College Welcomes Most Culturally Diverse Class, Campus in History

College Welcomes Most Culturally Diverse Class, Campus in History

This fall, the college welcomed to cam­pus more than 2,100 new first-year and transfer students, and the college is celebrating its most culturally diverse (defined as students who self-identify as Hispanic, Asian, African-American, Native American, Pacific Islander or in more than one category) student body in the college’s history: 25.8% of the total undergraduate and

‘Ladies Who Lead’ Offers Tales of Perserverance

'Ladies Who Lead' Offers Tales of Perserverance

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley headlined a “Ladies Who Lead” panel discussion at the college on June 28, sharing personal tales of perseverance to motivate other women to mine their potential and seek leadership roles. State Sen. Patty Ritchie and the Upstate Women’s Leadership Council sponsored the evening.

Navigating the Waterfront to the North of Campus: the View Beneath the Surface

Navigating the Waterfront to the North of Campus: the View Beneath the Surface

Mathematics Professor Pat Halpin parks behind Penfield Library and makes his way to shore with his SCUBA gear. “The water off the college is relatively shallow from a diver’s perspective,” Halpin said. “I once dove with a student to see how far out we could go on a single tank of air. We swam north

Navigating the Waterfront to the East of Campus: Blinking Beacons for Students; Commerce to Keep the Community Vibrant

Navigating the Waterfront to the East of Campus: Blinking Beacons for Students; Commerce to Keep the Community Vibrant

Two giant chimneys on the shore of Lake Ontario at the northeast edge of campus have long served as a guide for SUNY Oswego students navigating by land toward their lakeshore campus, as have four smaller ones, which have through the years been referred to by alumni as “Huey, Dewey, and Louie” with the last

Two Graduates Receive 2016 OAA Outstanding Senior Award

Two Graduates Receive 2016 OAA Outstanding Senior Award

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association selected Eric M. Flagg ’16 and Darlene Le ’16 as winners of the 2016 Outstanding Senior Award. They were recognized during the Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner and Ceremony on May 13 in the Marano Campus Center. The two graduating seniors were sel­ec­ted from approximately 40 exceptional nom­inees for their academic

President’s Desk

President's Desk

With Passion and Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego captured the heart and soul of our college community, exceeding all expectations by raising $43.48 million—well past our $40 million goal, which was the largest campaign among all SUNY comprehensive colleges. The remarkable success and impact of With Passion and Purpose will be featured in our next issue of the magazine, but I want to thank each of our 16,000-plus alumni

College President Elected Chair-Elect of AASCU Board

College President Elected Chair-Elect of AASCU Board

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley was elected chair-elect of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ board of directors during the association’s annual meeting. She will serve as chair in 2017, succeeding Stephen M. Jordan, president of Metropolitan State University of Denver who became chair in fall 2015. Stanley recently completed a three-year

From the President’s Desk: Fall/Winter 2015

From the President's Desk: Fall/Winter 2015

Looking out on the late autumn Oswego campus landscape and reflecting back on 2015, I can still feel the electricity and enthusiasm that filled Pearl’s Sunset Strip in West Hollywood during an Oswego alumni event last February. The room literally buzzed from the dozens of Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) and other alumni networking,

New Lakers Turf Stadium Officially Opens

New Lakers Turf Stadium Officially Opens

With a flip of a ceremonial coin, a new chapter for Lakers athletics began Sept. 1 as the new Lakers Turf Stadium was officially opened for play. Dan Scaia ’68, a member of the 1966 Championship Lakers men’s soccer team, did the ceremonial coin toss following the remarks of Sue Viscomi, Lakers athletics director, and College

School of Education Praised in Accreditation Renewal

During the NCATE visit, the review team members had the opportunity to meet and talk with the School of Education’s many community partners and collaborators at the School Partnership Showcase. Here, Linda Griffin (left), chair of the NCATE review team, hears from two partners from area schools, Phoenix School District Superintendent Judy Belfield M’88 CAS’00 (center) and Robyn Proud ’87 M’98 CAS’11 (speaking), vice principal of Oswego Middle School.

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education has granted continued accreditation to Oswego’s School of Education for the next seven years. The accreditation board did not cite any areas of concern or areas for improvement. The school met all six standards for both initial and advanced teacher preparation at undergraduate and graduate levels.