Changing Lives and Discovering Beauty in Kenya

With her friend, Christy Miller, Susan Feola Wain ’69 teaches a group of Kibera children at the St. Vincent de Paul Nursery and Rescue Center outside Nairobi.

“Why haven’t you responded?” asked a friend, who had invited Susan Feola Wain ’69 to join a 2002 humanitarian mission to Kenya. Wain had not received the invitation, but she says something clicked, and she declared, “I’m going.” With that, Wain made a commitment to children who live 9,340 miles from the Scottsdale, Ariz., home

Photo: Campus sends books for Sudan

Books for Sudan

Kamal Mohamed, right rear, SUNY Oswego professor of biological sciences and a Sudanese native, traveled to South Sudan last summer, saw the barren shelves of the library at Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Bor, South Sudan, and came away determined to help. Through Books International Goodwill in Annapolis, Md., some 5,000 donated textbooks are making their way to Bor. Two former “Lost Boys” of South Sudan, Moses Kohr Joh, who works for SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Abraham Achiek ’09, second and third from the left in the back row, joined SUNY Oswego organizers and other volunteers to load 52 boxes of donated textbooks onto a truck which Marcellus Rotary volunteers Ed and Anita Diefes, left rear and left front, drove to Annapolis. Together with other books from Le Moyne College and Syracuse University, the cargo joined 15,000 more donated books bound for the university in South Sudan. Patricia Clark, third from left, associate professor of English and creative writing and director of African and African-American studies, was co-coordinator of the SUNY Oswego effort, with the support of Interim Provost Lorrie Clemo, second from left in front, and Ginny Donohue ’88, at right in front, founder of On Point for College.

Alumna Shares Photos of Chimps

Kristin Mosher '89 and Bill Wallauer

Chimpanzees are a lot like humans, sharing 98 percent of the same DNA and many personality traits. That fact was in evidence in a special multimedia presentation on campus in February by wife-and-husband photography and video team Kristin Mosher ’89 and Bill Wallauer.

For 15 years, Bill followed the wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, capturing the intimate details of their daily lives for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which is led by renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall.