Above and Beyond! $43,483,781 About the Campaign In 2011, SUNY Oswego embarked on a historic journey to raise $40 million, the largest fundraising initiative by any SUNY comprehensive college. Under the leadership of President Deborah F. Stanley and inspired by the college’s Tomorrow strategic plan, the campaign engaged the entire Oswego family. The Oswego College
Richard Woolley ’89 opened the doors to Weathered Vineyards near Allentown, Pa., with his wife of 30 years, Dana Master Woolley ’87, in 2014. The winemaker shared his experiences – and some memories of SUNY Oswego – in an interview in 2016. How did you and Dana meet? Richard Woolley: Dana and I met in
A watershed describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water. The Lake Ontario watershed, part of the even greater Great Lakes watershed, includes innumerable water sources, two of which are Rice Creek and the Little Salmon River. SUNY Oswego
Can you guess the most famous waterfront restaurant among SUNY Oswego alumni and students? Its logo was created in 1980 by the owner’s then 13-year-old daughter. It is now in the third generation of Livesey family owner/operation, and the fourth generation has already started in the stockrooms. Its owners believe in pursuing ways to reuse-reduce-recycle,
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
Claire Wyngaard ’87 has fond memories of sailing with the Oswego State Sailing Club and Racing Team. SUNY Oswego students sailed on the weekends, using sailboats borrowed from Oswego High School and kept at the Oswego Maritime Foundation. Liability insurance requirements dictated that all students first take a dunk in the lake with a life
For students (and others) seeking a photography minor, the lake is a source of artistic fodder, with hours spent perched on its shore seeking the perfect picture. The lake is among the most popular spots to gather for a sunset photo session during Reunion Weekend. Jim Russell ’83, SUNY Oswego’s campus photographer, has spent decades
Gary Andrews ’73 was getting ready to graduate in December with a bachelor’s in industrial arts when architect, environmentalist, author and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller visited campus in November 1973. “I first heard about Buckminster Fuller from the Whole Earth Catalog, which was a must-have publication for all hippies in the early seventies,” Andrews said.