Professor Emeritus, Donor Meets First Recipient of his Scholarship

Professor Emeritus, Donor Meets First Recipient of his Scholarship

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

Hands-On Educator Supports the Next Generation of Kinesthetic Learners

Hands-On Educator Supports the Next Generation of Kinesthetic Learners

For Curtiss Matterson ’54, it all started with a soap box derby— crafting a wooden race car, no longer than 6 feet, nor wider than 3 feet. “I loved working with my hands and building things,” Matterson said. On his first trip to SUNY Oswego, he met with a group of GIs who were students

Schnorr Family Acknowledges Ties to Oswego through New Scholarship

Schnorr Family Acknowledges Ties to Oswego through New Scholarship

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

Alumna Educator Establishes Scholarship for Students Dedicated to Community Involvement

Alumna Educator Establishes Scholarship for Students Dedicated to Community Involvement

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.

PHOTO: LECET Continues to Support Presidential Scholars

PHOTO: LECET Continues to Support Presidential Scholars

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.

Educators Hope to Inspire Future Teachers at Oswego

Educators Hope to Inspire Future Teachers at Oswego

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

Alumna and Husband Establish Accounting Excellence Fund

Alumna and Husband Establish Accounting Excellence Fund

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

Remembering a Health Care Advocate through a New Peer Health Educator Award

Remembering a Health Care Advocate through a New Peer Health Educator Award

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

Lakers Athletics Challenge Scores Big for SUNY Oswego

Lakers Athletics Challenge

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