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
SUNY Oswego Athletics can officially put the first-ever Lakers Athletics Challenge in the record books. Surpassing the initial goal of 400 alumni-athlete donors only halfway through the challenge, alumni-athletes continued to impress. By the end of the four-month fundraising challenge, a total of 619 alumni-athletes, current and former coaches and current student-athletes donated $85,562 to
SUNY Oswego presented Rosemary “Rose” Cardamone Crane ’81, a member of the Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors, with a wealth of academic and leadership opportunities. But the best thing she may have found in college was her husband, Douglas Crane ’80. They were married after she finished her degree in communications from Oswego. Doug
Sometimes Ilana and Andy Zalkin ’76 wonder what their son, Michael, would have become. A “wizard in math,” would he have ended up pursuing a technical discipline? But he was also a “prolific reader.” Would he have become an author? Or would his love of children have led him to a career in education? Michael Zalkin