Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony Celebrates New Students, Most Diverse Class in History

Students holding torches at ceremony

College President Deborah F. Stanley, student speaker Boni Quatroche ’19, Student Association President Omar van Reenan ’19, Victoria Kammer ’20, faculty and staff shared the flame from the Torch of Learning with more than 2,000 first-year and transfer students during the annual Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony in the Marano Campus Center on Aug. 24.

Shineman Foundation Gives $1 Million to Expand, Rename Summer Children’s Program

Dr. Bardbara Palmer Shineman speaking to to children

The Sheldon Institute, an on-campus summer enrichment program that serves over 130 Oswego County children in grades 2 through 10 annually, will continue in perpetuity to provide hands-on learning experiences in a range of subject areas, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.” The gift expands the institute, which was

Prestigious Program for Public Service

Connor Breese

With an interest in public service, political science and history major Connor Breese ’19 of Canandaigua, N.Y., participated in the prestigious Junior Summer Institute program at Princeton University through the Public Policy and International Affairs Program. The intensive seven-week summer program focused on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy

Men’s Baseball Ends Successful Season at 2018 World Series

Baseball team

  For the second consecutive year, the Lakers men’s baseball team competed in the NCAA Division III Championship World Series in Appleton, Wisc., after being the No. 1 overall seed in the 2017 tournament. Our nationally ranked team’s World Series run ended in an 11-4 loss to top-seeded Randolph-Macon College on May 26.  

Two Alumni Receive Honorary Degrees at 2018 Commencement

Christene Barberich

Two distinguished alumni of SUNY Oswego, Christene Barberich ’91, global editor-in-chief and a co-founder of award-winning lifestyle media company Refinery 29, and Robert E. (Bob) Moritz ’85, global chairman of PwC, received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees on May 12 at SUNY Oswego’s 157th Commencement. Barberich started the award-winning lifestyle media company in 2005 from an

Celebrating the 32nd Annual ALANA Student Leadership Conference

LSU members

The 32nd annual African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) Student Leadership Conference featured more than a week of events promoting cross-cultural understanding, education, networking, entertainment and storytelling. Highlights of the conference included participation by several alumni: Christopher McPherson ’12, social media manager, Fuse Media Inc.; Moraima Capellan Pichardo ’14, freelancer reporter and photographer; Alexis Salkey ’18, senior digital

Chancellor’s Awards Recognize Outstanding Campus Members

Holly Reirmeier

  A total of 10 individuals—five students and five faculty and staff members—received the State University of New York’s highest recognition, the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. The following students were invited to Albany to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence during a formal ceremony with SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson: • Rachael Bishop

On Our Campus

SUNY Oswego Photo

On Our Campus This photo was taken by staff member Matt Cummins during Reunion 2018, capturing a moment when alumni attendees rushed over to the lake’s shoreline to catch a beautiful sunset. You may download this image to use for your desktop background or to print: Download Image (You can drag and drop the image

Marketing Students Help NYS Volunteer Firefighters Recruit Millennials

John and Sally Sodemann Sroka and Trevor Wilcox

As president of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, John Sroka ’66 understands firsthand how important volunteer firefighters are to the safety of New York state. Of the state’s 1,665 registered fire departments, more than 90 percent rely solely on volunteers, so he turned to his alma mater to address falling numbers of recruits. Sroka

Documenting Safe Haven Memories

Juliet Aires Giglio and Mic-Anthony Hay talking

  A SUNY Oswego faculty-student team of Juliet Aires Giglio and Mic-Anthony Hay ’18 are producing a documentary to preserve the memories of cousins who were 7 years old when they had to leave Eastern Europe for Fort Ontario’s Safe Haven to escape the Holocaust. A Faculty-Student Challenge Grant from the college’s Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee