Alumnus Makes the Most of Life’s Obstacles and Opportunities

Alumnus Makes the Most of Life's Obstacles and Opportunities

Motivational speaker, bouncer, luxury hotelier, entrepreneur, inventor, stand-up comedian, film writer, start-up consultant, and non-profit fundraiser. These are a just few of the titles held by Brooklyn native Philip Caban ’05, who studied business administration at SUNY Oswego. When he arrived at SUNY Oswego, he said he was over- whelmed by its beauty, the opportunities

DJ Tumbo: Mixing Music with Motivation Rufaro Matombo ’12

DJ Tumbo: Mixing Music with Motivation Rufaro Matombo ’12

It’s a sold-out crowd in Tyler Hall’s brand new Waterman Theatre; the stage is bathed in purple light. Hundreds of SUNY Oswego students file into their seats for one of the hottest campus events: the African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Leadership Conference Fashion Show. As the show begins, the music kicks up a

Alumnus Shares ‘Passion and Purpose’ through Campaign Launch

Alumnus Shares 'Passion and Purpose' through Campaign Launch

It’s hard to believe that just two years ago I was working at WTOP and getting ready for another season of Laker hockey. I was fortunate during my senior year at SUNY Oswego to wear hats such as WTOP General Manager and Communications Intern with the Alumni and Development Office. Who would’ve ever imagined that

AIR Program Continues to Give Fresh Perspective to Students

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In the past five years, the number of alumni visits to campus through the Oswego Alumni Association’s signature Alumni-In-Residence program has grown exponentially from 34 in 2011-12 to 164 in 2015-16. And so far this fall semester is outpacing the numbers from last year. “I attribute the growth of the Alumni-In-Residence program to more students,

Pursuing a Life’s Calling

Pursuing a Life's Calling

Dr. Andrea Dattellas ’07 is the kind of person who brings her work home. In fact, she has converted her basement into an Intensive Care Unit for her patients who might need round-the-clock attention. “I feel better having them at the house so I can check on them, and their families appreciate it, too,” said

Roker ’92 Named CEO in NYC Health, Hospital Network

Roker '92 Named CEO in NYC Health, Hospital Network

As a student, Christopher Roker ’92 joined a SUNY Oswego fraternity to find interesting people and make great memories. He found both—and discovered a lifelong affinity for giving back to the community, too. “Phi Beta Sigma completed my college experience,” said Roker, a public relations major. “Our chapter, Rho Xi, was very collaborative with the

Making Magic Happen

Making Magic Happen

Joe Garsetti ’82 believes in magic, and he hopes you do as well. “If I can teach you one thing, I’d teach you to believe—believe in your friends, believe in your family and believe in those you love … if you do that, you can do anything,” Garsetti said before turning wet paper butterflies into

IT Executive Encourages Innovation, Creativity in Technology

IT Executive Encourages Innovation, Creativity in Technology

Mike Gioja ’79 had a grandfather who told him to “walk in the shoes of others” in order to gain an understanding of their lives. “Perspective is so important,” Gioja said. “Becoming a leader is heavily affected by the understanding you gain from others and from having worked in a variety of positions.” As you

The Smell of Success

The Smell of Success

Early in his career as a researcher at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, Charles Wysocki ’73 worked on a project to explore the inability of some people to detect certain smells. Through his research, he and a colleague found that identical twins are essentially identical in their ability to smell androstenone, a chemical with