The Oswego Alumni Association welcomed new members for fiscal year 2019-2020, effective July 1. The five newest members will serve a three-year term that expires in 2022.
Paul Austin ’92, government information specialist in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., was a political science major and has served as a Reunion volunteer. As a student, he served as Student Association president and was involved in The Oswegonian. He resides in Stephens City, Va.
Emmanuel Cruz ’09, SUNY Oswego regional assistant director of admissions in New York City, was a marketing major. He has been an active volunteer with the Local Lakers, Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), Reunion and Alumni-In-Residence (AIR) programs. As a student, he was an admissions tour guide, American Marketing Association member and Newman Club member. He resides in Ridgewood, N.Y.
Justin Dobrow ’17, global client operations specialist for program operations at NBCUniversal in New York City, was a broadcasting and mass communication major. He has been active as a Graduate Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Leadership Council member, a Local Lakers volunteer and admissions volunteer. As a student, he was the student event coordinator for Rokerthon 3 and served as general manager of WTOP.
Trudy Perkins ’93, deputy chief of staff for Office of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District (formerly Office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings), was a business major. She has been active with the AIR, Return to Oz and Local Lakers programs. As a student, she was the Student Association director of finance, Alpha Kappa Alpha sister, Student Association Planning Board member and an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) participant. She resides in Laurel, Md.
Tucker Sholtes ’15 was a business administration and public relations double major. He has been active with GOLD Leadership Council, AIR, ASK, Reunion Committee, College Council and School of Business Advisory Board. He served as the matching donor for the 2019 GOLD March Matchness giving campaign. As a student, he served as president of the Student Association, president of ENACTUS, Future Alumni Network volunteer, Auxiliary Services board member and assistant sustainability coordinator, among other positions. He resides in Chapin, S.C.
The following board members were re-elected for another three-year term: Thaina Gonzalez ’92, Phillip Grome ’89, Jennifer Warner Janes ’91, Cathleen Richards ’09 and Jeff Sorensen ’92.
The alumni board acknowledged the service of several board members who completed their terms: Paul Brennan ’93, Michael Caldwell ’70 M’88, Jerry Esposito ’70, Don Levine ’78, Molly Matott ’15, Rick Yacobush ’77 and Tom Yates ’89. Brennan will stay on the board as an at-large member.
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