The Oswego Alumni Association (OAA) honored seven notable alumni with a 2019 Alumni Award for their exceptional contributions and accomplishments.
“We were impressed by the caliber of the award recipients,” said awards committee chair Jennifer Shropshire ’86, a former president and long-time member of the OAA and a current board member of the Oswego College Foundation Inc. “They represent a broad definition of success, reflecting Oswego’s varied programs and the wide-ranging paths that alumni take after graduation.”
The Distinguished Alumnus Award—the association’s most prestigious award—recognizes those who have achieved national or international recognition in their field. This year’s recipients are:
• David DeVillers ’89, assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and one of four prosecutors on the Saddam Hussein trial
• Robert Moritz ’85, global chairman of PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), thesecond largest professional services firm in the world, and a member of the Oswego College Foundation board of directors
Honoring alumni who have demonstrated a lifetime of both professional and civic leadership, the Lifetime Award of Merit was presented to:
• Stephen Butler ’85, executive director of CNY ARTS and a tireless arts advocate
• Dr. Craig Fisher ’65, computer programmer/information systems manager, educator, and data and information quality scholar
• Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman ’67, a linguist, educator and scholar in second language acquisition
Receiving the Community Service Award for outstanding achievement in service to others was:
• Christy Harrison Huynh ’98, associate director of Career Services at SUNY Oswego, United Way of Greater Oswego County board member and volunteer
on many committees, boards and
The GOLD Award, presented to Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) alumni who achieved career success and demonstrated significant volunteer service to their communities, was given to:
• Cameron Jones ’09, Daytime Emmy Award winner, project manager at the Walt Disney Company, former operations coordinator for ABC News’ Good Morning America and contributing digital reporter/producer for ABC News, and former member of the OAA’s GOLD Leadership Council
The awards for DeVillers, Butler, Fisher, Larsen-Freeman and Huynh were presented during Reunion 2019, June 6-9 in Oswego. Jones received his award during the Communication Studies Dinner on Oct. 5 during Homecoming 2019, and the award for Moritz was presented at an event in New York City last spring.
Visit alumni.oswego.edu/alumniawards to read longer biographies of this year’s recipients or to nominate worthy alumni.
Nominations are due by Dec. 1.
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