OSWEGO -- Hundreds of graduates are expected to
return to the SUNY Oswego campus from June 3 to 6 for Reunion 2004.
Events will include such attractions as a barbecue
at Fallbrook Recreation Center, a golf outing, tours of campus and the
city, a sketch comedy show and the gala Anniversary Class Dinner on
The comedy show by a Rochester-based troupe at 7:30
p.m. Saturday will be open to the public. The popular troupe has
performed off-Broadway and in Toronto, with comedy in the style of
"Saturday Night Live" and Second City. Tickets are $5 and available
or at King Alumni Hall, 300 Washington Boulevard in Oswego.
Richard Thomas, a 1968 graduate of the college and
executive director of the School Administrators Association of New York
State, will be honored at the Anniversary Class Dinner with the Sheldon
Award for Excellence in Education.
Thomas also heads the Magellan Foundation, which
grew out of a need recognized by the School Administrators Association.
It is an educational foundation that seeks to link those who know what
is necessary to improve the quality of education with the resources to
make it possible. It has received a $7.5 million grant from the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide educational opportunities for
public and private school principals and superintendents.
He formed the New York State Blue Ribbon Commission
on Youth Leadership, which will create a leadership development program
serving learning and character education for middle and secondary level
students. He also chairs the National Executive Directors Association.
Specially honored will be the anniversary class of
1954 and the 25th anniversary class of 1979. Other class years ending
in 4 and 9 will be featured, but everyone is welcome. The 15th cluster
reunion will be held for the classes of 1988, 1989 and 1990; and the
35th cluster reunion for the classes of 1968, 1969 and 1970.
Mini-Reunion events are scheduled by 35th cluster
classes of Zeta Chi Zeta, Theta Chi Rho and Delta Chi Omega (TKE), as
well as alumni of Psi Phi.
"Reunion weekend is a special event for the Oswego
Alumni Association, because it is our opportunity to welcome back to
campus hundreds of alumni, many of whom have not been back to Oswego
since their graduation many years ago," said Betsy Oberst, director of
alumni and parent relations.