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

Howard Gordon ’74 M’78 Receives Lifetime Award of Merit from the OAA

Howard Gordon '74 M'78 Receives Lifetime Award of Merit from the OAA

Since arriving on campus as a freshman in the fall of 1970, Howard Gordon ’74 M’78 has connected people from all walks of life, from all backgrounds. He is perhaps one of the most visible, most recognizable people on the SUNY Oswego campus, and has been for nearly 50 years. A two-time alumnus of Oswego

The Last Word – Magical Oz Connections Transcend Time By Wendy Cobrda ’87

The Last Word - Magical Oz Connections Transcend Time By Wendy Cobrda ’87

Was it standing together on the shores of Lake Ontario, holding hands, watching the melting crayon sunsets at night? Was it those long walks around campus holding each other up when caught in a wind tunnel? Was it the onslaught of horizontal snow that pelted our faces as we braved the brutal winters that bonded

Made My Bones

Made My Bones

By Markisan Naso ’97 I spent my first year of college at SUNY Stony Brook studying archaeology, and it was a complete and utter failure. In a few short months I learned that my dream of becoming an archaeologist (or more accurately, becoming the next Indiana Jones), required a lot less punching and a lot

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Ian Sison ’10 was just 5 years old when he started watching professional wrestling. A Long Island native, Sison quickly fell in love with the athleticism and showmanship of professional wrestling. “I signed up for the youth amateur wrestling team. I was expecting the big ring with ropes and lights and crowds,” Sison laughed. “When

New York Agency an Oswego Family Affair

New York Agency an Oswego Family Affair

When Joe Donofrio ’02 and a partner launched technology and design agency Karbyn Inc., they wanted an innovative environment with a strong focus on building—and maintaining—relationships. So they stacked the staff with SUNY Oswego graduates, including Michelle Gotay Donofrio ’01, who is married to Joe and is the CFO of Karbyn. “Starting Karbyn was a