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
Tailgaters took the party to the parking lot for Homecoming 2017 on Oct. 14. Frisbees and footballs were flying, hula hoops were spinning and food truck vendors were passing out barbeque chicken and tacos as an autumn chill gave way to a warm sun in the parking lot alongside the SUNY Oswego Athletic fields near
When Rwanda Douglas ’19 transferred to SUNY Oswego as a sophomore from Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., she said she felt a little bit of culture shock. As a first-generation college student, she said she didn’t know about all the resources on the campus, and unlike other situations in her life, her parents weren’t able to
More than 600 student skaters joined Al Roker ’76 on the ice in the Marano Campus Center March 31 to help break a world record live on NBC’s Today show as part of Rokerthon 3 Watch More Coverage! WTOP General Manager Justin Dobrow ’17 was in the midst of planning for the biggest, most anticipated broadcast of
SUNY Oswego’s zoology program is thrust into the spotlight when alumna Allysa Swilley ’15 attains internet fame as April the giraffe’s zookeeper; program leads to careers from caregiver to researcher to conservationist to animal rescuer—and much more. It’s just days after the season’s grand opening of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., and Allysa Swilley ’15 is
Horseracing fans around the globe watched as 3-year-old Always Dreaming outpaced the field and won the 2017 Kentucky Derby in Louisville on May 6. Cheering trackside was Tom Bellhouse ’86, chief operating officer of West Point Thoroughbreds of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., one of the owners of the history-making horse. Now, the Oswego Alumni Association is