Waves of Success A passion for weather and water led New York City native Jeff Ragovin ’00 to the shores of Lake Ontario. After all, he grew up watching America’s favorite weatherman, Al Roker ’76, extol his alma mater during Today show broadcasts. Instead of majoring in meteorology as he initially planned, Jeff opted for broadcasting and
Securing Our Digitally Connected World For the past 20 years, Dane Coyer ’80 has lived in the future. “In the startup world, I have to be thinking about what’s going to happen next. What technology do we need, what new problems will need to be solved, what new problems will be created by new technology? I find it
Design Matters Jeff Hoefer ’80 grew up in Binghamton, N.Y., and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Oswego. After graduation, his interests led him to pursue employment in California as a model maker, which launched a career spanning 38 years in Silicon Valley. As the computer made its way into everyday
Enthusias-Tech Classrooms: Alumni Educators Bring Technology’s ‘Cool Factor’ to Life In Loudoun County, Va., a tiny village has been built using engineering software and a 3D printer. The village’s roads and bridges have been tested for vehicle safety using coded robotics—although the transportation engineers who conducted the testing are still years away from being old
Artists Use Technology to Tell Stories, Enhance Artistic Vision Anti-Bullying in 3D: Okiemute Inweh ’06 Olu is an alligator who goes on adventures with his friends, and together they send a 3-dimensional message of love and tolerance. Olu and Friends is the brainchild of Okiemute “Okie” Inweh ’06 and Sean Brissett, co-founders and partners at Inway Studios, a
When Susannah Melchior Schaefer ’90 arrived in 2014 at a remote village in Tanzania, she was greeted by the entire community with a ceremony in her honor and a feast of chicken. But more importantly, she was greeted by the smiling face of 6-year-old Osawa Owiti—the recipient of Smile Train’s 1 millionth cleft surgery.
She used to beat the boys. Now she’s coaching them. “I’m on deck every day for that little girl who fell in love with the water,” said Jacqueline Michalski ’10, speaking of her own childhood as a competitive swimmer who transitioned her love of the sport into a four-year stint on the SUNY Oswego women’s
One Saturday afternoon, Martha Swan ’81 wandered into a SUNY Oswego campus lecture that would set her life’s path. The lecture was about the importance of being bilingual, and it was presented by the late Dr. Diana Balmori, associate professor of history, an emigré from Argentina who taught at SUNY Oswego from 1974 to 1983.
Jim Gordon ’73 arrived at SUNY Oswego in fall 1969, having graduated as the only black student among a class of 36 in his rural Dutchess County (N.Y.) high school. So when he discovered his roommate was white, it didn’t come as a surprise to him. However, his roommates’ parents had a slightly different reaction.
Jeff Knauss ’07 (above left) was a brand new father and the sole breadwinner for his family when he was offered a promotion to vice president of a broadcasting company in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2014. But instead of accepting the position, he gave his notice and left behind a steady salary with health insurance and