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DECEMBER TWOTHOUSAND SEVENTEEN 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 16, 2017 MARANO CAMPUS CENTER STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO


ContentsThe CeremonyThe Program ............................................................................................. 2 The Procession ......................................................................................... 3 Officers of the College ............................................................................. 4 Commencement Speaker ....................................................................... 6 Student Speaker ....................................................................................... 6 Alumni Banner Presenter ....................................................................... 6 SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipients ................................................... 7 SUNY Distinguished Faculty ................................................................. 7 Retiring Faculty and Professional Staff ................................................ 7 State University of New York Board of Trustees .................................................................................. 8 State University of New York at Oswego College Council ..................................................................................... 8 College Honors Program ........................................................................ 8 Honor Organizations ............................................................................... 9Degree ConferralUndergraduate 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 2017 Senior Class Gifts ............................................................. 18 Academic Traditions .............................................................................. 22 Public Ceremonies Committee ............................................................. 23 Special Thanks ........................................................................................ 23 Visitor Information ................................................................................. 24 Alma Mater ............................................................................... back cover The College Medallion Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 1 11/30/17 2:40 PM


2 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT The ProgramOrder of ExercisesPrelude Juan F. La Manna, OrganistProcessional* Selections from Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar Juan F. La Manna, OrganistConvening of December Commencement Lisa GliddenNational Anthem Led by Claire BeshuresIntroduction of Platform Party Lisa GliddenWelcome Deborah F. StanleyGreetings Darlene Baker Dalton BissonRecognition of SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipients Scott FurlongRecognition of Retiring Faculty & Professional StaScott FurlongCommencement Speaker Jeff KnaussRecognition of Honor StudentsScott Furlong Conferring of Graduate Degrees Deborah F. StanleyRecognition of Graduates* Kristen EichhornConferring of Undergraduate Degrees Deborah F. StanleyRecognition of Undergraduates* Adrienne McCormick Richard J. Skolnik Julie Pretzat Pamela A. MichelAlumni Banner Presentation Mary Canale Michela MickaluckCharge to Graduates Deborah F. StanleyAlma Mater Led by Claire BeshuresAdjournment of December Commencement Lisa GliddenRecessional** Selections from La Vaillance by Georg Philipp Telemann Juan F. La Manna, OrganistReadersSandra Bargainnier, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Wellness Irene Scruton, Visiting Assistant Professor, Director, MBA Programs 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. *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. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 2 11/30/17 2:40 PM


3 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Honors MarshalsSusan Wright Assistant Professor Department of Accounting, Finance and Law Laura Brown Chair and Professor Department of Human DevelopmentUndergraduate MarshalsSteven Abraham Professor Department of Marketing and Management Robert Zuber Adjunct Instructor Department of Computer Science Hema Rao Professor Department of Accounting, Finance and Law Elizabeth Wilcox Assistant Professor Department of MathematicsGraduate MarshalsDonna Matteson Professor Department of Technology Michael LeBlanc Associate Professor Department of Counseling and Psychological ServicesFaculty MarshalsJames Weinschreider Assistant Professor Department of Technology Evelyn Benavides Assistant Professor Department of SociologyPLATFORM PARTYMace Bearer Lisa Glidden Chairperson Faculty Assembly Dalton Bisson 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 Kristen Eichhorn Dean Graduate Studies Mary Canale Vice President Development and Alumni Relations Nicholas A. Lyons Vice President Administration and Finance Jerald Woolfolk Vice President Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Scott Furlong Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs Darlene Baker Member College Council Michael Goldych Member College Council Jeff Knauss Commencement Speaker 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. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 3 11/30/17 2:40 PM


4 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Scott Furlong Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs The college’s chief academic officer, Furlong joined the Oswego family in July. Furlong is responsible for leadership of all instructional and academic programs, overseeing more than 100 academic programs in the college’s four schools with 573 faculty, as well as a range of academic support staff and offerings. A renowned public policy scholar, Furlong previously served as dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he led and participated in many efforts to further integrate the ideals of a liberal arts education into the UW-Green Bay curriculum.Nicholas A. Lyons Vice President for Administration and Finance As SUNY Oswego’s officer in charge of financial operations and facilities, 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, facilities services and construction and purchasing.Mary Canale Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Mary Canale, the college’s 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 college’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign and was part of the team that spearheaded the most recent comprehensive campaign, With Passion & Purpose. As vice president, Canale is a member of the President’s Council and serves as the college’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 Woolfolk supervises the college’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 CUNY’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 bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University in Mississippi, and a master’s degree from Iowa State University.Officers of the CollegeDeborah F. Stanley President D eborah F. Stanley is SUNY Oswego’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 Oswego’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign and spearheaded a massive upgrade of campus technology. She serves on the American Council on Education’s Commission on Leadership and is past chair of 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. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 4 11/30/17 2:40 PM


5 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Adrienne McCormickDean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 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 women’s studies. She received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service in 2012. She is the author of publications on contemporary women poets, filmmakers and dramatists. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and dramatic arts and sciences from Queens University of Charlotte, her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her Ph.D. in literature in English and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Maryland. Pamela A. MichelDean, School of Education Michel previously served as chair of the curriculum and instruction department and 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. Julie PretzatDean, School of Communication, Media and the Arts Pretzat became dean in 2015 after serving as the school’s first associate dean. Previously she chaired Oswego’s music department. While a professor of music, she received the SUNY Chancellor’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 college’s most recent accreditation review. Appointed to Oswego in 1985, she holds a bachelor’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. SkolnikDean, School of Business Before becoming dean of Oswego’s School of Business, 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. Jill PippinDean, Extended Learning Before rejoining Oswego in January 2014, Pippin served for eight years as dean for continuing education at Jefferson Community College. Her career, spanning both academic and business positions such as director for graduate services and enrollment, adjunct business instructor, director of operations, and major accounts manager, as well as her experience earning an MBA from Franklin University, has instilled a passion for providing access to higher education at all levels of the educational pipeline. Previously, the Oswego alumna developed the Jefferson Higher Education Center, facilitated the growth of Jefferson’s military services on Fort Drum, and established other innovative and community-oriented programs for adult and non-traditional students. In 2013, she was awarded the 2013 Continuing Education Association of New York’s Outstanding Continuing Educator Award. Kristen EichhornDean, Graduate Studies A former Presidential Faculty Fellow and communication studies chair, Eichhorn completed a year-long American Council on Education Fellowship at Cornell University earlier this year. Eichhorn has a distinguished record of teaching, research and service in nearly 10 years with the college, including serving as interim dean of extended learning and as one of two senators to the SUNY-wide Faculty Senate. Eichhorn previously was involved in reviewing and transforming college-wide policies and procedures on diversity and inclusion, family-related issues, search processes and more. Her publications include co-authoring the “Interpersonal Communication: Building Rewarding Relationships” textbook and research papers in multiple international journals. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 5 11/30/17 2:40 PM


6 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Commencement SpeakerJeff Knauss President and Managing Partner of The Digital Hyve Jeff Knauss is the co-founder of Digital Hyve, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Syracuse and Rochester, NY, and 23 full-time employees. In 2017, Digital Hyve was awarded CenterState CEO’s Business of the Year, the Business Journal News Network’s Best Places to Work in Central New York, and the Small Business Association’s Small Business Excellence Award. Knauss graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a concentration in marketing. He spent eight years in broadcast television before starting Digital Hyve with his business partner, Jake Tanner. Active in his community, he is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Central New York, which serves as the main food distribution hub for hundreds of partner agencies that comprise the emergency food network in the 11-county service region across central and northern New York; The Loretto Foundation, a notfor-profit organization established to advocate for elders, and to raise funds to help sustain Loretto’s role as an innovator in long-term care; and Byrne Dairy, a fourth generation, family-owned producer and leader in the distribution of greek yogurt, conventional yogurt, sour cream, milk, cream, ice cream and a variety of other dairy products across the country. While attending SUNY Oswego, he studied abroad in Nice, France and met his wife, Heta, who grew up in Finland and moved to the United States when they got married. They currently live in Camillus, NY, with their three-year-old son, Max, and four-month-old daughter, Lila. Student SpeakerDalton Bisson President, SUNY Oswego Student Association A junior double major in history and political science from Canisteo, NY, Bisson became Student Association president in June, after serving as vice president the previous year. His term has included implementing an online petitioning system to promote greater student involvement and creating new executive board positions, such as director of military and veteran affairs, to provide greater representation to underrepresented groups. In addition to his SA leadership, Bisson is a voting delegate for the systemwide SUNY Student Assembly, and a member of College Council and the Auxiliary Services board of directors.Alumni Banner PresenterMichela K. Mickaluck Michela K. Mickaluck, a native of Orange County, NY, is graduating with a bachelor’s in public relations with a concentration in marketing and a business administration minor. She has taken on many leadership roles during her college career, including three semesters as a teaching assistant and Diversity Team member for a business organization course taught by Larry Maher in the School of Business. During her final semester, she was promoted to section leader and hopes to continue serving on the advisory board for the course. Upon graduation, Mickaluck will work in the public relations industry in New York City for a global communications firm. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 6 11/30/17 2:40 PM


7 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT SUNY Chancellor’s AwardsJo Ann Richardson Excellence in Classified Service For 15 years, Richardson has served as the main face of International Student and Scholar Services in the Office of International Education and Programs. Her nominator praised how, “without fail and to perfection,” Richardson provides essential work on behalf of students and scholars from 37 countries entering the U.S. to study and work at the college — even as the number of students from abroad more than tripled since she began. The nomination cites Richardson for outstanding customer service, including personal care in meetings with students, and sometimes their families, and handling health insurance, on-campus accommodations and visa status compliance.Christy Huynh Excellence in Professional Service An associate director of career services, Huynh earned support for the award for creativity and innovation, strategic thinking, dedication to the college and to students’ success and distinguished campus and community service. Her achievements include helping the college attain the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, strategically assisting the Office of Career Services to adopt a new industrycentric model and enriching the experiences of countless students through advisement roles and leadership in service learning and community service. Among many community contributions, Huynh is board president of the United Way of Oswego County, and active with the college’s State Employees Federated Appeal since 2003. Richard Kolenda Excellence in Professional Service The college’s assistant vice president for residence life and housing, Kolenda oversees an operation that provides housing and other services to around 4,400 students. Residence Life and Housing employs about 30 professional staff and 400 students, operates 13 residential communities, oversees two fitness centers and supports extensive programming for residents. Landmarks of Kolenda’s time as director have included the opening of the Village, an award-winning townhouse development for upperclassmen, and renovation and revitalization of the existing residence halls. Those recommending Kolenda for the award also referenced his community service including years of coaching and other volunteerism in youth baseball.State University of New York Distinguished FacultyThe Distinguished Faculty Rank programs encourage an ongoing commitment to excellence, kindle intellectual vibrancy, elevate the standards of instruction and enrich contributions to public service. They demonstrate the State University’s pride and gratitude for the consummate professionalism, the groundbreaking scholarship, the exceptional instruction and the breadth and significance of service contributions of its faculty. Appointment constitutes a promotion to the highest academic rank, and it is conferred solely by the State University Board of Trustees. The list below recognizes SUNY Oswego’s active teaching faculty recognized by such rank. Alok Kumar, 2016 Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physics Tracy Lewis, 2014 Distinguished Teaching Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures Alfred Frederick, 2010 Distinguished Service Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Alfred Stamm, 2007 Distinguished Service Professor, Atmospheric and Geological SciencesSUNY Oswego Retiring Faculty and Professional StaffJoseph Alessia Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures Initial appointment to Oswego: 1974 Deborah Curry Associate Librarian; Coordinator of Collection Development/Acquisitions, Penfield Library Initial appointment to Oswego: 1995 Nancy Johnson Assistant Coordinator of Special Collections, Penfield Library Initial appointment to Oswego: 2000 Joseph Rotella Associate Director, Office of Business and Community Relations Initial appointment to Oswego: 2014 Roberta Schnorr Professor, Curriculum and Instruction; Coordinator, Special Education Graduate Programs Initial appointment to Oswego: 1992 Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 7 11/30/17 2:40 PM


8 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT State University of New YorkBoard of TrusteesH. Carl McCall Chairman Joseph W. Belluck Courtney E. Burke Marc J. Cohen Eric Corngold Robert J. Duffy Angelo M. Fatta Gwen Kay Eunice A. Lewin Marshall A. Lichtman Stanley S. Litow Richard Socarides Carl Spielvogel Edward M. Spiro Cary F. Staller Nina Tamrowski Merryl H. TischChancellor of the UniversityKristina M. JohnsonSUNY Oswego College CouncilJames M. McMahon Chair Darlene Baker Saleem Cheeks Richard Farfaglia Michael J. Goldych Brian S. McGrath Baye Muhammad Dalton Bisson Student Representative College Honors ProgramThe Oswego College Honors Program consists of a core of courses in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, philosophy and history designed to stimulate students’ intellectual growth and develop their analytical abilities. Unlike traditional courses, which present material from a single field of study, Honors Program courses are multi-disciplinary, drawing ideas and information from many fields and addressing concerns common to all the disciplines. In addition to Honors core requirements and all the requirements in their majors, Honors Program students must also meet requirements in laboratory science and a foreign language and complete an Honors Thesis, in which they explore a topic in some depth. The following students from the Class of 2017, wearing silver tassels, are completing the requirements for the SUNY Oswego College Honors Program: Gabriel Alagna Kerina Herard Abigail Leahey Katherine Mietus Miranda Moore Kristina Rovison Noah SeabrookHonor Cords for Military ServiceUnited States veterans and reserve and active duty military graduating from SUNY Oswego are wearing red, white and blue honor cords in recognition of their service. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 8 11/30/17 2:40 PM


9 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Honor Organizations Alpha 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 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. 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. 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 – 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 – 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 – membership based on high scholastic attainment, participation and leadership in Technology in the college and in the community, and professional qualifications and promise. Epsilon Upsilon Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) National Health Honorary Society/ Established in 1967 – an honorary for health education known for its rich history of serving students and the health profession through teaching, service, and research. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – recognizes scholastic attainment and honors outstanding achievements in economics — 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society – recognizes excellence in the study of Spanish and provides incentive for Spanish language study, leadership, and service. Its motto is the Greek phrase “Spanas Didagi Progomen” meaning “Let’s go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.” 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 – 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 – confers distinction for high academic achievement in English and Creative Writing and promotes interest in literature and writing. 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 – recognizes and promotes 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. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 9 11/30/17 2:40 PM


10 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT College of Liberal Arts and SciencesThe 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 learner-centered community committed to high intellectual standards, the college offers more than 40 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 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. 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. *** Summa Cum Laude (3.80.00) 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. ** Moreli Abreu, Bronx Kyle P. Acly, Elmira Anna Leigh Adamski, Brewerton *** Gabriel R. Alagna, Glens Falls Snowitta Anaston, Colombo, Sri Lanka * Xaria Amari Anderson, Brooklyn Stephanie Elaine Arnold, Mexico ** Christina Marie Bandru, Syracuse Akeile Barrett, Elmont * Jessica Lauren Bartkowski, Port Washington ** Thomas Gerhard Bauschke, Black River Stephanie Marie Beaumont, Rochester Margaret Lynne Bechtel, Amsterdam Joshua M. Belfiore, Sauquoit Brooke A. Bellows, Millport Kenneth L. Belvin, New Rochelle ** Lauren N. Berberich, Lake Grove Zachary Thomas Berle, Whitesboro Gabrielle Christine Boni, Oswego Sevarin T. Borrelli, Le Roy Emily Joanna Brown, Marcellus ** Nicholas Joesph Brown, Poughkeepsie Randolph George Brown, Pleasantville Katherine Emily Buehrer, Bath, ME Tyler R. Calhoun, Marion * Ian W. Campbell, Akron Christine Marie Canova, Oswego Jackson R. Capenos, Pennellville * Julianne Elyse Cary, Farmington *** Michael Joseph Cavataio, Liverpool * Erica Lorraine Chase, Manlius Allayah Y. Chirinos, Bronx ** Kaitlyn Marie Clapp, Phoenix Tatyana Brittany Clements, Milford, PA Donald Cleveland Jr., Fulton Emily Grace Cooley, Seneca Falls Hannah Catherine Cooper, Angola Joseph Edward Corradino, Oswego ** Kimberly Clare Corrie, Lancaster Will Francis Corrigan, Mamaroneck Loni Geneva Crittenden, Buffalo Maria Cutolo, East Quogue * AnneMarie Rose Dehm, Oswego Brianna June Dolan, Fayetteville Charles Michael Domicolo, Oswego Steve Duran, Beacon Cameron Ebersold, Slingerlands Brian Alexander Emanuele, Salisbury Mills * Jacqueline Emily Epp, Marcellus MacKenzie Fanciulli, Oswego Lauren Farnsworth, Minetto ** Jessica Denise Fortune, Tupper Lake Scott Christopher Fox, Mahopac Olivia Nicole Fradette, Central Square Keegan M. Freese, Ballston Spa *** Shelby S. Gallaro, Auburn Denecia Alexia George, New Windsor Jessica Victoria Gibbons, Oswego Kyle Paul Glenister, Pulaski * Julia M. Graham, Syracuse Ashley Nicole Graulich, Bay Shore * Gabriella Nichole Green, East Hampton Katelyn Marie Gurney, Oswego Nathaniel S. Haga, Watertown ** Jamie A. Hager, Buffalo Austin John Haskins, Fulton Alex T. Hayes, Wolcott * Brian A.J. Henn, Ronkonkoma * Kyle Santor Henry, Endwell Kerina Kernst Herard, Massapequa Niklas Alexander Hesse, Stony Brook Breanna Leigh Hoyt, Binghamton Dennis Hsu, Bethpage Daniel John Hufnal, Harriman Hye Jin Hwang, Busan, South Korea Daniel K. Jackson, Cortlandt Manor Kassie Nicole Jacobson, Poughquag Jerome Jacob Job, Wappingers Falls Stephan R. Joseph, Bronx * Michael G. Kaefer, Ramsey, NJ Helena May Kaszluga, Albany Stephanie Anne Kelsey, Bernhards Bay Brittany R. Kemp, Fulton Carter John Kimball, Sherrill Ian A. Koscuik, Liverpool *** Alexander R. Kouthoofd, Oswego Luc Bruce John LaCroix, Arlington, VT ** Abigail Margaret Leahey, Albany ** Mary Katherine A. Lee, Camillus Andrew Alexander Leo, Corona Jason A. Lowery, Oswego Dylan Erin Lundy, Depauville * Jarred T. Lyndaker, Carthage Jai C. Lynn, Saint Albans Brian D. Lyudmer, Ocean Beach Andrew Vincent Magnemi, Westbrookville Shannon Erin Brittain Malone, Wappingers Falls Sydney Frances Ascenzi Mangano, Oswego Emily R. Marsh, Latham Keshawn Mashore, Brooklyn Seth Michael Matthews, Liverpool Gabrielle Marie McCarty, Corning Michael F. Mekker, Syracuse Rebeca I. Mendoza, Oswego Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 10 11/30/17 2:40 PM


11 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Sheldon Hall, the historic home of SUNY Oswego, was first opened in 1913. It is named after Edward Austin Sheldon, who founded the college in 1861. Nury Moncada, Purdys Michael A. Monico, Endicott * Soyoung Moon, Bucheon, Republic of Korea * Brionna Mercede Moore, New Windsor Nelson Morales, Staten Island Kevin J. Morgan, Saranac Lake Jamel A. Mosley Jr., Buffalo * Tyler Parry Moson, Valley Cottage Madelyn M. Muckey, Oswego Tanya Marie Muhlnickel, Cato Michelle Nelson, Fulton Hayden P. Nickla, Brookhaven Storey Alessandra Nowaczyk, East Amherst Amanda Lee Onorato, East Meadow Matthew Ryan Paciulli, Ronkonkoma Tyler Edward Parkhurst, Oswego *** Danielle Marie Peck, Fulton * Brendan Connor Peek, Penn Yan Jamie Shin Pilcher, Jamesville Jeremiah Amaya Pisagih, Rochester Melissa Ann Pryor, Oswego Melissa Raut, Cicero Charles A. Reid, Sackets Harbor Alex Joseph Reitz, Central Square Joseph R. Revello, Williamstown, NJ Cassitty Tytannya Rose, Saranac Lake ** Kristina M. Rovison, Tonawanda David E. Rukki, Forest Hills Cashley Saintilus, Brooklyn Solange Andrea Sanchez Cuellar, Brooklyn Christian James Scoville, Fulton Noah T. Seabrook, Baldwinsville Khairunisa Hasnein Sharif, Elmont * Nicholas Short, Rochester Eric Tyler Silvanic, Binghamton Laura G. Smith, Hopewell Junction *** Meghan E. Smith, Hancock David Edward Snell, Barton Shelby L. Soper, Auburn Andrew Spagnuolo, Camden *** Barbara Ann St. Michel, Oswego Zackery Allen Stanard, Richland Ryan Edward Staring, Parish Julia C. Stephens, Spencer Amanda Rose Stout, Middletown Veronica Ann Tesser, Newburgh Brenden Clark Thompson, Williamson ** Kaitlyn A. Tkachuk, Staten Island ** Gabrielle Marie Trivigno, Ronkonkoma Elexis Tucker, Aurora Brian D. Turan, Syracuse Brina Agustina Valencia, Rocky Point Megan Elise VanVorce, Binghamton Brandon M. Vandermalle, Webster Thomas M. Vetrano, Wappingers Falls Madison Vono, Liverpool Sandra Violet Warren, Sandy Creek Sarah Lynn Wells, Fulton Shannon Alyssa White, Edmeston Brooke E. Wills, Oswego Connie Yang, Bronx Ji-won Yang, Oswego Faizon Zaman, Pittsford ** Jesse Zavaro, Taberg Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 11 11/30/17 2:40 PM


12 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT School of BusinessTo keep pace with a rapidly evolving business world, programs in the School of Business integrate classroom learning with advanced computer applications and various forms of applied education, such as case studies, simulations, group projects and internships. Nationally accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — the school offers seven undergraduate majors, a master’s of business administration, an MBA health services administration program as well as three five-year combined bachelor’s/MBA degree programs, one in accounting, one in broadcasting and mass communication, 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. 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. *** 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. * Joshua Philip Andrus, Wolcott Anthony Richard Angora, Rochester Peter J. Armbruster, Webster Brandon Michael Baumgartner, Bay Shore ** Judith Bernard, Binghamton Jessica Bevilacqua, Albany Kristin Elizabeth Briggs, Fulton Noah Samuel Brooks, Hewlett Gregory Ethan Bunkis, Staten Island Christopher J. Carmel, Waterford Francis Castelletti, Sauquoit Alexander W. Chan, Bethpage Chrystal L. Chung, Penfield Catherine Clancy, Oswego Joseph Correia, Clay Nickolas DaPrano, Castleton on Hudson Nicholas E. Davidson, Brooklyn Theodore J. Demos, Massapequa Julien DiGiorgio, Clinton Kristen Courtney Dietz, Schenectady * James Thomas Doolittle, Phoenix Justin William Doty, Baldwinsville Ugonna Duru, Bronx Luke Robert Ehlers, Stony Brook Dylan Alexandre Ernst, Nissequogue Alyssa Lindsay Facteau, Mexico * Robert Aaron Fairchild, Cicero Anna Fedorenko, Syracuse *** Francis Joseph Foster, Cicero * Danielle Redington Grasmeder, Queensbury * Qiuting Gui, Oswego ** Jiaoyu Guo, Shanghai, China Lianne E. Harkins, Schenectady Eric E. Harley, Rochester Rachel Marion Hartter, Henrietta * Spenser James Iodice, Rochester Gregorio M. Jimenez, Syracuse Tyler D. Jodeit, Waterloo * Nicholas A. Kersey, Syracuse * Hyung Kee Kim, Kyonggi-do,South Korea *** Christine Elizabeth King, Martville Julia Marie Knight, Oswego ** Jason Lee Krause, Hastings Tyler Paul Lariviere, Adams Logan M. Lawlor, New Windsor Justine Louise Leathley, Manlius * Nam Joo Lee, Seoul, South Korea Kyra B. Liebson, Rochester Robert C. LoCurto, East Patchogue Michael Joseph Macri, Port Jeff Sta Brianna Maglione, Liverpool Conor J. Malone, Oswego ** Elena Marjorie Margrey, Baldwinsville Abebe Marr, Manlius Kevin P. McMillen, Webster * Katherine Marie Mietus, East Amherst Crystal Frances Miller, Auburn Daniel P. Mills, La Fargeville Sophia Mocciaro, Syracuse Matthew Bryant Mulligan, Garden City Christopher A. Muscarella, Fultonville Heather Marie Nielsen, Schenectady * Stephanie Lynn Noga, Oriskany Patrick O’Reilly, Greenlawn Meaghan Elizabeth O’Toole, Syracuse Laura Michelle Ogozaly, Henrietta Alan Ortiz, Middletown Heather Lynn Owen-Robinson, Fishkill Nathaniel David Passino, Salem Erik Jeffrey Pedersen, Bloomingburg Theodore Wayne Phillips, Cortland Andrew Taylor Potocki, Orangeburg Michael James Potter, Oswego Austin Raleigh, Rochester Chelsea Anne Rapp, Port Jeff Sta Eric M. Rausa, Liverpool Conor Michael Rayder, Belle Harbor Brent T. Reed, Lake Luzerne * Adam Reeder, Livonia Harrison J. Rieber, Hicksville Douglas John Rose Jr., Vestal Joseph James Ruggio, Oswego Zachariah Paul Schuck, Carthage *** Elizabeth Janelle Scott, Oswego Tyler J. Shaffer, Liverpool * Jordan Glenn Shutts, Queensbury Kyle Joseph Simmons, Watertown Samuel Smith, Port Washington Aaron David Soman, Williamsville Matthew M. Taroli, Commack Jacob Testerman, Wappingers Falls * Carl G. Trossen, Saugerties Regina Marie Tully, Monroe Keith Levoid Tyson II, Syracuse Skylar N. Unger, Huntington ** Brian Usobiaga, Pleasantville Allehah I. VanLoan, Fort Plain Walter A. Vargas, Jamaica Mercedes Encarnacion Vazquez, Albany * Paul J. Vinciguerra, Cicero Matthew James Walsh, Oakdale Lindsay Michelle Westfall, Kirkville ** Spencer Christian Wieland, Poestenkill Adam G. Wilmot, Windsor Alexander Sol Wyczawski-Anderson, Saratoga Springs Raymond A. Zizzo Jr., West Babylon Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 12 11/30/17 2:40 PM


13 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT School of Communication, Media and the ArtsThe 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 three master’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 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. 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. *** 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. Kyle T. Bailey, Farmingdale ** Fergelyn Gabion Baliclic, Clay *** Angelmarie Margaret Bambino, Mount Marion * Cherilyn Noella Beckles, Brooklyn Jackson D. Berner, Glen Cove Melissa Anne Bish, East Syracuse Rachael Elizabeth Bishop, Fulton Melissa Anne Blair, Syracuse Nicolas C. Blanco, Tuxedo Park Kyriaki Bougalis, Oswego * Samantha Michelle Boyle, Bolton Landing Carlan R. Bridge, Bronx *** Shenandoah Briere, Syracuse Michael Thomas Brown, Mahopac Christopher O. Bruce, Ellenville Nees Calderon, New York Stefanie Angeline Calise, Commack Karla Raquel Cano, Elmhurst Joseph Robert Clavelli, Oswego ** Joel Francis Collard, Skaneateles Nicholas Dean Costanzo, Clay Starquasya S. Daniels, Syracuse Christopher Darling, Fulton * Rocco Peter DeFranco, Auburn Nicholas Carter Devito, Mechanicville Bageot Dia, Bronx David Robert Dross Jr., Beacon Ian Patrick Dwyer, Chittenango Kimberly Ann Francavilla, Ridge Thomas C. Garland, North Bangor Zakary Edward George, Jamesville Max Gerling, Fairport Jason Ross Gilbert, Bethpage Amanda Paige Gordon, Dix Hills * Miranda Marie Green, Glen Aubrey Dori Gronich, Plainview Conor Thomas Halton, Solvay Emma L. Hanlon, Hudson Rebecca Danielle Harvey, Rhinebeck Emanuel Blair Henderson IV, Syracuse * Zachary J. Holt, Liverpool Marissa Anne Hovey, Baldwinsville Alicia Lynn Hughes, Ransomville Paige Elizabeth Hunt, Trumansburg Mary Elizabeth Ilardi, Lake Grove Xavier N. Johnson, Bronx David Timothy Kalwarovski, Adams Danielle Joy Kehoe, Corning Robert M. Kirchner, Webster Jessica R. Korson, Warwick Long Yin Lau, Liverpool Shannon Legott, Geneva Timothy C. Lewis, Skaneateles Andrew Luces, Lake Grove Steven M. Lupo, Warwick Corbyn Manning, Canandaigua Nicole Elizabeth McCraith, Frankfort Haylie Ilene McAuley, Fulton Colleen M. McClure, Salamanca Jonathan Price McNeely, Chesapeake, VA * Peter J. Mehlek, Clay Brianna R. Messina, Bay Shore * Michela Kim Mickaluck, Walden Daniel G. Miller, Whitesboro Vanessa Sue Minges, Fairport Leslie Montalvo, Bronx Jessica Nicole Mulder, Hillsborough, NJ Melanie Murphy, Camillus Grant Matthew Novo, North Salem Meghan Marie Olson, Budd Lake, NJ ** Nellie Kay Owens, Cato Matthew J. Paddock, Baldwinsville Ian Padgett, Sparrow Bush Stephen P. Payette, Syracuse Alexander Norman Peck III, Commack Lauren Peel, Oswego Hayley L. Prenatt, Buffalo Stephen Quigley, Bellmore Courteney Angela-Ariel Reed, Baldwinsville ** Anthony Alexander Sagrestano, Easton, PA * Michael A. Sanchez, North Babylon Liliana Giovanna Hazel Scano, Antwerp Milagros M. Scano, Antwerp Shanika M. Scarborough, Pulaski Alexander J. Simone, Oswego Rebecca Ann Smith, Oswego Madison Elizabeth St. Gelais, Crestview, FL William Anthony Steele IV, Mount Sinai Kevin Alan Tack, Newark Miranda Elizabeth TenEyck, Auburn *** Sophie Rose Theis, Guilderland Kristen Emily Tomlinson, West Islip Kimberly Thi Tran, Liverpool Tyler V. Verderame, Lincolndale Jay Vollmer, Penn Yan Sayvon A. Whidbee, Monticello Angela Zheng, Oakland Gardens Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 13 11/30/17 2:40 PM


14 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT School of EducationInnovation 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 today’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 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. 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. *** 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. ** Jennifer Celeste Asitimbay, Corona Bryce Bachus, Ballston Lake * Nicole Helen Bouchard, Fort Plain Maeghan E. Bruyn, Poughquag ** Kristen Anne Budd, Fulton Hayden Max Chodes, Plainview Taylor R. Cohen, Stony Brook Emily Colloca, North Babylon * Laurel F. Conley, Syracuse Wesley A. Cotton, Ballston Spa Alexander J. Cowan, Massapequa Park James Charles Dillon, Oswego Jack Marino Drevnyak, Lynbrook Frank J. Esposito III, Lake Grove * Kelsey S. Eveleigh, Rodman Caitlin E. Francz, Webster * Alena Ruth Fresch, Oswego David Isaac Gafner, Central Square Kimberly Taylor Gallagher, West Babylon Katelyn J. Geer, Pulaski Sarah J. Hill, Webster *** Rachael R. Humphrey, Constableville * Erin P. Hussey, Cornwall * Andy Huynh, Syracuse Amy Ruth Jones, Geneva Ashalee Joseph, Freeport Nicole I. LaFleur, Oswego Justin Michael Leitch, Deer Park Tiffany Marie Lerch, Verona Abigail Linchangco, Centereach Ethan D. Lynch, Baldwinsville * Marisa Martone, North Babylon * Rachel E. McQuade, Schenectady Kathleen Ann McKenna, East Northport *** Ryan M. Milano, Valley Stream Katelynn Elizabeth Miller, Herkimer * Miranda Rose Moore, Batavia ** Robert Spencer Moore, Seneca Falls Jacob William Mullett, Syracuse Tila Chand Neopaney Sr., Syracuse ** Cameron D. Nosiglia, Cicero Nicole Marie Perugino, Newburgh Vincent James Petrone, Hadley Devyn A. Phelps, Webster * Emily Lauren Phillips, Rochester Chelsea Roach, Fulton Katherine Sonia Robinson, Oswego Jordan A. Scharfe, Webster *** Samantha Ann Scott, Parksville * Jaclyn Smith, Pulaski * Michaela Sontheim, Lyons Rachel Marie Stewart, New York Mills ** Taryn Rae Surprenant, Remsen Allison Erin Ullrich, Saint Louis, MO * Laurie Juliana Werner, White Plains Lucas Williamson, Ithaca Kelli Ann Wolfe, Syracuse Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 14 11/30/17 2:40 PM


15 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Division of Extended LearningThe Division of Extended Learning offers programs and services to adult and nontraditional audiences to open gateways to new careers, enhance skills, or pursue lifelong learning. These include summer and winter sessions, online degrees and courses, evening and part-time degrees, adult and non-traditional student advisement, high school concurrent enrollment, English for academic purposes, intensive English programs, testing and proctoring, veteran and military services, instructional design services, non-credit professional develop ment, contract training, and youth programs, as well as programs and services at the SUNY Oswego in Syracuse branch campus and in the Watertown / Fort Drum area. The division provides access to higher education at all levels of the educational pipeline to expand horizons and further develop students toward their highest potential.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. 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. *** 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. * Sahara Beaulieu, Marcellus Francisco Cordero Alvarez, Houston, TX Jane Anne Schirtz, SyracuseA leader in education and an advocate of free public schools, Edward Austin Sheldon (1823-1897) was responsible for opening the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School. 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. Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 15 11/30/17 2:40 PM


16 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Division of Graduate StudiesThe Division of Graduate Studies’ aim is to provide an environment in which qualified students may join a competent faculty in the quest for advanced learning. The graduate program is conducted through academic course work and research that lead students toward professional enrichment 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 ARTSSuzanne L. Beason, BFA SUNY Oswego Kelly Kristine Cullinan, BA SUNY Oswego Jingyuan Duan, BS Kunming University of Science an Technology Jayme A. McCreary, BA SUNY Oswego Sharon Souva, BFA SUNY Oswego Sharon Marie Strong, BS SUNY Oswego MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHINGTravis George Duffy, BFA Cazenovia College Carla A. Senecal, MA SUNY OswegoMASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONAnthony Richard Angora, BS SUNY Oswego Nicholas Bellucci, BS SUNY Empire State College Bruce Rashaad Douglas, BBA Howard University Luke W. Ellingworth, BS SUNY Oswego Kristina Galuppo, BA SUNY Oswego Stephen R. Greiner, BS SUNY Oswego Qiuting Gui, BS SUNY Oswego Spenser James Iodice, BS SUNY Oswego Thomas R. Joyce, BA SUNY Potsdam Jason Lee Krause, BS SUNY Oswego Thomas J. Manzo, BS Clarkson University Elena Marjorie Margrey, BS SUNY Oswego Dena Renee Martin, BS SUNY Upstate Medical University Maureen Kathrine Bilbo Melville, BS Rochester Institute of Technology Steven Mosher, BS Clarkson University Laurie F. Mottram, MS University of Albany Timothy Aaron Pethybridge, BS SUNY Oswego Usman Kareem Qadeer, Doctor of Medicine St. George’s University Adam Reeder, BS SUNY Oswego Michael M. Riego, BA New York University Erin Colette Sayer, BA SUNY Oswego Wendi M. Shepherd, MS State University of New York at Stony Brook Gagan Jot Singh, MBBS Government Medical College Patiala, India Olivia Ingrid Tchamba, BBA University Texas San Antonio Veronica Ann Tesser, BA SUNY Oswego Kelsey Mary Margaret Wagner, BA SUNY Geneseo Yakov Wartenberg, BS Long Island University Brooklyn Zichen Zhao, BS Canvard College, Beijing Technology and Business UniversityMASTER OF SCIENCENatyia Campbell, BA SUNY Oswego Alison Marie Cramer, BA SUNY Oswego Joseph Duane Hutchins, BA SUNY Oswego Mackenzie Michael O’Brien, BA SUNY Binghamton University Mahemuti Xiadiman, BS Kunming University of Science and Technology Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 16 11/30/17 2:40 PM


17 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDYNatyia Campbell, BA SUNY Oswego Jessica Ann Hitchcock, BA SUNY Potsdam Heather Lynn Ladd, BA SUNY Oswego Christina Marie Lazzaro, BS SUNY Empire State College Shannon Marie Maloeny, BS SUNY Cortland Kasey Jo Parkhurst, BA SUNY OswegoMASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATIONMitchell Gregory Alpha, BS SUNY Oswego Sarah Elizabeth Baber, BS SUNY New Paltz Caitlin Elizabeth Brewster, BS SUNY Oswego Sarah J. Brown, BS SUNY Brockport Kristen Lynn Burdick, BS SUNY Cortland Anne Catherine Cramer, BA Wells College Jenna Elizabeth Delaney, BS SUNY Cortland Holly Sarah Dempsey, BS SUNY Oswego Megan Jacqueline Dignean, BS SUNY Oswego Samantha Erika Esposito , BA SUNY Oswego Justin Connor Foster, BS Lehigh University Asia Mary Godzwon, BS SUNY Potsdam Keegan Ashley Harris, BS SUNY Oswego Richelle Lyn Hartranft, BS SUNY Oswego Samantha Christine Hickmott, BS SUNY Geneseo Jillian Marie Keevil, BS SUNY Oswego Courtney Lynn LaQuay, BS SUNY Oswego Carly Anne Leworthy, BS St. Bonaventure University Marisa A. Licari, BA LeMoyne College Shannon Marie Maloney, BS SUNY Cortland Emily Elizabeth Mastrobattisto, BS Nazareth College Stephanie Mehlenbacher, BS Cornell University Kristen Lee Nehrbauer, BA St. Vincent College Holly Morgan Nosiglia, BA SUNY Oswego Mara Lee O’Neill, BS Medaille College Jessica Anne Parzych, BS SUNY Buffalo State College Jessica Lynn Slight, BS SUNY Oswego Christine Anne Superak, BS SUNY Oswego Lynn A. Szczygiel, BS SUNY Oswego Pamela Thomas, BS SUNY University at Albany Ashlee N. Treglia, BS SUNY Oswego Nicole Tsikitas, BS Culinary Institute of America Emily E. White, BS Syracuse University Shana Latrell White, BA SUNY Oswego Amanda Donae Whitney, BS SUNY Oswego Emily Wingenbach, BM Nazareth College Amanda K. Wolsley, BS SUNY Oswego Bailey M. Woodard, BS SUNY Oswego Jiahui Xu, BA Hangzhou Normal UniversityMASTER OF SCIENCE IN TEACHINGJessica Suboski, BS SUNY Oswego Shana Latrell White, BA SUNY OswegoMASTER OF SCIENCE & CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDYKarissa D. Blamble, MS Nazareth College Deborah J. Wilkinson, MS SUNY Potsdam Joanne M. Witt, MS SUNY Potsdam Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 17 11/30/17 2:40 PM


18 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Class of 2017 Senior Class GiftsThe Oswego Alumni Association congratulates and thanks the Class of 2017 for raising $8,699.50 (as of November 15, 2017) for The Fund for Oswego . More than 265 seniors, families, parents, faculty and staff helped support the senior class. In recognition of their philanthropy to their college, student donors are wearing a green cord today. We offer a special thanks to the Class of 2017 Coordinators and Planning Committee, as well as student volunteers who assisted The Fund for Oswego with the Senior Class Gift. Keearaha Abrahams ank you to my parents and family for always supporting me! Amanda Adams In honor of Diana and Rollie Adams e Adams Family In honor of Amanda Joy Adams e Alagna Family In honor of Gabriel Alagna e Albright Family In honor of James Alexander Albright Matthew Anarumo Jim, Julie, and Matt Anderson Zach we are very proud of you! Xaria Anderson In honor of everything that I’ve learned at Oswego David and Shereen Androsko In honor of Brittany C. Androsko Nico Angerosa In honor of my family and my SUNY Oswego family Sarah Anzalone ank you to my family for supporting me these past four years! e Arendt Family In honor of Brian Arendt Steve, Beth & Gretchen Arnold In honor of Stephanie Arnold e Baez Family In honor of Fernando Alberto Baez Rimentel Alyssa Barrett In honor of my parents Christine and James and my loving and supportive family e Basehart Family In honor of Alec Basehart Alexa Beatrice ank you to my Mom, Dad, and sister for all your love and support these past four years! e Becker Family In honor of Susanna Becker Stephen J. Bero Margaret Bevan Izzy’s Family in honor of Isadora Bevan Katelyn Billings anks Mom and Dad! Jasmine Blaylock In honor of my Brooklyn, Basic and Gospel Choir Family. I bless God for all of you. e Bonzerato Family In honor of Caden Gregory Bonzerato Valerie Boscia In honor of my family Daniel Brandenberger For my daughter Dana Brandenberger , Congrats Dana Brandenberger anks Mom, Dad, Grandma, Samantha, and Sarah. I couldn’t have done it without your support! Kristin Briggs In honor of my parents Alexandra Brittman ank you to my Mom, Joe, and Dad for all your support! I wouldn’t have made it this far without you! e Brown Family In honor of Michael Brown e Burke Family In honor of George Burke Don, Kerri, and Tommy Burns In honor of Julie Barton Jonathan Caimano anks Mom and Dad! Bridget Callahan In honor of the Callahan Family Ian Campbell In honor of the Computer Science and Philosophy Departments e Campbell Family In honor of Ian W. Campbell e Campos Family In honor of Nathalie Campos Steven and Mary Canale In honor of the Class of 2017 e Carpenter Family In honor of Ryan Carpenter Alvaro and Gaby Carrascal In honor of Alexa Carrascal Pamela Caraccioli Congratulations Class of 2017! e Caruso Family In honor of Patrick A. Caruso Ladeen A. Case Carson J. Case , in honor of all of your accomplishments! omas and Cathleen Casella In honor of Amanda J. Casella Cathleen Casella Grandpa loves you, congratulations Amanda Casella ! e Cassidy Family In honor of Aaron E. Cassidy Caitlyn N. Cassidy ank you Mom, Dad, Erin, Brian, and Max for all your unconditional love and support. I love you! Paige Castle In honor of my biggest fans. I couldn’t have done any of this without your constant love and support, thanks Mom, Dad, Tate, Grant, Grandma, Grandpa, Chris, and Maisy Courtney Cherry In honor of my Mom and Dad. anks for all you’ve done for me Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 18 11/30/17 2:40 PM


19 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT e Cleary Family In honor of Megan Cleary Maddie Cloutier In honor of my family e Cohen Family In honor of Devon Cohen e Cole Family In honor of Emily Cole Emily Mae Cole ank you Mom and Dad for all of your love and support Benjamin Collins In honor of my family Hannah Cooper ank you, Mom and Dad e Coppeletti Family In honor of Olivia Marie Coppeletti Olivia Coppeletti ank you Mom and Dad, I love you! Kimberly Corrie In honor of Emily Harzewski e Cotsalas Family In honor of Alyssa Noelle Cotsalas Joe and Sharon Cuoccio Matthew Congratulations! We are so proud of your accomplishments! We love you Harry Dadson ank you Dad for all your support e Daniel Family In honor of Michael Daniel, Jr. Lincoln Daniel We survived a war and broke many systematic rules, but we made it, Mom, Dad, brother, and sisters Gerald and Elaine Danzy In honor of Tyler D. Danzy Shelby Davis In honor of Stephen Watson e Davis Family In honor of Dee Dee Davis Dorothy Davis ank you Mom, Dad, Sam, Grammi, Paul, and friends. I love you! e Delluomo Family In honor of Paul Delluomo e Derby Family In honor of Alison Derby e DeSilva Family In honor of Joseph DeSilva e DiGiacomo Family In honor of Lindsay DiGiacomo Justin Dobrow In honor of my family, friends, faculty, sta, administration, and WTOP e Donovan Family In honor of Patrick Donovan e Doran Family In honor of Cody Doran Brian and Barbara Durland In honor of Luke Durland Allison Dwyer ank you to my parents for getting me where I am today! Kristi Eck In celebration of all of your achievements TC Eddards In honor of Dereck Eddards Rachel Edic e Ellert Family In honor of Abigail Lu Ellert e Ellis Family In honor of Gary Ellis e Favata Family In honor of Brianna Favata Samantha Feldman ank you Mom, Dad, Zach and Family. I couldn’t have made it without your love and support! I love you! Casey Fetsko In honor of my family Barbara Fike In honor of the graduating Telefund callers e Filler Family In honor of Joshua Filler e Francz Family In honor of Caitlin Francz Keegan Freese Endless thanks to my mother and amazing family for being the best support system! Chris Fuller anks to the sacrices of my Wife and son Patrick Erin Fulton In memory of Sheila Wilkie Re Kimberly Gallagher ank you Mom, Dad and others for supporting me & my journey! I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you Dylan Gates In honor of those who have helped me get here Diane Gears In honor of Kyle Bedient from your Family Anthony Gentile e George Family In honor of Alex George e Gerhart Family In honor of Drew H. Gerhart e Gilroy Family In honor of Sam Gilroy Sohrab Ghaari Gousheh In honor of my family e Granger Family In honor of Tyler Granger Tyler Granger anks to my supportive family and once-in-a-lifetime friends e Green Family In honor of Ethan Green e Grills Family In honor of Eric Grills Andrea Gungor ank you Mom, Dad, Sara, and Venessa for your constant love and support. I love you! Guzman and Negron Families In honor of Kelsey Evette Negron Mary Kate Harrigan ank you Sidney Crosby, Mom, Dad, and Karl. Go Bills e Harris Family In honor of Zachary Harris Austin Haskins In memory of homo sapien Bill Haskins Diane Haskins In honor of Austin Haskins Shine bright my hero! e Hart Family In honor of John James Hart omas Hellen In honor of my Dad Aiyana Huger In honor of my many teachers along the way e Ingrassia Family In honor of Louis James Ingrassia Alexandra Izzo In honor of the Izzo Family — ank you for your constant support and motivation, I love you! Olivia Jacobsen ank you Mom and Dad for all your patience, love, and support! Julianna Jardin In honor of my family e Jardin Family In honor of Julianna Marie Jardin Peter and Deborah Javier In honor of Stephen M. Javier Jennifer Jevons Big thanks to my friends, family, and Devin Durner e Joachim Family In honor of Roberto Joachim Erin Johnson ank you Mom, Dad, Colin Sickles, and Caitlyn Zimmerman for all you do for me and getting me through college! Cathy Johnston In honor of my very supportive family e Jones Family In honor of Clayton Jones e Kaleta Family In honor of Katharine Kaleta Samantha Keeney In honor of the eater Department Carolyn Kelly ank you to my family and friends, I wouldn’t be here without you. I love you! Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 19 11/30/17 2:40 PM


20 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Briana Kimble anks Mom and Dad, and beer Alyse Kirk In honor of my parents Angi and Kevin, and those I have lost Joy Westerberg Knopp In honor of Maddie Muckey e Korn Family In honor of Ryan B. Korn Jaime Krasner ank you Mom and Dad! Trevor Krencik Mom, I couldn’t have made it to this point without your boundless love and support. ank you for everything, I love you! Alex Kresner anks for everything e Landuyt Family In honor of Taylor Landuyt Noelle C. LeRoy In honor of my mother, Suzanna; if it weren’t or you, I wouldn’t be where I am today Robert Lee e Lewis Family In honor of Michael Lewis e Linkletter Family In honor of Mark Brian Linkletter Rachel Long ank you Mom and Dad for all your support! Megan MacCheyne anks family and friends for all your love and support! Renee MacDonald ank you to my loving family for all your support. I couldn’t have done it without you guys! Julie Margrey In honor of Elena Margrey MBA Melissa Manwaring In honor of the Ice Eect seniors: Lucy Bergemann, Amanda Lattimore, and Renee Lyman Christine Marinace Mom, Laura, Melissa, and Family, I wouldn’t be where I am without your endless support and love! Katie Marrano ank you Mom, Dad, Ti, and Dan. I love you all Lorissa Martin In honor of my parents e Martin Family In honor of Keith Martin Sara Ann Mateyunas Dion Matthews In honor of my parents Sharmaine and Trevor Matthews e Mayer Family In honor of Samantha R. Mayer Corrin Mays ank you to my amazing family for your love and support Haylie McAuley ank you to my Mom for being there since day one e McCarthy Family In honor of Kristen McCarthy Kristen McCarthy ank you Mom and Dad for everything you’ve done! I love you! Madonna McClain In honor of Daniella Melita e McCue Family In honor of Kaitlyn Marie McCue Marisa McDonough In honor of my family Susan McFee In honor of Marcus McFee Walters Amanda McKnight ank you Mom and Dad for everything you’ve done for me! Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Miller and Family In honor of Nathan Miller Mark Mirabito In honor of Sidney Uquillas Mark Mirabito In honor of Lauren Peel Mark Mirabito In honor of Alexa Rodriguez Mark Mirabito In honor of Caroline Dougherty Maureen Miraval Congratulations Patrick Miraval , with all our love Mom, Dad, Connor, and James! Garth and Nadine Mitchell In honor of Sam Mitchell Radha Mohan In honor of Steven Ramnanan e Morano Family In honor of Andrew Morano Ray and Dina Morris In honor of Tyler Morris e Morrison Family In honor of Mary Morrison Destiny Morrison In honor of those who have paved the way, thank you! James and Terri Muckey In honor of Madelyn Muckey ’ 17 Chase your dreams! God Bless! Madelyn Muckey In honor of my family e Myers Family In honor of Courtney Myers Courtney Myers ank you to my friends and family for being an amazing support system, I wouldn’t be here without you! Emily Nassir To my amazing family, I couldn’t have done it without you Kalee Neumann In honor of my family e Nitz Family In honor of Justin Nitz Emily Notaro ank you Mom and Dad! Betsy Oberst, Alumni Oce and Jerry Oberst , Admissions Oce In honor of the Class of 2017 e O’Brien Family In honor of Hannah O’Brien Hannah O’Brien ank you so much to my family and friends, I love you all! Meghan Olson ank you Mom and Dad for all your love and support, you are my #1 fans! Roland Opoku In honor of my family e Owusu Family In honor of Chad M. Owusu e Palmer Family In honor of Jerey Palmer e Pascar Family In honor of Jane Pascar e Pasquarelli Family In honor of Sarah Pasquarelli e Payette Family In honor of Stephen P. Payette e Pecori Family In honor of James Pecori e Pelkey Family In honor of Mikael E. Pelkey Olivia Pexton ank you to my phenomenal parents for loving and supporting me e Pfeifer Family In honor of Ryan Pfeifer Abigail Eileen Phillips In honor of my family and their support e Plotzker Family In honor of Emily Plotzker e Potter family In honor of Michael James Potter , we are so proud of! Chris Prestia In honor of my Mom and Dad e Prezioso Family In honor of Mark Tyler Prezioso Rane Prieto To my Mom and Dad! ank you for everything! e Proctor Family In honor of Lauren Proctor Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 20 11/30/17 2:40 PM


21 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Jim and Joyce Proulx In honor of Katelyn Proulx e Ptacek Family In honor of Jonathan M. Ptacek e Purce Family In honor of Cortnie M. Purce e Regan Family In honor of Kathleen Regan e Reid family In honor of Charles “Chuck” Reid , well done and congratulations! Holly Reitmeier In honor of those who provided me love and support for the past four years e Reitmeier Family In honor of Holly Reitmeier Carolyn Renko In honor of Jamie N. Morris e Rice Family In honor of MaryCatherine E. Rice Rachel Richie In honor of John Richie Zachary Riley In honor of my family Chelsea Roach In honor of my family David Rodriguez-Rivera In honor of Christopher Rodriguez-Castro Bridget Rooney ank you Mom, Dad, and family! It’s a great day to be a Laker! Pat R. Rose In honor of Doug Rose Jr. Follow your dreams Morgan Rumpf In honor of my family e Russo Family In honor of Patrick J. Russo Daniel Ryans In honor of my family e Salerno Family In honor of Scarlette Salerno Scarlett Salerno In honor of my family e Santmyer Family In honor of Ashley Santmyer e Santmyer Family In honor of Brianna Santmyer Christina Santospirito In honor of my incredible family! I love you, xo Joseph Savino anks Mom and Dad for all the support along the way. I couldn’t have done it without you! e Schneller Family In honor of Nicholas Paul Schneller Christina Schretzman ank you Mom, Dad, Ryan, and Family. I couldn’t have done it without you and our 7 pooches. Elizabeth J. Scott To my family, professors, and forever love — ank you for giving my passion a purpose e Scott family In honor of Elizabeth J. Scott We are so proud of you! Doreen Scott Love Mom and Richie! In honor of Trevor J. Krencik , Congratulations! Christian Scoville In honor of my family and friends that have supported me, thank you Elena Semenza In honor of all the incredible things SUNY Oswego provides for their students e Sickles Family In honor of Colin Sickles Colin Sickles ank you to the best family for your support Eric Silvanic In honor of my Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Molly, Morgan and Family Caitlin Slatcher ank you Mom and Dad for all of the continuous love and support! I love you! President Deborah F. Stanley and Mr. Michael J. Stanley In honor of the Class of 2017 e Stapleton Family In honor of Luke P. Stapleton e Steinberg Family In honor of Evyn Steinberg e Stephenson Family In honor of Nicole Stephenson Grace Stratton Education is not a preparation for life; education is life. — George Washington Carver Madison St. Gelais In honor of e Oswego Tennis Club e Sussman Family In honor of Nicole Sussman Nicole Sussman In honor of my family e Taylor Family In honor of Travis Taylor Kevin and Kim omas In honor of Kaitlyn omas Sarah Timney ank you to my amazing family and boyfriend for all your love and support! e Timney Family In honor of Sarah Marie Timney Mary Toale and Katherine weatt In honor of the class of 2017 Krista M. Vann In honor of my parents and my sisters John Carlo Verceles In honor of my family and friends e Villano Family In honor of Kassidy Liljeblad Charmaine Wagstae In honor of Chad Andrew Michael Vanriel Gina Wallace ank you to my family for all your support and to Miranda for taking the journey with me! e Wansink Family In honor of Libbie Wansink Lauren Wedemeier ank You Ilyssa Weiner Laurie Werner In honor of my family Wayne Westervelt In honor of the Class of 2017 e Williams Family In honor of Jonah Williams Jay and Vicki Williamson In honor of Lucas Williamson e Willoughby Family In honor of Nicole Willoughby e Wills Family In honor of Brooke Wills Keep your eyes on the prize! Miranda Yonkasky In honor of my family and their unwavering s support and Gina for helping me through it all! Caitlyn Zimmerman ank you to my amazing family for all your love and support! e Zoanetti Family In honor of Rachel R. Zoanetti Alec Zuch In honor of my parents and Meteorology Faculty Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 21 11/30/17 2:40 PM


22 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Academic TraditionsThe Commencement Setting — The 2007 ceremonies marked the first graduations to take place in Oswego’s Marano Campus Center. Located in the heart of campus, the Marano 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 was the first new construction on our lakeside campus in 35 years when it opened in the fall of 2006.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 Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 22 11/30/17 2:40 PM


23 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT The College MacePublic 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. An additional thanks to our trumpeters: Meghan Gillian Senior, Zoology Noah Davidson Junior, Chemistry Daniel Knowlton Freshman, Adolescent Education-History Cole Brookins Freshman, Community Member 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 Jacob Gardner Residence Life and Housing William Hammond Facilities Maintenance and Operations Malcolm Huggins Intercollegiate Athletics Tyrone Johnson-Neuland Campus Technology Services Rebecca Kempney Facilities Maintenance and Operations Joy Knopp College Foundation Ellen McCloskey Office of the President Mark Mirabito Psychology Department Karen Moore Extended Learning Tim Nekritz Office of Communication and Marketing Jordan Perry Office of Admissions 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 Holli Stone Campus Life Daniel Tryon Technology Department Commencement Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 23 11/30/17 2:40 PM


24 DECEMBER 2017 COMMENCEMENT Visitor InformationEmergency AssistanceMedical assistance is available on the ground floor in the Marano Campus Center.University Police315.312.5555Lost and FoundInquiries should be directed to University Police at the phone number listed above.RestroomsRestrooms are on all Marano 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, refreshments are available before and during the ceremony at Crossroads on the upper level of the Marano Campus Center.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 Marano Campus Center.ReceptionAll graduates, family members, guests, faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Marano 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 at 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 Pages Dec17 11.30.17.indd 24 11/30/17 2:40 PM


DECEMBER TWOTHOUSAND SEVENTEEN 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 16, 2017 MARANO CAMPUS CENTER STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO