Dr. Josephine Ferazzoli Farrell ’71 M’79 CAS’81

Dr. Josephine Ferazzoli Farrell ’71 M’79 CAS’81 visited the Grand Canyon in June 2017.

For Dr. Josephine Ferazzoli Farrell ’71 M’79 CAS’81, retirement is a time to travel and stay connected with students by teaching online classes. “I probably will never fully retire,” she said. Dr. Farrell was interviewed on the road—just four days after her husband, Tim, retired from a 39-year career at Ferazzoli & Farrell Jewelers in Fulton, N.Y.

The Fiction Bug and the Man Who Introduced Me to the Devil … and Myself

By Jeff Durstewitz ’73

As you get older you remember certain “red letter” days. One of those, for me, came in the summer of 1971 when I spotted a name in the Oswego course catalog: Campbell Black, a novelist who was teaching fiction in the English Department’s new writing program. That day was, as the cliché has it, the

Helping to Keep Kentucky Derby Winner ‘Always Dreaming’

Helping to Keep Kentucky Derby  Winner ‘Always Dreaming’

On a rainy Saturday in May, SUNY Oswego alumnus Tom Bellhouse ’86 stood trackside at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., cheering on one of his company’s most famous investments—racehorse, Always Dreaming. The thoroughbred went on to win the “greatest two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby. As the chief operating officer of West Point Thoroughbreds, Bellhouse of

Wedding Album

Bardin-Dreher Wedding

Bunker-Harris Bardin-Dreher DiFlorio-Steenbergh Moran-Jacobowitz Newlyweds: Send us your Oswego wedding photo and caption! Email to alumni@oswego.edu.

Oswego Matters

Betsy Oberst

 I am delighted to welcome the newest members of our alumni and communications teams. Matt Cummins joined us this winter as associate director of communications and Mitch Galvin M’15 has just joined us this summer as assistant alumni director. Matt brings a wealth of experience in marketing and social media and has already helped us

Alumni Bookshelf

Crossing Cultures: A Sicilian and American Family in Western New York

We celebrate and share the success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists, who may ask their publisher/distributor to send a copy of the work to the Oswego alumni office to be considered for this column and our website, where cover photos of all works in this column will be displayed. Thomas MacPherson ’73

In memoriam

In memoriam

Charles Brown ’35 of Hackettstown, N.J., died Oct. 29, 2016, at the age of 102. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Charles began his career in education in New Jersey in 1936. He served as a teacher and administrator at several schools until he retired in 1982. Surviving are his son, Charles,

Reunion 2017

Reunion 2017

Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood. Hop a flight to Port City along Lake Ontario or take a Greyhound on the Oswego River line…I’m in an Oswego State of Mind… More than 1,200 alumni and friends headed for the shores of Lake Ontario and their beloved lakeside campus to

SUNY Oswego Zoology Alumnus Recognized for Dinosaur Discovery

Dr. Frank Varriale ’97

The answer is often in the details. And it was while studying the details that vertebrate paleontologist Dr. Frank Varriale ’97 made a key discovery in dinosaur jaw mechanics: Jaws of the ceratopsian dinosaurs moved forward and backward as well as up and down. Using casts of the fossils of the horned, plant-eating dinosaurs, Dr.

Wild Attraction

Wild Attraction

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