Capt. Shari Holtzclaw Kirshner ’76 was just looking for some help with graduate school tuition when she joined the military reserves. Some 33 years later, she retired from a career with the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps.
Edna Johnson Littlewood ’51 was walking along the hallways of Sheldon Hall during Reunion in June and she saw a familiar face looking back at her — her own!
Chimpanzees are a lot like humans, sharing 98 percent of the same DNA and many personality traits. That fact was in evidence in a special multimedia presentation on campus in February by wife-and-husband photography and video team Kristin Mosher ’89 and Bill Wallauer.
It was the ride of a lifetime, when Maria LaMotta Fay ’61 and her cousin Ann Varsalona set out on an 8,900-mile road trip across America and back. Last summer, they drove from Maria’s home in Pompano Beach, Fla., across the southern United States to Los Angeles, up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco and back to the East Coast via a northern route.
The term “video game” might conjure up images of space invaders, barrel-flinging apes or a pair of super brothers: kids’ stuff.
The U.S. Army recently recognized Eileen Jevis ’01 with the Commander’s Award for Public Service, the fourth highest honor that can be given to a civilian.
Saawan Pathange M ’02 and Pei-Chang “Jessie” Wu M ’03 traveled the world to meet, fatefully, at SUNY Oswego. Specifically, their world-class romance developed in Penfield Library.
In a recent exhibit at Tyler Art Gallery, Tom MacPherson ’73 gave viewers a glimpse inside life with his mother’s Italian-American family — literally. Visitors could pick up Aunt Ida’s cannoli recipe right out of a drawer in the kitchen cabinet. And there was Grandma, gesturing down from the wall, with her hero Franklin Delano Roosevelt tooling around heaven in his motorcar, signature cigarette holder clamped between his teeth.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, recently named the campus’ largest academic building in honor of the school’s retired Chancellor Jack D. Burke ’69.