From the President

From the President

When you think of the word “technology,” you might picture an iPhone or a computer or perhaps a machine in a factory. But technology—in its broadest sense—is the application of knowledge for a practical purpose. SUNY Oswego was founded on a similar pedagogical approach when college founder Edward Austin Sheldon introduced object learning and Pestalozzian-style

Building a Future at SUNY Oswego

Building a Future at SUNY Oswego

My first class at SUNY Oswego began on a Monday at 8 a.m.: Woods with Don Feck. I did not know it then, but this was the beginning of a lifelong friendship with an amazing mentor. Because of my previous experiences and a real love for woodworking, Mr. Feck singled me out for special projects,

Oswego Object

John Belt Geodesic Dome

Geodesic Dome If you have visited campus in the past 10 years you might have walked past this silver “jungle gym” and wondered: What is it? Where did it come from? And, why it is here? The official name of this type of structure is a geodesic dome; it was made famous by 20th-century inventor

Faculty Hall of Fame

Dr. Marilynn Smiley

Dr. Marilynn Smiley Some people really know how to make the most of their retirements. Marilynn Smiley is one of those people. When she retired in 2014 after 53 years in the Music Department, she was finally able to spend more time on her research projects, community service and traveling. As president of the Oswego

Oswego Matters

Betsy Oberst

I am excited to share this latest edition of our alumni magazine with you! As you can see, we have begun a redesign under new magazine designer Jennifer Broderick, to freshen our look and bring you content in new and different ways. We know people love our magazine, so we hope you like our new

From the President’s Desk

President Stanley

Spring is arriving at SUNY Oswego, and students are shaking off late-winter doldrums with Frisbee on the emerging grass and soaking up the sunshine’s warmth. Spirits are lifted and smiles abound. It’s amazing what a smile can do—not just here on campus, but also in our day-to-day interactions. Smiles transcend all language barriers and can

Oswego Matters By Executive Director Betsy Oberst

Photo of Betsy Oberst

By Executive Director Betsy Oberst Last summer, the Oswego Alumni Association Inc. conducted a comprehensive voluntary survey of our 84,000+ alumni to explore your views and opinions of the Oswego Alumni Association’s and SUNY Oswego’s correspondence and engagement with you, along with your feedback on the college’s image. For those of you who participated, thank

The Last Word

Profile - Ron Throop

The Accidental Painter—History Alumnus Turned Artist By Ron Throop ’90 I wish I could say otherwise, but my path to Oswego State came comically by chance. I remember back in high school sitting in a circle of prospective students while an Oswego Admissions rep asked each of us our intended major of study. Practically everyone picked

Oswego Matters

Betty Oberst Photo

This magazine’s main feature is about one of my all-time favorite passions—and something I, along with the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, have as a primary objective of our alumni engagement efforts—the value of networking and alumni connections. I am proud of the many networking programs we have launched and grown over the years

From the President’s Desk

President Deborah Stanley

Home. It’s a word that means many things to people. It’s the place where you connect with family and friends. It’s the place where you can unwind and be yourself. It’s a place where memories are made and life’s most important moments are shared. I hope you consider SUNY Oswego your home—the place where you have made