On the SUNY Oswego campus, it wasn’t unusual to see Professor Emeritus of Physics Paul Liebenauer heading off to a course in French. For years, Liebenauer studied the language so that he and his wife, Margreta, could travel, which they did extensively throughout France and other European countries. “The [French] department was kind enough to
Berta Culver Van Loon Stebbins ’45 of Lake Wales, Fla., died May 29, 2016. She taught for more than 30 years in the Odessa-Montour (N.Y.) Central School District. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harold Van Loon. Berta is survived by her second husband, Arnold Stebbins; three children, 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Sylvia
Richard Woolley ’89 opened the doors to Weathered Vineyards near Allentown, Pa., with his wife of 30 years, Dana Master Woolley ’87, in 2014. The winemaker shared his experiences – and some memories of SUNY Oswego – in an interview in 2016. How did you and Dana meet? Richard Woolley: Dana and I met in
For students (and others) seeking a photography minor, the lake is a source of artistic fodder, with hours spent perched on its shore seeking the perfect picture. The lake is among the most popular spots to gather for a sunset photo session during Reunion Weekend. Jim Russell ’83, SUNY Oswego’s campus photographer, has spent decades
Elizabeth Crowley ’11 and Mark Martin ’09 were married Sept. 4, 2015, in Sherrill, N.Y. Pictured (from left) are Shawn Axtell, Nicholas Mayba ’10, Charles Hibson ’10, Michael Collier ’10, Elizabeth Crowley ’11, Rachel Newport ’10, Mark Martin ’09, Valentina Capone ’10, Andrea Ritter ’11, Sean Bellinger ’08, Lauren Clark ’12 and Kelsey Bennett ’11.
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. John T.
Ken Hyde was a 12-year-old boy exploring his small hometown of McKees Rock, Pa., when he received his first chemistry set from his grandma. He enjoyed mixing the chemicals and observing the changes that happened. “My interest in chemistry just got bigger and bigger and bigger,” said Hyde, who earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from
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