Herbert Van Schaack ’51 is still giving back to the students who shaped a career that spanned nearly 40 years. Van Schaack, professor emeritus of the SUNY Oswego psychology department with accomplishments and accolades that span decades, wanted to establish a scholarship for SUNY Oswego students like Sequoya Fitzpatrick ’17, who is the first recipient
SUNY Oswego plays a leading role in the evolution of some families. Such is the case for Mark ’89 and Lisa Marceau Schnorr ’87. Their connection began in Professor John Kane’s Mathematical Economics course and rekindled years later during a social encounter at Oswego. The couple married and their lives drifted away from their alma
July 1, 2011 With Passion & Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego began. May 2012 The college received a $5 million anonymous bequest to support the Possibility Scholars. December 2012 Shineman Foundation announced its $5 million gift to the college. March 2013 March Matchness challenger and former Oswego Alumni Association (OAA) Board Member Nancy Smith
Above and Beyond! $43,483,781 About the Campaign In 2011, SUNY Oswego embarked on a historic journey to raise $40 million, the largest fundraising initiative by any SUNY comprehensive college. Under the leadership of President Deborah F. Stanley and inspired by the college’s Tomorrow strategic plan, the campaign engaged the entire Oswego family. The Oswego College
It wasn’t long after an adventurous Linda Schultheis Crawford ’60 earned a degree in education that she boarded an airplane for Chile. Tasked with teaching children in a small mining village in the desert region of northern Chile, her journey covered many legs of difficult rural travel that concluded in front of a desolate house.
For the 19th consecutive year, the New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) has supported Oswego’s Presidential Scholars Program. Bill Shannon, business manager for the Upstate New York Laborers’ Council and LECET representative, presented a check for $25,000 to President Deborah F. Stanley in October.
Dr. Joseph A. Merenda ’50 M’54 and his wife, Marie, have been educators for many years, and they’re so passionate about education they established a scholarship to help inspire future teachers from SUNY Oswego. But for Joseph, an Oswego native, the start on the path to becoming an educator may have begun at SUNY Oswego’s
Nancy Smith Salisbury ’93 sees how her support makes an impact on campus firsthand. Salisbury and her husband established the Nancy ’93 and Kurt Salisbury Scholarship, awarded to a highly involved student in the School of Business. The first scholarship recipient, Lindsey Forte ’12, spent a semester abroad because of the scholarship, Salisbury said. Dianora De
Jean Grant, the former director of the Mary Walker Health Services Center at SUNY Oswego, shared her extraordinary skill, compassion and empathy with students and campus members for 37 years. She died in 2013 at the age of 65, but she left behind a legacy that helped improve American healthcare and established SUNY Oswego as