“Do something you love. Work with people you like. Cherish your degree. Manage your career,” was the advice Michael Durney ’83 had for the 2011 class of Beta Gamma Sigma inductees gathered at the Sheldon Ballroom May 6.
The honors society dedicated to the values of honor, wisdom and earnestness in business this year inducted 43 juniors, seniors and graduate students, who rank in the top 10 percent of their class.
The senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of Dice, Inc., Durney underscored the importance of coming back to Oswego, supporting the college and current students. “Every alum’s dream is to have the school be better than when they were here,” he said. “Oswego is far better today than when I was here.”
Durney serves on the Oswego College Foundation board of directors and chairs the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. He has returned to campus as part of the Alumni-In-Residence program and has served as a Reunion chair. He and his wife, Joanne Snyder Durney ’84, were national co-chairs of the annual giving campaign in 2002. Through the years the Durneys have generously supported Oswego.