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

Dr. Bruce E. Altschuler

Photo of Dr. Bruce E. Altschuler

Dr. Bruce E. Altschuler An initial failed attempt at college as an engineering student and a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Vietnam helped Dr. Bruce Altschuler identify his true passions and build a four-decade career as an educator and expert on politics and the American presidency. “When I came back from Vietnam,

In Memoriam:

Sheldon Hall SUNY Oswego

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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

Oswego Matters

Betty Oberst Photo

This magazine’s main feature is about one of my all-time favorite passions—and something I, along with the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, have as a primary objective of our alumni engagement efforts—the value of networking and alumni connections. I am proud of the many networking programs we have launched and grown over the years

Alumni Bookshelf

Calling Me Back Again Book

We celebrate and share the success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists, who may ask their publisher/distributor to send a copy of the work to the Oswego alumni office to be considered for this column and our website, where cover photos of all works in this column will be displayed.   Stan Levenson

New Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs Builds on Campus Partnerships

Photo of Dr. Furlong

As the college’s new chief academic officer, Dr. Scott Furlong sees vitality on the SUNY Oswego campus “It’s clear that there is a strong academic tradition here,” he said in an interview just a few months into his new role. “People make a campus, and it’s evident that this campus offers the strong student-faculty interactions

Green and Gold #OswegoPride

Green and Gold Day Group Photo

The college community celebrated Green and Gold Day on Friday, Oct. 13, to kick off Homecoming 2017, inviting students, employees and alumni to show their school pride by dressing in school colors, being part of the campus-wide photo and sharing photos of themselves on social media.

New Assistant Athletic Trainer Named

Dan Collins

Dan Collins of Oneida, N.Y., joined SUNY Oswego as an assistant athletic trainer in the sports medicine office. Collins assists head athletic trainer Mike Frawley and fellow assistant Elise Fitzsimmons in the care of nearly 450 student-athletes across the college’s 24 NCAA Division III programs. Most recently, Collins had been a graduate assistant athletic trainer

Rodriguez with Top DIII Open Water Finish

Daniel Rodriguez '20 Swimming

Oswego State swimmer Daniel Rodriguez ’20 had the top finish of all Division III athletes competing in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Open Water Championship on Sept. 18 at Lone Star Lake in Lawrence, Kan. Rodriguez placed 20th out of 96 at the competition, while the next best DIII finish was 33rd. He finished the