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DECEMBERCOMMENCEMENTSTAT E UNIV ERS ITY OF NE W Y O R K AT OS W E GOSATURDAY, D ECEMBE R 15, 2012C A MP U S CEN T E RVoices fill the air Singing reverently Pledging our school fair Truth and loyalty This our song we raise In her name and praise Oswego, Alma Mater Hail to thee!Hail OSWEGO Cover Dec 2012.indd 1 12/3/12 11:26 AM


ContentsThe CeremonyThe Program ............................................................................................. 2 The Procession ......................................................................................... 3 Officers of the College ............................................................................. 4 Student Speaker ....................................................................................... 7 SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipients ................................................... 7 Commencement Speaker ....................................................................... 6 College Honors Program ........................................................................ 6 McNair Scholars ...................................................................................... 6 State University of New York Board of Trustees .................................................................................. 8 State University of New York at Oswego College Council ..................................................................................... 8 Retiring Faculty and Professional Staff ................................................ 8Degree ConferralUndergraduate Degree Candidates School of Education .............................................................................. 9 School of Business .............................................................................. 10 School of Communication, Media and the Arts ............................. 11 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................................................ 12 Division of Extended Learning ......................................................... 14 Graduate Degree Candidates ............................................................... 15 Honor Organizations .............................................................................. 17 Class of 2012 Gifts ................................................................................... 18 Academic Traditions .............................................................................. 22 Public Ceremonies Committee ............................................................. 23 Special Thanks ........................................................................................ 23 Visitor Information ................................................................................. 24 Alma Mater ............................................................................... back cover The College Medallion


2 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT The ProgramOrder of ExercisesPrelude Juan La Manna, OrganistProcessional* Selections from Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar Juan La Manna, OrganistConvening of December Commencement Joan M. CarrollNational Anthem Led by Nathan Edwin KeepIntroduction of Platform Party Joan M. CarrollWelcome Deborah F. StanleyGreetings James M. McMahon Rebecca WitkinRecognition of Retiring Faculty and Professional Sta Lorrie ClemoRecognition of SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipients Deborah F. StanleyAddressWilliam CristRecognition of Honor StudentsLorrie ClemoConferring of Graduate Degrees Deborah F. StanleyRecognition of Graduates* David W. KingConferring of Undergraduate Degrees Deborah F. StanleyRecognition of Undergraduates* Pamela A. Michel Richard J. Skolnik Fritz Messere Richard Back Alumni Banner Presentation Kerry Dorsey Gregory L. Boone Jr.Charge to Graduates Deborah F. StanleyAlma Mater Led by Nathan Edwin KeepAdjournment of December Commencement Joan M. CarrollRecessional** Selections from La Vaillance by Georg Philipp Telemann Juan La Manna, OrganistReaders Schools of Education and Business John Huonker, Associate Professor, Marketing and Management Marcia M. Burrell, Associate Professor, Curriculum and InstructionSchool of Communication, Media and the Arts and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mark Cole, Professor, Theatre Norman Weiner, Distinguished Service Professor, Sociology In an effort to honor graduating seniors individually, SUNY Oswego selects faculty members to read each graduate’s name as they receive congratulations from their dean and the president.Trumpeters Corey King Kelsey Labb Tyler Pelle Tom Patterson * Families and guests are requested to hold their applause until all names have been read. **Audience is to remain seated until all graduates, faculty, and platform party recess.All graduates, family members, guests, faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Campus Center.


3 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Honors MarshalsLaura Brown Associate Professor Department of Psychology Mark Mirabito Adjunct Instructor Department of Health Promotion and WellnessUndergraduate MarshalsSteven Abraham Professor Department of Marketing and Management Eric Olsen Associate Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction Kathleen Macey Professor Department of Theatre Paul Tomascak Associate Professor Department of Earth SciencesGraduate MarshalsRaihan Khan Associate Professor Department of Marketing and Management Michael LeBlanc Associate Professor Department of Counseling and Psychological ServicesFaculty MarshalsJohn F. Lalande II Professor Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Michael Nehring Assistant Professor Department of TechnologyPLATFORM PARTYMace Bearer Joan M. Carroll Chairperson Faculty Assembly Rebecca Witkin President Student Association Richard Back Interim Dean College of Liberal Arts and Sciences David W. King Dean Graduate Studies and Research Kerry Dorsey Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations James Scharfenberger Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Darlene Baker Member College Council William Crist Speaker Fritz Messere Dean School of Communication, Media and the Arts Yvonne A. Petrella Dean Extended Learning Richard J. Skolnik Dean School of Business Pamela A. Michel Interim Dean School of Education Lorrie Clemo Provost Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Goldych Member College Council William Scriber Member College Council James M. McMahon Chair College Council Deborah F. Stanley PresidentThe ProcessionThe procession begins with the entrance of the chair of the Faculty Assembly bearing the college mace, followed by the retiring faculty and professional sta, summa cum laude graduates leading the undergraduate candidates, graduate candidates, the emeriti faculty, and faculty led by marshals who escort them to special seating areas. When they have taken their places, the platform party enters. The president of the college concludes the procession wearing the college medallion.


4 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Lorrie ClemoProvost, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Clemo oversees all instructional and academic programs, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Communication, Media and the Arts, facilities such as Penfield Library, and administrative offices such as the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Previously she served as chief of staff and deputy to the president. In 2007-08 she was an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Rochester. She is a tenured member of Oswego’s political science department where she directed the public administration and public policy program. She received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.Nicholas A. LyonsVice President for Administration and Finance As SUNY Oswego’s officer in charge of financial operations and facilities, Mr. Lyons has overseen the recent years of construction and renovation that have gone far in transforming the campus. He has served the State University since 1978, having worked previously as assistant vice president for administration at SUNY New Paltz, as university internal control officer and in several administrative positions at System Administration and the Research Foundation of SUNY. He holds degrees in business administration from SUNY Morrisville and SUNY Plattsburgh. At Oswego, he oversees finance, student accounts, human resources, environmental health and safety, campus police, physical plant, publications, facilities design and construction, and purchasing.Kerry DorseyVice President for Development and Alumni Relations Ms. Dorsey is SUNY Oswego’s principal fundraiser and executive director of the Oswego College Foundation, the college’s development operation. First as director of development and then as associate vice president for development and alumni relations, she managed the college’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which raised nearly $24 million. In addition to development she oversees alumni and parent relations and WRVO-FM. She previously worked in Oswego County government for 20 years, advancing to deputy county administrator. Gov. George Pataki in 1996 appointed her chair of Oswego’s College Council, where she served until joining the college staff in 2003. She received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from SUNY Oswego in 1981. James ScharfenbergerAssociate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students In his current position since 1999, Dr. Scharfenberger oversees student advisement, career planning, orientation and transfer services, counseling, student health services, judicial affairs, intercolle giate athletics, student activities and involvement, recreation and intramurals and events planning. He came to Oswego as assistant director of housing and was coordinator of academic advising for many years before becoming assistant vice president for student services. The State University of New York awarded him the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 1994. He received his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Syracuse University and holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master of education degree from the University of Massachusetts.Officers of the CollegeDeborah F. StanleyPresident Deborah Flemma Stanley is SUNY Oswego’s 10th president. Her 15-year tenure has been highlighted by academic excellence, campus renewal and the creation of a learner-centered environment, which prompted USA Today to name Oswego a 2012 Best Value College. She established the Presidential Scholarship Program for outstanding academic achievers, the new Possibility Scholarship Program, a range of award-winning first-year programs, and the Oswego Guarantee, covering cost, class size and time-to-degree matters. She laid the foundation for national and international accreditation for the School of Education and School of Business. Oswego is seeing the fruits of her ambitious campus-wide renewal plan, encompassing hundreds of millions of dollars in renovations and construction, including the new Campus Center and a 182,000-square-foot addition to the college’s science facilities, now under construction. She launched Oswego’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign and spearheaded a massive upgrade of campus technological capabilities, including wireless computing environments and “smart” technology in classrooms. She is tenured in the School of Business. She earned a baccalaureate degree with honors in English and a juris doctor degree from Syracuse University, which has presented her its Distinguished Alumni Award. The State Senate has named her a New York State Woman of Distinction.


5 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Richard BackInterim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dr. Back was named interim dean in January, after serving for seven years as an associate professor and chair of the department of biological sciences. He has taught courses in zoology and aquatic ecology as well as the department’s freshman seminar and senior capstone research courses. He has published research articles on the ecology of lake plankton, including the transfer of heavy-metal contaminants through Great Lakes’ food webs. His research has been supported through grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, his master’s degree from Clemson University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Center for Great Lakes Research.Pamela A. MichelInterim Dean, School of Education Dr. Michel was named interim dean in 2011 after serving 10 years as the chair of the curriculum and instruction department. She previously taught in the graduate literacy program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music and education from Elmira College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in reading and language arts from Syracuse University. She is the author of the book The Child’s View of Reading: Understandings for Teachers and Parents as well as many other publications contributing to the field of literacy.Fritz MessereDean, School of Communication, Media and the Arts Formerly chair of Oswego’s communication studies department, Fritz Messere was named founding dean of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts in 2010. He is a nationally recognized expert on broadcasting regulation and telecom munications. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oswego and did post-graduate work at Cornell University. He is the co-author of five books on electronic media and communication, including Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond . He has served as external assistant to FCC Commissioner Mimi Wayforth Dawson, as senior fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communication Policy, and on the Rural Policy Research Institute’s National Experts Panel on Telecommunications.Richard J. SkolnikDean, School of Business Before becoming dean of Oswego’s School of Business, Dr. Skolnik served as chair of the accounting, finance and law department and as director of the master’s in business administration program. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has been involved with the CFA Institute in numerous areas. He has published research articles on investments, higher education pedagogy, and financial economics. He has a Ph.D. in managerial economics and a master’s degree in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Michigan.David W. KingDean, Graduate Studies and Research Before becoming graduate dean at Oswego, Dr. King was a professor of history, history department chair, associate dean and acting dean of arts and sciences, associate provost and interim provost, and chair of Faculty Assembly. Most recently, he collaborated with the Division of Extended Learning on the development of the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse. In addition to his duties overseeing graduate studies and research at Oswego, he is director of the SUNY/Sloan Foundation Professional Science Masters Program for the State University system. Dr. King studied at the University of Rochester, University of London and SUNY Stony Brook, where he earned a Ph.D. in modern European history.Yvonne A. PetrellaDean, Division of Extended Learning Formerly director of the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Yvonne Petrella became dean when her division was renamed Division of Extended Learning in 2008. Under her direction since 1994, Oswego’s programs for non-traditional students have broadened to include online degree completion programs, increased summer and winter offerings, and expanded contract training and professional develop ment programs. The division encompasses programs at Fort Drum, the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center and the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse. Dean Petrella joined Oswego’s business faculty in 1977 after earning her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Youngstown State University.


6 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Commencement SpeakerWilliam Crist Superintendent of Schools, City of Oswego School District William Crist is the superintendent of schools for the Oswego City School District, his alma mater. Mr. Crist has worked for the Oswego City School District for 30 years as a teacher, a team leader, and a building and central office administrator. He is committed to education and gets great joy and inspiration in seeing kids being kids while witnessing the excitement of the learning experience. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and completed a certificate program from the Cornell University ILR school. He received a certificate of advanced study in instructional administration from SUNY Oswego. Involved in the greater Oswego community, Mr. Crist is a member and past president of Oswego Rotary Club, a member of the board of directors and executive board of the Greater Oswego County United Way and a past officer and previous board of directors member of the Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He serves on other community and regional advisory boards in the Oswego area to assist in development and growth of those related institutions. Mr. Crist holds professional membership in New York State Council of School Superintendents, Association of Supervision of Curriculum Development, New York State Association of School Business Officials, Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs and the American Federation of Musicians #78. Bill has interests in and appreciation of the outdoors. He enjoys time spent with family and friends. He resides in Minetto with his wife, Carol; their children, Emily and Billy; and their two dogs, Elroy and Luigi. Honor Cords for VeteransUnited States veterans graduating from SUNY Oswego are wearing red, white and blue honor cords in recognition of their service and sacrifice.College Honors ProgramThe Oswego College Honors Program consists of a core of courses in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, philosophy and history designed to stimulate students’ intellectual growth and develop their analytical abilities. Unlike traditional courses, which present material from a single field of study, Honors Program courses are multi-disciplinary, drawing ideas and information from many fields and addressing concerns common to all the disciplines. In addition to Honors core requirements and all the requirements in their majors, Honors Program students must also meet requirements in laboratory science and a foreign language and complete an Honors Thesis, in which they explore a topic in some depth. The following students from the Class of 2012, wearing silver tassels, are completing the requirements for the SUNY Oswego College Honors Program:Erin Cummings Jayne Vignuli Amanda WoomerMcNair ScholarsThe Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a national program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that aims to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in doctoral degree programs and the professoriate. At Oswego, the McNair Program supports 26 talented junior and senior students each year, providing extensive research experience, faculty mentoring, and information on graduate education. Twothirds of McNair Scholars are low income, often the first generation of their family to attend college, while one-third are from groups underrepresented in graduate school. Students are selected for their intellectual curiosity and vigor, their ability to pursue rigorous and substantive research, and their interest in earning a doctoral degree and teaching at the university level.Cheryl Sandrow


7 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT SUNY Chancellor’s Award RecipientsJohn Belt SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Mr. Belt has been an associate professor of technology at Oswego since 1975. A longtime proponent of the work and philosophy of R. Buckminster Fuller (who is most famous for the geodesic dome), Mr. Belt is a founding member of the Synergistic Collaborative and has coordinated symposia for the world of design at such institutions as the Rhode Island School of Design, American University and Isamu Noguchi Gallery. His innovative work in design, design education and teacher preparation has been recognized by the Council on Technology Teacher Education. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial education from Murray State University and taught there for eight years before coming to Oswego.Tracy Lewis SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching A multilingual teacher-scholar at Oswego since 1984 and a pre-eminent expert on the literature of Paraguay, Dr. Lewis teaches Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish literature and Latin American culture at Oswego, where he is a professor of modern languages and literatures. He has translated books of Paraguayan and Chilean authors as well as writing two books of essays and poetry and many scholarly articles in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Guaran, an indigenous Paraguayan language. When he translated the novel El Invierno de Gunter (Gunter’s Winter) by Juan Manuel Marcos in 2001, it was only the third Paraguayan novel ever to be translated into English. He received the Paraguay Ministry of Education Medal in August. Dr. Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. at Brown University.Sarfraz Mian SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities Dr. Mian is a professor of management in Oswego’s School of Business and chair of the management and marketing department. His expertise lies in entrepreneurship, technology incubators and the role of government and universities in promoting business start-ups. He joined Oswego’s faculty in 1992 and earned the college President’s Award for Scholarly Activities in 1997. He is the co-author of one scholarly book and editor of another, with a third due out next year. His articles in the Journal of Business Venturing and Research Policy are among the most-cited business incubation resources. In the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor program, he is a principal investigator and Pakistan team leader. He earned his Ph.D. from George Washington University and master’s degrees in chemical engineering, management science and business administration from three universities. He was the founding president of a start-up company in Houston and has worked as an engineer, operations manager and consultant.Malachi Reardon SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service A 35-year employee of SUNY Oswego, Mr. Reardon is the college’s building trades manager, responsible for three departments: building trades construction, building trades finishes and the furniture shop. He and his team help maintain 3 million square feet of building space on campus. His accomplishments include researching and implementing new products and procedures to make facilities tasks easier, faster and less costly. Trumpeters announce the beginning of the commencement ceremony.Student SpeakerRebecca Witkin 2012 – 2013 President SUNY Oswego Student Association Originally from Buffalo, Ms. Witkin is currently majoring in political science with a double minor in sustainability studies and peace and conflict studies. During her time at SUNY Oswego, she has been active in a range of student groups, including serving as the social programming coordinator and the special events coordinator on the Student Association Programming Board, national women’s representative on the Greek Executive Board and a senator for Student Association, and being active in the local chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma. She has thoroughly enjoyed opportunities at SUNY Oswego to travel abroad by studying in Ecuador last year. Ms. Witkin plans to travel and attend graduate school after her graduation in May 2013.


8 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT State University of New YorkBoard of TrusteesH. Carl McCall Chairman Joseph W. Belluck Henrik N. Dullea Ronald G. Ehrenberg Angelo M. Fatta Tina Good Stephen J. Hunt Eunice A. Lewin Marshall A. Lichtman John L. Murad Jr. Kenneth P. O’Brien Kevin Rea Linda S. Sanford Richard Socarides Carl Spielvogel Cary F. Staller Gerri Warren-MerrickChancellor of the UniversityNancy L. ZimpherSenior Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, Secretary of the UniversityWilliam F. HowardSUNY Oswego College CouncilJames McMahon Chair Darlene Baker Saleem Cheeks Paul Culligan Richard Farfaglia Michael J. Goldych Carolyn Rush William Scriber Gary Sluzar Gail Akin Associate Director, Admissions Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1981 Susan Skripac Camp Associate Professor, Vocational Teacher Preparation Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1987 Joseph F. Grant Jr. Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1972 Kathleen Hangac Learning Specialist, Office of Learning Services Initial Appointment to Oswego: 2002 Linda Lord Visiting Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1996 Sandra Moore Associate Professor and Chair, Health Promotion and Wellness Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1992 Edward O’Shea Professor, English and Creative Writing Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1980 Marta Santiago Human Resource Manager and Affirmative Action Officer Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1984 Celia Sgroi Associate Professor, Public Justice Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1980 Norman Weiner Distinguished Service Professor, Sociology Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1973SUNY Oswego Retiring Faculty and Professional Staff


9 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT School of EducationInnovation in teaching methods has been a hallmark of SUNY Oswego since its founding as a teachers college in 1861. This creative spirit still thrives in the School of Education, where advanced techniques and early experi ences in the classroom help students become teachers ready to meet the expectations of today’s students. The School of Education is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.Candidates for Baccalaureate DegreeSubject to completion of all degree require ments, degrees will be conferred upon those individuals listed herein who have met the requirements of their respective degrees. Degree recipients will come forward during the ceremony to receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 – 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 – 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 – 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. * Sara Elizabeth Bauer, Lee Center Alyssa Dawn Beers, Campbell Sean Jacob Bereza, Rome ** Stephanie Ann Bischoping, Rochester Anna Stacia Bontorno, Elmira * Jessica Preston Bower, Holley Travis Michael Bruneau, Manlius * Lydia Anne Bury, Liverpool Kyle James Carleo, Liverpool Nicole Marie Charles, Liverpool * Kelly Collins, Fairport Paul Donald Comfort, Fort Edward Marcus Edward Crawford, Rochester * Erin S. Cummings, Valley Cottage Alyssa Ray Dean, Union Springs Fanny Jean Dickinson, Pulaski Joseph Michael Dillabough, Maple View Daniel Patrick Dillon, Liverpool * Jessica S. Diters, Canastota Kristina Marie Donovan, Penfield Stephen Edward Durocher, Gansevoort Stephen James Dwyer, Oswego Courtnei Anne Fassel, Amherst Julie Marie Feheley, Johnson City Thomas Henry Ferriter, Rochester Nathan Oliver Forrest, Gasport Leah Claire Clarke Fox, Rochester Katie Lynn Freeman, Clay Dennis Joseph Gladle, West Monroe Steven William Glasshagel, Coram * Timothy Governale, Holbrook David Christopher Guerrieri, Highland Mills ** Bethany M. Gugino, Fredonia ** Petra Harris, Philadelphia * Nicholle Herbert, Syracuse * Mary Elizabeth Hesler, Oswego Jessica Elizabeth Hosie, Livonia * Andrew John Houck, Brewerton Courtney Ryan Johnson, Brewerton * Nicole Marie Johnson, New Hampton ** Kerry Ann Jones, Bay Shore Jared Kaplan, Smithtown Alexander Cooper Keil, Fairport Lola Ann Kelley, Yonkers Emmalee Kelting, Saranac Lake * Maggie Elizabeth Kendrick, Chittenango Joseph Patrick Kenney, Fairport * Cecelia Ann Kotheimer, Syracuse * Megan Ann Kowalski, Auburn ** Ashley Dena Krakau, Syracuse Philip David LeBrun, Seneca Falls Briana Levine, Bardonia Timothy Patrick Lyons, Lynbrook Jason MacLeod, Liverpool Robert Alan Madonia, Farmingville Michael Vincent Malfa, Farmingville John M. Mangus, Webster Amber L. Martin, Williamson * Craig Michael McCaslin, Sayville Jonathan Gerard McDonald, Champlain ** Morgan Grace McMillen, Hannibal Sara Elizabeth Mendillo, Auburn Bridgette Marie Meyer, Buffalo Elizabeth Anne Miller, Oswego Kayla Grace Montagna, Fulton Eric T. Monteiro, Loudonville Corrine Renee Morey, West Monroe Michael Ross Morreale, Marcy Caitlyn Elizabeth Mortka, Clifton Park * Joseph Verne Murdoch, Oswego Nicole Shirley Nalle, Oswego * Carrie Marie Nunez, Orwell Tess Marie Oliver, Cicero Desiree Ann Parish, Ogdensburg ** Zachary Stephen Peelman, Liverpool ** Laura Elizabeth Pfohl, North Syracuse Anthony Paul Pignatti, Cicero Joseph Francis Porcelli, Kings Park * Rachael Ariel Raffa, Northport Jacob J. Reitmeier, Oswego ** Jessica Ann Rogers, Shirley Ashley Lynn Rosenbarker, Liverpool Allison Renee Rubadeau, Brewerton Andrew J. Salvatore, Poughkeepsie Emily E. Scheutzow, Syracuse Madison Ann Schlaugies, Greenlawn Matthew W. Schweizer, Cornwall ** Allison J. Scollin, Saranac Lake Ryan David Scott, Williamsville Maureen Ann Scoville, Carthage *** Amie Beth Sedal, Johnstown ** Brittani Morgan Sharkey, Fulton * Michelle K. Singer, Canastota Kristen Mary Sinicropi, Auburn Jenna Christine Sniffen, Syracuse *** Emily Ann Soderquist, Watertown Patrick W. Stewart, Central Square Cassie Marie Story, Mexico Morgan Stroppel, Delancey Courtney Jane Toomey, Victor Joseph Julius Tricarico, Wading River Caitlyn Erika Wallach, Fairport * Rodney Warren, Altmar Michael A. Wilson, Holland Patent Ryan M. Wood, Phoenix Johnny D. Wratten II, Mohawk Jessica Ann Wright, Adams Center Erin Glynn Yale, Weedsport


10 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT School of BusinessTo keep pace with a rapidly evolving business world, programs in the School of Business integrate classroom learning with advanced computer applications and various forms of applied education, such as case studies, simulations, group projects and internships. Nationally accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — the school offers seven undergraduate majors and a master’s of business admin istration programas well as two five-year combined bachelor’s/MBA degree programs, one in accounting and one in psychology.Candidates for Baccalaureate DegreeSubject to completion of all degree require ments, degrees will be conferred upon those individuals listed herein who have met the requirements of their respective degrees. Degree recipients will come forward during the ceremony to receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 – 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 – 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 – 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Hajime Akiba, Ibaraki, Japan Christopher James Kim Aldi, Palatine Bridge Kevan Scott Babcock, Pine Bush * Jaime Alicia Bashaw, Watervliet Jennelle E. Berkley, Oswego Callie Best, Fulton Gregory Lamar Boone, Bronx Michelle Marie Broeker, Cicero Jeffrey Rudolph Buchheit, Massapequa Gage Wayne Bush, Spencerport Craig Carbaugh, North Syracuse Wesley Andrew Carmichel, Syracuse Matthew Hoyt Chapman, Newark Patrick Kelly Coon, Webster ** Meaghan Ellen Corning, Syracuse Shane Patrick Corrigan, Remsen Alyssa Marie Costantini, Mc Graw John Francis Coughlin III, Cazenovia Samantha Ann Cromp, Camillus Carrie Michelle Dailey, Oneida Richard Sheldon Dawson, Medina Jesse C. Dinneen, Solvay Lee M. Dlouhy, Oakdale Julien Vincent Doucet, Manlius Michelle A. Dugan, East Greenbush James Matthew Dunham, Fulton Justin Patrick Earl, Dryden Patrick Vincent Ely, Elbridge Audrey Anne Fowler, Pulaski Armando Franco, New York Gavin Joseph Goodman, Hammondsport Betsy Sara-Marie Ha, Oswego Nicholas K. Hackenfort, Baldwinsville Ismail Serhan Haknasar, Salisbury Mills Trevor Thomas Harnen, Poughkeepsie Emilyann Patricia Hendricks, Eagle Bridge Andrew Kevin Hines, Nedrow Chelsea Caroline Hofmann, Sodus Melissa S. Hoppel, Cape Vincent Mark Donald Hutton, Fulton Ryan Lynn Jones, Pennellville Matthew David Kaufman, Campbell Hall * Charles Klasen, Cicero Ryan Joseph Knoblock, Fulton Peter Kosatka, Syracuse Kheetah N. Koutouan, New Windsor Jordan Shane Krusch, Kirkland, QC Floyd D. LaVancha III, Natural Bridge Paige L. Locastro, Fulton Mayol A. Malak, Syracuse Nicholas Jon Martin II, Clifton Park Tracy Gary Mattice Jr., Cicero John R. McGill, Ogdensburg Justin Warren Melvin, Baldwinsville Christian F. Messina, Staten Island Christopher Morgan, Rodman Melissa Nicole Morse, Mohawk Connor P. Murphy, Islip Terrace Sharon Alice Murphy, Lindenhurst Charles Alexander Nunez, Phoenix Christa Jean Nussbaum, Farmingville Nikki Marie Perrine, Oswego ** Matthew Wayne Pistello, Baldwinsville Emily L. Pratt, Bloomfield * Patricia A. Riley, Syracuse Daniel R. Romito, Fairport Robert Joseph Ruhland, Penfield Elizabeth Samson, Valley Cottage Gregory James Sanders, Camden Lee A. Smith, Port Byron Maxwell Murray Smith, Clinton Jessica Lynn Sobierajski, West Babylon William Joseph Sobon, Syracuse Brittany Nicole Soto, Southold Michael Vincent Spina, Canastota Thomas Stahl, Salem * Bevin Thousand-Messere, Phoenix Miles Alexander Valvo, Hurley Christopher David Virgil-Stone, Adams Justin Richard Vreeland, Seneca Falls * Yunyuan Wang, Zhengzhou, China Jared Ronald Waters, South Berwick, ME Alec Vincent Williams, Baldwinsville * Bin Ye, Oswego Eva Yeboah, Cobleskill Jacquelyn Kathleen Young, Henderson


11 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT School of Communication, Media and the ArtsCreated in 2007, the School of Communication, Media and the Arts brings together programs related to the study and creation of messages through art and music, electronically and via the spoken word. The school combines the strengths of fine and performing arts programs in art, music and theatre with the highly diverse department of communication studies. Eight undergraduate degree options and one master’s degree are offered in addition to interdisciplinary majors and minors. Graduates in this division are identified by tri-colored cords representing brown for art and theatre, crimson for communication studies, and pink for music.Candidates for Baccalaureate DegreeSubject to completion of all degree require ments, degrees will be conferred upon those individuals listed herein who have met the requirements of their respective degrees. Degree recipients will come forward during the ceremony to receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 – 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 – 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 – 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Nicholas Grant Bagnardi, Ballston Lake Kwame Kelechi Belle, Springfield Gardens Michael Thomas Blair, Liverpool Christy Nicole Brandimarte, Dix Hills Jessica E. Brien, Syracuse Spencer Nicholas Brill, Saranac Lake Brandon Patrick Clements, Syracuse Kayla Sueann Crane, Elmira Diane M. Culotta, Manlius Morgan Ashlee DeLosh, Mexico Nicholas Dolan Defrancesco, Coxsackie Anthony Paul Demario, Liverpool Scott Michael Diamond, Newark Heather Louise Anne Doherty, North Syracuse * Joseph John Donegan, Oswego Samantha Marie Durand, Highland Brian Patrick Earley, Cicero ** Emily E. Endress, Cortland Jana Fassberg, Woodmere * Patrick Michael Freebern, Hudson Falls * John T. Gamble, Oswego *** Amanda Lee Graffius, Niagara Falls ** Andrea Jean Grellman-Smith, Oswego Jenna Marie Hanson, West Monroe ** Samantha Rose Hojczyk, Lancaster Alexandria Danielle Hough, Watertown Siobhan Patricia Joyce, Levittown Jonathan Scott Kahn, Manlius * Nathan Edwin Keep, Homer Caitlin M. Kelley, Syracuse Keith Wesley Lavin, North Syracuse Aaron Locke Londraville, LaFargeville Christie Lee Maldonado, Bronx Jordan Matlovsky, Island Park Samantha Capenos Mulcahey, Pennellville Sarah Murphy, Syracuse * Jordan Tyler Neville, Greenfield Center Timothy Paul O’Donnell, Croton On Hudson * Kefa Olang, Hopewell Junction Michelle E. Piluso, Astoria David Corey Poulin, Syracuse ** Kaitlin Mae Provost, Holden, MA John Quinn, Saratoga Springs Lindsay Marie Rausa, Liverpool Ryan Reynolds, Bainbridge Nicholas Russell, Queensbury ** Ryan G. Schultz, Greene Kathleen Ann Scott, Weedsport John M. Shanley, Jamesville ** Eric David Sleeper, Syracuse Brittany Ann Smart, Fulton Joshua Jon-Howard St. Croix, Watertown *** Asa Thomas Stackel, Watertown Sarah June Stevens, Sandy Creek Chad M. Stewart, Baldwinsville Benjamin Clark Taylor, Dryden * Mary Pluma Tyson, Altmar ** Angela M. Varos, Queensbury Jillian Elizabeth Wagner, Island Park Ineisha Shawniece Williford, Oswego Kiara Lytia Wilson, Bronx Blake Amber Wolcik, Mexico


12 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT College of Liberal Arts and SciencesThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest academic division, both in number of students and in number of courses of study. Providing a broad basis for a liberal education, Liberal Arts and Sciences offers about 40 undergraduate majors in everything from American studies to zoology, nearly as many minors, five cooperative degree programs, pre-professional advisement, several special-interest tracks and four graduate programs.Candidates for Baccalaureate DegreeSubject to completion of all degree require ments, degrees will be conferred upon those individuals listed herein who have met the requirements of their respective degrees. Degree recipients will come forward during the ceremony to receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80–4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Amanda Lyn Agneta, Troy Bethany Nicole Alletzhauser, Liverpool Maricruz Alvarado, Bronx Brittney Ann Marie Anthony, Liverpool Samuel Graeme Levy Austin, Minetto Kristen Alexis Avery, Syracuse Toria Shantelle Baker, Brooklyn Amanda Sarah Belasen, Voorheesville Brian Charles Belcher, Memphis Jordin Renee Bendert, Endwell Katelyn Laurice Bennett, Seneca Falls Matthew Broderick Bisso, Horseheads Christine Margaret Brandon, Oswego Miriah Jean Buley, Lacona Katrina Marie Bumpus, Auburn Katelyn Elizabeth Burdo, Elizabethtown Jessica Lynn Buske, Oswego Drew August Calderone, Fulton Christopher Campbell, Mohegan Lake * Shannon Nicole Carroll, Phoenix Brendan Maloy Carter, Oswego Kyle Casale, Windham Dillon Edward Coates, Oswego Travis David Cobb, Sandy Creek Jamie Lynn Colvin, Pulaski Geoff William Conrad, Endwell * Patricia Elizabeth Conrad, Angola Killea Elizabeth Cook, Troy Aaron Cordiale, Queensbury Nicholas Albert Coyne, Fulton Erin Michelle Crise, Fredonia Nicole Lynn Dancisin, Goshen Kristen J. Darcy, East Syracuse Catherine Dawn Darling, Memphis Nicholas James Davis, Rosedale Brett Adam Deutsch, Plainview Ziana Dhalla, East Meadow *** Jacob William Dievendorf, Phoenix Zachary Cutler DiGiulio, Syracuse Regina Marie Doran, Oswego Phillip D. Elliott Jr., Staten Island Sara Tarek Elsafty, Liverpool Jennifer Lynn Emmons, Oswego ** Colleen Michele Emond, Oswego James Steven Falkowski, Depew Amber Ann Farrell, Oswego Alicia Ferraro, North Massapequa Shane G. Fitzmaurice, Hicksville Troy M. Flack, Oswego Meaghan Mary Flynn, Schenectady Bruce William Fredette, Fredericksburg, VA Nicholas Paul Frontale, Fulton ** Joshua Paul Gallogly, Oswego Christopher Alain Garand, Plattsburgh Julie Dayna Goldman, Wantagh Melissa Ann Gorall, Rochester Christopher Douglas Graham, Fayetteville Amy Margaret Griffin, Waterford Akil D. Griffiths, Bronx Gina Burdick Hageman, Corning Lauren R. Hall, Northport Brendan Michael Hammer, Cheektowaga * Zachary Thomas Hargett, Locke Cassandra Lynn Harrington, Red Creek Thomas John Harris, Clay Caleb Hayes, Land O’ Lakes, FL Jessalyn Elizabeth Hayes, Liverpool Molly Maccewen Heagerty, Fulton *** Alyssa Nicole Hinkleman, Brewerton John Ryan Hlywa, Poughkeepsie Jessica Mariel Ingalsbe, Batavia * Jessica Christine Jackson, Poughkeepsie Solange Tamica Faith Jarvis, Brooklyn Liam Edward Johnston, Port Ewen Corey Steven Jones, Burnt Hills *** Kathryn A. Justus, Wurtsboro * Matt Andrew Kenyon Jr., Mohawk ** Sean Thomas Kliphon, North Syracuse Jacob Wesley Knowlton, Ogdensburg Jessica Susan Krebs, Vernon Hayden Donald Lainhart, Endwell Michael J. Lamm, Clifton Park * Steven George Lee II, Oswego Stephen Michael Lewis, Marion * Lauren Elizabeth Lipinoga, North Tonawanda Christina Mary Logel, Portland Courtney Elizabeth Macner, Fulton * Tealia Rose Mandy, Fort Edward * Michael Thomas Marcinowski, Flushing Nicolas Jordan Markham, Williamson Yuji T. Marsh, Albany Kevin James Matte, Queensbury *** Caitlin Matwijec, Rome Kyle Robert McGrath, Ithaca Edward Thomas McGuire, Pearl River Kelly Ann McNamara, Chester Mary Catherine McNamara, Chester Matthew James McQuade, Schenectady Catherine Elizabeth Menapace, Skaneateles Bryan Rowell Mendoza, Mahopac Karl Ivan Miller Jr., Phoenix Courtney Elise Miranda, Spencerport *** Yoshihiro Miura, Dobbs Ferry Sharice Katherine Moon, Waterville Alesha Morabito, Camillus Cassandra Grace Morley, Oswego * Andrew Michael Mulichak, Lake View James Logan Murphy, Phoenix


13 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT The College Mace Eric Richard Nemier, Liverpool Vincent Louis Nichols Jr., Saratoga Springs Shawn M. Niles, Cheektowaga George Chinedu Nwanko, Bronx Sean Robert O’Brien, Liverpool Nicholas Michael O’Hare, Buffalo Endell Julian Osuna, Sodus Kevin Stephen Paris, Oswego Robert George Pattridge III, Henrietta * Leah Ann Payne, Glen Aubrey Joseph Oliver Pearl, Mechanicville Meriann Liliveht Pena, Bronx Chelsea Mae Phillips, Oswego Kristen Noelle Polmanteer, Bath ** Steven Lee Pomerville, Oswego Victoria Doeblin Quartaro, Geneva Anthony Christopher Reda, Mahopac Racheal Marie Richardson, Oswego Luis Jose Rodriguez, Monroe Andrew David Rosen, Valley Stream Megan Fay Ross, Spencer * Luisa Elaine Ruiz, Fulton Jesse Faez Sahli, Glen Oaks Cheryl Ann Sandrow, Staten Island ** Ashley Brooke Sauers, Syracuse Kathryn Rose Sbrocchi, Mississauga, ON Katherine Lynn Scheib, Niskayuna Jacob Allen Schreiber, Elmira Amanda Leigh Scofield, Liverpool Rachel Elizabeth Sellin, Central Square Rachel Lynn Sennett, Rochester Jason R. Shaffner, Fulton Natalie Marie Sierra, New York Laura Anne Skinkle, Lowman Katlyn E. Smegelsky, Oswego Mark Edward Smith Jr., Lacona Michaela Cathleen Smith, Oswego Morgan Elizabeth Snyder, Oswego Laura Margaret Soos, Williamsville * Justin Mitchel Soule, Brewerton Mike Jeffrey Squairs, Liverpool Donald Walter Stack, Little Falls Paul Anthony Steadham, Saratoga Springs * Anthony D. Sterio, Oswego Michael Stillitano, Middletown * Marianne Dena Stopper, Binghamton Wayne Edward Storms, Modena * Janet Louise Stryker, Cato Alexa Kathryn Vadala, Bristow, VA Allen D.W. Vanderlinde, Rochester *** Jayne Rose Vignuli, Ringwood, NJ Jonathon Zachary Walda, Camden John M. Wallace III, Phoenix Mariah A. Wallace, Phoenix Marc Andrew Walton, Martville Joshua John Way, Syracuse Benjamin William Weber, Schenevus Lauren E. Wensley, Farmingdale ** Traci Lee Westcott, Holley Christopher Stephen Wheeler, Massapequa Derek Christopher Whitmore, North Tonawanda Nieshia T. Whittingham, Oswego * Christina Wickens, Baldwinsville ** Chelsea Williams, Stony Creek Rebecca Mary Williams, Pennellville Samantha Anne Williams, Adams Center Heather-Joy Patrice Wilson, Brooklyn *** Robert Benjamin Lenhart Wimler, Hannibal * Amanda R. Woomer, Tonawanda Brenda E. Yee, Arverne Jahnique Joy Young, Hempstead Nathaniel Ryan Zera, Massena James R. Zielenski, Holland Patent Andrew Erik Ziemins, Poughkeepsie


14 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Division of Extended LearningThe Division of Extended Learning serves adult students returning to the classroom to update or enhance their skills, open a gate way to a new career, or pursue the pleasures of lifelong learning. Oswego offers a schedule friendly to part-time learners that includes intensive summer and winter sessions, online classes through the SUNY Learning Network, and degrees that can be earned entirely through evening study. Candidates for Baccalaureate DegreeSubject to completion of all degree require ments, degrees will be conferred upon those individuals listed herein who have met the requirements of their respective degrees. Degree recipients will come forward during the ceremony to receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 – 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 – 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 – 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Grace M. Case, Fulton Abbegail R. Familo, Mexico Jamie Lee Higby, Fulton Courtney M. McLymond, Mexico A leader in education and an advocate of free public schools, Edward Austin Sheldon (1823-1897) was responsible for opening the Oswego Normal School in May 1861. Sheldon’s pioneering ideas in object teaching became a model for other normal schools throughout the nation and around the world. Sculptor John Frances Brines designed the statue that was constructed with penny contributions from school children throughout the state in 1899.


15 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Division of Graduate StudiesThe Division of Graduate Studies’ aim is to provide an environment in which qualified students may join a competent faculty in the quest for advanced learning. The graduate program is conducted through academic course work and research that lead students toward professional improvement and scholarly achievement. Candidates for Master’s Degree and Certicate of Advanced StudySubject to completion of all degree requirements, degrees will be conferred upon those individuals listed herein who have met the requirements of their respective degrees. Graduate degree recipients are hooded by the graduate marshals and receive congratulations from their dean and the president.Master of Arts, Major in Art Amanda J. Bernard, BFA Rochester Institute Technology Gina Elizabeth Sherwood, BFA SUNY Buffalo KayCie Simmons, BFA SUNY OswegoGraduate Certicate in Integrated Media & Social Network Matthew DeBellas, BA SUNY OswegoMaster of Arts, Major in EnglishChudan Chen, BA Hanjzhou Institute of Commerce, China Christopher John Savacool, BA Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityMaster of Arts, Major in HistoryRebecca Joyce Fisher, BA, MS SUNY Oswego Mary Frances Petersen, BA SUNY Oswego Master of Arts in Teaching, Art EducationLauren M. Burke, BFA SUNY Oswego Kristine A. Danker, BS SUNY Brockport Dianka LeRoux, BFA SUNY Oswego Alicia Pierce, BA SUNY OneontaMaster of Business AdministrationJ. Michael Byrnes, BS SUNY Oswego Yulan Feng, BS China University of Geosciences Armando Franco, BS SUNY Oswego Lindsay Ann Geyer, BS SUNY Brockport Michael Richard Goodman, BS SUNY Oswego Nichole Kay Anne Henry, BA SUNY Oswego Melissa Hoppel, BS SUNY Oswego Owen Charles Kelly, BA SUNY Oswego Charles Klasen, BS SUNY Oswego Natalie Macaulay, BS SUNY Potsdam David Anthony Mazza, BA SUNY Buffalo Amie Elizabeth Nichols, BA SUNY Oswego Mohammed Ashfaqur Rahman, BS SUNY Oswego Kristen Ashley Troia, BS LeMoyne College Susan J. Wait, BA Syracuse University Peter Errol Watson, BT SUNY Cobleskill Chen Zhou SUNY GeneseoMaster of Science, Mental Health CounselingHeather A. McAvoy, BA SUNY Oswego Margaret Clare McCurdy, BS SUNY Oswego Andrea Ryan Przybylski, BA LeMoyne College Certicate of Advanced Study, Educational LeadershipAlfred Alan Angeleri, BM SUNY Fredonia, MS SUNY OswegoMaster of Science in EducationKatie Nicole Denny, BS SUNY Oswego Joseph T. Gleason, BA Saint Louis University Ryan Hannon, BA Grand Valley State University Jason Hart, BA SUNY Potsdam Eric Thomas Leusch, BS SUNY Oswego Samantha Barbara Morgan, BS SUNY Oswego Justin Alan Morrison, BS SUNY Oswego


16 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Master of Science in Education, Literacy EducationAlison Miller Anderson, BS SUNY Oswego Stephanie Ann Battista, BS SUNY Cortland Karalyn Joy Beck, BS Nyack College Nicole Ashleigh Bennett, BA, BS SUNY Oswego Danielle N. Bovay, BS Niagara University Alexandra Sara Bowe, BS SUNY Oneonta Ashlee Lauren Brancato, BS SUNY Oswego Elizabeth Patricia Buecher, BA, BS SUNY Oswego Bradford M. Burnham, BS SUNY Oswego Daniel Conroy, BS St. John Fisher College Colleen Theresa Czajak, BS SUNY Oswego James Anthony DeSantis, BS SUNY Oswego Sonya Marie Dodge, BS SUNY Cortland Katie M. Fitzsimmons, BS SUNY Buffalo Kristen M. Flynn-Comstock, BS SUNY Brockport, MS University New England Stephanie Honsinger, BS SUNY Geneseo Jessica Raeann Iannone, BS SUNY Oswego Christopher Nicholas Johnson, BA, BS SUNY Oswego Sarah Nolze Jones, BA University North Carolina Wilmington Casey Mackenzie Lawton, BA, BS SUNY Oswego Malisa Ann Martin, BS SUNY Oswego Jennifer L. McMillian, BS SUNY Oswego Meghan A. Merriam, BA St. John Fisher College Carolyn Ann Nemier, BS SUNY Oswego Cody John Netzband, BS SUNY Oswego Shannon Marie O’Mara, BS SUNY Oswego Kyle William Percey, BS SUNY Oswego Donna Anna Petersen, BS SUNY Oswego Amanda M. Petrie, BA SUNY Geneseo Amie Lyn Shaffner, BS SUNY Oswego Shauna Lee Smith, BS SUNY Oswego Kristine Michelle Speers, BS SUNY Oswego Sarah Jean Teifke, BS SUNY OswegoMaster of Science, Childhood Special EducationLisa Rene Coleman, BS SUNY Oswego Brandie Finger, BS SUNY Oneonta Rebecca Lynn Huntsinger, BS SUNY Oswego Amanda Alexandra Powell, BS University of MA at Lowell James M. Reagan, BA, MS SUNY OswegoMaster of Science, Vocational-Teacher PreparationMAJOR IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION Davaughn L. Cunningham, BT SUNY Cobleskill, BFA SUNY Oswego Jessakka M. Schermerhorn, BS SUNY Cobleskill MAJOR IN CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION Sheriene Edwards, BS Bryant & Stratton (Syr) Colleen Marie Jackson, BS SUNY Oswego Jamie Lynn Sullivan, BA SUNY Potsdam, MS SUNY Oswego MAJOR IN FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Kate M. Magnetto, BS SUNY Oneonta


17 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Honor OrganizationsAlpha Delta Omega Public Justice Honor Society – an open, democratic organization of individuals committed to academic excellence and to the ideal of justice, fairness, freedom and equality for all people in all aspects of society. Alpha Psi Omega National Dramatics Honor Society – an honorary society founded in 1924 that recognizes outstanding student achievement in college and university theatre. Beta Alpha Psi National Business Honor Society – the international honorary organization for accounting and finance students and professionals, recognizes academic excellence and promotes professional development and service activities among its members.Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Schools – serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Chi Alpha Epsilon Educational Opportunity Program Honor Society – recognizes the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria and serves EOP students. Also, promotes continued high academic standards, fosters increased communication among its members, and honors academic excellence achieved by those students. Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society – seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship aiming to promote the study of German language, literature and civilization emphasizing aspects of German life and culture of universal value contributing to the eternal search for peace and truth.Epsilon Pi Tau International Honor Society for Professions in Technology – membership based on high scholastic attainment, participation and leadership in Technology in the college and in the community, and professional qualifications and promise.Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Adult Learners – recognizes the special achievements of adult students who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society – recognizes excellence and fosters mutual cooperation, support and professional growth for educational professionals. Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society – encourages and stimulates scholarship and research in anthropology by recognizing and honoring superior achievement in the discipline among students, faculty and other persons engaged in the study of anthropology. Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Studies Honor Society – represents what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric, as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos meaning logic, Pathos relating to emotion, and Ethos derived as character, credibility and ethics. Mu Beta Psi National Honorary Musical Fraternity – service fraternity encouraging fellowship among musicians and is devoted to the study and performance of music. Membership is open to both men and women. Omicron Delta Epsilon International Academic Honor Society – recognizes scholastic attainment and honors outstanding achievements in econom-ics — establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics.Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society – recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character, excellence as students and leaders in student groups, organizations, and activities. Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society – requires a high overall GPA and even higher GPA in history, sponsoring student trips and outside lecturers. Phi Beta Delta is an international honor society that recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, education, and research. It recognizes outstanding students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have made significant contributions to expanding global engagement and world awareness. Members of this honorary are wearing bronze medallions with red and yellow ribbons. Phi Beta Lambda National Business Organization – aimed at uniting business students in a positive working relationship. Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society – recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the Frenchspeaking world, to stimulate and to encourage French and francophone cultural activities. Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society – recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines, honoring students who excel in scholarship in order to stimulate others to strive for excellence. Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society – members are indicative of superior attainment in music and personal qualifications pertaining to an outstanding exponent of the art. Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society – stimulates scholarship and intelligent interest in political science to provide a framework for enriching the exposure of its members and community to the study of government and issues of public concern. Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology – encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Sigma Pi Sigma National Honor Society in Physics – honors outstanding scholarship in physics; encourages interest in physics at all levels; promotes service of its members toward fellow students, colleagues and the public; and provides fellowship of those who excel in physics. Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society – The Alpha Sigma Eta chapter at Oswego confers distinction for high academic achievement in English and Creative Writing and aims to promote interest in literature and writing on campus and in surrounding communities. Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society – recognizes scientific achievement, enhances health of research enterprise, fosters integrity in science and engineering and promotes the public’s understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.Tau Sigma Academic Honor Society – designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Vega Junior and Senior Women’s Honor Society – women’s junior and senior honor society which places strong value on academic leadership and community service.


18 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Class of 2012 GiftsThe Oswego Alumni Association congratulates and thanks the Class of 2012 for raising $7,336.97 (as of November 15, 2012) for The Fund for Oswego . More than 6 percent of the senior class supported this effort, along with over 178 families, parents, faculty and staff. We offer a special thanks to the Class of 2012 Coordinators and Planning Committee, as well as student volunteers who assisted The Fund for Oswego with the Senior Class Campaign. Contributors Joanne F. Abel ’76 Janet Abrams Gabby and Eric Aguila in honor of Mary Grace Aguila ’ 12 Jackie Altavilla in honor of Michael Altavilla ’12 Louis and Cynthia Altieri in honor of Luann Altieri ’12 Alexandra Anderson ’12 Ann and Adele Anderson in honor of Jared Anderson ’12 Brittney Anthony ’12 in honor of Alpha Phi Omega Jon and Catherine Ariel in honor of Kelli Ariel ’12 David and Laurie Asermily in honor of Rachael Asermily ’12 Jessica Lynn Bagdovitz ’12 Steven John Baker ’12 in honor of the Class of 2012 Michael Balzano ’12 Pamela Balzano in honor of Cara Balzano ’12 Kristopher Barnes ’12 in honor of Donna and Michael Barnes Russell and Robin Barnett in honor of Robin Danielle Barnett ’12 Michael and Matthew Bauman, in honor of Allison Bauman ’12 Paul and Marlene Beckwith in honor of Paul T. Beckwith ’12 Amanda Belasen ’12 Jennelle E. Berkley ’12 in memory of Ronald B. Emmons ’94 Michael and Carole Bieber in honor of Alexa Bess Bieber ’12 Karen and Michael Biondo in honor of Stephen Biondo ’12 Stephen Biondo ’12 in honor of Professor Steven Abraham Kalynn Mae Birdsall ’12 in honor of Randy, Nan and Sierra Birdsall Christina M. Blanchard ’12 Jim and Lisa Blum in honor of Lindsey Blum ’12 The Boyce Family in honor of Michael J. Boyce ’12 Michael Boyce ’12 Joseph Bradley ’12 in honor of Joe and Morgan Bradley Kristopher Alexander Brandow ’12 Caitlin Brewster ’12 Mary Ann Brockway in honor of Kimberly Brockway ’12 Michael J. Brooks ’12 Arnold and Barri Brown in honor of Megan Brown ’12 The Buley Family in honor of Miriah Buley ’12 Karl Burns ’12 in honor of Hattie Levenseller Chelsie Leanne Butler ’12 Ronnie Cabrera ’12 in honor of Cesar Camilo Justin Calitree ’12 in honor of Ruth Calitree Isabelle Cantanucci ’12 in honor of my family Deborah Cardinal in honor of Kyle Cardinal ’12 The Carmody Family in honor of John Griffin Carmody ’12 Grace M. Case ’12 Anthony Catalano ’12 in honor of Mehran Nojan Ronald Damasco Cera ’12 Robert Edwin Cirillo ’12 in honor of Edwin and Mary Calabrese Bridgit M. Clark ’12 Karisa Marie Clark ’12 Lauren Clark ’12 Megan Rebecca Clement ’12 Robert and Elaine Cohen in honor of Jessica Cohen ’12 Danielle Conley ’12 Elizabeth Ashley Conrad ’12 Linda Conte-Giannone John Cook in honor of Jacqueline K. Cook ’12 The Creative Writing Program in honor of our graduating seniors Robert Cregg in honor of Jackie Kelly Cregg ’12 Steven and Yvonne Darcangelis in honor of Steven Darcangelis ’12 Chris and Elizabeth Dashnaw in honor of Sarah Goobic ’12 Marianne Davis in honor of Liz Bernath ’12


19 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Robert and Trees Davis in honor of Elizabeth Bernath ’12 The DelVecchio Family in honor of Christine A. DelVecchio ’12 Christine Alicia DelVecchio ’12 Morgan Ashlee DeLosh ’12 Brett Adam Deutsch ’12 in honor of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sharyl DiGiovanni Heather Doherty ’12 in honor of Dr. Moody Kerry Dorsey ’81, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations — Congratulations, Class of 2012 Rick ’86 and Karen Vacanti Dunn ’85 in honor of Richard W. Dunn Jr. ’12 Bridget Ann Dunphy ’12 Gary and Kathy Dupree in honor of Nicholas Dupree ’12 Mr. and Mrs. E. in honor of Elizabeth Bernath ’12 Jim and Teresa Eggers in honor of Jason Eggers ’12 Thomas ’81 and Donna Peterson Eichenberger ’82 in honor of Nicole Eichenberger ’12 The Fana Family in honor of Eric Fana ’12 Eric Fana ’12 Brady Farkas ’12 in honor of Men’s Baseball Anthony and Anita Farmer in honor of Brandon Farmer ’12 William and Elyse Flader in honor of Lee J. Flader ’12 Jennifer Lynn Fluri Phoebe Ann Forbes ’12 Thomas and Kimberlee Forbes in honor of Craig Emerson Forbes ’12 Lindsey Forte ’12 in honor of Tom Forte Arlene and Michael Frank Family in honor of April Frank ’12 Karen Fredericks in honor of Kelly Fredericks ’12 Elena Gabrikova ’12 in honor of Nataliya and Alexandr Gabrikova Antoinette and Barbara Galante in honor of Christopher A. Galante ’12 Robert and Kathy Galante in honor of Christopher A. Galante ’12 Nicole Madalena Garvey ’12 Kevin Genter in honor of Kylie Genter ’12 Stephan and Patricia Georgi in honor of Lynn Georgi ’12 Rosa Gonzalez in honor of Edwin Gonzalez ’12 Gloria Alana Grimaldi ’12 Ashley Lorraine Grimes ’12 Karen and Kris Hackenfort in honor of Nicholas K. Hackenfort ’12 Grant Hait The Hallahan Family in honor of William Hallahan ’12 Doreen and Steve Hamel in honor of Colleen Hamel ’12 Barbara Hammer The Harnen Family in honor of Trevor Harnen ’12 Rachel Harnden ’12 in honor of Laura Harnden ’89 Vivian Harris in honor of Christopher Galante ’12 Michelle Hembury ’12 in honor of Edwin Hembury (Duke) Taide Stephanie Hernandez ’12 Julie Fae Hershkowitz ’12 The Hess Family in honor of Forrest Hess ’12 Jamie Higby ’12 in honor of David Epolito Jennifer Holloway ’12 James and Caroline Holman in honor of James B. Holman ’12 Carl ’78 and Janet Husung in honor of Lisa Husung ’12 Taylor Mae Jentsch ’12 Robert Johnson ’89 The Johnson Family in honor of Nicole M. Johnson ’12 The Jurcak Family in honor of Ana Jurcak ’12 Ana Marie Jurcak ’12 Matthew J. Kallin ’12 in memory of Kevin R. Collins ’86 Robert and Lynn Kerr in honor of Alexandra Kerr ’12 Norbert and Lynette Kieffer in honor of Chelsea Kieffer ’12 Christy Annmarie Kinney ’12 Barbara Kowitski in honor of Kaitlin Kowitski ’12 Ashley Dena Krakau ’12 in honor of Gary Morris ’88 Ashley Dena Krakau ’12 in honor of Eric Olson Ashley Dena Krakau ’12 in honor of James Seago Jeffery and Anne Kukura in honor of Eric Kukura ’12 James and Julie Lamm in honor of Michael Lamm ’12 William and Geraldine Lampman in honor of Melissa Lampman ’12 Nan Lance in honor of David Lance ’12 and in memory of Eleanor Iles, Class of 1911 Kimberly Landers ’12 in honor of Jessica Landers Debra Legato Lori Legonelli Erica J. Lemke ’12 in honor of Lynne Lemke Rick and Laurie Leone in honor of Britton Leone ’12 Briana Levine ’12 Kaitlyn Danielle Livermore ’12 Dawn Loosen ’12 Ashley Maher ’13 Nat and Irene Malfa in honor of Michael Malfa ’12 Thomas and Ellen Maloney in honor of Kerry Maloney ’12 Megan Rene Martuscello ’12 in honor of Joseph, Irene and Jason Martuscello Jordan Matlovsky ’12 Michael and Deborah Mazzullo in honor of David Mazzullo ’12 Lawrence Mazuchowski Brenda McBride in honor of Courtney Joanna McBride ’12 Katherine McColgan ’12 in honor of Kevin and Geraldine McColgan Laurie McDermott in honor of the Alumni/Development students ’12 Laurie McDermott in honor of Emily Shapiro ’12 Linda McDonald in honor of Brian McDonald ’12 Tiffany Shenelle McGeary ’12 Donna and Jim McMahon in honor of Liam James McMahon ’12


20 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Morgan McMillen ’12 in honor of the McMillen Family The McNamara Family in honor of Sean J. McNamara ’12 Justin Robert Miano ’12 Marlene Miele in honor of David Miele ’12 JoHanna Molascon ’12 Mom and Dad in honor of Alyssa Constantini ’12 Mom and Dad in honor of Jaclyn Mienkiewicz ’12 Mom and Dad in honor of John Geekie ’12 Mom and Joe in honor of Elizabeth Bernath ’12 Mom and Kelly in honor of Nathan John Zudoffsky ’12 Mom, Dad and Austin in honor of Christy Batchelor ’12 Mom, Dad, Steve and Ruby in honor of Elizabeth Stamer ’12 Mom, Erin and Christopher in honor of John Ryan Hlywa ’12 Sharice Moon ’12 Andrew Mulichak ’12 in honor of the Mulichak Family Brianne Muller ’12 in honor of The Muller Family Mum in honor of Charles P. Ballon ’12 Joyce and Meaghan Murphy in honor of Michael Murphy ’12 Sarah Murphy ’12 Kate Nelson ’12 Jeffrey Newell ’12 in honor of Dr. Amy Shore Betsy Oberst, Alumni Office, and Jerry Oberst ’77, Admissions Office, in honor of the Class of 2012 Maureen and Sean O’Connell in honor of Shea O’Connell ’12 Lindsey Elizabeth O’Leary ’12 Brian Christopher Osmond ’12 Allyson Overend ’12 Brent Pangburn ’12 in honor of Alice Jane Richardson Jody Pangburn Linda Paris M ’12 in honor of David Johnston ’73 Meghan Parrish ’12 Laura Pavlus ’09 in honor of the Class of 2012 Joseph Pesce ’12 in honor of Coach Michael Howard ’90 Alyssa Rae Peterson ’12 Gary and Lori Pettit in honor of Lucas Pettit ’12 Nicole Marie Pontius ’12 The Porcelli Family in honor of Joseph F. Porcelli ’12 Alex and Kathleen Pottetti in honor of Kristina Pottetti ’12 Charissa Rose Pratt ’12 Alfred and Jen Provancher in honor of Traci Provancher ’12 Traci Catherine Provancher ’12 Paul and Susan Provost in honor of Anthony Provost ’12 Department of Psychology in honor of graduating seniors Briana L. Purdy ’12 in honor of Vincent Purdy Brittany Lynn Quickenton ’12 Mohammed Rahman ’12 in honor of Mahtabur Rahman and the Rahman Family The Reda Family in honor of Anthony C. Reda ’12 The Reitmeier Family in honor of Jacob Reitmeier ’12 James and Laurie Resila in honor of Alexander Resila ’12 Kelly Lynn Richards ’12 in honor of William and Joanne Richards Christopher and Gail Rinehart in honor of Lindsay Rinehart ’12 Keith Rubino ’12 in honor of Dr. John Kares Smith Robert ’12 and Wendy Ruhland in memory of Irene Goldman Gilman ’75 Robert ’12 and Wendy Ruhland in memory of P. Kevin Gilman ’74 Luisa E. Ruiz ’12 David Runge ’12 in honor of Renee Landers-Jennings Rebecca Leigh Schretzlmeir ’12 Sandra Schulz in honor of Greg Schulz ’12 Allison Jean Scollin ’12 James Smith in honor of Kaitlyn Smith ’12 Mike and Wendy Sobles in honor of Brittany Sobles ’12 Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Speck in honor of Michael W. Speck ’12 Michael W. Speck ’12 in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Speck Scott and Joanne Stacey in honor of Christine Stacey ’12 Joyce Stahl Sheri Storrs in honor of Kaitlyn Smith ’12 Robin Morey Streeter ’87 and Eric McJury in honor of Jenna Streeter ’12 Martha Searles Sturtz ’79 in honor of Kenneth Sturtz ’12 Kenneth Sturtz ’12 in memory of Nancy Searles ’60 Timothy and Debra Sullivan in honor of Sean Sullivan ’12 Herbert and Kathleen Swan in honor of Timothy Swan ’12 Barbara Tabnik in honor of Jessica Lynn Ciattei ’12 Robert and Jean Tarrant in honor of Melanie L. Tarrant ’12 Melanie Tarrant ’12 The Throop Family in honor of Rhiannon Throop ’12 Angela Mia Tombolillo ’12 Andres Torres in honor of Andrea Torres ’12 The Trimarchi Family in honor of Alessandro Trimarchi ’12 Raymond and Shivkumarie Tross in honor of Ryan Tross ’12 Kiara Tull ’12 in honor of Dr. Paul Roodin Jose Uribe ’12 in honor of Men’s Basketball Katherine van Kessel ’12 Alyssa Vang ’12 in honor of my family, friends and helpers! Paul and Holly Vassallo in honor of Paul “P.J.” Vassallo ’12 Sophie Elizabeth Waitkins ’12 Gregory ’83 and Anne Chillemi Walczak ’81 in honor of Rachel Walczak ’12 Rachel Walczak ’12 in memory of Deacon Joseph Chillemi The Walsh Family in honor of John P. Walsh ’12


21 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT The Walsh Family in honor of Melissa O’Donnell ’12 Jared Ronald Waters ’12 Nancy Watson in honor of Jennifer Watson ’12 Jennifer Lynn Watson ’12 Danielle Wayman ’12 Benjamin William Weber ’12 in honor of Denise and William Weber Ethan White ’12 in honor of Adrienne O’Neill Nieshia T. Whittingham ’12 Kimara Rachel Wilson ’12 Michael Alan Wilson ’12 Brenda Zerbe-Rouse Sheldon Hall, the historic home of Oswego State, was first opened in 1913. It is named after Edward Austin Sheldon, who founded the college in 1861.


22 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Academic TraditionsThe Commencement Setting — The 2007 ceremonies marked the first graduations to take place in Oswego’s Campus Center. Located in the heart of campus, the Campus Center represents the college’s social hub and a gathering place for events appealing to a wide range of student, faculty and community interests. This $25.5 million building is the first new construction on our lakeside campus in 35 years.The Academic Procession — The centuries-old pageantry of the academic procession dates from ancient traditions rooted in the early universities. Since the clergy were in charge of the first academic ceremonies, they followed the familiar order of religious processions.The Tradition of Academic Attire — Caps, gowns and hoods worn at college and university functions date from the Middle Ages. Monks and students of that time wore them to keep warm in the damp, drafty halls of learning. From these practical origins they have developed into the accepted garb which symbolizes scholarly achievement. Baccalaureate gowns have a long, pleated front with shirring across the shoulders and back. They are primarily distinguished by flowing sleeves pointed at the fingertips. These gowns may be worn open or closed. The master’s gown is worn open and the sleeve is cut so that the forearm comes through a slit just above the elbow. The lining of the hood is satin and the color represents the school conferring the degree. The velvet border color represents the discipline in which the degree was earned. Doctoral gowns are traditionally worn open, but either open or closed is acceptable. They carry broad, velvet panels down the front and three velvet bars on the full, round sleeves. This velvet trim ming may be either black or the color distinctive of the degree. Mortarboards or caps worn with baccalaureate and master’s gowns generally have black tassels. The tassel of the doctoral cap is usually made of gold bullion. The doctoral hood gives color and meaning to the academic cos tume. Its silk lining bears the color of the institution conferring the degree. The hood is bordered with velvet of a prescribed width and color to indicate the field of learning to which the degree pertains.The College Medallion is worn by the SUNY Oswego president as a symbol of authority at all official ceremonies such as Commencement and Honors Convocation. Oswego is represented in the perfect center of the medallion by a tiny green and gold circle. The dot is located properly on an outline of New York state, which itself surmounts a globe to show the relationship of our institution to the state and the world. Fashioned by Dominic T. DiPasquale of the Art Department for president James Perdue’s 1966 inauguration, the medallion was a gift of the Class of 1966 for the occasion. A wreath of gold leaves surrounds the globe and is circled by a flat band bearing the engraved college name and two dates: 1861, the college founding; and 1948, the founding of the State University of which Oswego was a charter unit. On the clasp above the medallion sits a gold lamp of knowledge, emblematic of a seat of learning. (Photo, page 1.)The College Mace — In medieval times the mace was a weapon of offense with the metal head often heavily spiked. Today it appears chiefly in ceremonial functions of churches, governments, colleges and universities. The head of the Oswego mace holds a jade sphere symbolizing the university of wisdom and knowledge, surrounded by four silver flanges unfolding petal-like without imprisoning the sphere and representing the potential of disciplined imagination, the goal of higher education. The richness of the jade and the rose wood shaft reflect the pomp and solemnity of academic ceremony. A gift of the Class of 1969 for President James Perdue’s inauguration, the Oswego mace has been in use at Commencement ever since. Joseph F. Shoenfelt of the art faculty created its design and silver work, with the rosewood turning by William D. Todd, formerly of the technology faculty. (Photo, page 13.)Academic ColorsBrown ............................. Fine Arts Citron ..................... Social Science Copper ......................... Economics Crimson ..................... Journalism Dark Blue .................... Philosophy Drab ........................ Accountancy, Business Science Gold ..................... Science Kelly Green ................... Medicine Lemon ................. Library Science Light Blue ..................... Education Orange ....................... Engineering Peacock Blue ...................... Public Administration Pink ..................................... Music Purple ..................................... Law Sage Green ...................... Physical Education Salmon Pink .......... Public Health Scarlet ............................ Theology Silver .................. Oratory (Speech) White ........................ Arts, Letters, Humanities


23 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Public Ceremonies Committee Special ThanksA special word of thanks is extended to those individuals who volunteer to serve as marshals and ushers for the day. Thank you also to the Trumpeters, Maintenance and Custodial Staff, University Police, Registrar’s Office, Publications Office, Campus Technology Services, and Auxiliary Services, including the College Store and Dining Services staff, for their work and participation in Commencement. Cindy Adam University Police Michael Ameigh Office of the Provos t Richard Bush Technology Department William Canning Campus Technology Services Lori Cook Facilities Maintenance and Operations Patrick Devendorf Disability Services Michael Flaherty Auxiliary Services, Public Ceremonies Committee Chair William Hammond Facilities Maintenance and Operations Malcolm Huggins Intercollegiate Athletics Richard Hughes Campus Life Rebecca Kempney Facilities Maintenance and Operations Joy Knopp College Foundation Katie Maxwell Office of Admissions Ellen McCloskey Office of the President David McQuin Campus Technology Services Karen Moore Extended Learning Sandra Moore Health Promotion and Wellness Department Jose Ramos Facilities Maintenance and Operations Tim Nekritz Office of Public Affairs Vernon Reynolds Facilities Maintenance and Operations Michelle St. John Office of the Registrar Barbara St. Michel Campus Life Daniel Tryon Technology Department


24 DECEMBER 2012 COMMENCEMENT Visitor InformationEmergency AssistanceMedical assistance is available on the ground floor in the Campus Center.University Police315.312.5555Lost and FoundInquiries should be directed to University Police at the phone number listed above.RestroomsRestrooms are on all Campus Center levels. Ground floor restrooms are in the main lobby; second-level facilities serve upper seating.RefreshmentsRefreshments are not permitted on the arena floor. However, coffee is available before the ceremonies in the concession area.College BookstoreFresh flowers, frames and an assortment of emblematic clothing and merchandise will be available before and after the ceremonies in the concourse of the Campus Center.ReceptionAll graduates, family members, guests, faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Campus Center Activity Court, Hearth Lounge, and east of the Welcome Center.Photographs and VideotapingAudience videotaping and photography are permitted only from seats. A professional photographer will be present at the ceremony. Graduates will be emailed a link from the photography company to view their photos. Graduation pictures can be ordered online.Notice to Audience MembersOur commencement ceremony is taped and broadcast via tv, radio, and/or the internet in both live and delayed time formats. By attending this event, you are granting permission to have your likeness or image and your voice broadcast without restriction and without right of inspection or approval. Entrance into the event grants permission for your likeness or image to be used without remuneration and releases the campus and its representatives from all claims and liability relating to these broadcasts or their reuse. DepartureAudience is to remain seated until all graduates, faculty and platform party recess.Contact SUNY OswegoOffice of Admissions, 315.312.2250 229 Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126 Commencement program is printed on paper manufactured. with wind power and containing 30% post-consumer content.


DECEMBERCOMMENCEMENTSTAT E UNIV ERS ITY OF NE W Y O R K AT OS W E GOSATURDAY, D ECEMBE R 15, 2012C A MP U S CEN T E RVoices fill the air Singing reverently Pledging our school fair Truth and loyalty This our song we raise In her name and praise Oswego, Alma Mater Hail to thee!Hail OSWEGO Cover Dec 2012.indd 1 12/3/12 11:26 AM