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.
The golf course and not the pitching mound was the site for a recent meeting of three figures from Oswego State baseball history. From left, Ted Grinnell ’60, Coach Emeritus Walter Nitardy and Fred Parrow ’60 reunited at Battle Island Golf Course in July, some 50 years after Ted and Fred played for Coach Nitardy at Oswego State in the late 1950s.
Rita Irwin ’77 calls her coworkers her family. Never mind that some of them have flippers.
Cheryl Groce-Wright ’82 hopes her long run in Ghana goes a long way in helping the country get healthy.
“I’ve been on a mission,” Groce-Wright said.
“You need to do something great.”
The advice of his late father really resonated with Richard Clarke ’82 as he approached age 50 in April. A few months and 19,350 feet later, Clarke reached great heights atop one of the world’s tallest mountains.
They say music is the universal language. From Oswego venues like
the DK house or The Patch to a ’70s revue tour of Germany to special events on the U.S. East Coast, Matthew Cutillo ’95 has been making beautiful music in more than one language.