Sheila Greene Bellen ’53 of New York, N.Y., is a retired teacher who formerly worked at Polk Street School in Franklin Square, N.Y.
William T. Mayer ’57 of Garnerville, N.Y., is a retired industrial arts teacher. He remembers teaching metal shop as an assistant professor as a senior because of an enlarged enrollment in fall 1956.
Gerald Goran ’59 of Anaheim, Calif., is involved in Epsilon Pi Tau and served as the gift chair for the spring industrial arts program. He was also the three-year table tennis champion and represented Oswego in a tournament in Utica. After graduating with a degree in industrial arts, he taught for 38 years in Buena Park, Calif., and has since retired.
Ruth Weingarten Jenkin ’59 of Wynnewood, Pa., is a trainer for Weight Watchers.
Priscilla Sanders Walsh ’59 of Groveland, Mass., is a retired office manager from Appli-tec, Inc. in Salem, N.H. She is a member of Theta Chi Rho sorority.
Janice Stoutner Esse ’60 of Fairport, N.Y., is a help desk technician at Finger Lakes Community College.
Carol Humphrey Berggren ’62 of Ballston Spa, N.Y., is a retired teacher at North Colonie Central School. She is a part of
Arethusa Eta sorority and Kappa Delta Pi, and was involved in Symphonic Choir.
Beverly Gutman Bierman ’64 of Delray Beach, Fla., worked as a learning disabilities specialist at East Ramapo (N.Y.) School District.
Linda Tufel Chapman ’64 of Long Beach, Calif., is a retired teacher from Little Lake City School District in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. She is a member of Alpha Delta Eta sorority and was a member of Symphonic Choir.
Teresa Ryczek Colwell ’64 of Newport, N.C., is a retired credit review specialist who formerly worked for Verizon Wireless.
Sharon Forse Lea ’65 of Blue Bell, Pa., is an Alpha Delta Eta sister, and she was a part of Symphonic Choir and the Newman Club. In 2021, she moved to outside Philadelphia to be near her two daughters, after spending 34 years in northeast Florida.
Kathleen McHale Mantaro ’65 of Oswego worked as an adjunct instructor at SUNY Oswego. She is in Pi Delta Chi sorority, and was in the Newman Club and a part of The Oswegonian.
Regina D’Onofrio Falbo ’66 of Bradenton, Fla., is a homemaker. She is in Arethusa Eta sorority.
Beverly DeFlores Schultz ’66 of Clifton Park, N.Y., is a retired computer software specialist. She served as vice president, alumnae treasurer and newsletter chair of Theta Chi Rho sorority at Oswego.
John ’66 and Sally Sodemann Sroka ’66 (above) of Defreetsville, N.Y., celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on the St. Lawrence River with David Jacobowitz ’70 and Kathleen Fitzpatrick Moran ’77.
Ronald Cooke ’67 of East Greenbush, N.Y., is the author of Obituaries and Other Lies, a book of short stories and poems currently available on Amazon. Ron also runs a well-received blog at at assv4u.com/blog and weekly radio show for the Las Cruces, NM KTAL-LP radio station called “Music They Don’t Want You to Hear.” He is also the founding director of A Still Small Voice 4U Inc., a philanthropic organization that presents folk concerts and sponsors artists, festivals and community groups in support of the arts, culture and community.
Donald Davis ’67 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is a former senior water quality scientist who retired after 54 years working in the public, private and military sectors of the physical, chemical and biological treatment of drinking water. He is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega and also served in the U.S. Navy. Donald recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Anne, with whom he has two daughters and three granddaughters.
Ronald Ray ’67 of Greensburg, Pa., works in educational sales. He is in the Sigma Tau Chi fraternity. He was a part of the Psychology Club, Statesmen, State Singers and Men’s Residence Hall Council and was a resident assistant.
Patricia Smith Robbins ’67 M’81 CAS’01 of Henderson, N.Y., is a retired teacher who formerly worked for Phoenix Central School District. As a teacher, Patricia specialized in math and science.
Karen Gallo Eggleston ’68 of Cicero, N.Y., was a teacher at North Syracuse School District. She is a Theta Chi Rho sister and today serves on the Reunion planning committee.
Roberta Swaney Kohut ’68 of Ithaca, N.Y., is a substitute teacher. At Oswego, she was involved in the Symphonic Choir,
Swing Sixteen, Alpha Kappa Phi and the thespian club, along with working as a telephone operator in Hart Hall and for Dr. Maurice O. Boyd in the music department.
Eugene Drumm ’69 of Denver, Colo., is a principal at Organization and Staff Effectiveness Consultants after serving in senior positions at Fujitsu America, Microsoft and Newmont Mining. He has happy, although somewhat hazy, memories of fun times at Buckland’s and Nunzi’s with his Phi Sigma Phi brothers. He lives with wife, Pat, and they enjoy time with their children and six grandchildren.
Ronald Hedger ’69 of Ballston Spa, N.Y., is a trustee of, and curates exhibitions for the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He previously worked as a teacher at Utica (N.Y.) Free Academy and as an instructor in auto mechanics and technology chairman in Troy, N.Y. He served as chairman of the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame Committee for many years and served three terms as president of the Eastern Motorsport Press Association. He and his wife, Lynne, split their time between Ballston Spa and the Villages, Fla., and enjoy traveling to the Mayan Riviera and Ireland.
Donald Sova ’69 of Silver Spring, Md., retired from technology consulting after a 25-year federal career in the Office of NASA’s Chief Engineer, where he directed research in software engineering and software assurance. At Oswego, he played varsity baseball and is a brother of Sigma Gamma fraternity. After graduating from Oswego State, he served in the U.S. Army. He holds an MBA from the University of Utah, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Maryland.
Charles “Chuck” Wysocki ’69 of Collingswood, N.J., served in the United States Army and is a retired research scientist
after working for Monell Chemical Senses Center. He is a member of Beta Tau Epsilon fraternity.
Dee Gilligan Banagan ’70 of Delmar, N.Y., is a retired administrative assistant. She is in Arethusa Eta sorority.
Georgene Megas Bramley ’70 of Wilmington, N.C., is a retired teacher who formerly worked at UNC Wilmington. She is a part of Arethusa Eta sorority.
Susan Atkins Jerva ’70 of Auburn, N.Y., is a retired teacher at Union Springs Central Schools.
Karen Marzynski ’70 of Syracuse, N.Y., is in Theta Chi Rho sorority, and currently volunteers at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Karen also volunteers with the North Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps and is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Tina Goldstein Penzel ’70 of New York, N.Y., retired as program manager of the Division of Neonatology from NYU Langone Medical Center, and now assists as an administrator at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She volunteers as a food preparation worker at the Brotherhood Synagogue and delivers meals to seniors through DOROT. At Oswego, she was president of Iota Xi sorority and was a part of The Oswegonian.
Edward Salvetti ’70 of Fulton, N.Y., served in the U.S. Navy Nuclear program after graduation. In 1977, he was hired to work in the Chemistry Department of the New York Power Authority at the Fitzpatrick Nuclear plant in Oswego. He worked there for 37 years, retiring in 2013. He remembers fondly his years at Oswego, particularly in chemistry classes with Dr. Gus Silveira.
Jean Hilfiker Accorsini ’71 of South Harwich, Mass., played field hockey and basketball at SUNY Oswego, and belongs to Arethusa Eta, the college’s branch of local sorority Sigma Gamma Phi. Jean enjoys playing golf with her husband and volunteering at a women’s empowerment organization on Cape Cod.
Kristina Kurowski Crowley ’71 of Bloomfield, N.Y., was an educator at Bloomfield Central High School.
Karin Franklin-King ’71 of Central Square, N.Y., is self-employed as a TV/radio host/public relations consultant. At Oswego, she was a part of Blackfriars, human resources club, Alpha Psi Omega (theatre) Greek Honor Society and Solid State/State Singers.
Ellen Talaba Fuller ’71 of Little Falls, N.Y., is a retired entrepreneur and owner of Crafts From the Heart.
Raymond Harquail ’71 of King Ferry, N.Y., is a military veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. Raymond is moving back to the Finger Lakes after being a ship crewman in Dana Point, Calif.
Karen Holliday ’71 of Murdock, Fla., is retired as a reading specialist at Monroe Woodbury Central Schools. She is a part
of Theta Chi Rho sorority and was a part of Sodus Migrant Program.
Maxine Solomon Jones ’71 of Upper Marlboro, Md., is an adjunct mathematics professor at SUNY Oswego. She was in the college choir and Vega while at Oswego.
Francine Zolkower Wolf ’71 of Largo, Fla., enjoyed time spent with her Pi Delta Chi sorority sisters, and watching sports. Francine, owner of ZaZu Productions, retired from producing her virtual improv shows, but enjoys singing in memory care communities and visiting her grandchildren.
Anthony Abraham ’72 of Scottsdale, Ariz., is the director of human resources at Modern Industries Inc. Anthony is in Delta Omega Chi fraternity.
Joanne Smolka Beard ’72 of Manteo, N.C., happily retired to the Outer Banks to watch her grandchildren in the midst of
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Angela DeVietro ’72 of Clearwater, Fla., was a software development manager at Lockheed Martin Corp. She is in Arethusa Eta sorority and was part of The Oswegonian.
Celesta Baggott Gartell ’72 of Mount Laurel, N.J., is a retired teacher who formerly worked for Union Endicott (N.Y.) Schools. She is in Phi Lambda Phi sorority.
Susan Panek Gronert ’72 of Flagler Beach, Fla., is a professor who teaches in Daytona State College’s School of Humanities and Communication. She is in Phi Lambda Phi sorority.
Gary Harper ’72 of Bandera, Texas, celebrated 20 years of retirement in 2021 after previously having worked as a model
maker at Delphi Automotive. Gary lives in the Texas Hill Country, where he spends his time volunteering and photographing animals.
Lloyd Manchester ’72 of Urbana, Ohio, retired from his job as a civilian computer systems analyst with the U.S. Air Force. He is also retired from his job as an adjunct professor of economics and statistics at Park University.
Nancy Lause Middlebrook ’72 of Penn Yan, N.Y., taught elementary education and academic intervention services for 25 years, and taught local early intervention services for eight years. She earned a master’s in elementary education and New York State Reading Certification through Nazareth College.
Gail Becker Nelli ’72 of Leicester, N.Y., is a self-employed, part-time owner and theatre education consultant. At Oswego, she was a part of Blackfriars, Pi Delta Chi sorority, WOCR and Symphonic Choir.
Melissa Vaughn Osborne ’72 M’88 CAS’97 of Liverpool, N.Y., was the chair of Pulaski Academy and Central School District’s social studies department.
Frank Tucciarone ’72 of Yonkers, N.Y., retired in 2021 after 58 years at D’Agostino Supermarkets in Manhattan. He has volunteered for over 30 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
Larry Wraight ’72 of Baldwinsville, N.Y, is strategic intervention coach for Finger Lakes Coaching.
Roger Bachner ’73 of Newtown, Pa., is a retired computer programmer from Computer Associates International Inc. in
Marianne Rockmaker Berman ’73 of Auburn, N.Y., was a teacher at Auburn City Schools. She is a member of Alpha Delta Eta sorority and was involved in Vega.
Kevin Clar ’73 of Port St. Lucie, Fla., works as a managing director for L&M Financial Services in Rochester, N.Y.
Richard “Rick” Cobello ’73 of Greenfield Center, N.Y., is the president of Global Cybersecurity Solutions LLC and was featured in the Winter 2021 issue of Saratoga Family. In the article, he explains why small businesses are often the focus of cyberattacks and what small businesses can do to protect themselves.
Deborah Keppel Engelke ’73 M’97 of Oswego owns and operates Time & Again Books and Tea with her husband, Raymond Engelke ’68 M’75. She said she has realized her lifelong dream of owning a bookstore. At SUNY Oswego, Deborah was active in the English Department Dramatic Group in 1970, the Freshman Year Barkeater Review and the summer musical theatre.
Grace Bruzek Finn ’73 M’81 of Oswego retired in June 2014 after working 41 years as a teacher at Pulaski Academy and Central School District’s Lura Sharp Elementary School. Grace’s husband, Jim Finn ’73 M’99, retired in May 2015. Their daughter, Mary Finn ’15 M’20, is also a proud Laker.
Linda Synakowski Iannone ’73 of New Hartford, N.Y., is the contracts, preparation and event coordinator of the Stanley Theatre.
John Jansen ’73 of Mount Olive, Ala., who holds a master’s in meteorology from New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, retired as a principal scientist at Southern Company.
Peter Seitz ’73 of Jamesville, N.Y., retired after 38 years of working for the County of Onondaga in the Department of Finance Division of Management and Budget.
Roger Thompson ’73 M’79 CAS’86 of St. Cloud, Fla., is a retired superintendent. At Oswego, he was a part of men’s indoor track and is in Zeta Chi Zeta fraternity.
Andrea Virgilio Cotter ’74 of New York, N.Y., is the president of Virgilio & Cotter Consulting. She was a part of the American Marketing Association and the Newman Club.
Kathryn Bova Davey ’74 of Chateaugay, N.Y., is a retired probation officer for Franklin County. She is in Theta Chi Rho sorority.
Roger Hancock ’74 of Quincy, Mass., is a retired STEM instructor who formerly worked at Boston Public Schools. Roger is currently living as a “house husband,” and is celebrating the life of his good friend, Jim Gordon ’73, who passed away in March 2021. The two friends were kindred spirits who enjoyed reminiscing about their time at SUNY Oswego, where Roger was a member of the varsity baseball team, intramural sports, the Spanish Club and the Black Student Union.
Thomas Loughlin ’74 of Dunkirk, N.Y., is an emeritus professor of theatre and dance at SUNY Fredonia. While at Oswego, he was a member of the National Theatre Honor Society, Alpha Psi Omega and Blackfriars.
Richard Maxey ’74 of Myrtle Beach, S.C., is the mayor of the Village of Delhi. At Oswego, he was on the men’s rugby team.
Patrick Murphy ’74 of Ringwood, N.J, recently stepped down from his role with the School of Business Advisory Board, having served as a charter member and a few times as chair during his 26-year tenure. He retired from a successful career in human resource management.
Laura Schmitt Swanson ’74 of Aurora, Colo., was a teacher at Penfield (N.Y.) Central and Aurora (Colo.) schools.
Virginia Delgado Taverna ’74 of Howell, N.J., is a Spanish teacher at Freehold (N.J.) Township Schools.
Thomas Venezio ’74 of Burnt Hills, N.Y., is mostly retired and enjoys spending time with his wife, Gail, and their daughters, Michele and Denise, and their husbands, Sean and Scott. They also love spending time with their grandkids, Nora and Joey. Thomas was a part of SAVAC at Oswego, and holds a master’s from SUNY Albany.
Jacqueline Gamper Wood ’74 of Laguna Woods, Calif., enjoys following Los Angeles sports teams and working on the PTA. She is in Pi Delta Chi sorority and played women’s field hockey and women’s softball.
DeBorah DeBose-Taylor ’75 (above) of Rochester, N.Y., is preparing for her retirement as an outpatient specialist from the University of Rochester. DeBorah previously retired from the U.S. army, for which she honorably served as a military musician. She is the proud grandmother of a grandson who is currently attending the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. At SUNY Oswego, DeBorah participated in the concert band, orchestra and the Blackfriars Theatre Organization, and was a cheerleader.
Deborah Hoyt Fairchild ’75 of Live Oak, Fla., retired as a senior scientist from SEC Donohue.
Frank E. Fish ’75 is a professor of biology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and received the West Chester University Distinguished Research Award. He was also inducted into the Massapequa High School’s Hall of Fame.
Treelee MacAnn ’75 of Myrtle Beach, S.C., retired as an art professor from Coastal Carolina University in May 2020 after teaching for 29 years in the Department of Visual Arts. She wrote for the Great Lake Review at Oswego.
David MacDonald ’75 of Nokomis, Fla., and Red Creek, N.Y., works as a lockmaster for the New York State Canal Corporation. At Oswego, he was in Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, College/Community Orchestra and State Singers.
Bethany Gordon Montague ’75 of Syracuse, N.Y., worked as a typist for Onondaga County. While at Oswego, she was in Vega and women’s field hockey.
John Piper ’75 of Charlottesville, Va., is the president and manager partner at Mutual Choices Consulting in Rochester, N.Y. John was recently featured by content creator and internet host Arron Dansby on his YouTube show, Ask Arron, regarding conflict resolution and mediation. He is in Alpha Epsilon Rho.
Douglas Poirier ’75 of Bellevue, Wash., is a semi-retired sales representative at Repipe Masters.
Paula English VanTyle ’75 of Oxford, N.Y., is a special education teacher at Oxford Academy Central School.
Jonathan Bartow ’76 of Slingerlands, N.Y., and Edgartown, Mass., retired in 2020 after serving 42 years at SUNY Albany. Prior to working in Albany, Jon began his professional career in higher education at SUNY Oswego as the assistant to the dean of Arts and Sciences. Jon was recognized twice during his career with Excellence in Professional Service awards, once while serving as assistant dean in Albany’s School of Education and again while serving in his final position as vice dean for graduate education. At SUNY Oswego, Jon was involved in intercollegiate basketball, Residential Life in Onondaga Hall, the Student Association and Sigma Tau Chi fraternity.
David Bristow ’76 of Bentonville, Ark., is a customer service lead agent for American/American Eagle airlines.
Leslee Ross Harman ’76 of Burbank, Calif., is retired from Screen Actors Guild and Motion Picture Costumers Union. She took a California road trip with Pamela Smith Brittain ’76, traveling to Fresno, Yosemite, Pismo Beach, Solvang and Ventura. Before the pandemic, they took a road trip to visit Shari Holtzclaw Kirshner ’76 and her hus-
band, Andy, in Surprise, Ariz. Their next stops are London, Paris and Rome. Leslee was in Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society.
Maureen Connor MacAdam ’76 of Sparkill, N.Y., retired from KPMG in 2020 and now is self-employed. She is in Alpha
Dela Eta sorority.
Kurt Vander Bogart ’76 of Florence, Ore., is secretary of the board of directors at RiverView Coast. At Oswego, he was a member of the Laker swim team.
Rosemary Battista Whiting ’76 of Oswego retired in June 2013 after 37 years of teaching. She married her longtime friend and fiance, Arnie Whiting, in November 2020.
Margaret Mahoney Augesen ’77 of Rochester, N.Y., is an examiner working for Monroe County. She was a part of The
Oswegonian while at Oswego.
Melinda Torrey Bacon ’77 of Clearwater, Fla., retired as the director of marketing at Bright House Networks and Charter
Susan Taddeo Bryan ’77 of Fort Mill, S.C., was an accountant and court assistant for NYS Unified Court System. At Oswego, she was involved in the Student Association and Program Policy Board.
Mary DeSimone ’77 of Catskill, N.Y., is the assistant superintendent for personnel in East Ramapo Central School District in Spring Valley, N.Y.
Robert Frame ’77 of Skaneateles, N.Y., retired after 41 years as director of theatre operations at Cayuga Community College, though he continues to teach there. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Association of New York State and the American Association of Community Theatre.
Lynn DuPont Hansen ’77 of Citrus Heights, Calif., was a speech language pathologist at Rocklin Unified School District. She was in Vega while at Oswego.
Amy Hueber ’77 of Camillus, N.Y., happily retired in December 2021 after having worked nearly 40 years for the Syracuse Research Corp, for which she most recently served as a senior scientist.
William LeVonne ’77 of Binghamton, N.Y., retired from his position as an electrician technician at Cayuga Correctional Facility and now works part-time in intelligent transportation systems programming for NYS Thruway Authority. He was in the Army and National Guard.
Daniel McLaughlin ’77 M’87 CAS’87 of Brockport, N.Y., worked as a school psychologist at Hilton Central School District in Hilton, N.Y., until he retired in 2015.
Raymond Ramsey ’77 M’83 of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is a technology teacher at Beacon (N.Y.) High School. He was a member of Laker men’s wrestling.
Maryjo Caton Rose ’77 of Albany, N.Y., is a school psychologist at Sherburne Earlville Central School District. She was in Vega at Oswego.
Steven Schawaroch ’77 of Manakin Sabot, Va., retired from a career in information technology and project management. He is in Phi Omicron Xi fraternity.
Kevin Shumelda ’77 of Mount Holly, N.C., worked for numerous United States government intelligence agencies such
as the CIA, FBI and DEA. Kevin vetted candidates for positions in the agencies, and would be granted TS/SSBI clearance. Kevin holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and numerous certifications. Kevin retired in 2017 and fondly remembers the people of Oswego for their guidance, kindness and friendship.
George “jEthRo” Tully ’77 of Hobe Sound, Fla., is a basketball and soccer referee for Florida High School Athletic Association and formerly for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Margaret Brady-Amoon ’78 of Nyack, N.Y., is an associate professor at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. She
recently published her first book, Building Your Career in Psychology.
Jean Garvey Dahlgren ’78 of Wilmington, Del., is the president of the Delaware College of Art and Design.
Corbette Doyle Gaetano ’78 of Nashville, Tenn., is a senior lecturer of leadership, policy and organizations at Vanderbilt University.
JoAnne Coffey Kapuscinski ’78 of Oswego is a substitute teacher at Oswego City School District.
David Lenio ’78 of Fountain Hills, Ariz., is the regional manager at 3M.
Tina Alves Mancuso ’78 of Slingerlands, N.Y., retired in May 2018 as an associate
professor of mathematics for the Sage Colleges. During her time at Sage, she was awarded over $950,000 in grants to provide workshops and scholarships to young women who pursue STEM careers.
Laurie Guntrum McDermott ’78 of Oswego is currently retired. Laurie formerly worked as a development research associate at SUNY Oswego.
Barbara Hilfiker Murphy ’78 of Williamsburg, Va., is a substitute preschool teacher at Merritt Academy.
Gloria Rothstein ’78 of Jericho, N.Y., was a licensed clinical social worker at New York Presbyterian Allen Hospital on the inpatient hospital floors, and she retired in October 2022 after 20 years of service.
Cindy Klein Saturno ’78 of Silver Spring, Md., is a caterer.
Meg VanBuskirk ’78 of Franklin, N.C., is a teacher at Shorecrest Preparatory School. She was a part of WRVO Radio. She earned a master’s degree in early childhood education at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Charles Wallace ’78 of Venice, Fla., is an inventory control specialist for U.S. Foods. Charles played on several Laker sports teams, including men’s baseball, men’s hockey and men’s rugby.
Emily Simpson Arbes ’79 of Endicott, N.Y., is an IT project specialist at the Raymond Corporation. Emily lives with her husband, David Arbes ’79.
Larry Distler ’79 of Huntington Beach, Calif., is a product development manager at Toyota.com.
Frank Frazier ’79 of Oswego is now a retired sergeant from El Paso County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado. He is in
Sigma Gamma fraternity and was involved in men’s fencing. He has been on several reunion committees as well as the Athletic Alumni Association.
Michael Murphy ’79 of Schenectady, N.Y., was selected to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for Employment Litigation: Defense. He is an attorney at Barclay Damon LLP in Albany.
Sarah Needham ’79 of Frederick, Md., is a quality assurance specialist for Eastern Analytical Labs in Middletown, Md.. Sarah previously worked in food safety with Wegmans Food Markets for 16 years.
Michael Paul ’79 of Decantur, Ga., retired after 10 years working as an advertising and printing production manager in Atlanta, Ga. At Oswego, he served two years as advertising manager for The Oswegonian.
Cynthia Murabito Snyder ’79 of Oswego is an account clerk II at Baldwinsville Public Library.
Jane Checrallah Stam ’79 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., retired in August 2021 after 40 years of teaching business at Onondaga Community College. She was in Delta Mu Delta and Vega.
Mark Szpylczyn ’79 of Clifton Park, N.Y., is the news photographer at WNYT-TV in Albany, N.Y.
Monica Bartoszek ’80 of Ballston Lake, NY, is an administrator in the Department of Communication at the University at
James Dilorio ’80 of Sylvan Beach, N.Y., is retired, creating artworking and making signs under the banner of Sylvan Synes. At SUNY Oswego, James participated in varsity wrestling for four years.
Elizabeth Meyer Fuller ’80 of Schenectady, N.Y., is a retired former investigator with the NYS Justice Center.
Julie Hovey Madden ’80 of Jacksonville, Ala., is the co-founder of Encore Enrichment Center for Shelter Dogs. She was in the Army. She is in Pi Delta Chi sorority and worked with WOCR.
Scott Sheppard ’80 of Gulf Shores, Ala., retired in January 2021 from his role as vice president of strategy and business analytics from Ultimate Software. He spends time with his wife between their houses in Auburn, Ala., and a beach house in Gulf Shores. They enjoy being empty nesters. Paul Vianco ’80 retired after 35 years at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. He and his family have now settled in Enfield, N.H. He was a part of men’s swimming and has been a supporter of his alma mater, including being a 40-year member of the Loyal Lakers Society.
Dianne Schuk Welsch ’80 of Oswego is a retired teacher, who formerly worked for Phoenix Central School District.
Jacquie Sachs Agnew ’81 of Austin, Texas, is the owner of Motorhomes USA. At Oswego, she was a resident assistant. She was a part of women’s and men’s fencing, women’s field hockey, women’s outdoor track and women’s softball.
Naomi Himmelfarb Cohan ’81 of Williamsville, N.Y., is the account manager for WNY HEALTHeLINK.
Geralyn Murphy Gough ’81 of Wellsville, N.Y., is a self-employed financial advisor for FSC Securities.
Kim Backus Grindle ’81 of Oswego is a retired post publication proofreader for Oswego County Weeklies. At Oswego, she was in college choir and mixed chorus, and is in Theta Chi Rho sorority.
Michael Oropallo ’81 of Auburn, N.Y., was selected to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property Litigation. He is an attorney with Barclay Damon in Syracuse.
Virginia Snell Prill ’81 of Rochester, N.Y., is a qualified intellectual disabilities professional at Easter Seals of NY.
Jean Zacher ’81 of Newark, Del., is a lab supervisor at Contra Costa Water District.
Paul Condolora ’82 of Los Angeles, Calif., is owner of Condolora Consulting. At SUNY Oswego, Paul was a member of the Laker wrestling team.
Joseph Coughlin ’82 of Sudbury, Mass., is the founder and director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. He recently received the David A. Peterson Award for his work in the field of gerontology.
Thomas ’82 and Margaret Balaes Davis ’83 celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in November 2021. Tom recently retired from Mondelez International, Nabisco Division, and Margaret from Half Hollow Hills School District. They recently visited the campus and were impressed by how much the campus has developed. They are enjoying retirement and continue to get together with good friends from Oswego.
Constance Cleney Kattell ’82 of Endwell, N.Y., is a clinical social worker for the Family and Children Society in Johnson City.
Lisa Rustico Kunst ’82 of Calabash, N.C., is the president and owner of JHK Management Company, Inc.
Deborah “Debbie” Coon Schaffer ’82 of Clarksville, Tenn., is a second grade teacher at the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.
Edward Zecchini ’82 of Scarsdale, N.Y., is a director of Cryoport Inc. and Ontrak Inc. He previously worked as chief information officer at Remedy Partners.
Vincent “Vinny” Casasanta ’83 of New Fairfield, Conn., retired in June 2021 after a 37-plus year career that included E.F. Hutton to Goldman Sachs to MBIA and finally to Tisch Family Office. He is grateful for the wonderful people he has met and looks forward to beginning his next chapter.
Paul Cisek ’83 of Brielle, N.J., was inducted into Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame for coaching. From his first role as a student assistant at Oswego State to assistant coaching positions at Wagner College, SUNY Potsdam and Monmouth University to head coach at Paul Smith’s College and at his current employer, Brookdale Community College, he gathered the experience to lead his teams to two national titles, six national tournament appearances, six regional titles and 10 conference championships.
Mary Hanley Collins ’83 of Oswego is a work-study coordinator for Onondaga BOCES.
Tracey Heimburg Costanzo ’83 of Hendersonville, N.C., is the development director at the Center for Educational Advancement.
Sharon Doerrier Hoats ’83 of Rockledge, Fla., is the human resources manager for the Brevard Achievement Center.
Mark Feldman ’83 of Odenton, Md., is the chief financial officer of Marra Forni, producer of artisan commercial brick ovens. Mark is in Psi Phi Gamma fraternity.
The Hon. Christopher Modelewski ’83 of Northport, N.Y., is a justice of the New York State Supreme Court. He is married to Susan Baker Modelewski ’83, a licensedreal estate agent at Signature Premier Properties specializing on Long Island.
James Murrell ’83 of Torrance, Calif., is a yacht broker for Denison Yachting, which is the largest U.S. broker. He is a member of the fraternity, Sigma Gamma.
Robert Bebak ’84 of West Seneca, N.Y., is a retired task officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Lea-Ann Woodward Berst ’84 of Raleigh, N.C., works as a producer for Pioneers in Skirts, an award-winning documentary film company. She is a filmmaker and global activation professional.
Susan Mallette Burdick ’84 of Monroe, N.C., is a senior programmer analyst at Empire Medicare Services.
Kurt Knight ’84 of Temperance, Mich., is a field technical service representative at Polyguard Products, Inc. He served in the Army. At Oswego, he was a part of the Program Policy Board, Great Lake Review and the Veterans Affairs Office.
Susan Mowrey Baiamonte ’85 of Liverpool, N.Y., is the supervisor of dispatcher officers at Onondaga E-911.
William Karl ’85 of Syracuse, N.Y., retired from teaching. In retirement, he enjoys spending time with his granddaughter.
He thinks of Michael Mendelowitz ’85 often when learning to play “Sweet Home Alabama” on the guitar. He volunteers
as a running coach and fills food bags for school-aged children.
Thomas McCrohan ’85 of Cape May Court House, N.J., is executive vice president of strategy and investment at Shift4
Payments. At Oswego, he was involved in Solid State.
Clifford Tendler ’85 of Unionville, Conn., is a business development and strategic communications specialist at Chromex Solutions. He was a part of WOCR at Oswego.
Andrew Behrend ’86 of Cherry Hill, N.J, is a product area manager for Biesse Ameri-
Marjorie Murphy Consiglio ’86 of Yardley, Pa., is the human resources manager of Novecare GBU for Solvay.
Margaret Saccoccia DeMarino ’86 of Port Washington, N.Y., is a senior trust and estate administrator for Dentons US LLP.
Jean Flood Fitzsimonds ’86 of Oak Island, N.C., is a financial planner with TIAA-CREF.
Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham ’86 of Warners, N.Y., is the owner and events planner of Five Star Events. Tracy recently celebrated 22 years as an entrepreneur, promoting, supporting and uniting women of New York State by helping them brand their names and increase sales.
Sean Karp ’86 of Westborough, Mass., in the national account manager of convenience for the JM Smucker Company, where he is responsible for the company’s convenience channel business for the eastern half of the U.S.
Jill Krycia Martinelli ’86 of Del Mar, Calif., is the CEO and executive technical recruiter for Technika Search.
Donna Masterson Nogid ’86 of East Meadow, N.Y., is chief of staff for the NYS Senate.
Howard Pisetzner ’86 of Ewing, N.J., is market manager for the NY metro area for J&J Snack Foods Corp. in Pennsauken, N.J. He began his career at the Coca-Cola Company covering all Wendy’s restaurants in the northeast. He joined J&J in 1996 and has worked there ever since. He and his wife, Michele Holcombe Pisetzner ’88, are proud to report that their son, Andrew, earned a doctorate in optometry and joined a practice in Newport News, Va. At Oswego, Howard was a resident assistant in Cayuga Hall, chairman of the Transfer Student Orientation and president of the fraternity Zeta Chi Zeta in 1985.
Nancy Colucci Siembida ’86 of Depew, N.Y., recently took part in the annual “Miles for Mary” kayaking challenge to
help benefit the non-profit organization Peaceful Remedies.
Karen Coney Coplin ’87 of Naples, Fla., is a realtor for Downing Frye Real Estate Company.
Stephanie Forman ’87 of New York, N.Y., is a self-employed marketing strategist.
Daniel French ’87 of Syracuse, N.Y., was selected to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for White-Collar Criminal Defense. He is an attorney with Barclay Damon in Syracuse.
Laura Plotch Gagnon ’87 of Franklin, Mass., is director of human resources at the Qt Company in Boston.
Frank Goebel ’87 of Menands, N.Y., is a code editor for the NYS Legislative Bill Drafting Commission. Frank is a veteran of the New York Army National Guard. Afflicted with hereditary spastic paraplegia, he currently serves as the league secretary of the American Wheelchair Bowling Association, for which he was also the champion of its 60th annual national tournament. During his time at SUNY Oswego, Frank was involved in the VTE Club.
Susan Easton Mawhinney ’87 of Castleton On Hudson, N.Y., is a retired teacher and social worker.
John Mollica ’87 of Martinsburg, W.V., is a self-employed physician. He worked for The Oswegonian at SUNY Oswego.
Kimberly Morella ’87 of Bedford Hills, N.Y, is an assistant to the director of the workforce development board in Westchester County.
Kevin Stephenson ’87 of McLean, Va., is the president of Family Office Investment Team. He holds a master’s degree and doctorate from Cornell University.
Claire Wyngaard ’87 of Delaware City, Del., is an office coordinator at Boat America Corporation. While at Oswego, she was a part of the sailing club and race team, orchestra, band, flute choir, string quartet and choir. She started out at Foxes Music Co. in Falls Church, Va., then moved into positions with NAADAC, the association for addiction professionals, and with BoatUS, an association of American boat owners.
Marsha Alwardt Ball ’88 of East Greenbush, N.Y., is a 6th grade teacher in Berlin (N.Y.) Central School District.
Kelly Crisfield ’88 of Delmar, N.Y., is the senior staff application operations engineer at GE Digital.
Pamela Slack Damboise ’88 of Copiague, N.Y., is a retired sergeant of the Amityville Police Department.
David Melfi ’88 of Bradenton, Fla., retired from a career that moved from retail and banking into technology and software. While at Oswego, he was a part of men’s swimming, Newman Club and the Program Policy Board, and he was a resident assistant in Onondaga.
Lewis Rosenberg ’88 of Bensalem, Pa., is an information technology manager at Mars Fishcare North America Inc. He was in concert band/wind ensemble. He visited the campus a few years ago and loved seeing all of the changes.
Theresa Monz Crane ’89 of Camillus, N.Y., is a patient representative at Lincare Inc.
Julia Rozines DeVillers ’89 of Columbus, Ohio, is an author for Simon and Schuster. Julia is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi and was active throughout the communications department.
Michael Gilg ’89 of Gainesville, Va., is the senior manager of business operations at Leidos, Inc., an engineering and systems integration company in Reston, Va.
Maureen Higgins McAlary ’89 of Slingerlands, N.Y., is a budget analyst for the New York State Unified Court System.
Eric Litten Hunter ’89 of Harrisburg, Pa., retired from his position as a systems analyst at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. At SUNY Oswego, Eric was involved in theatre.
Marc Schnall ’89 of Massapequa, N.Y., is the clinical operations manager of Heritage New York Medical P.C.
James VerSteeg ’89 of Rochester, N.Y., is the assistant vice president for public relations and engagement at the University of Rochester, where he recently earned a Ph.D. in Education. Jim conducts research on online learning spaces for LGBTQ leadership and identity development. At SUNY Oswego, he was involved in the Program Policy Board.
Susan DeVay Acker ’90 M’91 of North Rose, N.Y., is a member service trainer at Reliant Community Credit Union.
Elaine Lasda Bergman ’90 of Coxsackie, N.Y., is a librarian at SUNY Albany.
Christine Casalinuovo-Adams ’91 of Webster, N.Y., is the associate vice president of enrollment management at Monroe
Community College in Rochester. Christine is a member of Phi Lambda Phi.
Michelle Bianco Ekross ’91 M’10 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is an art teacher for Most Holy Rosary School, as well as St. Mary’s Academy, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Joel Freer ’91 of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was a principal at Highland Central School District until he was promoted to superintendent of schools for the district in September 2021. He is a member of the fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau.
Lee Kaiser ’91 of Centerville, Va., is an elementary school counselor at Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools.
Amanda Held Mandia ’91 of New Hartford, N.Y., is a self-employed certified social worker.
Francis Slayne ’91 of Oakland, Calif., works in venture capital at Pequot Capital Management Inc.
Daniel Walker ’91 of Glen Ridge, N.J., is a lighting designer at Full Spectrum Productions. Some of his more recent
productions included the Broadway revival of “Cats,” the “Christmas Spectacular” at the Radio City Music Hall, Paramour and Cirque du Soleil on Broadway and Disney’s “Tarzan” in Oberhausen, Germany. At SUNY Oswego, he was a member of the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club, Blackfriars and Alpha Psi Omega, and was the co-director of Campus Lighting.
Amy Romano Collins ’92 of Jamesville, N.Y., is the vice president and general manager of WSTM in Fayetteville, N.Y., and has worked for NBC3, WTVH, CBS5 and CW6.
Heather Geschwind Copps ’92 of Minnetonka, Minn., is a special educationteacher at Groves Academy. At SUNY
Oswego, Heather participated in the Disney College Program and the Ontarian. After graduation, she spent a year living in Holland, and later moved to Seattle, where she met her husband, with whom she has raised three children. Heather later worked at the University of Washington, where she subsequently earned a master’s in education with a concentration in language, literacy and culture. After moving to Minneapolis, Heather earned another master’s degree in special education.
Thaina Gonzalez ’92 of Colorado Springs, Colo., is the director of executive officeand board relations at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.
Elaine Putinas Howe M’92 of Manlius, N.Y., is a school psychologist at Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) School District.
Susan Legler Romeo M’92 of Vernon, N.Y., is a psychologist working for Oriskany Central School District.
Jeannine Muoio Salamone ’92 of Alexandria, Va., is the director of patient education and advocacy at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Jennifer Sheedy Baxter ’93 of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., is a clinician II at Hillside Children’s Center.
Karen Blumer ’93 of Naples, Fla., is the manager of Global Language Management at Arthrex, a global medical device company.
Steven Compo ’93 of Quakertown, Pa., is the regional sales manager at Recreation Resource USA.
Chalet Dewey-Flint ’93 of Oswego is a clinical social worker at Peace of Mind Counseling Services.
James McShay ’93 is the assistant vice president for student affairs and the director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Maryland College Park. He has served as vice chancellor for equity and inclusion at the University of
Washington-Tacoma. James holds a Ph.D. in education, multicultural and international curriculum studies from Iowa State University.
Shari Hoke Whiting ’93 of Duluth, Ga., is the curriculum director of Ninth District Opportunity Inc.’s head start program.
Delainie Aguilar-Hanson ’94 of Atascocita, Texas, is a kindergarten teacher at Goose Creek Consolidated Independent
School District. Delainie is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma and served as a resident assistant.
Christopher Browne ’94 of East Syracuse, N.Y., is a creative director at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a member of Phi Kappa Tau, and was a member of the Asian Student Association. After graduating, he moved to Atlanta to break into the advertising market. Over the past 20 years, he held creative leadership positions at global advertising agencies as well as global corporations. He has worked for such brands as AT&T, Verizon, HP, The Coca-Cola Company, UPS and many other brands.
Nicole LaRock Decker ’94 of Oswego is the assistant director for user support at SUNY Oswego’s Campus Technology Services.
Mitchell Goldberg ’94 of Peoria, Ariz., is the chief operations officer of Beginners Edge Sports Training, LLC. Mitchell worked in New York City before starting his company, which currently operates in three states. During that time, he has gotten married, had a child and frequently tunes into the live cams overlooking the Oswego campus and Lake Ontario. At SUNY Oswego, he founded the Jewish Student Union, of which he was also the president. Mitchell also participated in intramural sports and ETX.
Elia Canalda Imler ’94 of Glen Allen, Va., is the director of marketing and communication for Bon Secours Richmond, where she oversees the marketing and communications functions for three health care educational institutions owned by the health system. She is active in the Public Relations Society of America Richmond and has served on the board since 2008.
Sonya Buecken Lorrain ’94 of Chincoteague Island, Va., is the owner of Thrive.
Matthew Musikar ’94 of Pomona, N.Y., is an account manager and business development specialist at Aspire-North, a data driven marketing company. He is in Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Desmond Browne M’95 of Suwanee, Ga., is executive director for Kinsale Group LLC, a management consulting service.
Anne Rietschel Gordon ’95 of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is the founder and president of Live Life Travel.
Brian Levow ’95 of Raleigh, N.C, is a senior manager for procurement processes and systems at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Raritan, N.J. He is in Sigma Chi fraternity and was on the Program Policy Board.
Juli Porter McCann ’95 of Elbridge, N.Y., is a lead advisor at National Grid.
William McGuirk ’95 of Denver, N.C., is an account technology strategist for Microsoft. In his position, Bill works in a sales role, supporting healthcare customers. Bill worked at Hofstra University, where he earned an MBA and met his wife, Paige, with whom he has raised three children.
David Rothstein ’96 of Middletown, N.Y, is an administrative staff analyst for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.
Janine Pechenko Smith ’96 of Endicott, N.Y., is a consultant at Touchstone Crystal, a privately held multi-level marketing jewelry company.
Charles Wing ’96 of Largo, Fla., has worked for more than 20 years for the ION Television Network in Clearwater, Fla. Charles was an Onondaga Hall senator in the Student Association.
James Bragg ’97 of Wyoming, N.Y., is the senior planner of the Wyoming County Agriculture & Business Center. James is in Sigma Chi Omega fraternity.
Deanna Raphael Cheng ’97 of Rockville Center, N.Y., was featured on the podcast “The Animal That Changed You” during which she, a dog-bite victim, shared a story of overcoming her fear through her rescue dog, Otto. She is an actress, writer and producer, and is the co-creator of Comedy Central’s Unsend.
Brian Hall ’97 formerly of Lindenhurst, N.Y., is a school librarian at Makuhari International School in Chiba, Japan. Since 1998, he has worked at various schools in Chiba through the Japan English Teachers program. A fine arts major at Oswego, he enjoys the Japanese language, learning traditional Japanese art techniques in painting and woodblock printing and practicing traditional Japanese music such as shamisen folk music and Gagaku-Imperial court music.
Katherine Loiacono Maxwell ’97 M’02 of Weatogue, Conn., is the program coordinator for Girls on the Run of Greater Hartford. She served in SUNY Oswego’s admissions office from 1999 to 2015.
Deborah Reutzel Ouckama ’97 of Rexford, N.Y., is a school psychologist for Shenendehowa Central Schools.
Maria Luisa Alonso Rice ’97 M’00 of Leander, Texas, works as a Spanish teacher at Round Rock (Texas) Independent School District. Mary Luisa is a member of DeltaMu Delta and Sigma Delta Pi.
Rachel Castellano Schurz ’97 of Phoenix, Ariz., is a grant writer at Freelance Grant Writing Services.
Jolene Steele ’97 of Waterloo, N.Y., is branch manager of the Newark Plaza Community Bank in Waterloo. She serves as president of Seneca Falls Rotary and sits on the Waterloo Town Planning Board. She and her husband, Scott, have two dogs.
Melanie Trulby ’97 of Beachwood, N.J., is a traffic manager at Press Communications LLC in Neptune Township, N.J.
Keith Washo ’97 of Raleigh, N.C., wrote Good Things Come from Hard Times, a self-help book about overcoming adversity. Keith also released a new song, “Follow,” a love song duet with his newly wedded wife, Chelsey Garrett, along with the music video for the song.
Vicki Pettigrass Bacheller ’98 of Natick, Mass., is the account manager of Global Client and Prospective Services at Wellington Management.
Steven Gaston ’98 is a telecommunications administrator for MONRO Inc. in Rochester, N.Y.
Allyson Myers Mooney ’98 of Cortland, N.Y., is a professional organizer who owns and operates Lifestyle Organization. Allyson volunteers in SUNY Cortland’s Career Services department, helping students make resumes and develop employment building skills. She also enjoys making and selling pillows, as well as singing.
Taryn Croot Weinstein ’99 M’04 of Plainfield, N.H., is the director of medical student affairs at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
Cathleen Pringle Cassidy ’00 of Nyack, N.Y., is the U.S. construction counsel at citizenM hotels.
Ann Cox-Smith M’00 of Syracuse, N.Y., works as an art teacher for the Syracuse City School District.
Christie Tribuzzi Joseph ’00 of West Seneca, N.Y., is the senior vice president of human resources at Pegula Sports
and Entertainment. In this role, she leads people and culture initiatives for all the portfolio companies, including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, KeyBank Center, Blue Cross Arena and LECOM Harborcenter. During her time at SUNY Oswego, Christie was involved in State Singers.
Sarah Rouse ’00 of Syracuse, N.Y., is the senior review appraiser of LCS Inc., a due diligence compliance solution for lending institutions.
Jennifer Relyea Yager ’00 of Schenectady, N.Y., is the assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During her time at Oswego, Jennifer was involved in the Del Sarte Dance Club, Vega Honor Society and the Spanish club.
Alyssa Connelly Huizar ’01 of Richmond, Va., is the research and development grant administrator for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va. She was excited when her site received funding on multiple projects for COVID research. She enjoys working with biomedical, clinical, cooperative, health services, rehabilitation research and development grants. She visited Oswego over the summer with her husband and two sons, (pictured above), who are currently in middle school.
Jill Frattallone Spadaro ’01 of Albany, N.Y., is the manager of internal communications at the Albany Medical Center. Prior to working at Albany Med, Jill spent nearly a decade working in television news and various other positions in the communications field. At SUNY Oswego, she was involved in WNYO.
Sara Vara ’01 of Austin, Texas, is the chief human resources officer of United Heritage Credit Union. At SUNY Oswego,
Sara was president of Delta Phi Epsilon and was involved in the Society for Human Resource Management.
Jeremy Carrow ’02 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is the associate creative director at SportsNet New York (SNY) and was part of the four-member SNY team who won a 2021 New York Emmy Award for “Mets Pre/ Post Game Show Open.” The broadcasting and mass communication major said he and his team began the redesign of the open animation for the NY Mets right before the pandemic started and were able to collaborate via videoconferencing in time for the start of the 2020 baseball season.
Robert C. Whitaker Jr. ’02 of Camillus, N.Y., was included in “Upstate New York Super Lawyers” for 2021. A partner in the labor and employment, construction and intellectual property practices at Hancock Estabrook LLP, he is the chair of the firm’s labor and employment department and leader of the military law practice, and formerly served as chair of the firm’s hiring committee.
Kelly Wirth Friedman ’03 M’05 of Glenmont, N.Y., is a teacher. At Oswego, she was involved in women’s cross country,
indoor and outdoor track, the Newman Club and Vega.
Heather Stoffel Gillenkirk ’03 M’05 of Victor, N.Y., and her husband, Todd, recently welcomed their third child, Hannah Juliette, on July 6, 2021. Heather is in Phi Sigma Sigma sorority.
Jaime Donahoe Lamberto ’03 M’05 of Utica, N.Y., works as a College Now specialist at Herkimer County Community
Derilda O’Connor ’03 of Auburn, N.Y., is working on a book and is a volunteer at her local library. She previously worked as a nurse, but has since retired.
Erica Dennis Walters ’03, who was in the choir at SUNY Oswego, is an instructor of vocal music/choral director at Cayuga Community College in Fulton. Since 2012, she has had her own business, Notable Beginnings, and teaches private voice, piano and acting lessons. She became an adjunct professor in 2017. Erica completed her Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Messiah University in 2021. She lives in Moravia, N.Y., with her husband and two sons.
Daniel Dempsey ’04 M’07 of Newton Center, Mass., is an assistant professor at Boston University with a lab in the medical school. He recently had his research on the regulation of PTEN, a gene whose mutation is linked to many forms of cancer and other illnesses, published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Amanda Graham Hawkins ’04 of Byron Center, Mich., is the manager of aseptic manufacturing at Grand River Aseptic
Ira Heimowitz ’04 of South Orange, N.J., is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Seton Hall University. Ira was a member of WTOP-10 TV and WNYO at SUNY Oswego. He is also a voiceover artist and professional actor, and is a member of the Actors Equity Association.
Kimberly Trela Irland ’04 of Morrisonville, N.Y., is associate vice president of student affairs at North Country Community College. Kimberly previously served as the college’s dean of student life, and she also serves as an adjunct instructor in regional prisons as a part of the Second Chance Pell program. At Oswego, she was involved in the Outing Club, VEGA Women’s Honor Society, Alternative Spring Break, Juggling Club, Hart Hall Living Learning Com-
munity, The Oswegonian and the Honors Program.
Catherine Almy McCloe ’04 of Binghamton, N.Y., is a customer service assistant for the Maple Vail Book Manufacturing
Jennifer Shepard ’04 of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, works as a diversity and inclusion specialist at Saudi Aramco. She facilitates leadership courses for women and diversity and inclusion workshops for her entire company. She also worked with Saudi Arabia’s first 50 driving instructors during their onboarding experience. She is in Alpha Phi Omega and was involved in the Women’s Center.
Robert Squire ’04 of Cicero, N.Y., is a technology innovator at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Robert is responsible
for identifying, researching, recommending and implementing new technology and automation for use at Upstate. His work currently focuses on the use of drones and robotics. Robert is in Sigma Tau Chi and was a Sheldon Leader.
William Vogel ’04 of Bayport, N.Y., works as a technology teacher for Sayville Public Schools. At SUNY Oswego, William was president of the Oswego Technology Education Association and was a member of the Oswego State Crew Club.
Katherine Doe ’05 of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., is celebrating five years working at Equifax, where she recently became director of product marketing, risk solutions. She is in Delta Phi Epsilon and was in SIFE.
Andrew Drogo ’05 of Delmar, N.Y., is vice president of product development at Xactly Corp., a provider of cloud-based
software and services.
Heather Connors McCutcheon ’05 M’06 of Frankfort, N.Y., is a K-12 art teacher at Herkimer Central School District. Heather was recognized as a finalist for NYS Teacher of the Year 2022 at the September Board of Regents meeting.
Lauren Sorrentino Pacelli ’05 and her husband, Tim, of Hazlet, N.J., welcomed their first child, Ella, on June 5, 2021.
Christopher Perrello ’05 of LaFayette, N.Y., is executive director of career services and experiential learning within the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.
Eric Potts ’05 of Schenectady, N.Y, works in administration for Glenville Police Department.
Heather Wright Howard ’06 of Wiliamson, N.Y., is the senior quality manager for Keurig Dr Pepper.
Sarah Kirnie Mastrangelo ’06 of Minoa, N.Y., is the vice president of operations for Digital Hyve.
Karen Hoag Quina ’06 of Lowville, N.Y., is an adjunct writing instructor and teacher candidate supervisor at the University of Maryland Global Campus and Grand Canyon University.
Kristin Beck Sexstone ’06 of Cheektowaga, N.Y., is an academic counselor working in TRiO Student Support Services at
Medaille College. Kristen was a member of the Student Association, Sheldon Leaders and Omicron Delta Kappa. She was also involved in Peer Advisement and was a resident mentor.
Christie Hale Shirk ’06 of St. Petersburg, Fla., is the owner of Local Soul, a beach inspired lifestyle brand. Christie is in Alpha Epsilon Phi.
Christopher Thuman ’06 of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is a storm chaser and multimedia journalist for Stormviewlive and SVL Media LLC, based in Harlan, Iowa. He holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University. A Presidential Scholar at Oswego, he was an RA and a Sheldon Leader and was in the Greek honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Caitlin “Caito” Hankinson ’07 M’12 of Richmond, Va., proudly wore a SUNY Oswego shirt for alma mater day at her employer, St. Joseph’s Villa (Dooley School) in Richmond, only to discover one of her fellow teachers, Kristi Delperuto ’08 who was a Spanish major, not only attended Oswego, too, but also overlapped with her time on campus. Caito was an English major with a theatre minor, and then earned a master’s in adolescent education.
Rachel Forman LaCoe ’07 of Wilmington, N.C., works as the senior long range planner of New Hanover County.
Jessica Landers McGiff ’07 of Oswego is the academic records coordinator at SUNY Oswego.
Samantha Morgan ’07 M’12 of Adams Center, N.Y., is a director at Adams Free Library. At Oswego, she was a part of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, the Newman Club and Vega.
Richard Shea ’07 of Albany, N.Y., is the principal of Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville, N.Y.
Peter Sterpe ’07 M’16 of East Syracuse, N.Y., is a social studies teacher at Syracuse City School District. He was a member of the Storyteller’s Guild.
Sarah Kane ’08 M’15 of Endicott, N.Y., is the assistant dean of finance and human resources at the Watson School at Binghamton University.
Danielle Poli O’Brien ’08 of Syracuse, N.Y., is the manager of St. Joseph’s Care Coordination Network. She started her
career as a mental health counselor on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in 2008 at St. Joseph’s.
Michael Voda ’08 of Ballston Lake, N.Y., is a senior learning program manager at Amazon.
Jeffrey Hamelinck CAS’09, principal of Kelley School in Newark, N.Y., received the 2021 George Vito Elementary Administrator of the Year Award from the School Administrators Association of New York State, Region 11. Jeff has served seven years as a principal in the Newark Central School District.
Harry Iyer ’09 of Nanuet, N.Y., has been a project control accountant for DLT Solutions since May 2021. During his time
at Oswego, he was a part of the Financial Management Association, the national business organization Phi Beta Lambda and the Society for Human Resource Management, and he worked as a desk attendant.
Alana Corry ’10 of Cary, N.C., is a special educator at Wake County Public Schools, after teaching in Burlington, Vt., for a year, and in Syracuse, N.Y., two years. She lives with her dog, Lola, and has a huge passion for Crossfit.
James Lalino ’10 of Hoboken, N.J., is a journalist for Project Veritas. He is in Delta Kappa Kappa.
Dominique McKinnon ’10 (above) of Rochester, N.Y., is senior analyst and director of business operations at Steadfast City Economic and Community Partners, an organization committed to develop better neighborhoods, businesses and communities. An accounting graduate, she also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and is a member of the Urban League’s Black Young Professionals.
Joseph Noel ’10 of Yarmouth, Maine, earned a master’s in education from Niagara University. After he hiked the Appalachian Trail with his wife, they moved back to Maine and started a family. He serves on several town committees. He is a technical writer for WEX, a provider of payment processing and information management services.
Linda Neely Paris ’10 M’11 of Oswego is a technology education professor in the Technology Department. She teaches design and engineering courses and encourages folks to stop by the design lab, which she said feels like John Belt’s lab.
Maria VanRiper ’10 of East Syracuse, N.Y., is a teacher in the Syracuse City School District.
Cat Scheiderich Wilson ’10 of Albuquerque, N.M., is an administrative assistant for Tax Therapy, LLC. After attending
SUNY Oswego from Fall 1989 to Spring 1993, Cat returned in 2009 to complete her bachelor’s degree. At Oswego, she participated in the Blackfriars Theatre Organization, GALA, The Oswegonian, the Pride Alliance and the Storytellers’ Guild. Cat lives with her husband, Andy, and two cats.
Danielle Palucci Makowiec ’11 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is the human resource director at Dannible & McKee, a certified
public accounting and consulting firm in Syracuse. Prior to joining the firm, she served in the role of regional HR specialist/employee relations for Brown & BrownEmpire State. She holds a Master of Science in human resource development from Villanova University. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional.
Reynaldo Osoria ’11 (second from left) of Brooklyn, N.Y., is a technical director at FOX News Media. He received a 2021 Rising Star Award from the network in recognition of his exemplary work ethic and growth throughout the year. Specifically, he was recognized for working his way from an entry-level prompter operator to video playback to set technical director. He received the award during the 2021 FOX Media Spotlight Awards banquet at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan in June 2022. At Oswego, Rey was involved in ALANA.
Jessica Henson Schatzel M’11 of Burlington Flats, N.Y., is a project manager for Golden Artist Colors.
Jennifer Figueroa Fassano ’12 of Oswego is director of the Emergency Department at Oswego Health. She became a fully licensed registered nurse in 2016 and was promoted to senior RN in May 2021.
Brandon Heffernan ’12 of Martville, N.Y., is a Postal Supplemental Employee mail processing clerk at the United States Postal Service. While at Oswego, he was on varsity wrestling from 2008-2012.
Lewis Karpel ’12 of Minneapolis, Minn., is a chief photographer for WCCO/ CBS Minnesota. At Oswego, he worked on
WTOP-10 and WNYO 88.9 FM. He was a part of Oswego Chabad Club, SAVAC and the National Broadcasting Society.
Nicholas Massaro ’12 M’16 of Raleigh, N.C., is a research scientist for Synoxa Sciences, Inc. He was a member of Laker
Fr. Derek Mobilio ’12 of Barre, Mass., is the associate pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Grafton, Mass., after his ordination in June 2022.
Michael Pittavino ’12 M’13 of Oswego is the curator for H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego.
Kelly Richards ’12 of Nassau, N.Y., is a human resource generalist at Pioneer Bank. At Oswego, she was a part of Del Sarte Dance Club, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Lambda. She was an admissions tour guide, an admissions intern and a resident mentor at Johnson Hall from 2009-2012.
Kaitlin Stapleton ’12 of Biscayne Park, Fla., is an attorney at Isriel Ponzoli in Miami, Fla. She earned a J.D. at St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Marissa Bacon ’13 M’15 of Red Creek, N.Y., works as a special education teacher in Hannibal (N.Y.) Central School District. During her time at Oswego, she was very active in Residence Life and Housing, holding a number of roles. She and her husband are proud Laker hockey season ticket holders.
Elizabeth Chrystler ’13 of Albany, N.Y., is a senior budget analyst with the New York State Office of Victim Services.
James Gilbert ’13 of Fairport, N.Y., is the weekday morning meteorologist at WROC in Rochester. He began his career at
WCAV in Charlottesville, Va.
Breanne Reith ’13 CAS’14 of Canandaigua, N.Y., is a supported housing specialist for DePaul Community Services. She was a part of women’s ice hockey at Oswego.
Bryan Schumacker ’13 of Liverpool, N.Y., works as a senior motion graphic designer at Pinckney Hugo Group in Syracuse. He previously worked for three years as a producer and production assistant at WCNY.
Brian Zambrzycki ’13 of Chester, N.Y., is a psychologist at NYS Office of Mental Health. He is in Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Psi Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa, and served as an admissions tour guide and a teaching assistant for the Sociology Department. He earned a master’s in school psychology from Marist College in 2016, and certificate of advanced study in trauma and disaster mental health counseling through SUNY New Paltz in May 2018.
Kathryne Davis ’14 of Bethlehem, Ga., is an administrative assistant of athletics for Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga. At Oswego, she was a part of Her Campus, Great Lake Review, WTOP, The Oswegonian and the sorority, Alpha Sigma Eta. She earned a master’s communication and media studies at Brenau University in March 2021.
Katherine Durkin ’14 M’16 of New York, N.Y., is the director of intake and transition services at the Association for Rehabilitative Case Management and Housing Inc. At Oswego, she was on the synchronizedskating team.
Omy Melo ’14 of Forest Hills, N.Y., is a video editor for Nickelodeon. At Oswego, he was a part of WTOP-10 and the Media Summit.
Karinna Okkonen ’14 of Bloomingdale, N.J., works in enterprise sales for J.Crew. Karinna has been in Japan for the past two years teaching English.
Pranay Chapagain M’15 M’20 of Georgetown, Texas, works as a digital experience platform architect for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. At Oswego, he was a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Organization and the international business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Shannon Cilento ’15 of Rock Hill, N.Y., is a community development program manager at Sullivan Residence of the Gerry Foundation in Liberty, N.Y.
Katrina Debaun ’15 of Oswego is the executive director of the Oswego County Humane Society. She began working with
the Humane Society just over three and a half years ago.
Ashley Deveney ’15 M’18 of Endicott, N.Y., is a media communications teacher at Maine Endwell School District, where she built the video production program at the middle school. She played ultimate Frisbee at Oswego.
Javier “femi” Higgins ’15 of Minneapolis, Minn., is the chief education consultant for Tangible Culture, a Black/Queer-owned social impact organization.
Kaylee May ’15 of Bloomington, Ind., is the development and communications manager at Greater Indiana Clean Cities
William Reese ’15 of Providence, R.I., is a retail client solutions analyst for IRI, a data analytics and market research company. At Oswego, he was a part of Campus Recreation, Orientation, Business Management Club, American Marketing Association, Student Council, The Oswegonian and WNYO.
Aaron Rogers ’15 of Rome, N.Y., is a program analyst for Smartronix.
Hartley Ruch ’15 of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a national underwriter for HomeEquity Bank. He was on the Laker men’s soccer team.
Adam Kroft M’16 of Manlius, N.Y., is a certified public accountant and the manager in the Tax Services Group at Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC.
Ryan Peters ’16 of Washington, D.C., is a director and proposal writer for SKDK, a leading Democratic media and political consulting firm. He was a State Singer and Student Association Officer. He is a former ASK mentor.
Celine Chen ’17 M’18 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is a junior accountant at Standard Security Life Insurance Company of NY.
Jiashu Lei M’17 of Ogden, Utah, is a science teacher in the Davis (Utah) School District.
Joanna McIntyre ’17 of Pearl River, N.Y., is a relationship abuse prevention program coordinator at Day One NYC. She earned a master’s in social work at SUNY Albany, and has professional expertise in child welfare, trauma-informed care, school social work and LGBTQ+ affirming care. At Oswego, she was involved in State Singers, Habitat for Humanity, Mentor-Scholar, residence life and housing, and Campus Recreation football.
Sam Mitchell ’17 of Rochester, N.Y., is a lead recruiter for Adaptec Solutions. At Oswego, he was a part of men’s rugby, Society for Human Resource Management-Oswego and Phi Beta Lambda. He was Onondaga Hall Council president and a Laker Leader.
Jessica Mulder ’17 of Burbank, Calif., is a master control operator at NBC Universal in Burbank. At Oswego, she was involved in WTOP-10, Active Minds and WNYO.
Jazmyn Eberts ’20 of Gloversville, N.Y., is a full-time art teacher in the Gloversville Enlarged School District after serving as a substitute teacher in the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES. At Oswego, she was a group leader for Adopt-A-Grandparent, graphic designer for Enactus and risk management chair of Phi Sigma Sigma Inc. Her first book, Battle of the Plastics: The Animals Story, was published.
Ryan Kreuser ’20 of Newark, N.Y., is the marketing coordinator at Ruffalo Appliance and Lagana’s Plumbing and Heating in Newark. He was a member of the Oswego State Swimming and Diving team and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Nicholas Mante ’20 of Palisades, N.Y., is a field sales consultant for Henry Schein health care company. He is in Delta Kappa Kappa fraternity.
Amanda Sclafani ’20 of Staten Island, N.Y., is a job coach at AHRC NYC. Shehelps people who have intellectual and
developmental disabilities maintain their competitive employment. She loves that she found a job where she gets to help people everyday. She hopes to continue with this company and move up in her position. She is a member of the Alpha Delta Eta sorority.
Matthew Kensek ’21 of Rochester, N.Y., is a search engine optimization specialist at CGI Communications NEXT! Ad Agency.
Alexa Kosloski ’21 of Smithtown, N.Y, is an e-commerce account manager at Urtaskerin Hauppauge, N.Y.
Andrew Nearbin ’21 of Oswego is in the master’s in biology program and a graduate teaching assistant at SUNY Fredonia.
Kamri Vazquez ’21 of Savannah, N.Y, is a safety and wellness specialist at Cayuga Centers in Auburn, N.Y.
Michael Oher ’22 of Miller Place, N.Y., is a help desk attendant at SUNY Oswego. As a student, he was the chief engineer and host of “Time After Time with Mikey The Oher” for WNYO 88.9 FM, the director of information technology services for The Oswegonian and a freelance video editor for WTOP 10. He was a general member in Jewish Life at SUNY Oswego.