Alumna Teaches, Embodies Perseverance to Overcome Obstacles

Alumna Teaches, Embodies Perseverance to Overcome Obstacles

After serving as a teacher and administrator in the Syracuse City School District for nearly 35 years, Phyllis Moore Holloway ’76 CAS ’01 hopes the thousands of students she interacted with learned some life lessons, along with the course material. “I always told students that sometimes the greatest gift that your parents can give to

Alumna Uses Fulbright Award to Empower Cypriot Women

Alumna Uses Fulbright Award to Empower Cypriot Women

Lawyer Patricia M. Intini Martin ’77, recipient of a pres­tigious Fulbright Scholar Award, travelled to Nicosia, Cyprus, in August 2014 to support victims of nonviolent abuse. Martin realized her future would have a global impact during her junior year at Oswego. As one of only five SUNY students selected, Martin studied at the Univer­sity of

ESPN Anchor and Alumna Linda Cohn ’81 Celebrates Milestone with ‘SportsCenter’

ESPN Anchor and Alumna Linda Cohn ’81 Celebrates Milestone with ‘SportsCenter’

Linda Cohn ’81, an ESPN anchor for more than 20 years, hosted her milestone 5,000th broadcast of SportsCenter on Feb. 21. No one in the program’s 36-year history—male or female—has hosted more shows. Cohn, who was the goalie for the women’s ice hockey team from 1977-81, graduated from Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in communication

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

A Smooth Transition into the Professional World While a lot of young graduates were struggling to find jobs in their field at the time, Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09 landed a job at big-four accounting firm KPMG LLP before she even graduated from SUNY Oswego. As a Hispanic teenager from the Bronx, N.Y., Marte came to

Alumnus to Students: Know Your Business

Alumnus to Students: Know Your Business

As vice president for the Syracuse-based company Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Tony Procopio Jr. ’85 navigates the intricacies of a complex insurance industry with precision, thanks to his Oswego roots. Procopio highlighted his formative experiences with School of Business students. “I was a kid from the city of Syracuse, one of seven children,” he said.

Commencement Eve Torchlight 2015

Commencement Eve Torchlight 2015

Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior Laura Pavlus Kelly ’09 (left), alumni relations director, presents public relations major Bridget Jackson ’15 of Buffalo, N.Y., with the Oswego Alumni Association’s 2015 Outstanding Senior Award at the Commencement Eve Dinner on Friday, May 15. Jackson was selected based on her academic achievements, campus involvement and service to

Bridging the Chasm: Dyslexia Scholar Applies Research to Benefit Diverse Learners

Bridging the Chasm: Dyslexia Scholar Applies Research to Benefit Diverse Learners

As a newly minted Ph.D. graduate, Gordon F. Sherman ’75 was studying the donated brain of a dyslexic individual, and he and his colleagues at a Harvard University lab noted unusual clusters of neurons in the left hemisphere—the part of the brain responsible for language. But while the senior researchers were concentrating on those clusters,

Education Alumna Stays Active in Sunshine State

Education Alumna Stays Active in Sunshine State

Even though Marie Wise Ellis ’53 hasn’t visited her alma mater in a long time, she keeps up on all things SUNY Oswego by reading her copy of the OSWEGO Alumni Magazine “from front to back.” After a career in teaching, Ellis enjoys her retirement ballroom dancing, square dancing and—twice weekly—artistic dance roller skating. She

Naval Commander’s Success Provides Smooth Sailing for Other Women

Naval Commander’s Success Provides Smooth Sailing for Other Women

Retiring from the United States Navy as a commander in 1985 makes Carolina Clair Wylie ’63 a pioneer. When American women were advocating for workplace equity, she was finding her niche in the Navy, where equal pay for equal work was an established principle. “Leadership skills I learned at Oswego prepared me,” Wylie said. She

Communication Alumnus Commands Canals from Capital Region

Communication Alumnus Commands Canals from Capital Region

In 1905, Vaudeville Musician Thomas S. Allen wrote the famous song “Low Bridge” about the early years of the Erie Canal, which opened in 1825. As director of the New York State Canal Corporation, Brian Stratton ’79 probably relates to the song’s chorus: “Every inch of the way I know, from Albany to Buffalo.” Stratton