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DECEMBER TWOTHOUSAND EIGHTEEN 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 15, 2018 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 Student Speaker ....................................................................................... 6 Alumni Banner Presenter ....................................................................... 6 SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipients ................................................... 7 SUNY Distinguished Faculty ................................................................. 8 Retiring Faculty and Professional Staff ................................................ 8 State University of New York Board of Trustees .................................................................................. 9 State University of New York at Oswego College Council ..................................................................................... 9 College Honors Program ........................................................................ 9 Honor Organizations ............................................................................. 10 Degree Conferral Undergraduate Degree Candidates College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................................................. 11 School of Business ............................................................................... 13 School of Communication, Media and the Arts .............................. 15 School of Education ............................................................................. 16 Division of Extended Learning .......................................................... 17 Graduate Degree Candidates ................................................................ 18 Class of 2018 Senior Class Gifts ............................................................ 20 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 Julianna Mitchel Introduction of Platform Party Lisa Glidden Welcome Deborah F. Stanley Greetings Darlene Baker Eusebio Omar van Reenen Recognition of SUNY Chancellor’s Award Recipients Scott Furlong Recognition of Retiring Faculty & Professional Sta Scott Furlong Commencement Speaker Howard Gordon Recognition of Honor Students Scott Furlong Conferring of Graduate Degrees Deborah F. Stanley Recognition of Graduates* Kristen Eichhorn Conferring of Undergraduate Degrees Deborah F. Stanley Recognition of Undergraduates* Patricia Clark Richard J. Skolnik Julie Pretzat Pamela A. Michel Alumni Banner Presentation Mary Canale Katherine E. Knopp Charge to Graduates Deborah F. Stanley Alma Mater Led by Julianna Mitchel Adjournment of December Commencement Lisa Glidden Recessional** Selections from La Vaillance by Georg Philipp Telemann Juan F. La Manna, Organist Readers Karen Wolford, Department of Psychology, Coordinator Advanced Certificate in Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies Michael Riecke, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies 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.


3 Honors Marshals Carolina Ilie Associate Professor Department of Physics Mya Brown Assistant Professor Department of Theatre Undergraduate Marshals Steven Abraham Professor Department of Marketing and Management Robert Zuber Adjunct Instructor Department of Computer Science Jan Held Woodworth Assistant Professor Department of Career and Technical Educator Preparation Mihoko Tsutsumi Assistant Professor Department of Music Graduate Marshals Juliet Giglio Assistant Professor Department of English and Creative Writing Deborah Howard Assistant Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction Faculty Marshals Evelyn Clark Benavides Associate Professor Department of Sociology Brad Korbesmeyer Professor Department of English and Creative Writing PLATFORM PARTY Mace Bearer Lisa Glidden Chairperson Faculty Assembly Eusebio Omar van Reenen President Student Association Patricia Clark Interim 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 Jerri Howland Vice President Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (Interim) and Dean of Students Scott Furlong Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs Darlene Baker Member College Council Michael Goldych Member College Council Howard Gordon 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 Officers of the College Deborah F. Stanley President President Deborah F. Stanley is the 10th President of the State University of New York at Oswego. Her tenure has been driven by bold and inclusive leadership and a broad vision resulting in increased academic excellence, campus renewal, successful fundraising, and the creation of a learner-centered environment. She initiated the successful national accreditation for the School of Education, and national and international accreditation for the School of Business. President Stanley led the creation of the School of Communication, Media, and the Arts, and recently established Oswego’s Syracuse campus. Under her leadership, new programs such as electrical and computer engineering, human-computer interaction, biomedical and health informatics, and the online MBA programs were established. Her ambitious campus-wide renewal plan encompasses hundreds of millions of dollars in renovations and construction, including the environmentally designated LEED Gold Shineman Center, the modernization of the college’s arts building Tyler Hall and the recently renovated Wilber Hall, marking the centralization of all School of Education departments under one, contiguous roof. Stanley serves on numerous education, climate and leadership boards and institutes. She served as board chair of CenterState CEO, and is a member of the CNY Regional Economic Development Council. She earned a baccalaureate degree with honors and juris doctor degree from Syracuse University. Stanley was named a New York State Woman of Distinction in 2006 and, in 2010, received the Post-Standard’s Person of Achievement Award. Scott Furlong Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs The college’s chief academic officer, Furlong joined the Oswego family in July 2017. Furlong is responsible for leadership of all instructional and academic programs, overseeing more than 100 academic programs in the college’s four schools with more than 550 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 Canale 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 and Purpose . Canale 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. Jerri Howland Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (Interim) and Dean of Students In June 2018, Howland was appointed interim vice president, taking on leadership for all of student affairs. Howland began serving as associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students in 2014, supervising several units including campus life (student involvement, intramurals and recreation, event management) and student conduct. She assisted in enhancing student life programming and services on campus to foster increased student success. Before joining Oswego, Howland served as dean of students and assistant dean for campus life at Rhode Island School of Design. Her entire career has been dedicated to higher education in various student life, support and student development positions.


5 Patricia Clark Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Clark has served the campus community in several capacities since her appointment in 2002, including as department chair from 2013 to 2017, then as associate dean. She has supported many student initiatives and events and has served as faculty adviser to the Rainbow Alliance and the Black Student Union. She has received numerous awards, including a Nuala McGann Drescher Award and a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend. Clark’s teaching and scholarship center on 20th century and contemporary African American and U.S. literature. Her recent published work focuses on foodways and aurality/orality in the U.S. African diaspora. Pamela A. Michel Dean, 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 in music and education from Elmira College and a master’s 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. She has presented widely at local, regional, state, national and international levels throughout her career on issues related to evaluation of reading difficulties, future directions of literacy clinics and children’s perceptions of reading. Julie Pretzat Dean, 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 and served as interim chair of theatre. While a music professor, 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 has done extensive work at the college in accreditation, academic advisement and creating first-year seminar courses. She holds a bachelor’s from Smith College, a master of music from the University of Michigan and a doctor of musical arts from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Richard J. Skolnik Dean, 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 Pippin Dean, 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 Eichhorn Dean, Graduate Studies Eichhorn was appointed dean in July 2017 after serving the institution in several leadership roles, including Presidential Faculty Fellow, interim dean of extended learning, SUNY Faculty Senator and chair of communication studies. Eichhorn was nominated and accepted as an American Council On Education Fellow in 2016-17, spending a year in Cornell University’s Office of Provost. Eichhorn has a distinguished record of teaching and research and her publications include co-authoring the Interpersonal Communication: Building Rewarding Relationships textbook and research papers in multiple international journals. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, master’s from West Virginia University and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Miami.


6 Commencement Speaker Howard Gordon M Executive Assistant to the President, Emeritus Presidential Medal Award Recipient Gordon, the longtime executive assistant to the president at SUNY Oswego, retired earlier this year after more than four decades of employment and countless lives touched at his alma mater. Since his days as a student in the early 1970s to his key role in the President’s Office for more than two decades, Gordon became an integral part of the fabric of the campus. Gordon earned his bachelor’s in history from Oswego in 1974, followed by a master’s degree in English here in 1978. He has earned the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service; the Oswego Alumni Association Lifetime Award of Merit; and the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education Award for Distinguished Service. From starting as an active student in the early ’70s, Gordon joined his alma mater as a counselor in the Office of Special Programs, later becoming assistant dean of arts and sciences then assistant provost for academic affairs. In 1986, Gordon also helped found the popular annual African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) Student Leadership Conference. He co-organized the first Return to Oz reunion for alumni of color in 1996. While executive assistant, he also served as the college’s special assistant for social equity and senior Title IX coordinator for many years.Through it all, Gordon served as a role model, mentor and voice for countless students, employees and alumni of the college. Gordon frequently shared his gift as a writer, storyteller and a genuine listener who consistently cared about what members of the Oswego family had to say, share or write. Student Speaker Eusebio Omar van Reenen President, SUNY Oswego Student Association A junior double major in biochemistry and political science from Walvis Bay, Namibia, van Reenen is the first international student to become SA president. He first visited Oswego for the international GENIUS Olympiad high school science, arts and sustainability competition the college hosts, where he received a scholarship to return. He has been a senator in the Student Association for Hart Hall, on the Hart Hall Council as an international representative, an advocacy representative for the International Student Association, a Laker Leader for New Student Orientation and a member of the Student Assembly of SUNY, comprised of student governments of all SUNY campuses. His active focuses have included sustainability, equity, equality, diversity and inclusion, including spearheading the Equal Pay for Equal Play movement for club sports plus leading efforts to reduce the use of plastics and the carbon footprint of campus operations. Alumni Banner Presenter Katherine E. Knopp Born and raised in Oswego, Knopp graduates a semester early, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in wellness management and a minor in business administration. She is also a legacy student being the daughter of two alumni, Mark and Joy Westerberg Knopp 2. Knopp enjoyed being involved on campus and in the surrounding community through various clubs and organizations. She participated in Enactus, Vega (the junior and senior women’s honor society), Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. She also held a leadership position as the vice president of the Student Health Advisory Committee. Knopp held two internships during her undergraduate studies, one with Licatese Chiropractic and the other as the weekend information program intern in the SUNY Oswego Office of Undergraduate Admissions. As a result of her time as an admissions intern, Knopp fell in love with the field of higher education. She will pursue a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration at Nazareth College starting in January.


7 Daniel Griffin Excellence in Professional Service Griffin, the director of admissions, is a 1992 Oswego graduate who has worked for the office since his student days. Since Griffin assumed leadership in admissions activities, the college has repeatedly seen an increase in applications, enrolled robust freshman and transfer classes, and seen the most diverse incoming classes in the school’s history. His data-driven projections and analyses, emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness, willingness to continue expanding outreach, and dedication to evolving the college’s recruitment model has helped keep Oswego’s enrollment strong during a downturn in the numbers of college-eligible high school students in the Northeast. Stephen Rosow Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities Rosow, professor of political science, was honored for sustained intellectual vibrancy and ongoing contributions to scholarship. Respected internationally for his interdisciplinary scholarship in the areas of globalization, citizenship, capitalism and democracy, Rosow has authored or edited six books and produced a large volume of research for top-tier journals and conferences during nearly 30 years with SUNY Oswego. Rosow founded and coordinated the international studies minor, then led the development of a global and international studies major. He chaired political science for several terms and spent three years as director of the Interdisciplinary Programs and Activities Center. Moreover, Rosow affords his students ever-evolving and occasionally all-new courses in political theory. SUNY Chancellor’s Awards Melissa Arduini Excellence in Classified Service Arduini, an administrative aide for the master of business administration programs, has served SUNY Oswego for around 25 years, including the past eight years in the MBA office. The award recognized, among other things, Arduini’s extraordinary personal connection for all of the working professionals enrolled in the program, significant responsibilities for special projects, maintaining key relationships with international students, student-centered willingness to go above and beyond to respond to questions and concerns, charitable work, attention to deadline paperwork and flexibility. Michelle Bandla Excellence in Professional Service Bandla, now the director of EXCEL: Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning, was recognized for her developing and leading programs to support first-year students in advisement, course selection, summer pre-registration, learning communities, an early-warning academic performance system and more. Since taking over EXCEL (formerly the Center for Experiential Learning), Bandla has been instrumental in working to develop a more collaborative relationship with Career Services, streamlining the processes related to internship administration, supporting academic departments in reviewing experiential opportunities, improving Oswego’s Mentor-Scholar Program, and examining the structure of the college’s GST (general studies) courses. Cynthia Clabough Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service Clabough, professor and chair of the SUNY Oswego art department, was honored for continuing to go above and beyond her professional obligations. The award noted the graphic design professor’s passion in always involving students — some facing significant life challenges — in the many academic and service projects she and the department have undertaken in her nearly 25 years with the college. Clabough has reshaped and strengthened the art curriculum through new degree programs and minors. She has also taken an active role in ensuring Tyler Hall’s renovations would serve students and the public for generations to come, as well as establishing programs to encourage school-age artists around the greater Oswego community.


8 State University of New York Distinguished Faculty The 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 Sciences SUNY Oswego Retiring Faculty and Professional Staff Charles Itzin Adjunct Instructor, English and Creative Writing Initial appointment to Oswego: 1990 Diann Jackson Assistant Director, Rice Creek Field Station Initial appointment to Oswego: 1982 Jacquelyn Kibbey Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Initial appointment to Oswego: 1990 Richard Kolenda Assistant Vice President, Residence Life and Housing Initial appointment to Oswego: 1978 Zohra Manseur Associate Professor, Mathematics Initial appointment to Oswego: 2007 Elizabeth Young Associate Librarian, Penfield Library Initial appointment to Oswego: 1996


9 S tate University of New York Board of Trustees H. Carl McCall Chairman Merryl H. Tisch Vice Chairman Joseph W. Belluck Michael Braun Courtney E. Burke Eric Corngold Robert J. Duffy Angelo M. Fatta Gwen Kay Eunice A. Lewin Stanley S. Litow Richard Socarides Carl Spielvogel Edward M. Spiro Cary F. Staller Nina Tamrowski Chancellor of the University Kristina M. Johnson SUNY Oswego College Council James M. McMahon Chair Darlene Baker Saleem Cheeks Richard Farfaglia Michael J. Goldych Brian S. McGrath Baye Muhammad Kristin A. Shanley-Graves Eusebio Omar van Reenen Student Representative 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 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 2018, wearing silver tassels, are completing the requirements for the SUNY Oswego College Honors Program: Tiffany Baez Anna Beggel Louis Demarco Gwendolyn Healy Rebecca Ortlieb John Thompson Christopher Wells Amanda Zumpano Honors Programs Honors Programs have been instituted for outstanding students in the fields of biology, chemistry, economics, history, mathematics, meteorology, physics, political science and psychology. The eligibility requirements for these programs are rigorous and the coursework itself is beyond the scope of that of regular classes. The following students from this class have completed an Honors Program: Rananjaya Subash Gamage – Chemistry Jack Marcucci – Biology


10 Honor Organizations Alpha Delta Omega Public Justice Honor Society – an open, democratic organization of individuals com mitted to academic excellence and to the ideal of jus tice, fairness, freedom and equality for all people in all aspects of society. Alpha Psi Omega National Dramatics Honor Society – an honorary society founded in 1924 that recognizes outstanding student achievement in college and university theatre. 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. Beta Alpha Psi National Business Honor Society – the in ternational honorary organization for accounting and fi nance students and professionals, recognizes academic excellence and promotes professional development and service activities among its members. Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society – recognizes high academic achievement of students in biological sciences. Dedicated to stimulating interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, as well as promoting research, innovation, and collaboration among students of the life sciences. 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 is an honorary for health education known for its rich history of serving students and the health profession through teaching, service, and research. Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society – formed to acknowledge superior scholastic performance in the field of Italian language, literature and culture, and is open to membership at institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada. The society encourages college students to acquire a greater interest in, and a deeper understanding of, Italian culture, art and history. 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 Economics Honor Society – recognizes scholastic attainment and honors outstanding achievements in economics — establish ment 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, education, and research; who have made significant contributions to expanding global engagement and world awareness. Members of this honorary are wearing bronze medal lions 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 out standing scholarship in the French language and lit eratures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the Frenchspeaking world, to stimulate and to encourage French and francophone cultural activities. Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society – members are indicative of superior attainment in music and personal qualifications pertaining to an outstanding exponent of the art. Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society – stimulates scholarship and intelligent interest in political science to provide a framework for enriching the exposure of its members and community to the study of government and issues of public concern. Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology – encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Sigma 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.


11 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 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 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 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 (3.60.79) identified by gold honor stole. * Cum Laude (3.30.59) identified by gold honor rope. College Honors Program identified by silver tassel. Brendan C. Abrams, Greenlawn William Gilbert Adams III, Johnson City Jonathan F. Agoglia, Staten Island Adhel M. Akol, Nedrow Brandon M. Alling, Schuylerville William B. Alonzo, Eastchester * Alexander Michael Amanatides, New Windsor Austyn P. Armbruster, Corinth ** Jonathan Charles Ashline, Oswego *** Kathryn Austin, Rodman Tiffany Baez, Arverne Emily Ann Barbay, Seneca Falls * Kasey Lyn Barber, White Sulphur Springs Amaris Aliyeh Barker, Brooklyn Thomas P. Bassett, Watertown * Courtney Rachael Baxter, Middletown Vicky Beato, Bronx Alexandra Damaris Beemer, Sackets Harbor ** Brandon J. Belke, Ontario Cassidy Anne Bell, Mahopac ** Julianna Grace Bick, Albany Gregory Botschagow, Highland Mills Nathan T. Boughton, Jamesville Nika Brailowsky, Valley Stream ** Nikki Grace Brown, White Plains Edili Burgos, Bronx Nathan Luke Burkhardt, Fort Edward * Kaitlyn Elizabeth Burns, Clay Tyler Andrew Burns, Eastport Perla J. Buten, New York Eric Byerwalters, Rensselaer Zachary J. Calaprico, Clay Jodi Marie Neshia-Gaye Calder, Syracuse Sarah Capacci, Seneca Falls * Danielle Angelica Caruana, Phoenix Nattalie C. V. W. Castellano, Fulton * Luke Thomas Cavanaugh, Kirkville Colton Charles, Pomona * Marcello Cierro, Cornwall Sophia D. Cilione, Thompson Ridge Michael A. Claudio, Bronx Matthew D. Clemons, Oswego Kevin Darnell Coleman, Oswego Vaughan I. Coleman Jr., South Ozone Park Erika N. Compton, Cicero Brandon Copeman, Theresa Codie J. Corso, Phoenix Katherine D. Cortez, Little Neck * Ashly R. Cumbo, Hoosick Falls * Emely R. Curiel, Bronx Seth J. Dahar, Oswego Jabari Daniel, Brooklyn * Leah Kathryn DeMatteo, Marathon Kathaleen M. DeMott, Oswego Erik Decker, Walworth * Emily Dawn Defilippo, Horseheads ** Alexander DeSacia, Oswego Jessica Autumn DiCesare, Rensselaer Victoria L. Dishaw, Ontario Dawa Dolma, Woodside Raina Domuracki-Galante, Webster Marina D. Donaghue, Syracuse Megan N. Donovan, Oswego Beau N. Dorien, Croton on Hudson David Drake, Canandaigua Laura Joelle Dumpson, Mineola Alinda Jane Dygert, Syracuse Cierra Edwards, Farmington ** Cicely D. Ekross, Baldwinsville Skyler Robert Elkins, Medford Marissa Ellison, Waterloo Dajah Evans, New York Kim Brian D. Fadul, Richmond Hill * Alexis Feldman, Rockaway Park ** Bianca Nicole Fernandez, Flushing Kara E. Fortunato, Farmington Alex Franceschi, Bronx Emily Marie Fultz, Oswego Chamanka Sajini Gamage, Colombo, Sri Lanka ** Rananjaya Subash Gamage, Mattegoda, Sri Lanka Sarah J. Gamarra, Delmar Joseph D. Glaser, Coram Brendan Daniel Goldberg, Valley Stream * Emily K. Goleski, Southampton Diane Gonzalez, Long Island City Patrick Leo Gosney, Binghamton Henry C. Grayman, Bronx David L. Grouse, Fairport Michaela J. Hale, Oakfield *** Chad T. Halson, Poughkeepsie Versace Natalia Hardy, Brooklyn * Jaden Nikole Harris, Vestal Justin A. Harrison-Phillips, Newark * Daniel Robert Hatch, Solvay Michael A. Havrylkoff, Franklin Square ** Gwendolyn Jane Healy, Springwater * Hunter Clinton Hughes, Phoenix Jiwook Jason Hur, Oswego Kimberly S. Hydar, Yonkers Jesse Fechukwu Ijomah, Monroe


12 ** Hye Jeong Jang, Goyang, South Korea Martin A. Jaworowski, Wading River Peterly Jhunlaury Jean-Baptiste, Uniondale Abel Jorge, New York Katharine Elizabeth Kaleta, Baldwinsville Nicholas Kanauer, Macedon * Margarita Helena Katsaitis, Highland John Brookfield Kennedy, Syracuse Scott Austin Kessel, Warners Maro Kim, Seoul, Republic of Korea *** Christopher Ross King, Rodman * Ashley B. Kirkland, Bronx * Brooke E. Kocsis, Phillipsburg, NJ *** Michael Austin Kolacki, Fairbanks, AK * Tahera J. Koli, Brooklyn Min Koo, New York City * Michael Korzelius, Buffalo * Kerry L. Kosiur, Schenectady Arianne Kurtzner, Albany Kierah Marie LaGrave, Plattsburgh Randy Lau, New York Ross P. Lauber, Rome ** Vadim Levkov, Baldwinsville Nicholas J. Licitra, Manlius Sean T. Linehan, Oswego *** Kimberly K. Long, Poughkeepsie * Mackenzie Nicole Lynch, Ilion Emily Louise Magee, Hamburg *** Jack P. Marcucci, Altamont Jennifer Marie Marino, Auburn Victoria M. Marks, Syracuse Andrew P. Matthews, Massena *** Ryan T. McHale, Clifton Park Katie Susan McIntyre, Syracuse Michele McAuliffe, Long Beach * Joseph McCarthy, North Bay Nathan Hilton McKean, Oswego Karly McKenna, Tannersville Burhan Adam Meghezzi Sr., Liverpool Dillon J. Mergenthaler, Canandaigua Kayla Scharel Miller, North Syracuse Xavier Morton, Groton David John Mulia, Staten Island Tracie L. Murphy, Oswego Dahdralee O. Myrie, Mount Vernon Shamala Nelson, Brooklyn Isabella N. Njimogu Padua, Bronx * Katelyn Elysa O’Donnell, Lockport * Timilehin Femi Ogunjana, Amsterdam * Alexander J. Olson, Cicero * Christian R. Van Cleef, Orient Jonathan Bruce Velasco, Utica * Aleksandr Voytovich, Minoa Richard James Wallace, Oswego Patrick Eugene Walsh, Williamson Alexander Ray Webb, Buffalo *** Christopher Randall Wells, Rensselaer ** Samantha K. Wheeler, Lacona Erica Wong, Flushing * Bohdan Yevdokymov, Warners John Zalewski, Mexico Kyle D. Zeller, Shortsville Amanda Lee Onorato, East Meadow Rebecca L. Ortlieb, West Leyden John Edward Osterhoudt, Little York Kaitlyn Rose Perez-Giron, Woodhaven Shawna Kayla Persaud, Bronx Brandie Picarello, Oswego Morgan E. Pickreign, Pennellville * Cody Ryan Pitcher, Ontario * Sarah Nicole Pittman, Spencerport Christina G. Prunesti, New Rochelle Justin Daniel Purtell, Fulton Christi E. Raia, Mastic Lindsey J. Ramsey, Oswego Swin Ratnayake Ratnayake Mudalige, Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka ** Abhishek Rauniyar, Kathmandu, Nepal * Samara L. Renner, Cicero ** Corey Matthew Restani, Clay Jessica Sarah Rice, Baldwin Elwin Riger, Plainview Tatiana Mary Rivera, Brooklyn Dylan Rizzo, Fulton * Anilcia Rodriguez, Port Jefferson Station Emmanuel Rodriguez, Sloatsburg Stephany Rodriguez, New York Heather Lynn Rohr, Mexico ** Justin R. Ross, Fulton Nicholas Andrew Russo, Syracuse Austin Kirkpatrick Ryan, Oswego * Brigid Monica Ryan, Buffalo Mariah Yasmin Santana, Oswego * Jake Nicholas Sauter, Hopewell Junction ** Alison Lee Schank, Cornwall Jacob Matthew Schrader, Elbridge Kelsy X. Sercu, Rochester Shanell Denise Shaw, Brooklyn Jia Xing Shi, Brooklyn ** Kathryn R. Short, Whitney Point * Courtney Elizabeth Sipes, Chestertown, MD ** Gabrielle M. Solomon, Smithtown Sarah Elizabeth Sorensen, Liverpool * Nicole E. Spangenburg, Conyngham, PA * Kierstin V. Spooner, Phelps Rebecca Eileen Streeter, Fulton * Nicholas Preston Stubba, Oswego Erika R. Sutherland, Dundee *** Robert P. Taglia, Valhalla * Kaitlyn Anna Talmage, Calverton Cheyenne Mackenzie Teeter, Oswego *** John Ross Thompson, Beacon Brandon Scott Twiss, Theresa


13 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 vari ous 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 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 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. * Kristen Albright, Oswego Kyle C. Alexanian, Lyons Julise Alliance, Brooklyn Courtney Lauren Ameele, Palmyra Anthony Richard Angora, Rochester ** Drake David Arnold, Middleport Thomas Bashen, Holbrook Lyndsey Grace Becker, Canastota Anna Beggel, Warwick Manny Boaten, Brooklyn Amanda C. Boughan, Savona Matthew J. Calabro, Clifton Park Kailey Ann Calverese, Canastota Andrew J. Caraciolo, Massapequa Jenna Rose Carr, Hopewell Junction Julian Thomas Cleveland, Bronx * Lilyanna R. Coleman, Owego Nicholas Valentino Colone, Baldwinsville Gabriel A. Corso, Bronx Steven James Cox, Amsterdam Matthew Peter Cummings, North Syracuse Alexis Czyz, Syracuse Malik I. David, Brooklyn Destiney Amani Day, New York Joseph Robert Demarco, Fresh Meadows Louis A. Demarco, Flushing * Madison Dent, Middleport Kevin Dickson, Huntington Station Courtney Alexandrea Dubin, Baldwin Elizabeth Marie Fay, Liverpool Matthew Firmano, Staten Island James D. Furney, Rome Cameron Richard Gambler, Farmingville Thomas J. Goebel, Ontario Dylan Grant Goldstein, Merrick Caleb Jordan Gould, Port Crane Bailey Grenga, Eastport Cameron Nathaniel Guglielmo, Glens Falls * Emily M. Gunn, Binghamton Jacob Handel, East Rockaway Eric E. Harley, Rochester Canyon Hicks, Oneida Marina Christy Hurlburt, Palmyra * Andrew Jason Jetter, Plainview Robert Jovanovski, Syracuse Gun Ho Kang, Seoul, Republic of Korea Eri Kanno, Geneseo Jacob Z. Kaplan, Endicott Ha Rin Kim, Guilderland Matthew J. Klingbeil, Saratoga Springs James Anthony Koller, Beacon Seanna Marguerite Laneve, Syracuse Nicholas Larrabee, Nichols ** Julia J. Lavery, Oswego Cooper M. Lee, Webster * Rebecca J. Lindeman, Rochester Thomas G. Macutek, Albany * Rachel L. Marcus, Wappingers Falls * Alexander Timothy Masterson, Bayville James Thomas McHugh, Wantagh * Nikolas Robert Merluzzi, Clay *** Selena Marie Millares, Tivoli David Minnoe, Syracuse Isaac C. Molzen, Clarence Jackson T. Mordaunt, Marietta Brittany Lynn Morrill, Corfu Benjamin Michael Mulson, Poestenkill Meganne Murphy, Phoenix Brian T. Nolan, Syracuse Jessica Lee O’Connor, Lockport Patrick O’Reilly, Greenlawn Timothy John O’Sullivan, Syracuse Justin P. Passelli, West Islip Kotikalage Cleira Savindini Perera, Makewita, Sri Lanka Michael Thomas Pistone Jr., Coram Roshan Pradhan, Syracuse Eric W. Richardson, Rochester Antonio B. Rodriguez, Brooklyn Roman Rodriguez, Bronx Briana Ashlyn Roy, Lake Placid * Joshua Michael Sabey, East Syracuse Zachariah Paul Schuck, Carthage Deondra M. Smith, Oswego Kyaw Soe, Syracuse Daniel L. Soto, Mastic Kortney Steele, Lacona ** Jeffrey M. Steinhoff, Cortland Wilberson Theodore, Troy Kiera Marie Thompson, Babylon * Joelle Tomasello, East Aurora Nicholas A. Toutant, Watertown * Ashley Marie Trevor, Ilion Shanelle S. Trombley, Chaumont


14 Kevin Vella, Hartsdale Eric B. Victor, Chester * Trevor Johann Vold, Winsted, CT Calvin Thien Hoang Vu, Murrieta, CA Michelle Ann Wesolowski, Buffalo Elizabeth Westcott, Oswego ** Mary Beth Windheim, Wappingers Falls Collin Wyant, Jasper Nicholas M. Zingaro, Liverpool 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.


15 School of Communication, Media and the Arts 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 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 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 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. Louis Joseph Algiere, Johnson Emily H. Apicello, Riverhead Paul S. Barney, Syracuse * Nathaniel Donald Bates, Windsor * Danielle M. Benincasa, Barneveld *** Kristen B. Beyer, Lowville * Valerie Elizabeth Blaha, New Paltz ** Sarah Brown, Oswego Kristopher Ryan Burgmeier, Sandy Creek Brendell Caines, Bronx * Mackenzie Lee Carhart, Baldwinsville Lawrence F. Chiappone, Syracuse Haofeng Deng, Brooklyn *** Veronica Devries, Fairport Sean Patrick Foster, Manorville Alexander G. Fox, Marcellus Hannah Elizabeth Kohsman Francisco, Camden Stephanie M. Gentz, Ontario * Brad Mathew Gorham, Fulton Emily J. Hall, Moravia Samantha Lynn Hallenbeck, Rome *** Rachel N. Harden, Hopewell Junction Mic-Anthony Hay, Brooklyn ** Tatyanna Alexa Hiciano, Yonkers Jessica Anna Houghtaling, Syracuse MacKenzie Jean Hungerford, Spencerport Kevin Hylas, Stony Point * Ju Hui Kang, Oswego Riley Ann Kenney, Binghamton *** Justin John Kraus, Holtsville Long Yin Lau, Liverpool * Celine Joie Lee, Cortlandt Manor Brooke Lee Lehr, Buffalo Nicole Lightfoot, Bernhards Bay * Julianne Marie Loney, Wantagh Destiny Y. Lopez, Brooklyn Chelsea Janell Lyons, New York William Harold Mason, Rochester James S. McGregor, Cicero Aidan Patrick McHale, Brewster Joshua Robert Mendez, Wyandanch Vanessa Lucas Miranda, Monticello Sara Monroe, East Northport Danielle Lucia Mosca, Fishkill Rebecca J. North, Oswego Brianna N. O’Neil, Baldwinsville Maria-Ray Ossino, Wappingers Falls *** Jessica Katherine Ouderkirk, Stony Brook * Sara Morgan Pellegrino, East Meadow Jonathan T. Pelletier, Richford * Stephanie Elizabeth Radomski, Lewiston * Tyler William Rhinehardt, West Monroe Jonathan Roman, New York *** Kevin Andrew Russell, Liverpool Kris Russo, Sag Harbor Lamont K. Sadler, Brooklyn * Samuel A. Sandler, Airmont * Joseph C. Santarelli-Hansen, Clay Nathan J. Scalisi, Manlius ** Alexander Michael Seubert, Oswego Ezekiel J. Sliwka, Auburn Kiara Shea Smith, Gouverneur Stephen T. Snider Jr., Watertown Elizabeth K. Stanistreet, Camillus Tyler Joseph Stellmack, Liverpool ** Alayna Christine Swartz, Gowanda Adam Daniel Taxier, Port Washington Robert I. Thomas III, North Baldwin Jacob Richard Vanderbroek, Canandaigua Cody R. Young, Baldwinsville * Amanda P. Zumpano, Farmington


16 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 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 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 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. Isaac Adu-Agyei, New York Anthony James Arcaro, Liverpool * Shanique Shamara Bailey, Rosedale Joseph A. Bertonneau, Oswego Mattison Burdick, Fulton * Jill Elizabeth Burns, Johnson City Brennan Liberte Butler, Lake Placid Nicholas Carbone, Brooklyn ** Jacob D. Cauwels, Newark Jeffrey Cifelli, East Islip * Ashley Claris, Bronx Samuel A. Cope, Clifton Park Elizabeth M. DeSantis, Fulton Adam W. Dergosits, Schenectady * Michael Evan Doscher, Bohemia Onyinyechi Echefu, Stony Point Charles Benjamin Edic, Oswego Bruce Charles Entelisano II, Rome * Emil J. Erlandson, West Valley Kaylee Lynn Fallat, Auburn Jade R. Farrell, Monroe ** Laura E. Finn, Marcellus Michael J. Gambro, Cortlandt Manor * Lauren Gargano, Middle Island Tara Ashley Hansen, Nanuet Olivia Anne Hollowell, Cuba * Lisa Iaccarino, Monroe * Abigail Jackson, Malta Joshua T. Janiszewski, East Rochester * Wilmer O. Jimenez, Fulton ** Katherine Ellen Knopp, Oswego * Lindsey N. Kregel, Watertown Gerard Richard Lasponara, Rochester ** Kevin Gerard Mahon, Oswego Elizabeth Martorano, Pleasant Valley * Brian J. McCabe, Port Washington * Jennifer Leroux Moore, Syracuse * Mabel Munoz, Queens * Jillian Nickel, Bohemia Peter S. Pekny, Ferndale Matthew Field Quenneville, Brewerton * Alyssa Maria Quigley, Syracuse Griffin William Randazzo, Coconut Creek, FL Collin Christopher Sangster, Syracuse David Seecharan, Bronx Jessica M. Shafer, Malone * Yin Yin Sim-Fellows, Oswego Nigeria C. Stewart, Brooklyn Melannie Ulloa, Bay Shore Justina Ushang Utionkpan, Springfield Gardens Colleen Elizabeth Waters, Poestenkill *** Abby A. West, Marathon ** Sarah Danielle Whatley, Syracuse Christian Hanlon Wilson, Liverpool


17 Division of Extended Learning The Division of Extended Learning is committed to providing access to highquality education to people of all ages and stages of life and career. The division works with academic departments to create, deliver and support innovative and responsive credit and non-credit programming to diverse audiences in order to open gateways to new careers, enhance skills or pursue lifelong learning, spanning multiple modalities and locations. Non-traditional and part-time students earning baccalaureate completion degrees online, in the evening, and in blended programs at our Syracuse campus receive the same high quality education as on-campus students while maintaining the ability to balance their personal and professional commitments. Degrees include broadcasting and mass communication, business administration, human development, and public justice. 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 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. Cassandra Rae Cherebin, Baldwinsville Marissa Anne DeLand, Camillus Meagan E. Dennison, Central Square Daniel T. Gabriel, Syracuse Talia Marie Gennarelli, Binghamton Rebecca Lisseth Keeler, Marcellus Selena A. Miller, Mexico Juanita Ann Mullen, Geneva Keanna L. Rose, East Syracuse Kalee M. Schreiber, Bloomfield * Brittany Nicole Shoults, Oswego Samantha M. Simonetti, Webster Rebecca A. Wolford, Fulton A 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.


18 Division of Graduate Studies The 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 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 provost and college or school dean, and receive congratulations from the dean of graduate studies and the president. MASTER OF ARTS Jacob Richard Byron, BS SUNY Cortland Zhushun Cai, BA University of Kansas Sevgi Evren Familo, BS Yildiz Technical University Brandan Matthew Galloway, BA SUNY Oswego Noelle Courtney Law LeRoy, BS SUNY Oswego Tara L. O’Grady, BA SUNY Oswego Kathleen M. Percival, BA SUNY Oswego Sylvia Pericles, BS SUNY Oswego Lauren Ashley Sageer, BM Berklee College of Music Rebecca Ann Szabo, BA SUNY Oswego Chih Yao Tsai, BA Fo Guang University Hanye Zhang, BA Fairleigh Dickinson University MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING Kaitlyn Marie Foley, BFA SUNY Plattsburgh Alexis Mae Froio, BA SUNY Oswego Susan Katherine Marcus, BA SUNY Cortland Jennifer Rose Varvaro, BFA SUNY Oswego MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Anthony Richard Angora, BS SUNY Oswego Michael Ryan Austin, BS SUNY Binghamton University V ahe Balayan, MD Yerevan State Medical University of Mkhitar Heratsi Kathryn L. Blackman, BS SUNY Binghamton University Steven James Cox, BS SUNY Oswego Matthew Aaron Doell, BA St. John Fisher College Pooja Fandan, BBA Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak David Gao, Doctor of Pharmacy St. Johns University Crystal Hewitt-Gill, BA SUNY University at Albany Jeremy Joslin MD, BS Michigan State University Nicholas A. Kersey, BS SUNY Oswego Nari Lee-Manuel, BS Cornell University Wanjun Mo, BA South China Normal University Kelly Virginia Murphy, BS SUNY Binghamton University Basil Ugonna Njoku, BA Abia State University Elizabeth K. Rhode, BS LeMoyne College Natasha Nickole April Roberts, BS CUNY Lehman College Jheanell A. Schmidt, BS St. John’s University Martha Pritchard Spear, BA Smith College Jonathan Noah Williams, BS SUNY Empire State College MASTER OF SCIENCE Ohoud Jaza M. Alotaibi, BS King Saud University Christopher L. Bartlett, BS SUNY Oswego Suzanne Marie Campbell, BA SUNY Oswego Mohamed Mari, BS Jordan University of Science and Technology Rachel Maria McGriff, BA SUNY Oswego NancyAnn Smith, BS Clarkson University


19 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE Behavioral Forensics NancyAnn Smith, BS Clarkson University Health Information Technology Christopher L. Bartlett, BS SUNY Oswego Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies Suzanne Marie Campbell, BA SUNY Oswego Integrated Health Systems Tara L. O’Grady, BA SUNY Oswego Nursing Home Administration Matthew Aaron Doell, BA St. John Fisher College Timothy Aaron Pethybridge, MBA SUNY Oswego MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION Mahmoud Oudah G. Aljohani, BS Tabuk University Cassandra Beaver, BT SUNY Cobleskill Jillian Denise Bergemann, BS SUNY Oswego Courtney Michelle Bobbett, BS SUNY Oswego Gael K. Bobby, BS SUNY Empire State College Jacquelyn Renee Bourgeois, BS SUNY Oswego Madeline A. Brown, BS SUNY Oswego Michael John Cavender, BS SUNY Oswego Devon Cohen, BS SUNY Oswego Kristin Anne Conklin, BA Marist College Marisa-Marie Conslato, BS SUNY Oswego Joanna Kathleen Damiano, BS SUNY Cortland Aaron L. Dennis, BT SUNY Cobleskill Ronald Joseph Diego Jr., BS SUNY Oswego Leisel P. Everdyke, BA Calvin College Kelly K. Granteed, BS SUNY Oswego Spencer Raechelle Hill, BS SUNY Oswego Brittany Mae Hilton, BS SUNY Oswego Justyn Hunter-Ceruti, BS SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology Philip T. Kinane, BA SUNY Oswego Mercedes Korine LaVeck, BS SUNY Oswego Andrea L. Macy, BS SUNY University at Albany Kaela Ann McDaniels, BS St. John Fisher College Chelsea Rae Monahan, BS SUNY Geneseo Tila Chand Neopaney Sr., BS SUNY Oswego Scott Alan Oldenburg, BS SUNY Brockport Kelly Leigh Prucker, BS SUNY Oswego Sidney Rajab Sr., BS SUNY Oswego Megan E. Russell, BS SUNY Oswego Tamie Lynn Searles, BS SUNY Cortland Jennifer Sessano, BS SUNY Oswego Carolyn Anne Souser, BS SUNY Oneonta Carter R. Whalen, BT SUNY Cobleskill Kelsey Francis Wilson, BS SUNY Oswego Deborah Lynne Young, BS SUNY Oswego Tori A. Zerrahn, BS SUNY Brockport MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TEACHING Brice Henry Rebeor, BS SUNY Oswego CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY Chrystal Leigh Guarasci, MSED SUNY Oswego Melissa Rose O’Donnell, BS SUNY Cortland Erin Kathleen Peck, BS Keuka College Michelle Anne Walker, BA Syracuse University


20 Class of 2018 Senior Class Gifts SUNY Oswego congratulates and thanks the Class of 2018 for their philanthropy to The Fund for Oswego . More than 130 seniors, faculty and staff helped support the senior class. In recognition of their philanthropy to their college, student donors are wearing a green cord today. Kurt Albrecht In honor of my family. Emily Apicello In honor of John and Erin Apicello. Holley Armbruster Drake Arnold In honor of my family and friends. Lyndsey Becker In honor of my family. Sara Bernstein ank you to my family and friends for all your support! Olivia Botting ank you Mom and Dad for all of your love and support. Richard Buck In honor of my family. Haley Bucklin ank you Mom and Papa for all your support. Kevin Burkey To my family, professors, and my beautiful girlfriend — ank you for all the support throughout the years! Madison Burlingame In honor of my unbelievably supportive parents. Tyler Burns In honor of my friends, family, and girlfriend who were always there for me. Steven and Mary Canale In honor of the Class of 2018. Ciara Cannon ank you to my family! Without you I would not have made it this far! Sarah Capacci Luke Cavanaugh Sarita Charap Xoxo family and friends. Tyler Chase To my family, friends, and fellow resolute men — thank you for all your love and support. And as always, cheers. Allison Cohen anks Mom and Dad for being so amazing and supportive! I love you! Danielle Cronk In honor of the most supportive parents, siblings, and grandparents. Love You. Kevin Damoah In honor of my time here at Oswego! Emily Dee ank you Mom and Dad for allowing me to receive a great education and for all the love and support! Daniel DiBlasi ank you to my friends and family. Jessica Dicesare anks to my supporting family and classmates. Alexandra Dolzhenko ank you to my family! I couldn’t have done it without you! Jessica Dorans anks to my supporting family and classmates. Courtney Dubin In honor of my family. Ony Echefu Cicely Ekross anks Mom and Dad for supporting me throughout college! I love you guys. Mia Fiorentina Fasanella ank you Dr. Bell for being an outstanding professor and mentor throughout my education. Alexis Feldman anks Michael and Shirley Feldman <3 ; anks John <3 ; anks Uncle Lawrence <3 Mattison Fleming In honor of my family. Abby Florio anks to my family and friends for all your love and support throughout my 4 years at Oswego! MacKenzie Fox In honor of my parents. Sepand Gousheh In honor of my family. Roger Greenidge In honor of my journey here. Madeline Hagen ank you to my parents and family. Mom, Dad, Matt and David, thanks for helping me through this adventure. I love all of you. Samantha Hallenbeck In honor of Melissa and Sean Hallenbeck. Tommie Hanlon Couldn’t have done it without my grandma, sister and 15 best friends! Tricia Hartnett Mom, thanks for being my best friend. Dad, thanks for never making me actually “call her.” To my best friends, it’s been an incredible ride. I love you all! Tom Herbert ank you mom and dad for you endless support! Elizabeth Hernandez anks to my Mom and Dad for always supporting me these past four years, I love you both! Monica Hernandez Para mis padres y familia que me apoyaron. Gracias por ayudarme lograr mi sueos. Los amo! Wilmer Jimenez In honor of my family. Amy Juliano In honor of my family and friends who supported me through my years at Oswego. Mark, Joy and Katherine Knopp In honor of Patrick Prioletti .


21 Mark and Joy Knopp In honor of Katherine Knopp . We love you dearly! We are so proud of you. Jerey and Karen Kraus In honor of Justin Kraus Kathryn Kubinski ank you to my parents for the opportunity to get a higher education. Rebecca LaMora ank you to my family for all their support! Neely Laufer ank you Dad for being the best. Francheska Leija In honor of my mom and dad, thank you for all your love, guidance and support. Deirdre Leo In honor of Counseling Service Center Outreach. Kyle Leysath ank you to my parents as well as my sisters Annelise and Megan! Camry Liddle In honor of my Mama, my Papa, and my sister for encouraging me to never give up. I love you! John and Stacie Long In honor of Kimberly Long . Destiny Lopez In honor of my parents, who gave me the best gift — believing in me no matter what. Mackenzie Lynch anks Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Steven! I wouldn’t be here without all of you! Colleen MacBride In honor of my family. Jaydee Maldonado In honor of my family. My mother Nancy, siblings Nancy, Aliesha, Aziz, and Mia. Jordan Mallore ank you to my family for supporting me! Mackenzie Mannion In honor of my supportive mom and dad! Melissa Manwaring In honor of the Oswego State Ice Eects’ seniors. Ryan Martin In honor of my family. Abby McCormick-Foley ank you Mama and Malu for helping me become the woman I am. I love you. Dana McLaughlin In honor of my 15 best friends, my big brothers, my Ethel and my Jack and Char. Allyson Millard In honor of Dr. Murphy. Mark Mirabito In honor of Abigail McCormick-Foley. Mark Mirabito In honor of Kelly Dineen. Cori Monaco Kelsey Morgan Barbarbabrara, thank you for passing on your hard work. Dad, thanks for paying the bills. Kel-C. Kayla Murphy In honor of my family, friends, and mentors who believed in me. Lee Myrie In honor of supportive family members, friends, and dedicated professors. Jessica Norris In honor of my parents, grandma and siblings. Betsy Oberst, Alumni Oce and Jerry Oberst , Admissions Oce In honor of the Class of 2018. Meg O’Brien ank you Mom and Dad for always believing in me! I love you! Katelyn O’Donnell In honor of my family. Lena Pawlewicz ank you Mom and Dad! With your love and support, I can do anything by your side! Sara Pellegrino In honor of my family. Katherine Pepperl For my family and the friends I made here. Kayla Peterson In honor of my parents and grandparents. Rachel Piazza In honor of my family and friends. Lenna Piteo ank you to my incredible family for their support, love you all so much! Matthew Prawel ank you, Mom, Dad and Papa for all the support over the years. I love you! David Renko ank you Mom and Dad — I owe it all to you. ank you for your endless love and support! Heather Rohr In honor of family members and teachers that cared. Miriella Rosenblum In honor of my family. Justin Rozen I’d like to thank the Academy. Alex Scrimale ank you to my family, I could not have done these four years without you! Michael Sill ank you to my friends and family for all the support. Kimberly Smith ank you so much to all the friends, family, and faculty that have made this possible! Kaylee Spack In honor of my family. Martha Spear In honor of Dean Irene Scruton. Kirsten R Staller In honor of Professor Laura Donnelly. President Deborah F. Stanley and Mr. Michael J. Stanley In honor of the Class of 2018. Hannah Steen In honor of Professor Graham. Celene Stewart In honor of my family. Emma Strujo ank you to my amazing family, I wouldn’t be where I am today without all your love and support. Lisa Swartz In honor of Alayna Swartz . Danielle Testa ank you Mom and Dad for all your love and support over these past 4 years! Alexis ompson I would like to thank my family for their support and love throughout my whole college experience. Mary Toale and Katherine weatt In honor of the Class of 2018. Ashley Trevor In honor of my parents, for always being supportive. Madeline Troia In honor of my loving parents, siblings, and family. I love you always. Tenzin Tseyang In honor of my ama Sonam Dolkar. Bree-Anna Vaughn ank you so much! I wouldn’t be here without you. I love you guys! Mom, Ary, Wes. Jonathan (Cookie) Velasco In honor of my family and my research professor, Dr. Brown. Rebecca Wolford In honor of my family and boyfriend who have endlessly supported me Sarah Woods ank you Mom and Dad for everything you do to support my dreams and all I do. Shannon Vigh In honor of my loving parents. Richard Yonkers In honor of endless support from my family and friends. Amanda Zumpano In honor of my family.


22 Academic Traditions The 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. Honor Cords for Military Service — United 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. 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 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 The College Mace 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, 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: Andrew Buyea Freshman, Applied Mathematics Daniel Knowlton Sophomore, Adolescence Education Social Studies Savannah LaPage Freshman, Psychology and Business Administration Conor Shene Freshman, Undeclared Richard Bush Technology Department William Canning Campus Technology Services Lori Cook Facilities Maintenance and Operations Patrick Devendorf Office of Accessibility Resources Erin Dorsey Office of Business and Community Relations Michael Flaherty Auxiliary Services, Public Ceremonies Committee Chair William Hammond Facilities Maintenance and Operations Malcolm Huggins Office of University Development Rebecca Kempney Facilities Maintenance and Operations Joy Knopp Office of University Development Tyrone Johnson-Neuland Campus Technology Services Leigh Viscomi Residence Life and Housing Ellen McCloskey Office of the President Mark Mirabito Psychology Karen Moore Extended Learning Tim Nekritz Office of Communications 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


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 Notice to Audience Members Our commencement ceremony is photographed, 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


DECEMBER TWOTHOUSAND EIGHTEEN 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 15, 2018 MARANO CAMPUS CENTER STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO