Empowering Others through Education

Dr. Victor Martin

“Education will not change the world; it will change the people who are going to change the world.” Dr. Victor Martin ’93 includes that quote by Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire under his email signature—a fitting location, as education has played a foundational role in Martin’s life. Martin said his mother, Cathy Santos ’87 M’99, instilled

Grant Boosts Teacher Candidates from Underrepresented Groups

Grant Boosts Teacher Candidates from Underrepresented Groups

The New York State Education Department recently awarded a five-year, $1.63 million grant to SUNY Oswego’s School of Education to scale up and enhance its Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) program, which seeks to attract and retain teacher candidates from underrepresented groups—particularly young men—in high-need schools.   The $325,000 a year in funding through the state’s

Boniface Career Planning Fund Provides Professional Development Opportunities for Students

Boniface Unendowed Career Planning Student Fund

Hundreds of SUNY Oswego students have explored a variety of career fields, networked with professionals, toured facilities and developed new connections with each other, faculty, employers and alumni, thanks to the Boniface Unendowed Career Planning Student Fund. The fund, established by Thomas Jr. ’92 and Maria Parengkuan Boniface ’92, has enabled Career Services to host

Wedding Album

Photo - AmatoSimmons Wedding

Newlyweds: Send us your Oswego wedding photo and caption! Email to alumni@oswego.edu.   Amato-Simmons—Christopher Amato ’09 and Chelsea Simmons ’10 were married in Great River, N.Y., on July 9, 2016. Back row from left: Dan Oliver ’08, Daniel Miller ’07, Peter Shayer ’10, Joseph Brennan ’07, Michael Walters ’08, Daniel Gotay ’08, Keith Powell ’10,

AIR Program Continues to Give Fresh Perspective to Students

AIR Header

In the past five years, the number of alumni visits to campus through the Oswego Alumni Association’s signature Alumni-In-Residence program has grown exponentially from 34 in 2011-12 to 164 in 2015-16. And so far this fall semester is outpacing the numbers from last year. “I attribute the growth of the Alumni-In-Residence program to more students,

Pursuing a Life’s Calling

Pursuing a Life's Calling

Dr. Andrea Dattellas ’07 is the kind of person who brings her work home. In fact, she has converted her basement into an Intensive Care Unit for her patients who might need round-the-clock attention. “I feel better having them at the house so I can check on them, and their families appreciate it, too,” said

Alumni Bookshelf

Alumni Bookshelf

Alan Salop Scott ’55 My Life and Very Hard Times With Lousy Doctors Xlibris, 2016. It was Alan Scott’s mother who emphasized the notion that doctors were the same as God; one healed the body and the other the mind and soul. Holding that belief until he got older, he soon came to realize that

Roker ’92 Named CEO in NYC Health, Hospital Network

Roker '92 Named CEO in NYC Health, Hospital Network

As a student, Christopher Roker ’92 joined a SUNY Oswego fraternity to find interesting people and make great memories. He found both—and discovered a lifelong affinity for giving back to the community, too. “Phi Beta Sigma completed my college experience,” said Roker, a public relations major. “Our chapter, Rho Xi, was very collaborative with the

Making Magic Happen

Making Magic Happen

Joe Garsetti ’82 believes in magic, and he hopes you do as well. “If I can teach you one thing, I’d teach you to believe—believe in your friends, believe in your family and believe in those you love … if you do that, you can do anything,” Garsetti said before turning wet paper butterflies into