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

Student Speaker Unites Classmates through his 2017 Torchlight Address

The Commencement Eve Torchlight Ceremony brought together the Class of 2017 and alumni from as early as 1948 who welcomed them into the alumni association. From left are Rachel Edic ’17 M’18, college President Deborah F. Stanley, student speaker Justin Dobrow ’17 (at podium) and keynote speaker and emcee Aunreé Houston ’00.

Commencement Eve Torchlight Student Speaker Justin Dobrow ’17, a broadcasting and mass communication major, addressed his fellow graduates, pointing out the shared experiences that he and his classmates had during their four years. He encouraged them to remember their alma mater and their supporters and offered a bit of parting advice: “Do something that will help change

Two New Laker Head Coaches

Dan Kane Men's Soccer Coach

Men’s Soccer Welcomes New Head Coach New Head Coach Dan Kane took the helm of the men’s soccer program on April 3. Kane comes to Oswego after pioneering the men’s soccer program at Wells College over the past eight seasons. During that time he steadily increased the program’s success, including a second-place finish in the

Women’s Ice Hockey Joins Newly Founded League

Women's Ice Hockey

The five remaining NCAA Division III institutions with women’s ice hockey programs that operated under the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West banner—which include Oswego State, Buffalo State, Cortland, Plattsburgh and Potsdam—will wave a new flag beginning in 2017-18 as the Northeast Women’s Hockey League (NEWHL). Tom Cranfield, the senior associate athletic director at Cortland and the

Women’s Ice Hockey Player Named ECAC Rookie of the Year

Jacquelin White '20

Jacquelin White ’20 of the Oswego State women’s ice hockey team has been named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West Rookie of Year for the 2016-17 season. White is the first player in program history to be named Rookie of the Year. She joins teammates Olivia Ellis ’18 (2014-15) and Alli Ullrich ’17 (2013-14) as well as Hilary Hitchman (2006-07)

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

Class Notes

Class Notes

CLASS NOTES Note: Class notes included  in the magazine come from a  variety of information sources, such as alumni submissions, news releases, social media posts and news media reports. To submit your class note, email, call 315-312-2258, fax 315-312-4004 or submit online at 1950s Miles Borden ’50 of Kings Park, N.Y., is active in

Alumnus, Decorated Officer Set to Retire

Colonel Mark E. Rosenstein M’95 M’98

Colonel Mark E. Rosenstein M’95 M’98 worried that deployment would interrupt his studies at SUNY Oswego. Stationed at the U.S. Army installation Fort Drum near Watertown, N.Y., in the mid-1990s, Rosenstein was among the first SUNY Oswego extended learning students on base; he also commuted to the Oswego campus. When the Army’s 10th Mountain Division deployed