Empowering Others through Education

Dr. Victor Martin

“Education will not change the world; it will change the people who are going to change the world.” Dr. Victor Martin ’93 includes that quote by Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire under his email signature—a fitting location, as education has played a foundational role in Martin’s life. Martin said his mother, Cathy Santos ’87 M’99, instilled

The Last Word

Profile - Ron Throop

The Accidental Painter—History Alumnus Turned Artist By Ron Throop ’90 I wish I could say otherwise, but my path to Oswego State came comically by chance. I remember back in high school sitting in a circle of prospective students while an Oswego Admissions rep asked each of us our intended major of study. Practically everyone picked

Alumna Drafted By Canadian Women’s Hockey League

Alumna Drafted by Canadian Women's Hockey League Alexa Aramburu '17

Alexa Aramburu ’17 was one of just 105 players to be selected in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Draft in August. Aramburu was picked 30th overall in the fifth of 23 rounds by the Toronto Furies. The Glen Rock, N.J., native joins the Furies after a stellar four-year career with the Lakers. In her senior

Alumna Returns to Campus 67 Years After Graduation

Alumna Returns to Campus  67 Years After Graduation

In one of the same classrooms in which she studied to become a teacher in the late 1940s, Beverly Shuler Fish ’50 sat with four of her grandchildren in August. The oldest grandchild, Liam Stiefel, had just completed his first year of college in North Carolina; his three siblings—Maggie, Jack and Marie—are all high school

Riding a Wave of Positivity

Riding a Wave of Positivity

Those who know Angel Llano ’81 cannot escape his optimism and his smile. He shares them freely. In fact, every morning, he emails inspirational quotes to a list of friends and former staff members, seeking to remind them of such maxims as: “No amount of money can replace the limited amount of time I have on the

An Artist Kicks Off His Career

Headshot - Troy Antinora

  Growing up an only child in Webster, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, Troy Antinora ’16 (right) said he always remembered loving drawing and art, as well as sports. His parents nurtured his love with recreational sports leagues and additional art classes—picking him up from football camp to head to a painting class in the summers.

Alumni Share Career Path Stories, Advice at CNY Career Connections Event

Oswego Alumni in Classroom

On his third day on the job at a high-powered financial firm in New York City, business administration major Elliott Couch ’11 quit. “My boss called me into his office and asked me to close my eyes and imagine myself three years from that moment,” Couch said. Couch was asked, while his eyes were closed, to project

Making Connections: 2017 ALANA Conference Keynote Speaker Tiraya Conyers ’15

Tiraya Conyers '15

Tiraya Conyers ’15 is a health strategist and personal trainer for Equinox in midtown Manhattan. She is also the founder of Vanity Unedited Yoga & Meditation, teaching meditative practices to private and corporate clients – sometimes on the rooftops of New York City buildings. Conyers is this fall’s SUNY Oswego African, Latino, Asian and Native American

Journalist’s Experience Spans Decades, Transcends Technology

Ed Garsten '73

When Queens, N.Y., native Ed Garsten ’73 enrolled at SUNY Oswego, he thought he wanted to study acting in the theatre/speech program. But one visit to WOCR, the student-run campus radio station at the time, changed his path. He incorporated his love of theatrical characters and music with his news-junky tendencies into a passion for broadcast radio.

Alumnus, Guitar Maker and Custom Inlay Artist to the Stars

Dave Nichols '66

Some of the most famous rock ’n roll and country musicians spanning the decades can trace a treasured possession to a tiny hamlet near the New York-Canadian border, and to Dave Nichols ’66, Ph.D. They include Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, Del McCoury, David Grisman, Aerosmith and Merle Haggard. Nichols, a luthier (one who repairs stringed instruments), guitar