Todd Pagano ’96 isn’t trying to win awards.
When I was in third grade, I started a newspaper at our elementary school, writing and editing and getting someone in the office to run it off on mimeo (photo-copying was still rare!). I drew cartoons featuring two little elephants (who talked, of course!) and drew them, not only in the newspaper but on every chalkboard I could, sometimes getting into more than a bit of trouble. I wrote plays about holidays and historical figures and recruited classmates to act in them. In short, from the age of about 10, I knew I would be a writer, a storyteller. So when Peggy La Tulip Focarino ’77, America’s first female commissioner of patents, told me that in fifth grade, she had asked her parents for a telescope, I knew just what she meant.
There’s a new face in King Alumni Hall — and soon at Oswego alumni events everywhere.
Numbers mean a lot to Patti Fennessy Novy ’89. She has 0 tolerance for breast cancer, which claimed the life of 1 sister-in-law and struck 3 close friends. She would do anything so her 2 daughters don’t have to face the disease.
Dr. Ronald A Brown’s teaching philosophy can be summed up in three letters: F-U-N.
He started his adult life homeless, and entered the Army to get a roof over his head. But when U.S. Army Spc. Yasser Richard ’13 saw a barefoot child in threadbare clothes on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, he knew how lucky he was. He promised himself that he would dedicate his life to helping people escape a life of poverty.
During their long careers at SUNY Oswego, Hugh and Grace Mowatt Burritt helped thousands of students reach their full potential. It’s only fitting that as emeriti they extend their reach in perpetuity by establishing an endowed scholarship to help students in their areas of expertise.
Oswego’s theatre department is known for a being a close-knit group, with graduates helping each other advance their careers long after graduation.
The Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors welcomes two new members. They will serve three-year terms.
Jennifer Shropshire ’86 has accepted the position of chair of The Fund for Oswego. In her new role, she will lead the volunteer effort to raise funds for SUNY Oswego through the annual fund.