Class Notes

Class Notes

CLASS NOTES Note: Class notes included  in the magazine come from a  variety of information sources, such as alumni submissions, news releases, social media posts and news media reports. To submit your class note, email, call 315-312-2258, fax 315-312-4004 or submit online at 1950s Miles Borden ’50 of Kings Park, N.Y., is active in

Dr. Josephine Ferazzoli Farrell ’71 M’79 CAS’81

Dr. Josephine Ferazzoli Farrell ’71 M’79 CAS’81 visited the Grand Canyon in June 2017.

For Dr. Josephine Ferazzoli Farrell ’71 M’79 CAS’81, retirement is a time to travel and stay connected with students by teaching online classes. “I probably will never fully retire,” she said. Dr. Farrell was interviewed on the road—just four days after her husband, Tim, retired from a 39-year career at Ferazzoli & Farrell Jewelers in Fulton, N.Y.

Helping to Keep Kentucky Derby Winner ‘Always Dreaming’

Helping to Keep Kentucky Derby  Winner ‘Always Dreaming’

On a rainy Saturday in May, SUNY Oswego alumnus Tom Bellhouse ’86 stood trackside at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., cheering on one of his company’s most famous investments—racehorse, Always Dreaming. The thoroughbred went on to win the “greatest two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby. As the chief operating officer of West Point Thoroughbreds, Bellhouse of

Wedding Album

Bardin-Dreher Wedding

Bunker-Harris Bardin-Dreher DiFlorio-Steenbergh Moran-Jacobowitz Newlyweds: Send us your Oswego wedding photo and caption! Email to

Oswego Matters

Betsy Oberst

 I am delighted to welcome the newest members of our alumni and communications teams. Matt Cummins joined us this winter as associate director of communications and Mitch Galvin M’15 has just joined us this summer as assistant alumni director. Matt brings a wealth of experience in marketing and social media and has already helped us

Alumni Bookshelf

Crossing Cultures: A Sicilian and American Family in Western New York

We celebrate and share the success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists, who may ask their publisher/distributor to send a copy of the work to the Oswego alumni office to be considered for this column and our website, where cover photos of all works in this column will be displayed. Thomas MacPherson ’73

In memoriam

In memoriam

Charles Brown ’35 of Hackettstown, N.J., died Oct. 29, 2016, at the age of 102. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Charles began his career in education in New Jersey in 1936. He served as a teacher and administrator at several schools until he retired in 1982. Surviving are his son, Charles,

Class Notes

Class Notes

        Mary Jane Quinn Parrow ’59 and Fred Parrow ’60 have lived in Spring, Texas, for the past 43 years. Fred is retired from Shell Oil Company, where he was a manager for office leasing. They enjoy golf and travel.         Peter Sulzbach ’62 is a realtor in Fort

More than a Million Miles on Five Continents: A Travel Writer’s Journey

More than a Million Miles on Five Continents: A Travel Writer's Journey

From a tent in a desolate desert region in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, to the ferry docks on the island of Milos, Greece, to an isolated snowy mountain pass accessible only by snowmobile in the Rocky Mountains: It’s all in day’s work for David Drotar ’74. “One of my favorite trips recently was

Faculty Hall of Fame – John Mincher

Faculty Hall of Fame - John Mincher

Little did John Mincher know as a curious 15-year-old that when he poked his head into the open door of the Youngstown (Ohio) Playhouse, he would be entering a career that continues to pique his interest 65 years later. “They were working on the sets for The Glass Menagerie,” Mincher recalled. “I walked into the