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.
For Betsy Waterman, retirement has been a time to remain in tune with lifelong passions—and discover new ones. “One of the most exciting things I have been doing since I retired is playing with a band that performs Celtic music,” said Waterman from her Sandy Creek (N.Y.) home. “Music has been a part of my
John Weeks cupped his hands into a nest as he recalled the moment as a young child when he saw four bright blue robin eggs and learned that baby birds were growing inside. At 90, he traced a lifetime of loving, teaching and preserving nature back to that defining moment on his brother’s Albion, N.Y.,
The next time you hear the ceremonial trumpets at Torchlight or Commencement, you can thank Hugh Burritt. Burritt, the former chair of the Music Department, is responsible for bringing music to SUNY Oswego ceremonies. The herald trumpets that play during public ceremonies are the original ones he bought 40 years ago. Initially, the trumpets were
In 25 years marked by “changes, challenges and celebrations,” Linda Syrell Tyrrell served three divisions at SUNY Oswego. Whether in Student Affairs, Academic Services or Administration, she was constant in her advocacy for students. Arriving in 1969 to a burgeoning campus, Tyrrell spent one year as residence hall director of Lonis-Moreland-Mackin before moving to Seneca,
Emily Oaks, Ph.D., plunges a well-used shovel into sandy dirt behind her Sterling farmhouse to lift a Monarda Didyma from the earth. She cradles its tangled roots in her hands and slides them, dirt and all, into a bag to be given to a friend. The friend will replant, relish the beauty of the fringed