Alumni who represented six decades gathered for a group photo in Hewitt Hall Ballroom during the Oct. 13 dinner at Return to Oz V—an event held every five years celebrating SUNY Oswego’s alumni of color.
More than 130 attendees participated in Return to Oz V, a quinquennial event for SUNY Oswego alumni of color that coincided with Homecoming Weekend 2018, Oct. 12-14. A highlight of the weekend was the dinner on Saturday night in Hewitt Hall Ballroom (pictured above). The event included remarks by Dr. Rodmon King, who introduced himself and the role that he plays as the first chief diversity and inclusion officer at the college. During the ceremony, alumni recognized Return to Oz co-founder and recently retired college administrator, Howard Gordon ’74 M’78, who received a statue of college founder, Edward Austin Sheldon, and the gratitude of the many alumni he influenced during his 42 years of service.
In addition to activities related to Return to Oz V, Homecoming Weekend brought back alumni for the annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom. The weekend festivities also included the Scholars Brunch, which brought together 75 student scholarship recipients and the donors who established their awards, for impactful conversations.
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