Alumni News

Jim Van Arsdale '08
Sharing Music for a Purpose
When a student in a guitar class of Jim Van Arsdale ’08 suggested that they sponsor a concert to…
Lyjha Wilton '99
Rochester Alumnus Rules Real Estate
When he’s not accepting awards, buying real estate or breaking land speed records in one of his vintage vehicles,…
Jay Hoffman '81
Mr. Hoffman is Teacher of the Year—‘He Totally Deserves It’
Among those announcing the news that Jay Hoffman ’81 was 2013 Vermont Teacher of the Year were his media…
Rick Zinter ’74
Global Experiences Inform Alumnus’ Approach to Life
During his work overseas, Rick Zinter ’74 has procured much more than supplies for his employers. He acquired a…
M. Catherine Richardson ’63 H’05
Alumna Applies Legal Skills to Help Nonprofits
Any attorney worth her salt could make a case that the results retired attorney M. Catherine Richardson ’63 H’05…
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Campus Currents

Mark Cole ’73 teaches during his final semester before retirement.
Long Run in Theatre Department Closing for Professor, Actor, Playwright
In 1979, Mark Cole ’73 debuted as an instructor in Oswego’s department of speech and theatre. He agreed to…
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Performance
ARTSwego Brings the Creative Arts to Oswego
Since its creation 25 years ago, the ARTSwego program at SUNY Oswego has supplemented classroom experiences available to students…
Sabrina Sutton '14
The Department of Athletics had several teams reach milestones during the fall season. Oswego is proud to be laying…
Jean Pierre Rosas M’13
O-RITE Teacher Training Model Results in Lasting Benefits
Three-year funding for the Oswego Residency Initiative for Teacher Education expires in August. But the positive effects of the…
Oswego Expands Its Global Connections in China and India
Oswego Expands Its Global Connections in China and India
SUNY Oswego administrators recently announced two new partnerships that will expand international exchanges and opportunities for campus members. In…
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Philanthropy in Action

Kay Benedict Sgarlata ’65
Helping the Dream of an Oswego Education Take Root
For Kay Benedict Sgarlata ’65, Oswego planted in her a seed that dropped from the pedagogical tree of its…
Barnhart Family Photo
Former Campus Leader Establishes Scholarship
Timothy Barnhart ’02 says he always believed in the power of student involvement and in giving back. A loyal…
Kevin Bryans ’89 Endows New Scholarship
Kevin Bryans ’89 Endows New Scholarship
Since graduating, Kevin Bryans ’89 has given a gift to his alma mater every year. As a newly minted…
LECET Gift Helps Oswego
LECET Gift Helps Oswego
For 16 years, the New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) has consistently supported SUNY Oswego’s Presidential…
Florence Williams Kelly ’31
Giving the Gift of Education
Ed Kelly says he has long wanted to generate a legacy for his mother, Florence Williams Kelly ’31, an…
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Class Notes

Lewis Putnam Turco
Faculty Hall of Fame: Lewis Putnam Turco
Nose stuck in a book, wandering in words while his feet trod the streets of Meriden, Conn., Lewis Turco…
Stay on Campus  for Harborfest
Stay on Campus for Harborfest
On-campus housing will be available for alumni who wish to relive their favorite Oswego memories by attending this year’s…
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Loretta Donahue Peck ’39 of Oswego died Oct. 16, 2013. She taught for many years, beginning in one-room schoolhouses…
Wanamaker Wedding
Peter Wanamaker ’09 and Colleen Fischer ’09 were married June 28, 2013, in Rochester, N.Y. From left, with the…
GOLD Profile
GOLD Profile
Oswego is a long way from home for Priya Ravindran ’09. She grew up near Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India,…
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