COOKING IS A BIG DEAL TO MAUREEN O’DONNELL SANCHEZ ’87. She sells luxury ingredients to Chicagoland restaurants, she blogs about her family’s kitchen adventures and Feb. 24, she competed in front of a national television audience on Food Network’s “Chopped.” “Chopped” tests chefs’ skill, speed and ingenuity. Each week, four chefs compete before a panel of expert judges and
Oswego has been designated a military-friendly college in Military Advanced Education’s 2013 guide. The publication, which helps inform education service officers, transition officers and the service members they counsel, named SUNY Oswego to its annual list in the 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, noting that schools on the list “go out of their way to
Former Laker Mike Lukajic ’04 made d3hockey.com’s list of top 15 goal scorers of the last decade. Lukajic’s 33 goals in 2002-03 for the Oswego men’s ice hockey team placed him at No. 9.
Lukajic was the sole SUNY Athletic Conference representative on the list, which ranked NCAA Division III players’ best individual seasons. In addition to a one-goal-per-game average in the 2002-03 regular season, he also scored at least one goal in each of Oswego’s postseason victories that year en route to the Division III national championship game.
Tom Walpole ’79 has been named senior vice president, global manufacturing excellence, and president, Novelis Asia. The president of Novelis Asia since 2007, Walpole assumed additional responsibilities to increase the speed at which the company integrates its global manufacturing operations through common standards, policies and practices. He will also oversee execution on the company’s overall improvement goals for its manufacturing assets over the next three to five years. In addition, he will be responsible for helping the company achieve world-class employee health and safety performance and for implementing global standards for all new major capital investments.
Walpole has more than 30 years of aluminum industry experience. Prior to the Novelis spin-off from Alcan Inc. in 2005, he held a number of international positions with Alcan including vice president of sales and marketing for the rolled products operations in Korea and president of the lithographic, can and painted products business in Europe.
In addition to his accounting degree from Oswego, he holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
He resides in Seoul, Korea.