DECEMBER TWOTHOUSAND SIXTEEN OSWEGOVoices ll 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! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016 MARANO CAMPUS CENTER STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO
Contents The Ceremony The Program ............................................................................................. 2 The Procession ......................................................................................... 3 Officers of the College ............................................................................. 4 Commencement Speaker ....................................................................... 6 Distinguished Teaching Professor ........................................................ 6 Student Speaker ....................................................................................... 6 Alumni Banner Presenter ....................................................................... 6 SUNY Chancellorâ€™s Award Recipients ................................................... 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 ................................................ 8 College Honors Program ........................................................................ 8 Honor Organizations ............................................................................... 9 Degree Conferral Undergraduate Degree Candidates College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................................................. 10 School of Business ............................................................................... 12 School of Communication, Media and the Arts .............................. 13 School of Education ............................................................................. 14 Division of Extended Learning .......................................................... 15 Graduate Degree Candidates ................................................................ 16 Class of 2016 Senior Class Gifts ............................................................. 18 Academic Traditions .............................................................................. 22 Public Ceremonies Committee ............................................................. 23 Special Thanks ........................................................................................ 23 Visitor Information ................................................................................. 24 Alma Mater ............................................................................... back cover The College Medallion
2 The Program Order of Exercises Prelude Juan F. La Manna, Organist Processional* Selections from Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar Juan F. La Manna, Organist Convening of December Commencement Lisa Glidden National Anthem Led by Cameron Caruso Introduction of Platform Party Lisa Glidden Welcome Deborah F. Stanley Greetings Darlene Baker Emily Nassir Recognition of Distinguished Teaching Professor Deborah F. Stanley Recognition of SUNY Chancellorâ€™s Award Recipients Walter Roettger Recognition of Retiring Faculty & Professional Sta Walter Roettger Commencement Speaker Dr. Damon A. Williams Recognition of Honor Students Walter Roettger Conferring of Graduate Degrees Deborah F. Stanley Recognition of Graduates* Brad Korbesmeyer Conferring of Undergraduate Degrees Deborah F. Stanley Recognition of Undergraduates* Adrienne McCormick Richard J. Skolnik Julie Pretzat Pamela A. Michel Alumni Banner Presentation Mary Canale Emily Pease â€™16 Charge to Graduates Deborah F. Stanley Alma Mater Led by Cameron Caruso Adjournment of December Commencement Lisa Glidden Recessional** Selections from La Vaillance by Georg Philipp Telemann Juan F. La Manna, Organist Readers Sandra Bargainnier, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Promotion and Wellness Andrea Pagano, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, Finance and Law In an effort to honor graduating seniors individually, SUNY Oswego selects faculty members to read each graduateâ€™s name as they receive congratulations from their dean and the president. Trumpeters Redd Swindells Meghan Gillen Ellen Bryant Daniel Besener *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 Marano Campus Center.
3 Honors Marshals John Zielinski Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Physics Laura Brown Professor Department of Human Development Undergraduate Marshals Steven Abraham Professor Department of Marketing and Management Helen J. Knowles Assistant Professor Department of Political Science Ritu Radhakrishnan Assistant Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction Jinyan Guo Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Marshals Gwen Kay Professor Department of History Michael LeBlanc Associate Professor Department of Counseling and Psychological Services Faculty Marshals Raihan Khan Associate Professor Department of Marketing and Management Elizabeth Wilcox Assistant Professor Mathematics Department PLATFORM PARTY Mace Bearer Lisa Glidden Chairperson Faculty Assembly Emily Nassir President Student Association Adrienne McCormick Dean College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Richard J. Skolnik Dean School of Business Julie Pretzat Dean School of Communication, Media and the Arts Pamela A. Michel Dean School of Education Jill Pippin Dean Extended Learning Brad Korbesmeyer Interim Dean Graduate Studies and Research Mary Canale Interim Vice President Development and Alumni Relations Nicholas Lyons Vice President Administration and Finance Jerald Woolfolk Vice President Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Walter Roettger Acting Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs Darlene Baker Member College Council Michael Goldych Member College Council Damon Williams Commencement Speaker Deborah F. Stanley President The Procession The 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 Walter Roettger Acting Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs At Oswego since April 4, Dr. Roettger oversees all instructional and academic programs, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education and School of Communication, Media and the Arts. He is President emeritus of Lyon College, which he led to top-tier status among national liberal arts colleges, and served other colleges and universities as a vice president, provost, and dean, among other administrative roles. Since his retirement from Lyon, he has provided interim leadership to institutions around the nation. He received his bachelorâ€™s degree from Stanford University and doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder, both in political science, and served with the U.S. Air Force. Nicholas A. Lyons Vice President for Administration and Finance As SUNY Oswegoâ€™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, University Police, physical plant, publications, facilities services and construction and purchasing. Mary Canale Interim Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Mary Canale, the collegeâ€™s interim vice president of development and alumni relations, came to Oswego in 1996 as the coordinator of the Oswego State Fall Classic. She later became assistant director of development and, in 2002, instituted the major gifts program before becoming associate vice president for development. A 1981 alumna, Canale worked on the collegeâ€™s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign and was part of the team that spearheaded the most recent comprehensive campaign, With Passion & Purpose. As interim vice president, Canale is a member of the Presidentâ€™s Council and serves as the collegeâ€™s principal fundraiser and executive director of the Oswego College Foundation. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jerald Woolfolk Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Woolfolk supervises the collegeâ€™s units dealing with admissions, financial aid, career services, health services, counseling services, athletics, campus life, housing, student advisement and student conduct as well as Auxiliary Services. She previously served as vice president for student affairs, enrollment management and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University, vice president for student affairs at CUNYâ€™s College of Staten Island and associate dean of students for residential life at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She received her doctorate in urban higher education and her bachelorâ€™s degree from Jackson State University in Mississippi, and a masterâ€™s degree from Iowa State University. Officers of the College Deborah F. Stanley President D eborah F. Stanley is SUNY Oswegoâ€™s 10th president. Her tenure has been highlighted by academic excellence, campus renewal and the creation of a learner-centered environment. She established the Presidential Scholarship Program for outstanding academic achievers, the Possibility Scholarship Program, and the pioneering Oswego Guarantee covering cost, class size and time-to-degree matters for students. She initiated the successful national accreditation for the School of Education and national and international accreditation for the School of Business. Under her leadership, new programs such as engineering, humancomputer interaction and online MBA programs were established. Her ambitious campus-wide renewal plan, now in its second decade, encompasses hundreds of millions of dollars in renovations and construction, including the environmentally designated LEED Gold Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation. She launched Oswegoâ€™s first comprehensive fundraising campaign and spearheaded a massive upgrade of campus technology. She serves on the American Council on Educationâ€™s Commission on Leadership and is chair on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities board of directors. President Stanley earned baccalaureate and juris doctor degrees 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 Adrienne McCormick Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dr. McCormick was appointed dean in July 2014, after serving for 16 years at SUNY Fredonia in roles including interim associate provost for curriculum, assessment and academic support; interim assistant provost for special initiatives; professor and chair of English; and director of womenâ€™s studies. She received the SUNY Chancellorâ€™s Award for Faculty Service in 2012. She is the author of publications on contemporary women poets, filmmakers and dramatists. She earned her bachelorâ€™s degree in English literature and dramatic arts and sciences from Queens University of Charlotte, her masterâ€™s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her Ph.D. in literature in English and a graduate certificate in womenâ€™s studies from the University of Maryland. Pamela A. Michel Dean, School of Education Dr. Michel previously served as chair of the curriculum and instruction department and taught in the graduate literacy program. She earned her bachelorâ€™s degree in music and education from Elmira College and a masterâ€™s degree and Ph.D. in reading and language arts from Syracuse University. She is the author of the book The Childâ€™s View of Reading: Understandings for Teachers and Parents , as well as many other publications contributing to the field of literacy. Julie Pretzat Dean, School of Communication, Media and the Arts Dr. Pretzat became dean in 2015 after serving as the schoolâ€™s first associate dean. Previously she chaired Oswegoâ€™s music department. While a professor of music, she received the SUNY Chancellorâ€™s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has organized and conducted hundreds of performances by community and college choral groups and has collaborated with college, community and professional choral, musical theater and opera groups throughout Central New York. She co-chaired the collegeâ€™s most recent accreditation review. Appointed to Oswego in 1985, she holds a bachelorâ€™s degree from Smith College, a master of music degree from the University of Michigan, and a doctor of musical arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Richard J. Skolnik Dean, School of Business Before becoming dean of Oswegoâ€™s School of Business, Dr. Skolnik served as chair of the accounting, finance and law department and as director of the masterâ€™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 masterâ€™s degree in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelorâ€™s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Michigan. Jill Pippin Dean, Extended Learning Before rejoining Oswego in January 2014, Mrs. Pippin served for eight years as dean for continuing education at Jefferson Community College. Her career, spanning both academic and business positions in roles such as director for graduate services and enrollment, business adjunct instructor, director of operations and major accounts manager, as well as her experience earning her MBA from Franklin University, has instilled a passion for serving adult and non-traditional college students. Previously, the Oswego alumna developed and managed the Jefferson Higher Education Center, shepherded the growth of Jeffersonâ€™s military services on Fort Drum, and won and administered millions of dollars in grants serving those markets. The Continuing Education Association of New York named her the 2013 Outstanding Continuing Educator. Brad Korbesmeyer Interim Dean, Graduate Studies and Research Interim dean since January 2015, Mr. Korbesmeyer was previously associate dean of Oswegoâ€™s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was director of the creative writing program from 2001 to 2010. He has received the SUNY Chancellorâ€™s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Phi Kappa Phi honor societyâ€™s â€œLove of Learningâ€ award, among other honors. Before joining SUNY Oswego in 1991, Korbesmeyer held corporate communications and human resources management positions for a variety of companies including Dennyâ€™s, United Van Lines and Greer Hydraulics. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master of fine arts degree in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University.
6 Commencement Speaker Dr. Damon A. Williams Senior Vice President of Programs, Training, and Youth Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Dr. Damon A. Williams has authored dozens of books, monographs and articles that continue to influence the study of diversity at all levels. He is considered one of the nationâ€™s most dynamic and innovative leaders in the field, winning the 2013 Inclusive Excellence Award for Leadership from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Dr. Williams is a continuous thought leader to over 300 institutions globally. Throughout his career, Williams has been a leader in critically thinking about diversity and change management at every level. His book, The Chief Diversity Officer , explores these concepts at the highest corporate level with the emerging role of chief diversity officer at organizations around the world. His book Strategic Diversity Leadership strives to understand how to activate change in higher education. His most recent role with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has allowed Williams to get to the heart of catalyzing diversification change by reaching kids at an early age. In September 2013, Williams assumed a new role of global responsibility as the senior vice president of programs, training, and youth development for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), reaching more than four million youth at 4,000 club affiliates in the United States and on U.S. military installations around the world. In this role, Williams leads the program strategy for BGCAâ€™s strategic outcome areas: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. He is focused on strengthening the club experience and creating a new generation of leaders that will expand the pipeline into higher education, providing equal opportunities for all. Prior to joining the BGCA, Williams served for five years as associate vice chancellor, vice provost, chief diversity officer and member of the educational leadership and policy analysis faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he founded the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, a vertically integrated portfolio divisional infrastructure that includes one of the nationâ€™s largest pre-college-to-college K16 scholarship-based pipeline development programs. He also served as assistant vice provost for multicultural and international affairs at the University of Connecticut, where he provided key leadership in the development of STEM educational initiatives. Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education, where his focus was in the area of organizational behavior and management. He received his masterâ€™s degree in educational leadership and his bachelorâ€™s degree in sociology, both from Miami University. Student Speaker Emily Nassir President, SUNY Oswego Student Association Emily Nassir is a senior communication and social interaction major at SUNY Oswego with a minor in psychology. The president of Student Association since February, she serves as the chief executive officer of a $1.6 million non-profit organization. Nassir serves on numerous boards including the SUNY Student Assembly, Campus City Relations Committee, Faculty Assembly, College Council, Economic Development Advisory Council and the the Auxiliary Services Board of Directors. Her professional interests include event planning, project management, business organization and fundraising. She aspires to explore careers in these or other fields and to gain varied experiences to broaden her network of knowledge in the future. Distinguished Teaching Professor Alok Kumar Distinguished Teaching Professor Kumar is an internationally recognized scholar and teacher, a distinguished translator of ancient texts and a historian of the evolution of medieval science. Honored internationally for his contributions to teaching, he has served as a principal investigator on many research projects that have advanced the science of physics. Kumar and co-author Scott L. Montgomeryâ€™s 2015 book, A History of Science in World Cultures: Voices of Knowledge , traces origins of European scientific â€œdiscoveries,â€ showing many derived, at least partially, from much earlier work in China, India, Persia, Babylonia and other cultures. That followed his 2014 book, Sciences of the Ancient Hindus: Unlocking Nature in the Pursuit of Salvation . He holds a Ph.D. from Kanpur University in India, with masterâ€™s and bachelorâ€™s degrees from Indiaâ€™s Meerut University. Alumni Banner Presenter Emily Pease Emily Pease is a graduating public relations major from Massena. During her time at SUNY Oswego, Pease participated in several organizations, including the Future Alumni Network, where she held the roles of both president and project manager; the Admissions Office as a tour guide; and Del Sarte Dance Club as secretary. After graduation, she hopes to land a job in event planning in the CNY area.
7 SUNY Chancellorâ€™s Awards Angela Galvin Excellence in Classified Service Angela Galvin has worked at SUNY Oswego for more than 34 years, beginning her career in the departments of anthropology and sociology. She later moved to Intercollegiate Athletics where she served as the administrative assistant for Athletics. In 2010, Galvin joined the Division of Extended Learning, where today she serves as senior secretary and office manager, providing administrative support to the dean and assisting with divisional initiatives, budget and data collection, purchasing, invoicing and accounts payable. Galvin has been building captain of Go Pink for the Cure , coordinated donations to the Newman Centerâ€™s annual yard sale and managed collections for the divisionâ€™s â€œBasket of Caringâ€ for the State Employees Federated Appeal/United Way drive. Her always present customer service to all â€” including those representing Extended Learningâ€™s varied constituencies: non-traditional students, veterans, English as a second language learners, faculty seeking help developing online courses or course components, online learners, high school teachers and students involved with college-level language courses, and summer and winter session faculty, staff and students â€” has been described by colleagues as exemplary. Katharine Dutton Excellence in Professional Service A 20-year employee of SUNY Oswegoâ€™s Campus Technology Services, Katharine Dutton models SUNY Oswegoâ€™s commitment to lifelong learning. She earned a masterâ€™s degree in human-computer interaction at Oswego in 2010 and a graduate certificate in adult education from Buffalo State in 2015. Her undergraduate degree in cognitive science is from Oswego. She recently managed a change in the collegeâ€™s learning management system from Angel to Blackboard Learn, a nine-month transition involving training more than 500 faculty and migrating more than 900 courses. Dutton also distinguished herself in support of Open SUNY, the systemâ€™s effort to offer seamless access to courses, degrees and professors across its 64 campuses. She is a member of several college-wide committees in her field as well as the Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Committee. Her community service includes Syracuse Al-Anon Information Service as chair and webmaster, NY-Penn Girl Scouts and Westside Community Gardens. Elizabeth Oberst Excellence in Professional Service For more than 33 years, Elizabeth Oberst has led SUNY Oswegoâ€™s efforts to engage what are now more than 80,000 alumni, becoming the face and spirit of the college. Oberst, the collegeâ€™s associate vice president for alumni relations and stewardship, has worked tirelessly to achieve the Oswego Alumni Associationâ€™s (OAA) goals to build and sustain a strong infrastructure, including staff and board of directors; engage a broad spectrum of alumni and friends in OAA activities and programs; position the OAA as a â€œvalue-addedâ€ component on campus and within the broad alumni network, and help build a culture of giving to encourage alumni and friends to share their time, talent and treasure with the college. Her innovations include programs such as Alumni-inResidence, Alumni Sharing Knowledge, Welcoming Torchlight and New York City Career Connections. She has served as publisher of Oswego alumni magazine since 2000 and for 25 years has nurtured Reunion, which annually draws more than 1,000 alumni to campus. Her more recent achievements have included establishing a formal stewardship program to recognize and support donors. She has won numerous awards from higher education advancement organizations. Oberstâ€™s community involvements have been many, from lector and Eucharistic minister at Hall Newman Center to past president of Childrenâ€™s Board of Oswego, from the Success by Six Policy Council to the board of Oswego County Humane Society. Kathleen Pagano Excellence in Professional Service In 1972, Kathleen Pagano â€” then a first-generation college student â€” started working for the financial aid office at SUNY Oswego. Since her graduation and subsequent employment at the college, she has consistently modeled a student-first ethic. Pagano has gone above and beyond for individual students, as associate director of the Financial Aid Office, and encouraged other offices to redesign systems and processes to address student needs. She has embraced technology for its labor savings and the information it can provide, and seized opportunities to use technology to simplify manual processes so that staff had more time to serve students directly. Pagano has served on several college-wide committees and has been active in the statewide activities of the SUNY Financial Aid Professionals and the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association. In the community, she has conducted financial aid workshops for students and parents, and served such organizations as the Oswego High School Home and School Board and the Oswego Lacrosse Club.
8 Honor Cords for Veterans United States veterans graduating from SUNY Oswego are wearing red, white and blue honor cords in recognition of their service and sacrifice. College Honors Program The Oswego College Honors Program consists of a core of courses in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, philosophy and history designed to stimulate studentsâ€™ 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 2016, wearing silver tassels, are completing the requirements for the SUNY Oswego College Honors Program: State University of New York Board of Trustees H. Carl McCall Chairman Joseph W. Belluck Courtney Burke Marc Cohen Eric Corngold Robert Duffy Ronald G. Ehrenberg Angelo M. Fatta Peter Knuepfer Eunice A. Lewin Marshall Lichtman Stanley Litow Richard Socarides Carl Spielvogel Edward Spiro Cary F. Staller Nina Tamrowski Lawrence Waldman Chancellor of the University Nancy L. Zimpher SUNY Oswego College Council James M. McMahon Chair Darlene Baker Saleem Cheeks Richard Farfaglia Michael J. Goldych Brian S. McGrath Baye Muhammad William Scriber Gary Sluzar SUNY Oswego Retiring Faculty and Professional Staff Julie Harrison Blissert Director of Communications and Marketing Initial Appointment to Oswego: 1983 Shawna Oâ€™Donovan Jacqueline Rayburn
9 Honor Organizations Alpha Delta Omega Public Justice Honor Society â€“ 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 Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Adult Learners â€“ recognizes the special achievements of adult students who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Alpha Psi Omega National Dramatics Honor Society â€“ an honorary society founded in 1924 that recognizes outstanding student achievement in college and university theatre. Beta Alpha Psi National Business Honor Society â€“ the international honorary organization for accounting and finance students and professionals, recognizes academic excellence and promotes professional de velopment and service activities among its members. Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Schools â€“ serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Chi Alpha Epsilon Educational Opportunity Program Honor Society â€“ recognizes the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria and serves EOP students. Promotes continued high academic standards, fosters increased communication among its members, and honors academic excellence achieved by those students. Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society of Professional Counseling and for Professional Counselors â€“ established in 1985 to provide recognition for outstanding achievement and service within the profession by counselors-in-training, counselor educators, and professional counselors whose career commitment is to research and serve through professional counseling. Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society â€“ recognizes excellence in the study of German; promotes higher scholarship and study of German language, literature and civilization; emphasizing aspects of German life and the culture of universal value contributing to the eternal search for peace and truth. Epsilon Pi Tau International Honor Society for Professions in Technology â€“ membership based on high scholastic attainment, participation and leadership in Technology in the college and in the community, and professional qualifications and promise. Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society â€“ recognizes excellence and fosters mutual cooperation, support and professional growth for educational professionals. Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society â€“ promotes 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 â€“ 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 â€“ co-ed service fraternity encouraging fellowship among musicians and is devoted to the study and performance of music. Omicron Delta Epsilon International Academic Honor Society â€“ recognizes scholastic attainment and honors outstanding achievements in economics â€” establish ment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics. Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society â€“ 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 â€“ requires a high overall GPA and even higher GPA in history, sponsoring student trips and outside lecturers. Phi Beta Delta â€“ an international honor society recog nizing students, faculty, staff and alumni; who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, educa tion, and research; who have made significant contri butions to expanding global engagement and world awareness. Members of this honorary are wearing bronze medallions with red and yellow ribbons. Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society â€“ promotes 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 â€“ recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language and literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, to stimulate and to encourage French and francophone cultural activities. Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society â€“ recognizes excellence in the study of Spanish and provides incentive for Spanish language study, leadership, and service. Its motto is the Greek phrase â€œSpanas Didagi Pro gomenâ€ meaning â€œLetâ€™s go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.â€ Sigma Iota Rho is an interdisciplinary international affairs honor society. Promotes and rewards scholarship and service among students and practitioners of internal studies, international affairs, and global studies. Fosters integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs. Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society â€“ 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 â€“ confers distinction for high academic achievement in English and Creative Writing and promotes interest in literature and writing. Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society â€“ recognizes scientific achievement, enhances health of research enterprise, fosters integrity in science and engineering and promotes the publicâ€™s understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Tau Sigma Academic Honor Society â€“ recognizes and promotes the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Vega Junior and Senior Womenâ€™s Honor Society â€“ womenâ€™s junior and senior honor society which places strong value on academic leadership and community service.
10 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest academic division in SUNY Oswego, boasting eighteen academic departments, fifteen interdisciplinary programs, five graduate programs, and several certificate programs. Providing a learning-centered community committed to high intellectual standards, the College offers more than forty undergraduate majors in subjects ranging from American Studies to Zoology, nearly as many minors, and eight cooperative degree programs. Through in-depth study in traditional and interdisciplinary programs we prepare students to identify and develop productive solutions to the many challenges facing regional, national, and global civil society. Candidates for Baccalaureate Degree Subject 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. In an effort to honor graduating seniors individually, SUNY Oswego selects faculty members to read each graduateâ€™s name as they receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80â€“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. Ashley Cherise Allwood, Brooklyn Brian William Arendt, New City Justine Elizabeth Arold, Auburn Porcia Asiedu, Bronx *** Alex Michael Bateman, Fulton Nicole Black, College Point Evan Edward Blaski, Sayville Sarah E. Bonaker, Amsterdam Allison Boyzuck, Mexico Cody L. Brett, Oswego Jared David Brower, Gloversville Justin James Brown, Marion Morgan Riley Brown, Bloomingburg Laurelle Elizabeth Bryington, Odessa Michael A. Calobrisi, East Northport Jemsley Canela Uribe, Bronx Angela Grace Case, Fulton Luis Alonso Cavallini, Elmont Sui Yau Cheung, Brooklyn Kristie Kelly Chiasson, Memphis Nyeema S. Chisolm, Bronx Deanna L. Christiansen, Poughkeepsie Jiyon Chu, Oswego Alana Cimijotti, Rensselaer Amanda Lynn Clark, Moravia Tatyana Brittany Clements, Milford, PA Meaghan Come, Taberg James Justin Lucki Cooper, Brooklyn Troy J. Crevier, Webster Ryann E. Crofoot, Fulton Gabriele Elizabeth Curley, Monroe Robert Michael Curran, Holbrook Julie R. Dâ€™Rozario, Chaffee Anthony Vincent Dahl, Auburn Rebecca Elizabeth Dailey, Johnson City James Anthony DeBiase, Oswego Stephanie Lee DiBiase, Syracuse Claudia Ann DiCalogero, Port Jefferson Zachary Diamond, Slingerlands * James Anthony Duffy, Holbrook Matthew E. Dunham, Cicero Bryanna Nicole Duval, Utica Alyssa C. Everly, Gerrardstown, WV * Melinda Falcon Gomez, Brentwood Janet Marie Ferguson, Palmyra Chelsea Marie Flores, Rockaway Park Brittany Amber Foster, Enfield, CT Olivia Nicole Fradette, Central Square Emily A. Fulfarr, Huntington Station Samuel P. Gagliardi, Auburn Anne Emily Geiss, Oswego Mary Gilmore, New Paltz * Coleen R. Goss, Fulton Kimberly Michelle Green, Albany Shaquile Antonio Greene, Middletown Amber Lee Grochan, Mattydale ** Rachel E. Hald, Reno, NV Joseph R. Henriques, New City Brett Charles Holbrook, Cortland Katherine Mackenzie Hoss, Highland Mills Stephen James Hotaling, Gloversville * Robert Hoyt, Bernhards Bay Suzanne Jacques, Williamson Anna Ivette Jimenez, Mount Vision * Ingrid Elizabeth Johansen, Sammamish, WA Brianna Keller, Cicero Taran T. Kerrigan, Pine Bush Jisu Ko, Seoul, South Korea John Paul Koenig, Auburn Christina Charlene Koonce, South Park, PA Joseph Kraus, Syracuse Alicia N. Kreamer, Patchogue Cody L. LaFever, Delhi Sarah Langer, Rye Brook Joseph James Laricchiuta, Farmingville * Alicia Marie Lauber, Central Square Jason David Lavarnway, Morrisonville Nicholas John Lazarich, Deer Park Chelsea Lynne Legates, Oswego Ebony Selise Lewis, Brooklyn *** Angela M. Livingston, Oswego Nina Menga Lukelo, Corona Kaitlynn Susan MacIsaac, Accord ** Mariana E. Manou, Webster * Elizabeth Anne Mapley, Akron ** Sachelle Olivia Martin, Bronx Tyler A. Martin, Hastings Ryan Michael Matthews, Syracuse * Jordan Michael Maxwell, Liverpool Jayme A. McCreary, Baldwinsville Oliver Ranjula Medonza, Kandy, Sri Lanka David Anthony Merrow, Central Square David John Migliori Jr., Middletown Annalise Desiree Mousaw, Niskayuna *** Matthew J. Needle, Baldwinsville Matthew J. Norton, Evans Mills
11 ** Tara L. Oâ€™Grady, Lake Peekskill Adam Edward Oâ€™Neill, Ontario Allison J. Olivier, Clinton Dayna Aurora Passer, Mexico ** Kyan Robertson Peffer, Wading River ** Kassidy Lynn Pekarek, Minetto Kenneth James Pembleton, Liverpool *** Alaina Leigh Perkins, Williamstown Devon J. Perkins, Oswego Katelind M. Petro, Constantia Marissa Pierce, Harpursville Jonathan Reid Plescia, Woodgate Monika Pohudo, Clearwater, FL Hilda V. Posada Pacheco, Woodbridge, NJ Matthew J. Potrzeba, Whitesboro Colin R. Prendergast, Voorheesville Alexis M. Rank, Bridgeport Dillon Michael Ray, Utica ** Nicole K. Reed, Oswego Dana Carol Richards, Phoenix Daniel Angel Rodriguez, Monroe * Marina Lynne Ruffalo, Newark Cameron J. Sacchet, Yonkers ** Alyssa Marie Santagato, Mechanicville Carmyn Joyce Santore, Hannibal Jason Bryan Savlov, Liverpool Olivia Colleen Schaeber, Liverpool ** Jack Schirtz, Oswego James Laird Seegars II, Syracuse Ashley Ann Sherman, Oswego Kinsey Elise Simons, Honeoye Falls Miranda Paige Smith, Brownville Nancy Smith-Jennings, Middletown Morgan Elizabeth Snyder, Rochester Donald Robert Spurrell, Seaford ** Nathaniel Lee Stemmler, Fayetteville Katrina Stevens, Altamont Kayla Marie Streit, Corfu Andrew Alexander Stuart, Schenectady Alyssa Blair Suits, Minetto * Nathaniel Swezey, Kirkwood *** Kenneith G. Teamoh, Watertown Veronica Ann Tesser, Newburgh *** Iain James Thompson, Oswego Jessica Louise Toach, New Hartford Rafael Oscar Torres Jr., Brooklyn Kaela R. Towne, Oswego Elizabeth Marie Travers, Oswego *** Megan Leanna Truesdale, Owego Rudra Bahadur Wagley, Reynoldsburg, OH Khalil Jae Waldron, Bronx Kevin Nirmal Wanniarachchi Kankanamalage, Batalanda, Sri Lanka * Cydney C. Ward, Oswego Abigail C. Wentworth, Geneva Malia Christina Williams, Syracuse Shunia C. Williams, Bronx Lillian Wood, Candor Diamond T. Young, Syracuse Nicole Marie Ziegler, Mexico 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.
12 School of Business To 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 â€” the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business â€” the school offers seven undergraduate majors and a masterâ€™s of business administra tion programas well as three five-year com bined bachelorâ€™s/MBA degree programs, one in accounting, one in broadcasting and mass communication, and one in psychology. Candidates for Baccalaureate Degree Subject 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. In an effort to honor graduating seniors individually, SUNY Oswego selects faculty members to read each graduateâ€™s name as they receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 â€“ 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 â€“ 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 â€“ 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Bilikiz Mopelola Adebayo, Brooklyn Mohammed Abdulrahman Alfarouqi, Oswego Joseph William Amedio, Oswego Andrew Michael Aubin, Fulton Kevin Daniel Bennett, Minoa Monica Laura Bennett, Minoa Jessica Bevilacqua, Albany William Anthony Bogarski Jr., Valatie Carolin Milagros Burgos, Tomkins Cove Zana J. Campbell, Bronx Megan Elizabeth Cardish, Averill Park Dylan Joseph Carter, Liverpool Rachel Castellani, Liverpool Inseong Choi, Jangsu-gun, South Korea Rocco Samuel Christian, Hancock Stephen T. Chwalek, Oswego Peter Edmund Clark, Baldwin Cristal Contreras, Bronx Brandon James Courtney, Albany * April Anastasia Crane, Little Falls Marie Cronk, Penn Yan * Katia Marina Dâ€™Arcy, Newark Valley Jonathan D. Danise, Glenville Elizabeth Susan De Veau, East Islip Minying Dong, Brooklyn Zachary Tyler Donofrio, Huntington Station Julia Endres, Oswego * Paree V. Evans, Alexandria Bay Elaine Janae Flowers, Brooklyn Joseph Gallo, Guilderland Erin E. Ganley, Baldwinsville Sarah Renee Garmany, Rome William Owen Gauthier, Ghent Asa' Bianca Gibbs, Medford, OR Brian Stafford Gittens, Bronx Zarnee Goe, Syracuse Daniel R. Groves, Clarence Peter B. Gryga, Queensbury Kavon Elijah Hall, Rahway, NJ Natasha M. Hall, Bronx ** Erica N. Hausler, Ballston Spa Rachael Noel Hayden, Syracuse Elizabeth Hayes, Syracuse Kateryna Heryak, Syracuse Thomas Jay Hubright, Webster Shelby W. Hunter, Herkimer Emilee M. Hutson, Sackets Harbor Allison M. Jackson, Arcade Arek A. Janiga, Lake View Ashly Marie Januszka, Auburn Matthew James Jesella, Buffalo Michael Jared Josselyn, Penfield Jared M. Justice, Fabius ** Alexandra Kabunova, Clay Sabina Kadic, Liverpool ** Adam Michael Kalish, Commack Shane T. Kenyon, Canandaigua John G. Kilmartin, Ridge * Eunbi Kim, Suwon-si, South Korea *** Shawn Robert Kimball, Fulton Matthew W. Kistner, Windsor Madeline E. Klatt, Barker Andrew Kramer, New City Joshua James Krause, Webster Nicholas D. Latona, West Seneca Alexander Leana, Camillus So Jin Lee, Seoul, South Korea Sunghee Lee, Oswego Joseph Louis LiCausi, Port Jefferson Station *** Kayla M. Lippke, Phoenix Zachary G. Loura, Fulton ** Andrew Edward Maczonis, Oswego Charles Warren Marsden, Hurleyville Jacob Evan Martin, Bernhards Bay Alexander Thomas McCarthy, Manlius Michael J. McDermott, Bethpage Sean McGivney, Port Jefferson Amber McRae, Oswego Joshua T. Medina, Monroe Corinne Margaret Milnamow, Chittenango Laurence Michael Moore, Syracuse Jibin S. Moosariparambil, West Haverstraw Rafael Nacaj, Bronx Jade Elaine Nelson, Oswego John Robert Novitsky, Victor Brandon A. Patino, Sleepy Hollow * Tyler D. Penberthy, East Amherst ** Marissa L. Petrus, Clyde Brett A. Piperni, Victor Michael Joseph Piwinski, Auburn * Theodore F. Potenza, Latham Don Carleton Powell III, Saratoga Springs Kyle Price, Tuxedo Park Joseph Quinn, Clay
13 School of Communication, Media and the Arts Created 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. Nine undergraduate degree options and two masterâ€™s degrees 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 Degree Subject 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. In an effort to honor graduating seniors individually, SUNY Oswego selects faculty members to read each graduateâ€™s name as they receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 â€“ 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 â€“ 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 â€“ 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Gloria Ampofo, Bronx Damian James Arney, Weedsport *** Travis R. Barend, Ontario Malik B. Bogues Beauzile, Saint Albans Justin Andrew Brown, New York * Zoe Calabrese, Hastings * Alexandra Julia Chary, Oswego Michael Cicero, Leicester *** Emily Alice Cecelia Clarke, Oswego Tia Margaret Collier, Sodus Jane Conaway, Fulton Shannon Alycia Cummings, West Hempstead * Connor P. DeHaan, Warwick * Matthew Gregory Debonis, Hopewell Junction * Mariana Diaz, Syracuse Shawna Renee Dorsey, Rochester Shaquille Thomas Duberry, New York Amanda Rose Ebrahim, Bayville * Margaret Therese Farragher-Gnadt, Rochester Kyle Ferguson, Moravia * Anne Francine Flaherty, Smithtown Kaitlynn Virginia Fuller, Clyde Americo Galindez Jr., Bronx ** Phillip J. Gebhardt, Syracuse Tyler Hancock, Marcellus Rebecca Danielle Harvey, Rhinebeck Kevin Sean Hennessy, Manlius Kari Lynn Hively, Addison Briana M. Hnatko, Fulton Gustav Albert Hoffmann, Syracuse Kalie Hudson, Hilton Yarbrielle Ingram, Hampton, GA * Ryan Aloysius Ivers, Syracuse Kaylyn E. Izzo, Fort Edward Joshua K. Jarvi, Syracuse Kimberly Jimenez, Brookhaven Aric Thomas Johnson, Webster ** Rachael Marie Kepler, Carthage * Dustin Edward LaMontagne, Cicero Taisha Laird, Auburn Brittani J. Lamb, Dexter * Jamie M. LaVigueur, Rochester Jonathan Rodriguez, Highland Christopher W. Roque, Suffern Lauren Christine Ryan, Garnerville Zachary Sabella, Syracuse Colton Sandford, Jordan Marie-Luise Schmalzl, Watertown Matthew Schultz, East Islip Daniel Marche Shanker, New Windsor Abubakarr Sow, Brooklyn * Michael Leonard Stern, Monroe Drew J. Swenson, Sea Cliff Derek Tishman, Pleasantville * Daniel Peter Toscano, Syracuse Gregory Paul Ulrich, Vestal Christopher C. Versaci, Bedford Alexander R. Ward, Watertown * Conor Michael Ward, Warwick ** Brett M. Wilder, Eden Jessica Williamson, Cicero Adam G. Wilmot, Windsor * Sheneya J. Wilson, Yonkers Kevin Joseph Withus, Lagrangeville Michael S. Wolf, Smithtown * Carissa Elizabeth Woolson, Oswego Joshua Yager, Liverpool * Jacob R. Yankloski, Ontario ** Wanjuan You, Columbus, OH
14 School of Education Innovation in authentic learning has been a hallmark of SUNY Oswego since its found ing in 1861. This creative spirit still thrives in the School of Education, where innovative methods grounded in research and early experiences in the field help students become teachers, counselors, school leaders, and wellness and technical professionals ready to meet the challenges of todayâ€™s global and diverse educational institutions and com munities. The school is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Candidates for Baccalaureate Degree Subject 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. In an effort to honor graduating seniors individually, SUNY Oswego selects faculty members to read each graduateâ€™s name as they receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 â€“ 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 â€“ 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 â€“ 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. ** Emily Elizabeth Baker, Red Creek Andrew J. Benson, Carthage Courtney Michelle Bobbett, Memphis * Ashleigh Morgan Bradt, North Syracuse Jeremy Edward Brewster, Pennellville * Brittany Justine Bullock, Stony Brook Jessica T. Bye, Cato Marla Jean Chayban, Liverpool Marisa-Marie Conslato, Locust Valley Morgan R. Cropsey, Lindenhurst * Elizabeth Rae DeJesus, Hicksville Michael Paul Eardley, Fulton * Cassidy Morgan Farr, Sayre, PA Zachary Michael Field, Tribes Hill *** Haleigh Alexis Flint, Watertown Marianna Gillis, Syracuse Albert Sterling Green, Loudonville Lindsay Noelle Hladik, Saratoga Springs Kelly Ann Jackson, Bronx * Brenna K. Kenney, Wantagh Shanice Decarlo Laing, Brooklyn Emily L. Lamb, Fulton * Nicholas J. Luppino, Little Falls * Courtney H. MacEwen, Fulton Leander R. Manning, Cobleskill Katie Lynn Mannise, Fulton Kelsey Ann Mathis, Salisbury Mills * Joanna Lyn McKinney, Angola Dillon John McCauley, Oswego ** Yasmine Natasia Moreira, Yonkers Timothy J. Nixon, Getzville ** Sara Elizabeth Noll, Liverpool Paula Jean Orr, Oneida Taylor Nicole Owens, Mattydale Tyler Z. Palmitese, Oswego Lindze K. Pauline, Oswego Sidney Rajab Sr., Rochester ** Jacqueline M. Rayburn, Victor Kevin A. Reynoso, Cortlandt Manor Jonathan Russo, Mount Kisco ** Christina Madera, Yonkers Kennen Deirdre McBrearty, Oswego Jillian Mary McKee, La Fayette * Kenneth Migliore, Massapequa Park * Marissa L. Miksad, Yonkers Cris R. Moore, Oswego * Shawna Parker Oâ€™Donovan, Pearl River Eric John Ortiz, Wyandanch ** Emily M. Pease, Massena Lauren E. Proctor, Jamestown Samantha Elizabeth Puckhaber, Lake Placid Chantel A. Richardson, Staten Island Zachary C. Ross, Auburn ** Aaron Michael Roth, Binghamton ** Victoria Audrey Ruggiero, Selden Kelci Ashton Schlierf, East Amherst * Alyssa I. Scruton, Baldwinsville Ameen Shakir Smith, Webster ** Carlene Alexandra Smith, Freeville Kyana NaQuelle Snow-Eason, Rochester * Tess Alexandra Sydlo, Horseheads Rebecca Ann Szabo, Lockport * Zachery J. Taylor, Greene Connor A. Thompson, Rochester ** Mikala Kimberly Thompson, Spencerport Darren Michael Tomasulo, Queensbury * Lauren S. Toscano, Dix Hills Jessica Marie Urrutia, Middletown Leslie Caryn Usherwood, Oswego Stephanie L. Walsh, Astoria Cassandra Watts, Glen Cove Ayana Monae Webb, Brooklyn Michael J. Welsh, Marcellus Samantha Kaye Wilson, Oswego Kahnoy-Akim Moret Woodfolk, Carthage Katherine A. Woods, Syracuse ** Songling Ye, Wenzhou, China Royshanna Chamary Young, Clay Xian Zhao, New Castle, DE
15 Division of Extended Learning The 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 Degree Subject 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. In an effort to honor graduating seniors individually, SUNY Oswego selects faculty members to read each graduateâ€™s name as they receive congratulations from their dean and the president. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80 â€“ 4.00) identified by gold cap and gown. ** Magna Cum Laude (3.60 â€“ 3.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30 â€“ 3.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Michael Callahan, New Hartford Francisco R. Cordero Alvarez, Houston, TX Richard Lewis Cranston, Webster Brandy M. Earl, Oswego Andrew Thomas Lazzaro, Oswego Jonathan Thomas Roche, North Syracuse Timothy J. Scalisi, Waltham, MA Carolyn Ann Scanlon, Oswego Kevin Walter Schulz, Syracuse Robert Francis Teifke, Mexico Megan Elizabeth Terry, East Syracuse Andrea Elise Wedemeier, Blauvelt Marc Allen Weyl, Pittsford * Noelle J. White, Brewerton Meghan Mary Wiacek, Syracuse Christopher M. Wood, Webster 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. Sheldonâ€™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.
16 Division of Graduate Studies The Division of Graduate Studiesâ€™ 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 Masterâ€™s Degree and Certicate of Advanced Study Subject 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 Human-Computer Interaction Cassie Marie Breen, BS SUNY Oswego Adam Friedman, BA CUNY Queens College Ryan H. Kikta, BA SUNY Polytechnic Melissa Delores King, BA SUNY Oswego Robert Joseph LeDone, BA Purchase College Kristopher Joseph Saber, BA SUNY Oswego Christopher James Stultz, BA SUNY Oswego Patrick Shaughnessy Toohey, BS Clarkson University MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING Major in Art Education Kathryn Victoria Alonso-Bergevin, BFA SUNY Oswego Gigina Yu Long, BA Scripps College MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Major in Accounting Bilikiz Mopelola Adebayo, BS SUNY Oswego Adam Michael Kalish, BS SUNY Oswego Lauren Christine Ryan, BS SUNY Oswego Daniel Peter Toscano, BS SUNY Oswego Sheneya J. Wilson, BS SUNY Oswego Major in Business Administration Leonard J. Argentine, BA LeMoyne College Becky Lee Callan, BS SUNY Cortland Teresa Florence Carosa, BA Penn State Univerisity Erin Corbett, BA Syracuse University Joseph Nicholas Fabian, BA SUNY Oswego Katherine Finn, BS SUNY Oneonta Christopher A. Heaslip, BS Clarkson University Kyle A. Kelly, BS SUNY Albany Megan Elizabeth Lawson-Clark, BA Dominican University Tanya Theresa Lindsay, USC University of Southern California Daniel Patrick McEvoy, BS SUNY Stony Brook Scott McWilliams, MS San Jose State University Tania Mutsuddi, MA University of Calcutta Scott E. Nadzan, MS SUNY Buffalo Bryan J. Payne, BS SUNY Brockport Hugo Antonio Pilco Sanchez, MS Rochester Institute of Technology Connor Arthur James Rhodes, BS SUNY Oswego Shivangi Singh, MBA Uttar Technical University Jack A. Venditti, BS LeMoyne College Colden David Weiler, BS SUNY Oswego Major in Health Services Administration Sierra J. Rotella, BS SUNY Ferdonia Major in Public Accounting Jack W. Adelman, BS SUNY Oswego Kyle David Brockmann, BS SUNY Oswego Adam Larret Kroft, BA SUNY University at Buffalo
17 David J. Robertson, BS Siena College Caleb J. Winne, BS Roberts Weslyeyan College Guannan Zhang, BA SUNY Oswego MASTER OF SCIENCE Major in Chemistry James Anthony Calvert, BA SUNY Oswego Major in Mental Health Counseling Cody Bowser, BA SUNY Potsdam Sara Jane Donals, BS SUNY Brockport MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION Major in Adolescence Education Spanish 7-12 Kristina Nicole Licatese-Linn, BA SUNY Geneseo Major in Childhood Education Heather Lynn Bianco-Whitcomb, BS SUNY Oswego Paige E.J. Culver, BA Nazareth College Michelle Kathryn Gibbs, BS Syracuse University Kristopher Thomas Shirley, BS SUNY Brockport Major in Childhood Special Education 1-6 Molly Jane Fournier, BS SUNY Oswego Ashley Nicole Johnston, BS SUNY Oswego Emily E. Scheutzow, BS SUNY Oswego Katherine Tonzi, BS SUNY Oswego Major in Literacy Education B-6 Karly Marie Babcock, BS SUNY Oswego Emily Lauren DiFabio, BS SUNY Oswego Brittany Rose Ekross, BS SUNY Brockport Caitlin Marie Genalo, BS St. John Fisher College Amanda T. Heberger, BS SUNY Oswego Brittany L. Lamie, BS SUNY Oswego Nicholas J. Little, BS SUNY Cortland Christopher David Mack, BS SUNY Oswego Ashley Danielle Malchoff, BS SUNY Oswego Jessica Nicole Pasik, BS SUNY Geneseo Brittany Jordan Pritchard, BS SUNY Oswego Teanna Smith, BA SUNY Potsdam Allison Mae Stevens, BS SUNY Oswego Cassie Marie Story, BS SUNY Oswego Kelly Marie Vachon, BS SUNY Oswego Kelly Sue Windey, BS SUNY Oswego Major in Literacy Education 5-12 Leah Elizabeth Ford, BA LeMoyne College Richelle Lyn Hartranft, BS SUNY Oswego Briana L. Larocca, BS SUNY Oswego Rachelle Marion Salmonsen, BS SUNY Oswego Ashley Lynne Stevens, BS SUNY Oswego Major in Technology Education Jonathan K. Stacey, BS SUNY Oswego MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION Major in Agricultural Education Sieara Megan Fraczek, BA SUNY Cobleskill Cathryn E. Dymond, BS Cornell University Major in Business and Marketing Education Brittany Irene Labigan, BS Niagara University Major in Career and Technical Education Dennis Joseph Gladle, BS SUNY Oswego Major in Family and Consumer Science Education Jenna Nicole Raia, BS Johnson & Wales University MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TEACHING Major in Childhood Education 1-6 Marlena Shortslef Rain, BA SUNY Plattsburgh CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY Major in Educational Leadership Shannon L. Babbie, MS SUNY Cortland Todd Ancel LaValley, MS SUNY Oswego Samantha A. Spaulding, BS SUNY Oswego Jennifer Marie Wall, MA SUNY Cortland GRADUATE CERTIFICATE Gerontology Mary H. Driscoll, MS Roberts Wesleyan College Health and Wellness Frances El Sawah, BA Hunter College Health Information Technology Cassie Marie Breen, BS SUNY Oswego Integrated Health Systems Jason Alexander Chase, BA SUNY Oswego Kristopher Joseph Saber, BA SUNY Oswego Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies Kelefa Diakite, MS Cambridge College Sara Jane Donals, BS SUNY Brockport Online Integrated Health Systems Melissa Delores King, BA SUNY Oswego Play Therapy Allison P. Meyers, BS Utica College
18 Class of 2016 Senior Class Gifts The Oswego Alumni Association congratulates and thanks the Class of 2016 for raising $6,261.28 (as of November 13, 2016) for The Fund for Oswego . More than 220 seniors, families, parents, faculty and staff helped support the senior class. We offer a special thanks to the Class of 2016 Coordinators and Planning Committee, as well as student volunteers who assisted The Fund for Oswego with the Senior Class Gift. Contributors Roger & Maryellen Ackley In Honor of Riley M. Ackley â€™16 Stephanie & Richard Aizer In Honor of Samantha Aizer â€™16 Charles & Lorraine Amundsen In Honor of Keith Amundsen â€™16 The Antinora Family In Honor of Troy Antinora â€™16 Robert & Carol Arendt In honor of Brian Arendt â€™16 John, Anne, Collette & Kent Arnold In Honor of Craig Arnold â€™16 Naa Asheley â€™16 In Honor of The Ashitey Family Connor Barry â€™16 Thanks, Dad, for getting me through college! Tatiana Belfield â€™16 Thank you Mom, Andy and Grandpa! Donna & Harolde Bell Sr. In Honor of Harolde Bell Jr. â€™16 Nick Bell In honor of Harolde Bell Jr. â€™16 Dr. Pearl Bell-Grandma In honor of Harolde Bell Jr. â€™16 Stephen J. Bero â€™74 In Honor of The Class of 2016 The Blair Family In Honor of Kelsey Blair â€™16 The Blasko Family In Honor of Russell J. Blasko â€™16 Karen, Olivia, Lexie & Demi Bobarakis In Honor of Stephen Bobarakis â€™16 Bill and Teena Bogarski In honor of our son William A. Bogarski Jr. â€™16 The Brantley Family In Honor of Justin A. Brantley â€™16 The Brennan Family In Honor of Andrew William Brennan â€™16 Andrew W. Brennan â€™16 Thanks, Mom and Dad, for all the support along the way. I could not have done it without you. Sarah E. Brill â€™16 Thank you to my parents, Monica and Bob Brill, for all your support over the past four years. Jen & Neil Browne In Honor of Kaitlyn Browne â€™16 The Bruno Family In Honor of Hunter Bruno â€™16 The Bulman Family In Honor of Melissa Bulman â€™16 Pete & Patricia Calabrese In honor of Zoe Calabrese â€™16 Steve & Barbara Call In Honor of Amy Hogan â€™16 Ian Callahan â€™16 Thank you Mom, Dad, Rob and Francesca for all the support! The Callahan Family In Honor of Ian Callahan â€™16 Steven â€™76 & Mary Canale â€™81 In Honor of Michele Canale â€™16 Megan Cardish â€™16 Thank you to my family and friends! Lisa & Jim Carroll In Honor of Megan Carroll â€™16 Terry & Bob Cassa In Honor of Kimberly Cassa â€™16 The Celeste Family In Honor of Jami Celeste â€™16 Jami R. Celeste â€™16 Thank you Mom, Dad, Will and Joe, for all the support and always being there for me. I love you to the moon and back! Dennis & Judith Christiansen In Honor of Samuel Christiansen â€™16 Kathy Clark In Honor of The Class of 2016 Larry & Patty Cocozza In Honor of Michael Coccozza â€™16 Tia Collier â€™16 In honor of my family and the Communication Department The Conti Family In Honor of Nicholas Conti â€™16
19 Jennifer Cross â€™16 In Honor of The Class of 2016 Teresa & Mike Cross In Honor of Jennifer Cross â€™16 John Curley & Karen LoMeli In Honor of Gabriele E. Curley â€™16 Justin Dâ€™Antonio â€™16 Thanks Mik and Ron; you rule! Bill and Patty Debonis In honor of Matthew Debonis â€™ 16, congrats! The DeGeorge Family In Honor of Sarah DeGeorge â€™16 The DeHaan Family In honor of Connor DeHaan â€™16 Scott & Cathleen Derby In Honor of Allison Derby â€™16 The Desmarais Family In Honor of Renata Desmarais â€™16 The DiBernardo Family In Honor of Brittany & Brianne DiBernardo â€™16 Catherine DiBiase In honor of Stephanie L. DiBiase â€™16 The Vanderbilt-Domblewski Family In Honor of Garrett Domblewski â€™16 & Rachel Edic â€™16 Debbie, Roy & Lexi Domenech In Honor of Ashley Domenech â€™16 Ashley Domenech â€™16 Thank you so much to the SUNY Oswego Music, Theatre and Spanish Departments. Kerry Dorsey â€™81 Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Ed & Ruthann Drewitz In Honor of Eric Drewitz â€™16 Maxwell Edick â€™16 To all my friends through college, both present and past: thank you for sharing yourselves with me. The Eldridge Family In Honor of Cole Eldridge â€™16 Earl â€œGrampaâ€ White In Honor of Emily Erbstoesser â€™16 Tim & Karen Erwin In Honor of Jennifer Erwin â€™16 Deborah Everly Alyssa Everly â€™16 in the Memory of John Edward Ciulik Jr. â€™56 The Farmer Family In Honor of Marisa Farmer â€™16 David and Cinda Farmer In honor of our son James Lucki Cooper â€™16 Cassidy Farr â€™16 I couldnâ€™t have made it without all your unconditional love and support! Thank you Mom, Dad and Greg! Richard & Deborah Fay In Honor of Deidra Fay â€™16 The Formas Family In Honor of Michaela Barbara-Ann Formas â€™16 Michaela Formas â€™16 In Honor of Ann Formas The Friedlander Family In Honor of Allison M. Friedlander â€™16 Emily Fultz â€™16 Thank you grandmother! The Gallagher Family In Honor of Kevin Patrick Gallagher â€™16 Laura, Steve & Sean In Honor of Stephen J. Gambardella â€™16 Jeff & Valerie Gerber In Honor of Zachary Gerber â€™16 Marisa Gilbert â€™16 In Honor of my Mom and Dad The Giller Family In Honor of Jordan Giller â€™16 Cheryl Goewey â€™16 I would like to give a shout out to Gerrit my husband, and all my family who came! I love you guys! Sonny Goldbaum â€™16 Thanks to my loving parents for providing tremendous support and encouragement since I was born. Dee Ann & Michael Goldberg In Honor of Candice Goldberg â€™16 Tracey & Steve Green In Honor of Heather Laski â€™16 The Guild Family In Honor of Bryan C. Guild â€™16 Sherrie Hald Sherrie Hald in honor of Rachel Hald â€™16 The Harris Family In Honor of Nakela Harris â€™16 The Harris Family In Honor of John Harris â€™16 The Haruna Family â€™16 In Honor of Miminatu Mimi Haruna â€™16 Greg & Andrea Hassett In Honor of Julia Heck â€™16 The Hennessey Family In Honor of Callah Marie Hennessey â€™16 Bill & Gail Heussler In Honor of Jordan Heussler â€™16 John & Cindy Hibbert In Honor of Jessica Lee Hebblethwaite â€™16 The Hladik Family In honor of Lindsay Noelle Hladik â€™16 James and Sheryl Holbrook In honor of Brett C. Holbrook â€™16 Jennifer & Russell Howe In Honor of Rebecca Howe â€™16 Rebecca Howe â€™16 In Honor of Russell & Jennifer Howe Marisa Iacchetta â€™16 To my mom, dad and loving family, I canâ€™t thank you enough for the endless support and love you continue to show me! I love you all! Cori Iacopelli â€™16 Mom, Dad and Kyle, I wouldnâ€™t be where I am today or who I am today without your constant love and support. Thank you for giving me the world. Mark & Sandra Jamieson In Honor of John D. Jamieson â€™16 Mark & Sandra Jamieson In Honor of Kayla S. Perry â€™16 John & Franca Jesella In honor of Matthew Jesella â€™16 Anna Jimenez â€™16 Thanks Dr.S for pushing me to find my true potential and thank you nammy for always believing in me. RIP Nams. Yvette Johnson & Oâ€™Dell Family In Honor of Marques LeVont Younger â€™16
20 Rose Joseph â€™16 In Honor of Marie Jean-Pierre â€™16 Zachary Kakuda â€™16 In Honor of The Telefund Squad Christian Kalinowski â€™16 I wouldnâ€™t have made it here without persistence. To those who taught me it, my parents, grandparents, siblings, and Uncle Kevin, I thank you with all my heart. Ken & Trena Karbowski In Honor of Makensi Lin Karbowski â€™16 Kayla Kelly â€™16 In Honor of Christine & Carl Kelly The Kenney Family In Honor of Amanda Kenney â€™16 The Kerber Family In Honor of Nicholas T. Kerber â€™16 Mary Elizabeth Klapkowski In Honor of Joseph Anthony Klapkowski â€™16 Caroline Krapf â€™16 Thank you to my amazing parents, I couldnâ€™t have done it without you! Karen & Paul Lahue In Honor of Caitlyn Bailey â€™16 Brittani Lamb â€™16 The Lazarich Family In honor of Nicholas Lazarich â€™16 Todd Lawson â€™16 Thank you Dr. Niri for all of your help! The Lee Family In Honor of Daniel Lee â€™16 Gweynne & Mike Lennon In Honor of James P. Lennon â€™16 Cassandra Lewis & Family In Honor of Dominique P. Williams â€™16 The Lopez-Kenny Family In Honor of Amanda Lopez-Kenny â€™16 Larry & Pamela Youngs-Maher In Honor of Marisa Anne Youngs Maher â€™16 Gavin Mais â€™16 Thanks Mom! Youâ€™re my rock! The Mann Family In Honor of William Mann â€™16 Melissa Manwaring â€™01 In Honor of Oswego State Ice Effectsâ€™ Seniorsâ€” Coco, Jess, Liz & Olivia The Manzella Family In Honor of Amanda Manzella â€™16 Troy & Christina Markgjonaj In Honor of Michael Markgjonaj â€™16 Brian & Patti Marks In Honor of Elizabeth Marks â€™16 The Matera Family In Honor of Kyle Matera â€™16 The McCauley Family In Honor of Sean McCauley â€™16 The McDonald Family In Honor of Emily McDonald â€™16 The McGivney Family In honor of Sean McGivney â€™16 Mark Mirabito In Honor of Jazlyne Agosto â€™16 Mark Mirabito In Honor of Stephanie Treubig â€™16 Catherine Monteferrante In Honor of Jacquelyn Giotta â€™16 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Morgan In Honor of Dominic Cianciolo Morgan â€™16 Mom, Jason & Pher In Honor of Kaili Grace Morris â€™16 Belinda Murphy In Honor of Tatiana Belfield â€™16 The Murray Family In Memory of Benjamin Cornwell â€™16 The Murray Family In Honor of Adrienne Murray â€™16 Tim Nekritz M â€™05 In Honor of The Class of 2016 The Newhook Family In Honor of Robert Newhook â€™16 Stacy Noll In honor of Sara Noll â€™16 The Noone Family In Honor of Morgan Rae Noone â€™16 Betsy Oberst, Alumni Office and Jerry Oberst â€™77, Admissions Office In honor of the Class of 2016 The Oâ€™Grady Family In Honor of Ryan James Oâ€™Grady â€™16 The Oro Family In Honor of Matthew Oro â€™16 John & Lori Pagan In Honor of Robert A. Pagan â€™16 The Pascarelli Family In Honor of Philip Pascarelli â€™16 Madelyn Peirce â€™16 Thank you for all of your support; I wouldnâ€™t have made it without you guys! Love you Mom, Stash, Troy, Nug & Gumma! Mom, Dad & Renee In Honor of Mitchell Petrella â€™16 Anne & Jim Pike In Honor of Katherine Pike â€™16 Katie Pike â€™16 In Honor of Anne, Jim and Joe Pike The Proctor Family In Honor of Lauren Proctor â€™16 The Prusak Family In Honor of Gabrielle Prusak â€™16 Rich & Linda Purcell In Honor of Jennifer Santorelli â€™16 The Rabben Family In Honor of Margaret Ann Rabben â€™16 The Ransbury Family In Honor of Nicholas Ransbury â€™16 The Real Family In Honor of Yasmine Moreira â€™16 Rose & Sheldon Raskin In Honor of Michael James Hernandez â€™16 The Renfro Family In Honor of Abby Barbara Renfro â€™16 Devon Rich â€™16 In Honor of The Rich Family Kurt & Vanessa Rich In Honor of Devon Rich â€™16 Bonnie Roth In honor of Aaron Michael Roth â€˜16, reach for the stars! Mitch and Debbie Ruffalo In honor of Marina Lynne Ruffalo â€™16 The Sammon Family In Honor of Nicole Sammon â€™16
21 The Santagato Family In honor of Alyssa Santagato â€™16 The Santana-Davis Family In Honor of Andre Robinson â€™16 Craig & Susan Saxton In Honor of Sarah Elizabeth Saxton â€™16 Tim & Susan Scalisi In Honor of Timothy J. Scalisi â€™16 The Schermerhorn Family In Honor of Katherine M. Schermerhorn â€™16 The Schimek Family In Honor of Justin Schimek â€™16 Samantha Schou â€™16 In Honor of Mom and Mike The Scialdone Family In Honor of Courtney Scialdone â€™16 Ann Marie & Charlie In Honor of Julia Shipley â€™16 Carley Singer â€™16 Mom and Dad, thank you for all your support and always pushing me to go after my dreams. I love you both to the moon and back. Mackenzie Smith â€™16 Thank you for your love and support. I couldnâ€™t have done it without you guys! I love you! Helene & Daniel Snowball In Honor of Teri Snowball â€™16 Robert & Maryellen Sobel In Honor of Lauren Sobel â€™16 President Deborah F. Stanley and Mr. Michael J. Stanley In honor of the Class of 2016 James & Ilene Stanton In Honor of Kristen Anne Stanton â€™16 Nana Stewart In honor of Harolde Bell, Jr. â€™16 Deborah J. Stinson In Honor of Patrick W. Whitbeck â€™16 Christine Stranton In Honor of Victoria Stranton â€™16 Maria & Nicole Stufano In Honor of Matt Stufano â€™16 The Swiks, Whitfield, and Behler In Honor of Jennifer Swik â€™16 Jennifer Swik â€™16 In Honor of My Family Rich & Kathy Szweda In Honor of Veronica Szweda â€™16 The Tiberia Family In Honor of Jordan Tiberia â€™16 Morris Titanic In Honor of Heather Titanic â€™16 Eileen & John Tochterman In Honor of Matthew Tochterman â€™16 Renee Turner In Honor of Sasha I. Padilla â€™16 Spencer & Beth Tyson In Honor of Justine Polonski â€™16 The Velazquez Family In Honor of Susan Velazquez â€™16 Rick & Roseann Vitale In Honor of Angela Vitale â€™16 The Wald Family In Honor of Samantha J. Wald â€™16 The Waldron Family In Honor of Khalil Jae Waldron â€™16 Ayana Webb â€˜16 To my mom, my sister Latesha and the rest of my family and friends. Dominique Williams â€™16 In Honor of Cassandra Lewis Shantol Williams â€™16 Thank you to my parents and friends for always supporting me. This one is for you Aysha! Leigh Wilson In Honor of Colin Henderson â€™16 The Withus Family In honor of Kevin Withus â€™16
22 Academic Traditions The Commencement Setting â€” The 2007 ceremonies marked the first graduations to take place in Oswegoâ€™s Marano Campus Center. Located in the heart of campus, the Marano Campus Center represents the collegeâ€™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 was the first new construction on our lakeside campus in 35 years when it opened in the fall of 2006. The Academic Procession â€” 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 â€” 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 masterâ€™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 masterâ€™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 Perdueâ€™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 â€” 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 Perdueâ€™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 Colors Brown ............................. 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 Thanks A 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, Registrarâ€™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. Richard Bush Technology Department William Canning Campus Technology Services Lori Cook Facilities Maintenance and Operations Patrick Devendorf Disability Services Erin Dorsey The Office of Business and Community Relations Michael Flaherty Auxiliary Services, Public Ceremonies Committee Chair William Hammond Facilities Maintenance and Operations Malcolm Huggins Intercollegiate Athletics Rebecca Kempney Facilities Maintenance and Operations Joy Knopp College Foundation Ellen McCloskey Office of the President Tyrone Johnson-Neuland Campus Technology Services Karen Moore Extended Learning Tim Nekritz Office of Communication and Marketing Jose Ramos Facilities Maintenance and Operations Vernon Reynolds Facilities Maintenance and Operations John Rossi University Police Michelle St. John Office of the Registrar Barbara St. Michel Campus Life Jacob Gardner Residence Life and Housing Holli Stone Campus Life Daniel Tryon Technology Department The College Mace
24 Visitor Information Emergency Assistance Medical assistance is available on the ground floor in the Marano Campus Center. University Police 315.312.5555 Lost and Found Inquiries should be directed to University Police at the phone number listed above. Restrooms Restrooms are on all Marano Campus Center levels. Ground floor restrooms are in the main lobby; second-level facilities serve upper seating. Refreshments Refreshments are not permitted on the arena floor. However, refreshments are available before and during the ceremony at Crossroads on the upper level of the Marano Campus Center. College Store Fresh flowers, frames and an assortment of emblematic clothing and merchandise will be available before and after the ceremony in the concourse of the Marano Campus Center. Reception All graduates, family members, guests, faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Marano Campus Center. Photographs and Videotaping Audience 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 at www.geneseephoto.com. Notice to Audience Members Our 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. Departure Audience is to remain seated until all graduates, faculty and platform party recess. Contact SUNY Oswego Office of Admissions, 315.312.2250 229 Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126 www.oswego.edu
DECEMBER TWOTHOUSAND SIXTEEN OSWEGOVoices ll 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! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016 MARANO CAMPUS CENTER STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO