical director for Second Nature Counseling in Schenectady. He also holds an MBA from Le Moyne College.
Tom Grover ’11 is a D.A.R.E. officer for the Oswego City Police Department and also the Oswego junior varsity boys’ lacrosse head coach and the varsity girls’ volleyball team head coach.
Christine Haltof ’11 of Penfield, N.Y., is a digital marketing specialist for Monro Inc. in Rochester, N.Y.
Myia Knapp Hill ’11 of Oswego is the fund development director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County. She previously worked at the CNY Community Foundation in Syracuse and most recently as development manager with the Oswego Health Foundation.
David Ingber ’11, Ph.D., is faculty specialist in the biology department at the University of Scranton. He previously was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Delaware, has conducted presentations at a variety of venues and co-authored several journal publications. He earned a doctorate in entomology and wildlife ecology from the University of Delaware, and a master’s degree in entomology from Iowa State University in Ames.
Melissa Ortiz ’11 is the assistant art director at the Martin Group in Rochester, N.Y. She previously worked at Wegmans, including doing package design within the Marketing Department.
Christopher J. Spilka ’11 of Utica, N.Y., is retreat house director for Christ the King Retreat and Conference Center in Syracuse, N.Y. He is the first lay Retreat House director. Previously, he was an events manager at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
Anne Walter ’11 is the branch administrator for Erie Materials in Auburn, N.Y.
Ashley Grimes ’12 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a teacher in the Syracuse City School District.
Audrey Ash ’13 of Fort Meade, Md., joined the U.S. Navy in August 2018. She completed the Russian basic course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., and earned a degree in Russian language.
Elizabeth Canfield ’13 of Fulton, N.Y., was appointed executive assistant to Fulton Mayor Deana Michaels. She will support the day-to-day operations of the mayor’s office by working closely with all departments within the city, providing support to the common council, attending community events and coordinating various city meetings and initiatives.
Joshua M. Louis ’13 of Newport, N.Y., is an academic support center specialist in English and writing at Herkimer County Community College. He previously served in a variety of positions at the college,including peer tutor mentor, advisement specialist and adjunct instructor. He has a master’s degree in English and creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University.
Colin McNamara ’13 of Amsterdam, N.Y., is a staff attorney for the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center.
Kathryne Davis ’14 of Bethlehem, Ga., is a staff writer and office manager for Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga.
Jeremy Long ’14 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is digital associate producer for Spectrum News. Previously, he was based in Charlotte, N.C., where he was ESPNU project production assistant and an associate producer with Perform Group.
Erin Molloy ’14 of Rochester, N.Y., is an associate account executive for Mirror Show Management. Erin was previously with Fidelis Care Health Insurance as a retention services advocate in Fairport, N.Y.
John Mongiello ’14 of Stamford, Conn., is a production assistant for WWE.
Jessica White ’14 of Meridian, N.Y., is marketing and imaging administrator for JGB Enterprises in Liverpool, N.Y.
Karl Backhaus ’15 of Troy, N.Y., is a museum scientist for The New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y.
Justin Costello ’15 of Madison, Tenn., works at Eventbrite, handling sales operations for the company’s music team.
Kris Gardner ’15 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is a customer service/purchasing coordinator at Gear Motions’ Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse, N.Y. Most recently, he was a contract administrator for government contracts. He also has experience in warehouse operations management and as a machine/heavy equipment operator at Novelis in Oswego, N.Y.
Stephanie Gonzales ’15 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a manager for Catholic Charities of Onondaga County and is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Syracuse University.
Dan Gross ’15 is a music reporter and a digital content reporter at News 8 WROCTV in Rochester, N.Y.
Jay Hassey ’15 M’16, CPA, is a senior associate at the Siegfried Group LLP in Boston, Mass. Previously, he was a senior assurance associate at PwC.
Jonathan Krupa ’15 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a paralegal for the City of Syracuse. Jonathan holds a Graduate Certificate of Study for Paralegal Studies from Duke University.
“Everyone has their own personal vision of what ‘SUCCESS’ looks like. It will change as life changes — because that’s what life does. Achieving goals that end up changing is not failure. It’s learning and it’s necessary to grow.”
Kerry McSweeney ’15 M’16 is audit senior at Dannible & McKee LLP in Syracuse, N.Y. She is a certified public accountant in New York State and a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.
Francesca Mesiti ’15 is talent acquisition manager at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
Kelsey Mirabito ’15 is fitness and wellness director for the Rye, N.Y., YMCA. She holds a Master of Science in Community Health from SUNY Cortland. She also holds several certifications, including health education specialist, personal trainer and yoga instructor.
Kiana Racha ’15 of Warners, N.Y., is the public relations specialist for CiTi BOCES in Phoenix, N.Y. Previously she was a news producer for Spectrum News.
Shelby Godfrey Reeves M’15 of Memphis, N.Y., is a member of the healthcare tax exempt team at The Bonadio Group in Syracuse, N.Y.
Dr. Samantha Grogan Vasbinder ’15 works at align sports chiropractic and Health Center in Black Lick, Pa. She is a 2019 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, where she obtained her doctoral degree in chiropractic.
Kara Vormwald ’15 of Henderson Harbor, N.Y., is the marketing specialist for Stickley Furniture. Previously, she was a producer/host of an afternoon talk show with WBNG.
Alexsander M. Yousuf ’15 M’16, CPA, of Pennellville, N.Y., was promoted to senior associate at Fust Charles Chambers LLP in Syracuse, N.Y. He joined the firm in 2016.
Tracey Garland ’16 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a geologist at D&B Engineers and Architects, headquartered in Woodbury, N.Y. Previously she oversaw health and safety, administration and quality control for Ontario Specialty Contracting in Buffalo, N.Y.
Kathryn Piazza M’16 of Syracuse, N.Y.,was selected to be 1 of 95 women scientists in the world to join the largest ever all-female expedition to Antarctica as a part of the Homeward Bound Projects, a professional development program, focusing on leadership and uniquely designed for women in science.
Satish Ramanarayanan M’16 relocated to Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.
Robert Reeves M’16 is audit senior at Dannible & McKee LLP in Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to joining the firm, Robert worked as a senior accountant at Brookline Development Company LLC. He is a certified public accountant in New York State and a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.
Katherine R. Regin ’16 M’17 was promoted to senior associate at Fust Charles Chambers LLP in Syracuse, N.Y. She joined the firm in 2017.
Noelle White ’16 of Brewerton, N.Y., was named Miss Rodeo NY 2019.
Anna Paradiso ’17 of Atlanta, Ga., is a preschool teacher for Bright Horizons.
Brianna “Breezy” Sloth ’17 of Canandaigua, N.Y., is the new morning show co-host for WPXY-FM in Rochester, N.Y. She joined 98 PXY as an intern for the station’s morning show in 2017. Following her graduation from SUNY Oswego, she assumed various roles for the station, including promotions and programming as 98 PXY’s night show host, morning show fill-in host, and morning and evening drive traffic reporter.
Danielle Sheppard Szabo ’17 of Marcellus, N.Y., is the economic development specialist at Cayuga Economic Development Agency. She works to retain and expand existing businesses, as well as to attract new businesses to expand or relocate to Cayuga County.
Bianca Fernandez ’18 is a research technician for Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Theodore Johnson ’18 M’19 (above right) received a SUNY Oswego grant from the college’s new Impact Scholars program to develop an augmented reality project for Oswego’s historic Fort Ontario.
Deirdre Leo ’18 of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., is pursuing an M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University at Albany. She also works in student affairs for the college’s Registrar’s Office.
Alexander Masterson ’18 of Bayville, N.Y., is market research coordinator for FirstService Residential in New York City.
Morgan Pickreign ’18 of Pennellville, N.Y., is a child protective caseworker for the Oswego County Department of Social Services.
Ashley Trevor ’18 of Ilion, N.Y., is admissions assistant for Herkimer County Community College. Ashley most recently worked as an intern at GPO Federal Credit Union in New Hartford.
Jake Vanderbroek ’18 is sports director at WBKB-TV, a CBS/Fox/MyNetworkTV/ABC-affiliated television station in Alpena, Mich. At Oswego, he worked at WTOP-10 TV, where he learned everything about broadcasting from producing to writing to reporting. Jake also spent time interning for the sports department at WSYR-TV. When Jake isn’t covering sports stories, he enjoys playing golf and chess.
Faizon Zaman ’18 of Champaign, Ill., is a lexical programmer for WolframAlpha LLC.
Elizabeth Anderson ’19 of Johnstown, N.Y., is an account executive for Nexstar Media Group in Albany, N.Y.
Neomie Arevalo ’19 of Floral Park, N.Y., is a media coordinator for Amnet in New York City.
Sarah Henry ’19 of Orangeburg, N.Y., is a media relations associate for Golin.
Carly Hewitt M’19 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a school counselor at Randall Middle School in the Cortland (N.Y.) Enlarged School District.
Jessica Kisluk ’19 of Alden, N.Y., is a reporter for Fox 40 in New York’s southern tier region.
Kelsey Kotas ’19 is an associate sales manager at JAS Recruitment in Syracuse, N.Y.
Kennedy Langlois M’19 CAS’19 of Charlotte, N.C., is the school psychologist for the Fort Mill (S.C.) School District.
Kevin Mercado ’19 of Bronx, N.Y., is a program specialist for BronxWorks social services. He is also an apprentice in digital marketing for COOP, an organization that helps graduates overcome underemployment by providing workshops and certifications to prepare participants for digital marketing careers.
Gabrielle Miller ’19 is a Realtor associate at Christie’s International Real Estate Northern New Jersey’s Mahwah, N.J., office.
Chelsey Moore M’19 is the public relations director for ARC of Herkimer, N.Y. Previously, she was an assignment manager, producer, anchor and reporter at WKTV NewsChannel 2 in Utica, N.Y.
Nicole Schroeder ’19 of Mastic, N.Y., is pursuing a master’s degree in athletic training at East Stroudsburg University, where she also works as a graduate assistant.
Abby Shaw ’19 is a content development team member for ABC Creative Group in Syracuse, N.Y.
Carly Violante ’19 is a digital marketing coordinator for WCNY in Syracuse, N.Y.
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