New York State Budget Includes First-in-the-Nation, Tuition-Free Scholarship Program

New York State Budget Includes First-in-the-Nation, Tuition-Free Scholarship Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on April 8, 2017, that the Excelsior Scholarship will provide tuition-free college at New York’s public colleges and universities. It is included in the fiscal year 2018 budget agreement. The program will be phased in over three years, beginning in fall 2017. It will first apply to families that earn

Brazilian State Honors Alfred Frederick’s Contributions to Education

Sen. Themístocles Sampaio, president of Piauí’s Legislative Assembly in Brazil, presented an award to Dr. Alfred Frederick

Sen. Themístocles Sampaio, president of Piauí’s Legislative Assembly in Brazil, presented an award to Dr. Alfred Frederick (left), Distinguished Service Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at SUNY Oswego, during a March 14 ceremony held at the state Legislative Assembly of Piauí. The award named him Citizen of the State of Piauí for his quarter-century of

Student Tax Preparers Get Perfect Marks

Student Tax Preparers Get Perfect Marks

SUNY Oswego’s student-driven Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program recently received a 100-percent score of the Quality Site Requirements in its IRS field audit. Shown working at a spring session are accounting majors (seated from left) Elena Margrey ’17 M’18 and Jason Krause ’17 M’18, and (standing) Derek Holden ’17 M’18. The program provides free tax-return service to local residents and received

Grant Supports Student Experiences with Rice Creek Collection

Student curators Cayla Turner ’18 (left) and Cori Monaco ’18, both zoology majors, help to restore a beaver taxidermy specimen from one of Rice Creek Field Station’s animal materials collections.

A state-administered grant program recently boosted its longtime support of Rice Creek Field Station to $175,000 over five years—a $10,000-a-year bump that has enabled hiring of student curators for animal collections and much more. “We are very excited about it,” said biological sciences professor Kamal Mohamed, director of Rice Creek, the college’s teaching, research and

Students Form Sweet Partnership with Man in the Moon

SUNY Oswego students (from left) Jesse Zavaro ’17, Marissa Specioso ’16 M’18 and Brittney Castagna ’18 are among dozens who are partnered with Man in the Moon Candies and its owner, Amy Stone-Lear (right), through the Smart Neighbors project.

SUNY Oswego students taking classes in a wide range of majors recently celebrated a two-semester partnership to promote downtown Oswego’s Man in the Moon Candies, a sweet campus-community project under the Smart Neighbors initiative. Marketing plans, multimedia storytelling, photography, sociological analysis, avant-garde filmmaking and sculptured candy molds—these and more hands-on projects in eight classes across

SUNY Oswego Recognizes 2017 Graduates in Three Ceremonies

SUNY Oswego Recognizes 2017 Graduates in Three Ceremonies

  SUNY Oswego awarded nearly 2,100 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the May 13 Commencement ceremonies. The following featured speakers addressed the 2017 graduates during three ceremonies: Dr. Vincent Intondi M’03, associate professor of history and director of the Institute for Race, Justice and Community Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Md., for the College of

College Celebrates Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner and Ceremony

2017 Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner keynote speaker Aunrée Houston ’00

Aunrée Houston ’00 reminded graduates and their families of the importance of opportunities, their uniqueness and their supporters during his 2017 Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner keynote address on May 12 in the Marano Campus Center. “Oswego allowed me to spread my wings by providing me with opportunities to develop personally, professionally, domestically and internationally. Remember the

Meteorology Major Selected as 2017 Outstanding Senior

The Oswego Alumni Association 2017 Outstanding senior Lauren Cutler ’17 (center), with college President Deborah F. Stanley and Cutler’s nominator, Michael Huynh ’98 M’03.

  Lauren Cutler ’17 of North Canton, Ohio, received the Oswego Alumni Association’s 2017 Outstanding Senior Award during the Commencement Eve Dinner on May 12 in the convocation center and arena in the Marano Campus Center. She was selected based on her academic achievements, campus involvement and service to her community.   Throughout her four

2017 Honors Convocation Recognizes Student Achievements

Keynote speaker Dr. Raelynn Cooter ’77

SUNY Oswego’s top academic and civic-minded students were honored April 7 at the annual Honors Convocation in the Marano Campus Center arena. About 140 students were recognized for their achievements during the 2016-17 academic year. The Honors Convocation brings together the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recipients—the highest honor bestowed on a student in the

ASK Mentoring Program Expands to Include GOLD Alumni

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            The Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program (ASK) is offering Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) alumni a chance to be mentored by fellow alumni. As of 2017, ASK expanded its programming to all GOLD alumni, as well as second semester first-year students. “Thanks to our alumni mentors, the ASK program