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DECEMBERCOMMENCEMENTSTAT E UNIV ERS ITY OF NE W Y O R K AT OS W E GOSATURDAY, D ECEMBE R 14, 2013C A MP U S CEN T E R Voices 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


ContentsThe CeremonyThe Program ............................................................................................. 2 The Procession ......................................................................................... 3 Officers of the College ............................................................................. 4 Presidential Medal Recipient & Commencement Speaker ................ 6 College Honors Program ........................................................................ 6 Student Speaker ....................................................................................... 7 Alumni Banner Presenter ....................................................................... 7 SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipient ..................................................... 7 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 Business ................................................................................. 9 School of Education ............................................................................. 10 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................................................. 11 School of Communication, Media and the Arts .............................. 13 Division of Extended Learning .......................................................... 14 Graduate Degree Candidates ................................................................ 15 Honor Organizations .............................................................................. 17 Class of 2013 Senior Legacy Gifts .......................................................... 18 Academic Traditions .............................................................................. 22 Public Ceremonies Committee ............................................................. 23 Special Thanks ........................................................................................ 23 Visitor Information ................................................................................. 24 Alma Mater ............................................................................... back cover The College Medallion


2 The ProgramOrder of ExercisesPrelude Juan Francisco La Manna, OrganistProcessional* Selections from Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar Juan Francisco La Manna, OrganistConvening of December Commencement Joan M. CarrollNational Anthem Led by Tara FoxIntroduction of Platform Party Joan M. CarrollWelcome Deborah F. StanleyGreetings James M. McMahon Anthony SmithRecognition of Retiring Faculty and Professional Sta Lorrie ClemoRecognition of SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipient Deborah F. StanleyConferring of Presidential Medal Deborah F. StanleyAcceptance of Presidential Medal Fred FestaRecognition of Honor StudentsLorrie ClemoConferring of Graduate Degrees Deborah F. StanleyRecognition of Graduates* David W. KingConferring of Undergraduate Degrees Deborah F. StanleyRecognition of Undergraduates* Richard J. Skolnik Pamela A. Michel Richard Back Fritz MessereAlumni Banner Presentation Kerry Dorsey Jenna ChewensCharge to Graduates Deborah F. StanleyAlma Mater Led by Tara FoxAdjournment of December Commencement Joan M. CarrollRecessional** Selections from La Vaillance by Georg Philipp Telemann Juan Francisco La Manna, OrganistReaders Schools of Business and Education John Huonker, Associate Professor, Marketing and Management Marcia M. Burrell, Associate Professor, Curriculum and InstructionCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Communication, Media and the ArtsMark Cole, Professor, Theatre Brad Korbesmeyer, Interim Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Associate Professor, English and Creative Writing 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 Caitlyn Mensch Thomas Patterson Rachel Bortin * 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 Honors MarshalsEvelyn A. Clark Benavides Assistant Professor Department of Sociology Mark Mirabito Adjunct Instructor Department of Health Promotion and WellnessUndergraduate MarshalsSteve Abraham Professor Department of Marketing and Management Eric Olson Associate Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction Kathleen Macey Professor Department of Theatre Paul Tomascak Associate Professor Department of Earth Sciences Graduate MarshalsRaihan Khan Associate Professor Department of Marketing and Management Michael LeBlanc Associate Professor Department of Counseling and Psychological ServicesFaculty MarshalsJames Early Associate Professor Department of Computer Science Laura Brown Professor Department of Human DevelopmentPLATFORM PARTYMace Bearer Joan M. Carroll Chairperson Faculty Assembly Anthony Smith President Student Association Richard Back Interim Dean College of Liberal Arts and Sciences David W. King Dean Graduate Studies and Research Pamela A. Michel Interim Dean School of Education Nick Lyons Vice President Administration and Finance Darlene Baker Member College Council Fred Festa Presidential Medal Recipient Fritz Messere Dean School of Communication, Media and the Arts Richard J. Skolnik Dean School of Business James Scharfenberger Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Kerry Dorsey Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Lorrie Clemo Provost Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Goldych Member College Council Brian McGrath Member College Council Gary Sluzar 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 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 16-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 2013 Best Value College. She established the Presidential Scholarship Program for outstanding academic achievers, the Possibility Scholarship Program, a range of award-winning first-year programs, and the pioneering 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 Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation, which opened this fall. She launched Oswego’s first comprehensive fundraising campaigns 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 Richard BackInterim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dr. Back was named interim dean in 2012, 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.Kristen EichhornInterim Dean, Division of Extended Learning Dr. Eichhorn was named interim dean in July, after serving as an associate professor and chair of the communication studies department. Her robust research area crosses boundaries in interpersonal, instructional and health communication. Over the last 10 years, she has presented over 50 conference papers and panels, published a dozen scholarly articles in regional, national and international journals and co-authored the book In terpersonal Communication: Building Rewarding Relationships . She currently serves as a reviewer on several communication journals and on the executive council within the Eastern Communication Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, her master’s degree from West Virginia University and her Ph.D. from the University of Miami.


6 Commencement Speaker & Presidential Medal RecipientFred Festa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer W. R. Grace & Co. Alfred “Fred” Festa, a 1981 graduate of SUNY Oswego, is chairman and chief executive officer of W. R. Grace & Co. He is a seasoned executive with leadership experiences at Fortune 100 companies as well as start-up/venture businesses. He owns the minor league Greenville (S.C.) Road Warriors hockey team, an affiliate of the New York Rangers. Festa joined Grace as president and chief operating officer in 2003, assumed the CEO responsibilities in 2005 and was named chairman of the board in 2008. He was president from 2003 to 2011. He championed the transformation of Grace into a fully integrated operating company. Under his leadership, the company’s revenue grew 60 percent, to $3.2 billion in 2011. He spearheaded intensified productivity efforts that delivered cost savings and revenue enhancements of $155 million in 2011. He created the Grace Research Council to generate an active innovation pipeline. Products introduced in the previous five years delivered around one-third of Grace’s annual revenues in 2011. In addition to his work with Grace, he serves on five professional boards: NVR Inc., the American Chemistry Council Inc., Formed Fiber Technologies Inc., Skill Metalforming Technologies and Anchor Capital Partners. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oswego. An avid supporter of his alma mater, Festa and his wife, MaryLynn Barbero Festa ’82, established the Festa Graduate Leadership Fellows Program offering selected graduate students leadership experience in a professional environment. He also worked with Oswego to establish the W.R. Grace Internship Program. The Festas funded the new Festa Graduate Assistantship Award for Men’s Hockey, providing mentoring for a graduate student interested in coaching. Because of his work in expanding co-op and work-integrated educational opportunities, he was named to the 2012-13 World Council and Assembly on Cooperative Education Hall of Fame. He has shared his experience and lessons on leadership with Oswego students, as the keynote speaker at the 2011 Future Oswego Leaders Conference, as recipient of the School of Business Beta Sigma Gamma Award and through the Alumni-in-Residence program. He will receive the SUNY Oswego Presidential Medal at today’s ceremony. 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 student from the Class of 2013, wearing a silver tassel, is completing the requirements for the SUNY Oswego College Honors Program:Spencer Saraf


7 Trumpeters announce the beginning of the commencement ceremony.Student SpeakerAnthony Smith2013 – 2014 President SUNY Oswego Student Association Mr. Smith, of Trumansburg, is majoring in physics with a minor in math. Last summer, he took part in Oswego’s Global Laboratory, conducting astrophysics research in Taiwan. During his time at SUNY Oswego, he has been a resident assistant and was involved with the Student Association as a senator and vice president before being elected president. He is a member of the SUNY Oswego College Council, the Campus-City Relations Committee, and other collegerelated groups. He plans to receive his bachelor’s degree in May 2014 and then proceed to graduate school to study engineering. Alumni Banner PresenterJenna Chewens A native of Binghamton, Jenna Chewens graduates with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in English. She is the recipient of the John P. Moroney & Frances Murphy Moroney Merit Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding student committed to teaching and working with children. At Oswego, Chewens has been active with many organizations, including Residential Life and Housing, Mentor Oswego and Colleges Against Cancer. She is an active member of the International Education Honor Society (Kappa Delta Pi) and has worked as a peer educator at Mary Walker Health Center’s LifeStyles Center. Through Oswego’s Alternative Spring Break Program, she traveled to the Dominican Republic to teach children. Chewens has also recently traveled to Ghana, West Africa, to teach English in rural area schools. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for special education. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Nicole Decker SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service As assistant director for user support in Oswego’s Campus Technology Services, Ms. Decker plays a key role in introducing new technologies to the college’s faculty, staff and students and has conducted hundreds of training workshops for them. She joined the college’s professional staff in 1996 and previously served as an academic systems programmer, a network administrator and assistant director for network services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and computer science from SUNY Oswego and several professional certifications. She is an active member of the Campus Technology Advisory Board and other college committees and has helped plan the SUNY system’s annual conference on instructional technology.


8 State University of New YorkBoard of TrusteesH. Carl McCall Chairman Joseph W. Belluck Eric Corngold Henrik N. Dullea Ronald G. Ehrenberg Angelo M. Fatta Tina Good Stephen J. Hunt Peter Knuepfer Eunice A. Lewin Marshall A. Lichtman John L. Murad Jr. Tremayne Price 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 Richard Farfaglia Michael J. Goldych Brian McGrath Baye Muhammad William Scriber Gary Sluzar Anthony Smith Geraldine H. Forbes Distinguished Teaching Professor, History Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1971 Jack Gelfand Director of Research Administration and Development Initial Appointment to Oswego: 2006 Thomas Larson Associate Librarian, Penfield Library Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1980 Jack Y. Narayan Distinguished Teaching Professor, Mathematics Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1970 Margaret Ryniker Associate Professor, Public Justice Initial Appointment to Oswego: 2003 James Scharfenberger Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1975 Lawrence Spizman Professor, Economics Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1977SUNY Oswego Retiring Faculty and Professional Staff


9 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. Shane Robert Baer, Kauneonga Lake Casey McCrea Balzer, Nassau * Katelyn M. Barber, Mexico Kalynn Mae Birdsall, Unadilla Jonathan Edward Bos, Weedsport Jonathan Isaiah Bowen, Bronx Joseph Daniel Brinkman, Troy Connor John Brown, Syracuse Matthew Callari, Williamsville * Kayla Dominica Cardinale, Theresa Mariah Castleman, Liverpool Charles Martin Celemin, Fayetteville Ryan Benjamin Demann, Marathon Matthew Charles Deveney, North Syracuse Lauren Gabriella DiMarco, Oswego Dean Louis Domenici, Sparkill Addison Spenser Elko, Massapequa Park ** Nicholas James Friedman, Walworth Charles David Harden, Amityville *** Megan Joan Haufe, Poughkeepsie Matthew Scott Hausman, Plainview * Rachael Margaret Himes, Oswego Abigail L. Hodownes, Victor Miranda Grace Hunter, Webster Kathryn Lynn Jablonicky, Orchard Park John M. Konrad, Thompson Ridge David Robert Liadka, Baldwinsville Travis T. Linton, New York * Bryan W. Ludwig, Rochester Mayol A. Malak, Syracuse Keiara Monay Marable, Albany Joshua Marburger, Syracuse Rina Matsuura, Shimane, Japan Jordan Anthony McAvoy, Carthage Meryl Courtney Means, Syracuse Marque Salvador Melita, Fulton Anthony Morehouse, Oneida Justin Ellory Nemire, Binghamton * Steven G. Neuhauser, Manlius Heather Marie Nielsen, Schenectady *** Elizabeth Louise Nirchi, Endicott ** Nicole Marie O’Connor, Seaford Daniel Steven Obuchowski, Commack Caitlin May Outen, Dryden Ina Poro, Syracuse Kali Jean Purt, Oswego * Jared Benjamin Raffa, Oswego Alexander James Rego, Hastings on Hudson Timothy George Reid, Lake Placid Jessica L. Schauer, Phoenix Kamille F. Sorber, Weedsport Bradley Lloyd Spergel, East Meadow Gabrielle N. Tofani, Liverpool Shaun Tonyes, Hopewell Junction Julian Eugenio Torriente, New Windsor * Roger Gabriel Trigo, Rome Genna M. Tripoli, Lycoming Genesis Clarissa Vasquez, Middletown Donald William Wallace, Kingston Michelle Loke Wen Wee, Singapore Michael James White, Floral Park Peter Matthew White, Syracuse Borui Wu, Wuhan, China Carmen Anthony Zammiello, Whitesboro


10 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. Jeffrey Michael Abbott, Baldwinsville * Tiffani L. Ackley, Sherburne ** Jessie James Ball, Savannah Brianna Lynn Barry, Valley Stream Katie Lynn Bartholomew, Oswego Harrison James Barton, Glens Falls Talia Caryn Berk, Nanuet Michael Henry Beshures, Webster *** Alyssa Catherine Bick, Baldwinsville Rachel Christine Bishop, Liverpool Dustin Harold Blodgett, Orwell Caitlin Elizabeth Brewster, East Syracuse Jesse D. Bright, South Kortright Victoria Leigh Brudz, Brockport Stephanie Ann Canonico, Carmel Katlyn Michelle Carnachan, Norwich Michael John Cavender, Baldwinsville *** Jenna Lynn Chewens, Vestal Candice Lee Choppy, Gansevoort * Stephanie M. Ciesla, Oswego Lauren Aaronson Cihanek, Carmel Dennis William Clancy Jr., Montgomery Adam Cory Clute, Johnstown Christopher R. Conrardy, Southold Timothy J. Conway, New City Kyle Francis Crawford, Cassville Amanda Davis, Liverpool Patrick Donald Decker, Spencerport Jane M. DeForge, Central Square Melissa Anne DeGeronimo, Shoreham * Patrick Jonathan Dennis, Canandaigua Joshua Harrison Dietterich, Glen Park ** Kristen Leigh Dingman, Lorraine * Deirdre Donley, Cooperstown Don T. Dowd, Oswego Sean E. Ebanks, Bronx * Madeline M. Egelston, Fultonville Sally Ann Eichler, Sabael Anthony Joseph Esposito, East Northport Anthony Nicholas Facchini, Seaford Jillian Quinn Ferrall, Miller Place Blake Ellwood Fisher, Seaford Michael J. Fisher, Islip Terrace ** Aaron Michael Frohm, Pittsford Nathaniel Tate Badman Gilman, Baldwinsville Patrick James Goodwin, Baldwinsville Sean Patrick Graham, Wallkill Holly Anne Greenfield, Sandy Creek Jenna Rebecca Grubman, Port Washington Jason Michael Hagerman, Baldwinsville Chelsea Victoria Hans, Fulton Rose Marie Hartman, Liverpool Jennifer Lynne Hauk, East Northport Spencer Raechelle Hill, Liverpool Brittany Mae Hilton, Cato ** Brandon Wade Everett Hood, Fulton Nathaniel Mark Horn, Cortland Vincent Joseph Kemp, Albany John Michael Keruskie Jr., Watertown Kyla Knapp, Owego Robert O’Connor Kristel, Queensbury Brittany G. Kulesza, Watertown Branden Michael Kuzel, Johnson City *** Briana L. LaRocca, Cleverdale Jeremy Alden Lasda, Northport Jamica Ann LeGrand, Spring Valley Adam Richard Lesh, Syracuse James Christian Lindquist, Patchogue * Elle Francesca Lorica, Albany * Michael Christopher Lynk, Syracuse *** Diane Marie Maitland, Adams Center Julian Martinez, Allegany * Melissa Masci, Dix Hills Mihail George Maznikovski, Rochester Colleen Elizabeth McBride, Rensselaer Sherade Antoinette McKitty, Yonkers Corinne Elizabeth Moshier, Nichols John Bryan Mulcahy, Glens Falls Sarah Jane Nasholts, Aurora **Chelsea A. Nightingale, Liverpool Garrett Stiles O’Beirne, Islip Thomas Michael O’Riley, Watertown Liam Daniel O’Brien, Airmont Kyla Anne Oliver, Croton on Hudson ** Elizabeth Joan Peavey, Verona Christopher John Peri, Putnam Valley * Joseph James Pike, Rochester * Kasi Pilny, Jeffersonville Nordine M. Posluszny, Albany Amanda Lillian Prince, Lowville Joanna Radzimowski, Wappingers Falls * Rebecca Susan Rappold, Rochester


11 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. Andrea E. Adam, Red Creek Odis T. Allison III, Oswego Kaleo Muniz Ferreira Almeida, Salvador, Brazil Cheyenne Mabel Applebee, Red Creek Michael J. Asofsky, Commack * Mindi Jo L. Baker, Oswego Courtney Renee Bledsoe, Newfield CarolAnn M. Bradish, Camden Kyle Leon Briddell, West Babylon Gregory Vanderbilt Brookfield, Haymarket, VA Chad Arthur Brooks, Central Square * Ethan Bruce Brown, Carthage * Andrew Patrick Charles Buchmann, Liverpool Colleen Marie Burke, West Seneca * Michael Buscemi, Ogdensburg Cassandra E. Cadet, Westbury ** Nicholas James Calcagno, Syracuse Lesslie Paola Calle, East Elmhurst * Tamibeth Pohai O’Nalani Campbell, Watertown Ryan David Carr, Laurens * Ivan E. Castro, Central Square ** John Hooper Chamberlain, Wyoming ** Jason Alexander Chase, Oswego Brian K. Clowes, Lacona Sarah Kathryn Colletta, Jordan * Melinda Lee Copeland, Lagrangeville Chelsea Coyle, Clifton Park Nicholas Albert Coyne, Fulton Douglas Alan Crandall, Sherrill * ** Elizabeth Kim Cuzzacrea, Lockport ** Andrew P. Darwin, Ferrisburgh, VT Denise C. Davis, Plainview Michelle L. M. De Jesus Reyes, Watertown Daniel Robert Dedeo, Jamesville Kyle Francis DeRosa, Fairport * Anne Marie DeSantis, Oswego Joshua Darren Diffenderfer, Walworth Kristen Lynn Diment, Oswego Patrick C. Donohue, East Islip Emma Kathleen Donovan, Oswego Heather Marie Dunham, Hornell Marisa Lucille Dupras, Manlius * Timothy Ehlers, Rochester Alyssa Sue Eighmey, Minoa Kari Ann Ellinger, Savannah Nicholas John Elsenbeck, East Syracuse Rachel Lee Rhynders, Syracuse Alissa Anne Rifenburg, Wampsville Frank Joseph Risole III, Wappingers Falls Jonathan Rodriguez, New York * Brent Farrell Rose, Kenoza Lake * Bryan C. Rose, Oneida Jenifer M. Rotz, Waterloo Shelby Lee Rusaw, Mexico * Michael A. Schifano, Rochester Jillian Marie Schneller, West Islip Shay Nichol Sheldon, West Monroe Melissa Catherine Simms, Brewerton Kajuan Lateif Smith, Syracuse Michael Vincent Spadaro, Liverpool Meagan Elizabeth Stover, Lake George Jennifer Elizabeth Strother, Oswego Eric J. Sullivan, Seneca Falls Courtney Lane Broussard Terrell, Bear Creek, AL Brittany Anne Traver, Friendsville, PA ** Benjamin Truesdail, Richford Brad Thomas Ulrich, Stony Brook ** Ashlee Ann Upchurch, Canandaigua * Elaine Christine VanDerVeeken, Castorland Kristy Lynn Wall, Taberg * Teagan Alysse Ward, Redwood Brittany Ann Watkins, Constableville Becca M. Whitcher, Rush Michael Steven Whitford, Elmira * Nicole Suzanne Whittum, Webster Courtney Michelle Widrick, Croghan John Peter Woodburn, West Islip Deborah Lynne Young, Apulia Station


12 Brian Joseph Familo, Oswego Julia Katherine Fitton, East Patchogue Vincent J. Fleszar, Seneca Falls Shannon Nicole Fooks, Syracuse * Robert Charles Gage, Auburn Nicholas William Gaworecki, Baldwinsville Jacob John Gilchriest, Syracuse Catherine Marie Hammond-Gray, Minetto Thomas William Haney, Unadilla Ashley Marie Harbison, Burlington Flats Ashley Nicole Harden, Bronx Kenneth Heelon, Liverpool Zeth Edward Henneman, Barton Danielle Marie Hershey, Syracuse Luke Stephen Hinman, Potsdam Adam Benjamin Jean, Tully Akeem Joseph, Glens Falls * Heather Ignacia Kalbfliesh, Greenwich Abdulai Kamara, Bronx Benjamin S. Keel, Romulus * Matthew Robert Kelly, Clay Katelyn Michelle Kerker, Collins Megan M. Kettles, Fairport ** Bryan Matthew Koller, Sanborn * Kristen Lee Kopper, New Hartford * Kelsey Lauren-LaGoe Kostoroski, Oswego Demetrius Andrew Kramarchyk, Menands * Chad B. Ladue, Henderson Harbor Keely McGrail Lathrop, Syracuse * Kaitlyn Rose Lefeve, Kirkville Wilson Edward Lord, Apalachin Knathan Darryl MacKenzie-Roy, Oswego Alison Danielle Madden, Oswego Jason Andrew Maher, Delmar Christopher George Manfredi, Stony Brook Katrina Dorr Martin, Oswego Joshua Andrew Massarini, Mountain Dale Kyle Thomas McArdell, Baldwinsville Mark Joseph McAuliffe, Baldwinsville Rebecca Ellen McCullough, Dexter John Thomas Mcauliffe, Jupiter, FL Evan Matthew Megiel, Westbury Julie Ann Meleski, Mexico * Ryan Metzger, Rochester Jamie Elizabeth Millen, Wallkill Cody Dylan Miller, New Paltz Timothy Joseph Moran, Albany Kelsey Leigh Naklick, Pierrepont Manor ** Sierra Nash, Rochester * Benjamin Nix, Painted Post Donald C. O’Brien, Fulton Alyssa Corinne O’Bryan, Auburn Michael Timothy O’Donnell, Cortland Nicholas Michael O’Hare, Cheektowaga * Corey Patrick O’Neill, North Syracuse Daniel James Parks, Shoreham Kimberly Elizabeth Patterson, Fairport Siobhan Renee Pealo, Auburn Zachary David Pentland, Phoenix Lorraine Perdomo, Yonkers Holly Beth Pitts, Endwell Matthew James Potrzeba, Whitesboro Michael Sean Prime, Fulton Brooke Abigail Radley, Pulaski * Alexander Robert Rau, Chittenango Jessica Lynn Recor, Kirkville Nora Bianca Redd, Oswego ** Melissa Lynn Reilly, Cicero Denise Remedios, Yonkers Mary Angela Robinson, Syracuse * James Robert Rusinko, Clifton Park Kristy Lynn Sagneri, Oswego ** Spencer Rose Saraf, Lockport Ashley Marie Schneider, Hannibal *** Julie Ann Schofield, Oswego Trevor John Schumacher, Akron Sarah Rae Schwartz, Rochester Danielle Daune Sheppard, Auburn Chelsea Anne Sherman, Troy Rowena Amir Siddiqui, Endicott Calvin Siu, Flushing Terrence Michael Slattery, Plano, TX Aliza Jane Smith, Mexico Brian Anthony Smith, Vestal Carolanne Jane Smith, Churchville Trevor Randall Smith, Spencerport ** Meg Elizabeth Spinder, Rochester Marissa Nicole St. Onge, Fulton Brett Donald St. Pierre, Auburn John St. Leger, Croton on Hudson Renee Phelisha Sterling, Brooklyn Benjamin P. Street, Watertown Benjamin Samuel Sweet, Pine Bush Yohanes Tekeste, Bronx Sarah Ann Thomas, Oswego Anais Ashante Torres, Bronx April M. Trainor, Boonville Anthony Turnbull, Amsterdam Donald Ardell Tyson, Hastings ** Estefania Valencia, North Bergen, NJ Daisy Lizette Vasquez, Fulton Catherine Amanda Vezzose, Oswego Crystal Ann Walters, Cayuga * Kaitlynn Marie Ward, Syracuse Joseph Vincent Weaver, Chittenango Bradford Paul Webster, Oswego Steven Whalon, Vestal Erin Lynn Wilcox, Fulton *** Mark Houston Willson, Syracuse Amanda Rose Woods, Newark Valley Sarah Anne Yonnick, Liverpool Anastasia Yorke, Brooklyn * Jane Marie Zeller, Ellisburg


13 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. Brittany L. Agustin, Coeymans Theodore Charles Athanas Jr., Poughkeepsie * Amanda E. Auwarter, Binghamton Stephanie Lynn Barkley, Clay Mark C. Bellucci, Baldwinsville Robert Marshall Born II, Syracuse Sean Allen Bourgeois, Hornell Rachel M. Brennan, Apalachin * Kelly Marie Brodeur, Richland Melissa Ann Brown, Camillus * Breanna Marie Busch, East Aurora Michael P. Calabrese, Brooklyn Victor Joseph Cannavan, Bennington, VT Dylan Anthony Carpenter, Auburn Heather Patrice Casey, Washingtonville * Shannon Elizabeth Christiansen, Corfu Brendan Edwin Culver, Fairport Shelby J. Demers, Marietta Kyle James Dolan, Pennellville Stanley Samuel Dorelien, Pomona ** Gracie Ariel Dreher, Troupsburg Jessica Amanda England, Campbell Hall Robert Todd Engwer, Queensbury Alexandra Courtney Galvez, Elmhurst Joshua Michael Garguilo, Clifton Park * Patrick Michael Godfrey, Watertown Alissa Marie Graves, Oswego Anne L. Greco, West Islip Emanuel Greene, Rochester Alissa M. Hatch, Voorheesville Megan Norann Hollett, Levittown Ariel Hutchison, Barton Katlin Ann Inzero, Webster Jacob Michael LaPan, Clifton Park Sarah Lynn Lisuzzo, Rochester Ryan James Mackie, Liverpool Martina Lynn Maio, Utica Elizabeth M. Minelli, East Syracuse Anna Teresa Moeller, West Islip Garrett John Mutz, Oneida Kristen Marie Muzik, Liverpool * Joseph James Ostrom, Sterling Natalie Brooke Pearl, Elbridge Christine Maria Peets, Saint Regis Falls Anjoua D. Perryman, Syracuse *** Brendon Murray Phillips, Schenectady William Joseph Portoghese, Saint James Elizabeth Marion Redmond, Lee Center Corbin David Roberts, Liverpool Colin K. Sixt, Rochester * Karly Snajczuk, Blasdell Zachary Michael Steuer, White Plains Courtney Laura Stewart, Mahopac * David Charles Swift, Rush Rebecca Lynn Townsend, Greene Joseph J. Varecha, Commack Marlon Omar Vassell, Brooklyn * Michael F. Venuti, Geneva Roddy James Wahl, Binghamton Zachary T. Wilson, Binghamton Rebecca Mary Wolcott, Ballston Spa * Bryan Vincent Wood, Dansville * John Lorrel Woodworth, Hudson Falls Carol Wu, Brooklyn


14 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. Robert Eric Alexander, Oswego Chad Michael Buske, Oswego * Jason William Crawford, Jamesville Cynthia L. DeWolf, Hannibal Abbegail R. Familo, Mexico Philip V. Perry, Huntington Jared Michael Premo, Mexico David Edward Swift, Syracuse *** April Lynn Willix, Alexandria BayA 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 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 Justin A. Mastrangelo, BFA SUNY OswegoMaster of Arts, Major in ChemistryCarolyn M. Joyce, BS Siena CollegeMaster of Arts, Major in EnglishAlexis Marie Egan, BA Empire State CollegeMaster of Arts, Major in HistoryMichael Ray Pittavino, BA SUNY Oswego Joelle Marie Service, BA SUNY Oswego Master of Arts in Teaching, Art EducationJudith Morgan Anderson, BFA Cazenovia College Leah M. Fries, BFA SUNY Cortland Kaitlyn L. Jubert, BFA SUNY Plattsburgh J. Lachlan Kadick, BFA SUNY Oswego Katie Jane Kretschmer, BFA SUNY Oswego Cassandra L. Mazur, BFA Alfred University Melissa A. Miller, BFA Green Mountain College Lindsay N. Wilson, BS/BFA SUNY CortlandMaster of Business AdministrationCharles Becker, BS SUNY Oswego Stephanie L. Berry, BS SUNY Potsdam Vanessa K. Bryson, BS Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Samantha Jo Carioti, BS SUNY Oswego Kevin Clary, BS SUNY Oswego Shawna Noelle Denny, BS Le Moyne College Seth H. Eisner, BA Allegheny College John Andrew Furlong, BS Syracuse University Nicole J. Ganz, BS SUNY Empire David S. Goldman, BS Le Moyne College Matthew Blair Thomas Horton, BS SUNY Oswego Andrew R. Lloyd, BA Le Moyne College Frances Lyou, BA National Kaohsiung Normal University Victor Carlton Parker, BS SUNY Oswego Corinne Marie Redmond, BS SUNY Oswego Jessica Lee Schauer, BS SUNY Oswego Christine Vivenzio, BS Syracuse University William C. Wild, BS SUNY PlattsburghMaster of Science, Mental Health CounselingEllen Elizabeth Block, BS CUNY York Susan Margaret Brockway, BS SUNY Oswego Brenda D. McAuslan, BA SUNY Potsdam Noel Montero, BA SUNY Oswego Lori Moreth, BA SUNY Oswego Mary Pham, BA SUNY Oswego Ashley Marie Salaris, BA SUNY Oswego Tiffany Tesoriero, BA SUNY Oswego


16 Certicate of Advanced Study, Educational LeadershipCristy Lynn Bobbett, BS Ithaca College, MS Le Moyne CollegeCerticate of Advanced Study, School PsychologyEileen English Fitzpatrick, BS SUNY OswegoMaster of Science in EducationKimberly Rose Brockway, BS SUNY Oswego Nicole Marie Charles, BS SUNY Oswego Samantha L. Elias, BA Le Moyne College Elizabeth Piatt, BS Missouri State University Tara Lynn Uldrich, BA SUNY PotsdamMaster of Science in Education, Literacy EducationAshley Ann Ackerman, BS SUNY Oswego Kristin Marie Bacher, BS SUNY Oswego Shannon Laura Blumer, BS SUNY Oswego Lauren Palange Briggs, BS SUNY Oswego Keri Ann Frazer, BS SUNY Oswego Matthew S. Frost, BS SUNY Oswego Gerald R. Giocondo, BS SUNY Oswego Brittany Jean Goldman, BS SUNY Oswego Jenni Lynn Harmon, BS SUNY Oswego Stephen Thomas Kuhn, BS SUNY Oswego Sarah Ann McElroy, BS SUNY Oswego Rachel Ann Mocyk, BS SUNY Oswego Stacey Michelle Petersen, BS SUNY Oswego Mary Elizabeth Pisa, BS SUNY Oswego Patrick David Quast, BS SUNY Oswego Bethany Lynn Simmons, BS SUNY Oswego Caitlin Mary Smith, BS SUNY Oswego Danica Elaine Spero, BS SUNY Oswego Alexa M. Thayer, BS Houghton College Rachel Anne Walczak, BS SUNY Oswego Valerie Ann Yawger, BS SUNY OswegoMaster of Science, Childhood Special EducationNestor Luis Aviles, BS SUNY Oswego Chelsie Leanne Butler, BS SUNY Oswego Bridget Ann Dunphy, BS SUNY Oswego Lauren Marie Fox, BS SUNY Oswego Marianne Renee Hirsh, BS SUNY Oswego Nicole Lea Jackowski, BS SUNY Oswego Mary Susan Roddy, BS SUNY Oswego Danielle Suzanne Wayman, BS SUNY OswegoMaster of Science in EducationMAJOR IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATIONWilliam Paul DePaolo, BS SUNY OswegoMaster of Science, Vocational-Teacher PreparationMAJOR IN BUSINESS & MARKETINGLarry Miller Sr., BS SUNY Binghamton MAJOR IN CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATIONHannah Lou Cottrell, BS SUNY Oneonta Michael Anthony Woodland, BS SUNY OswegoMAJOR IN FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE Judith McCabe, BA SUNY New PaltzMAJOR IN VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCIENCE Patricia Ann Huggins, BS Excelsior CollegeCerticate in Play TherapyTiffany Tesoriero, BA SUNY Oswego Hannah Mae Wadsworth, BA SUNY OswegoCerticate in Interdisciplinary Trauma StudiesJoshua Gallogy, BA SUNY Oswego Lori Moreth, BA SUNY Oswego


17 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. 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 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. 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 Class of 2013 Senior Legacy GiftsThe Oswego Alumni Association congratulates and thanks the Class of 2013 for raising $5,738.87 (as of November 19, 2013) for The Fund for Oswego . More than 250 seniors, families, parents, friends, faculty and staff have shown their support for the Class of 2013. We offer a special thanks to the Class of 2013 Coordinators and Planning Committee, as well as student volunteers who assisted The Fund for Oswego with the Senior Class Legacy Gift Campaign. Contributors Courtney Ackerman ’13 in honor of Professor David Vampola Tiffani Ackley ’13 Ann and Roger Adami in honor of Amanda Adami ’13 Michael Allen ’13 The Anno Family in honor of Aimee Anno ’13 Angela Archer in honor of Dillon Archer ’13 Amanda Arnold ’13 Audrey Ash ’13 in honor of Dana and Becky Ash Dana and Becky Ash in honor of Audrey Ash ’13 Theresa and Ted Athanas in honor of Theodore Athanas ’13 Ed and Michele Baker in honor of Tyler M. Baker ’13 Katelyn Barber ’13 in honor of Dr. Ballentine Brianna Barry ’13 Jeff and Sylvia Baugher in honor of Christopher Baugher ’13 Louis and Faith Belisle in honor of Paige Belisle ’13 Joseph Bennett ’13 in honor of Ann Brennan and Duane Bennett Natalie and Semsettin Berhumoglu in honor of Sophia F. C. Berhumoglu ’13 Sarah Bernier ’13 Michael J. Bevilacqua ’13 Kelly Blair ’13 in memory of Irene Blair Crystal Blankenbaker ’13 in honor of Ronald Blankenbaker Sr. and Family David Botcher in honor of Nicholas Botcher ’13 James and Margaret Brackley in honor of Shannon Brackley ’13 Tierra Bradley ’13 The Bratt Family in honor of Kimberley Bratt ’13 The Breen & Redmond Families in honor of Patrick Breen ’13 The Breslin Family in honor of Aislinn Breslin ’13 Clare Budzinski ’13 in honor of the Telefund Tom, Kathy and Ryan Bungo in honor of Tammy Bungo ’13 Rich and Margaret Burke in honor of Cailin Mary Burke ’13 Meribeth Byrne in honor of John Byrne ’13 Michael P. Calabrese ’13 in honor of an investment in our future Tracy, Judy, and Nick Carnavale in honor of Christina Carnavale ’13 Jack and Pat Chiovaro in honor of Steve Chiovaro ’13 Michael and Jennifer Citro in honor of Danielle Citro ’13 Stephen and JoAnn Conley in honor of Erin Michelle Conley ’13 Christopher Conrardy ’13 Ed and Pat Conroy in honor of Amanda Conroy ’13 Charity Conzone ’13 in honor of Matt and Emmy Conzone Robert and Cynthia Cornnell in honor of Stefanie Cornnell ’13 Nicholas Corsitto ’13 in honor of Lisa McGhee-Laracuente ’00 Kelly Corwin ’13 Joshua Costello ’13 W. Shane Craig ’13 in honor of my Christ Church Family The Crawford Family in honor of Kyle Crawford ’13 Tess B. Crawford ’13 in honor of Barbara P. Outhouse


19 Michael and Kathleen DeGoey in honor of Sarah M. DeGoey ’13 Michelle DePace and Steven Hancox in honor of Nicole Labate ’13 Cynthia L. DeWolf ’13 Sheldon Dietz in honor of Jacob Locke ’13 Deirdre Donley ’13 in honor of Constance Donley Patrick Donohue ’13 Kerry Dorsey ’81 Welcome Class of 2013 to the Oswego Alumni Association! Samantha Dry ’13 in honor of James and Sharon Dry Kathleen Dugan ’13 in honor of the Dugan Family Marisa Dupras ’13 in honor of Professor Leigh Wilson Tyler J. Edic ’13 in honor of Steve, Beth, Charlie and Rachel The Farrigan Family in honor of Donal Farrigan ’13 Jessica Felice ’13 Angelia Ferrara ’13 in honor of Ray Eckerle Angelia Ferrara ’13 in memory of Josephine Ferrara Jeffrey Ferrara in honor of Angelia Ferrara ’13 Barbie Fike in honor of Senior Telefund Callers Ron and Judi Frey in honor of Steven Frey ’13 Dominic Frezza ’13 in honor of David Moody and Steve Granelli Jayne Fricke ’13 in honor of Gillian Henderson Lu Gan ’13 in honor of Hua Gan The Goodnow Family in honor of Alexandra Goodnow ’13 Benjamin Gordon ’13 Nicholas William Graziano ’13 The Greco Clan in honor of David Greco ’13 The Guliani Family in honor of Max Guliani ’13 Catherine Hagadorn ’13 in honor of my wonderful parents, Bill and Sheila, and my brother, Brian Bill and Dorothy Haney in honor of Tom Haney ’13 Andrew Hare ’13 in honor of William Hare, Peter McLay and Sandy Gunter Jeanine Harper and Adolphus McCarthy in honor of Brittany A. McCarthy ’13 The Harris Family in honor of David Harris ’13 The Haufe Family in honor of Megan Haufe ’13 Bill and Debbie Haviland in honor of Samuel Haviland ’13 Chelsey Hipkens ’13 in honor of Sherri Viggiano-Hipkens Dave and Sharon Hodownes in honor of Abigail Hodownes ’13 Lori and Warren Hoffman in honor of Melanie Hoffman ’13 Jessica Houston ’13 Amanda Howe ’13 Devin C. Hu ’13 in memory of Clara Martinez Jackie and Dick Hudgston in honor of Caitlin B. Hudgston ’13 The Jacques Family in honor of Julie Jacques ’13 Danielle Jewis ’13 in honor of Joseph “JoJo” Alessia Vanlon and John Keel in honor of Benjamin S. Keel ’13 Craig ’73 and Becky Kopper ’75 in honor of Kristen Kopper ’13 The Johnson Kotula Family in honor of Kurt Johnson ’13 Duncan and Cathy Johnston in honor of Samantha Stoughtenger ’13 Michael Alexander Keeley ’13 Kathleen Kilpatrick ’13 Robert and Lizanne Korinek in honor of Michael A. Korinek ’13 Mom, Dad and Jessica in honor of John Kristoffersen Jr. ’13 Rick and Donna LaChance in honor of Shane LaChance ’13 Dan and Gina Lacy in honor of Nicole Lacy ’13 Ira and Suzanne Lashinsky in honor of Diana Lashinsky ’13 Mernel and Adalsa Latty in honor of Sheneika Stephanie Audrene Latty ’13 Amy and Nicholas Leeuwen in honor of Jonathan A. Leeuwen ’13 Kaitlyn Lefeve ’13 James and Patricia Liguori in honor of Mark B. Liguori ’13 Ariana Limandri ’13 in honor of My Family Barry and Robyn Locke in honor of Jacob Locke ’13 Leslie Look ’13 Daniel and Suzanne Looney in honor of Patrick C. Looney ’13 The Ludlow Family in honor of Amy Ludlow ’13 Bryan Ludwig ’13 Kaley Lynch ’13 Allison Macey ’13 Ashley Maher ’13 in honor of Sandra Kyle Timothy Maher ’80 and Marcia Rabinowitz in honor of Jason Maher ’13 Anna Makarevich in honor of Marina Makarevich ’13 The Martin Family in honor of Kyle Martin ’13


20 Grace and Gary Martin in honor of Alexandrea Martin ’13 James D. Martin in honor of Billy Ryan ’13 Jesse McConney ’13 in memory of Robert McConney Sandy and Jan McConney in honor of Jesse McConney ’13 Rachel Mehanna ’13 John and Deniece Mentesana in honor of Joseph J. Mentesana ’13 Sandra Michaca ’13 Elizabeth Rosa Morales ’13 in honor of Carmen Paredes and Mara Morales Gabriella Mucilli ’13 Michael and Kathy Muller in honor of Lauren Muller ’13 Michael and Kristen Murphy in honor of Tyler J. Murphy ’13 Vince Muscato ’13 Rudy and Linda Muzik in honor of Kristen Muzik ’13 Ed Mykytyn ’13 in honor of my family and the Physics and Math Departments Lauren Nicotra ’13 Jaime North ’13 Glenn P. Noynay ’13 The Nyman Family in honor of Christopher Nyman ’13 The O’Connell Family in honor of Sean O’Connell ’13 Jerry Oberst ’77, Admissions Office and Betsy Oberst, Alumni Office in honor of the Class of 2013 Ryan Pabis ’13 The Paul Family in honor of Jessica Paul ’13 Jessica Paul ’13 in honor of My Family Russell and Judi Phelan in honor of Taryn Phelan ’13 Nathan Phillips ’13 Anne and Jim Pike in honor of Joseph Pike ’13 The Pilny Family in honor of Kasi Pilny ’13 Zachary Polin ’13 in honor of Campus Life Stephen and Bethel Popp in honor of Julie Popp ’13 Ashley Poreda ’13 in honor of Shelby Frink Bob and Pat Potochniak in honor of Kayla Potochniak ’13 Ariel Powers ’13 Christina Pratt ’13 The Recoon Family in honor of Alyssa Recoon ’13 Tony and Linda Regina in honor of Michael Regina ’13 John and Val Reith in honor of Breanne Reith ’13 Janet Rivera ’13 Rachel Robillard ’13 & Family in loving memory of Ashley Winter Robillard Shannon Robinson ’13 with love and in honor of Jake Robinson Adam D. Roorda ’13 The Rush Family in honor of Hilary Rush ’13 Daniel and Corinne Ryan in honor of Adam J. Ryan ’13 The Saez-Negron Family in honor of Julibeth Saez-Negron ’13 Rachel and Mel Salvatori in honor of Shanna Salvatori ’13 Carol and Jerry Santangelo in honor of Nicole M. Santangelo ’13 Monica M. Saroff ’13 in honor of the Saroff Family and Miriam McGann Stephanie Schleider in honor of Benjamin M. Schleider ’13 Charles and Nancy Scorzafava in honor of Eric D. Scorzafava ’13 Jim and Beth Sheehan in honor of Brian Patrick Sheehan ’13 Scott and JoAnn Sigler in honor of Lindsay Sigler ’13 Kamille Sorber ’13 in honor of Family & Mentors Ryan Sperry ’13 in honor of Paul and Sue Sapienza The Stein Family in honor of Richard Stein ’13 LeAnne St. Gelais ’07 in honor of the Senior Class Coordinators Anne Street in honor of Benjamin Street ’13 Bill and Bernice Strother in honor of Jennifer E. Strother ’13 Michael Sullivan in honor of Kaitlyn M. Sullivan ’13 Corey Sutter ’13 in memory of Lorenz F. Sutter ’53 Jacqueline Thibault ’13 The Treen Family in honor of Paige Treen ’13 Katharine J. Tricarico ’13 Kristen Tryon ’13 in honor of My Family Ronald Vedder in honor of Steven Vedder ’13 Steven Vedder ’13 Jordan Lynn Walpole ’13 The Ward Family in honor of Katie Ward ’13 John and Lisa Ward in honor of Hayden Ward ’13 Katherine Webster ’13 in honor of the Websters and Burdges Brian West ’13


21 Cydni Williams ’13 in honor of the Williams and Jackson Families Steve and Sandy Winslow in honor of Peter David Winslow ’13 Lynn and Martin Wise in honor of Daniel Wise ’13 Pam and Bob Wodzicki in honor of Kyle Wodzicki ’13 Chip and Sue Wood in honor of Bryan Wood ’13 John and Lisa Woodburn in honor of John Peter Woodburn ’13 Amanda Woods ’13 Matthew Worden ’13 in honor of Scott and Mary Worden Jennifer Wulffen in honor of Samantha Wulffen ’13 The Xu Family in honor of Jennifer Xu ’13 Tom and Sharon Yaeger in honor of Mary Yaeger ’13 The Zambrzycki Family in honor of Brian Andrew Zambrzycki ’13 David and Denise Zeh in honor of Maria Zeh ’13 Courtney A. Zupo ’13 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 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 23.)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 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. John Rossi 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 Holly Stone 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 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 The College Mace


24 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 StoreFresh flowers, frames and an assortment of emblematic clothing and merchandise will be available before and after the ceremony 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.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 14, 2013C A MP U S CEN T E R Voices 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