Fourth Annual March Matchness Raises Over $18,600

Fourth Annual March Matchness Raises Over $18,600

SUNY Oswego’s Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) not only surpassed an initial goal of 200 donors, but also a super goal of 225 donors in the Fourth Annual March Matchness fundraising challenge. Louis A. Borrelli Jr. ’77, an Oswego College Foundation board member and School of Communication, Media and the Arts advisory board member,

PHOTO: Students Participate in Love-a-Donor Day

During Alumni and Development’s first-ever Love-a-Donor Day, students stopped by informational tables around campus Feb. 14 to learn how donors’ gifts help support activities and programs that directly affect the quality of their educational experiences. Volunteer Chris Magill ’15, right, a wellness management major, collects one of more than 800 thank-you postcards signed by students to send to college donors. President Deborah F. Stanley also hosted a Valentine’s Day Faculty-Staff Donor Appreciation Breakfast in the Campus Center.

During Alumni and Development’s first-ever Love-a-Donor Day, students stopped by informational tables around campus Feb. 14 to learn how donors’ gifts help support activities and programs that directly affect the quality of their educational experiences. Volunteer Chris Magill ’15, right, a wellness management major, collects one of more than 800 thank-you postcards signed by students

Gratitude Flowing Two Ways Inspires Gift From ’54 Alumnus

Susan and Robert ’54 Allen during Reunion 2014

When recipients of the annual Class of 1954 Scholarship sent letters of appreciation to Robert Allen ’54, he recognized the extent of their gratitude. He had worked with the Reunion 2004 committee to establish an anniversary class scholarship because he knows from personal experience what it means for students to work their way through college.

Expert on Education Law Establishes Faculty Award

Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66

Recalling the inspiration he received as a student in the Oswego School of Education, Dr. Perry A. Zirkel ’66 has established the Perry A. Zirkel ’66 Education Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching. He says he was especially inspired by the late Dr. Jose Ramon Perez, teacher of foreign language and the first

Festa Assistantship Provides an Unrivaled Graduate Leadership Development Opportunity

Michael Stanley (right) welcomes (from left) Kyle Laughlin M’15, Bob Lloyd ’81 M’89, Fred Festa ’81 and men’s head hockey coach Ed Gosek ’83 M’01 to his home at Shady Shore in December 2013 for a reception honoring Festa, who received the Oswego Presidential Medal during December Commencement.

Mix a love of hockey with an equal portion of business expertise and a heaping measure of respect for Laker Men’s Hockey Head Coach Ed Gosek ’83 M’01, and the result is a topnotch leadership development opportunity for an eager graduate student at SUNY Oswego. “What I like about hockey players is that they’re genuine,”

Communication Alumnus Supports SCMA with $30,000 Gift

Mark Lobel ’85

As a principal at Pricewaterhouse­Coopers, or PwC, Mark Lobel ’85 is responsible for providing consulting services to major entertainment media companies on cyber security issues. Since graduating from Oswego with a broadcasting and mass communication degree, he has witnessed major changes in the media, and says that this change is not over yet. “I think

Former Teacher Remembered Through Scholarship

Edwin Peterson ’54 and his late wife Katheen Manley Peterson ’54.

The family of Kathleen Manley Peterson ’54 has ensured that her dedicated career in teaching and her impressive record of volunteer work will be remembered. A scholarship in her name will be awarded to an Oswego junior or senior majoring in education who maintains honor grades, has demonstrated volunteer activity and can, in an essay,

Family Establishes Scholarship to Honor Tom Lenihan ’76

Tom ’76 and Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76

A four-year scholarship enabling a deserving Oswego student to stay in school and concentrate on academics has been established in memory of Tom Lenihan ’76, former board member and chair of the Oswego College Foundation Investment Committee. His wife, Lynn Van Order Lenihan ’76, and children, Brian, a digital media strategist in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,

Scaia Scholarship Supports Future Educators

Linda and Dan ’68 Scaia

Soccer gave Dan Scaia ’68 a “free kick” at the opportunity to attend SUNY Oswego, and his connections to Oswego soccer led to his involvement in fundraising for a scholarship in honor of his late soccer coach Ernest B. Luongo. The satisfaction of creating a fund to support students in perpetuity spurred Scaia to establish

Project SMART Celebrates 10 Years of Support from Entergy

(Standing from left) Carol Burch ’83 M’94, Jason Webb ’01 M’06, Sue Witmer ’02, Kelly Sawyer (Entergy), Dr. Barb Beyerbach ’74, Jim Feeney (Entergy), Carol Carroll ’91 M’95, Dan Wood M’10, Brad DePoint ’04, Chris Cox ’96, Jamie Hefti M’00; (Seated) Dr. Marcia Burrell, Nicole Freebern M’04, Paula Meyers (Missing from photo: Stacy Dawson M’12)

Over the past 10 years, Entergy has provided Project SMART (Student-centered, Multicultural, Active, Real-world Teaching) with more than $200,000 to help fund the collaborative professional development program for K-12 teachers. In June, representatives from Entergy gathered with the teacher participants who shared stories about what the funding enabled them to do in their classrooms and