Leveraging the Laker Connection: Throughout their lives, alumni and students benefit from a range of professional development tools, including the most important—each other. —Margaret Spillett

2017 Fall On-line Magazine

Jeff Knauss ’07 (above left) was a brand new father and the sole breadwinner for his family when he was offered a promotion to vice president of a broadcasting company in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2014. But instead of accepting the position, he gave his notice and left behind a steady salary with health insurance and

Homecoming Events Bring Together Alumni, Students

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Tailgaters took the party to the parking lot for Homecoming 2017 on Oct. 14. Frisbees and footballs were flying, hula hoops were spinning and food truck vendors were passing out barbeque chicken and tacos as an autumn chill gave way to a warm sun in the parking lot alongside the SUNY Oswego Athletic fields near

More than 60 Students Receive Support as Inaugural Marano Scholars

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When Rwanda Douglas ’19 transferred to SUNY Oswego as a sophomore from Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., she said she felt a little bit of culture shock. As a first-generation college student, she said she didn’t know about all the resources on the campus, and unlike other situations in her life, her parents weren’t able to

Students Shatter the Longest Conga Line on Ice Record LIVE on the ‘Today’ Show

Students Shatter the Longest Conga Line on Ice Record LIVE on the ‘Today’ Show

More than 600 student skaters joined Al Roker ’76 on the ice in the Marano Campus Center March 31 to help break a world record live on NBC’s Today show as part of Rokerthon 3 Watch More Coverage! WTOP General Manager Justin Dobrow ’17 was in the midst of planning for the biggest, most anticipated broadcast of

Wild Attraction

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SUNY Oswego’s zoology program is thrust into the spotlight when alumna Allysa Swilley ’15 attains internet fame as April the giraffe’s zookeeper; program leads to careers from caregiver to researcher to conservationist to animal rescuer—and much more. It’s just days after the season’s grand opening of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., and Allysa Swilley ’15 is

SUNY Oswego Is Off to the Races

SUNY Oswego Is Off to the Races

Horseracing fans around the globe watched as 3-year-old Always Dreaming outpaced the field and won the 2017 Kentucky Derby in Louisville on May 6. Cheering trackside was Tom Bellhouse ’86, chief operating officer of West Point Thoroughbreds of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., one of the owners of the history-making horse. Now, the Oswego Alumni Association is

Rolling Out the Red Carpet: Celebrating Tyler Hall’s New Look

Rolling Out the Red Carpet: Celebrating Tyler Hall's New Look

An all-star cast of guests attended the Tyler Hall Take 2 Debut reception on Oct. 28, part of a celebration of the newly renovated facility that concluded School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA) Week on the SUNY Oswego campus. Guests walked a red carpet lined with student paparazzi through the sweeping new Tyler

Fostering an Informed Citizenry – President Stanley assumes a leadership role with national organization dedicated to public higher education

Fostering an Informed Citizenry - President Stanley assumes a leadership role with national organization dedicated to public higher education

In November, SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley became chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Before becoming chair-elect in 2015, Stanley completed a three-year term on AASCU’s Board of Directors as secretary-treasurer. She also served on AASCU’s Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Steering Committee and as an MLI Mentor; on AASCU’s Financial

ALANA Celebrates 30 Years

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In 1986, when then Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Social Equity Howard Gordon ’74 M’78 was approached by then Student Affairs employee Tyrone Holmes M’89 about starting an educational leadership program that brought together students from all backgrounds, he had no idea that they were establishing a transformative program that would be thriving 30