Discovery Communications executive and April 15 Honors Convocation keynote speaker Jocelyn Sokolski Egan ’84 reminded more than 100 of SUNY Oswego’s top scholars of their potential and urged them to follow their respective roads to success, bumpy though they may be. “Some paths are easier than others; few are level,” said Egan, senior vice president of Discovery Solutions, the Discovery Communications division dedicated to network-wide advertising sales and partnerships.
Refining and growing a tolerance for the unknown and never giving up were just two of the many tips W. R. Grace CEO Fred Festa ’81 imparted to students assembled for the first Future Oswego Leaders Conference April 8 and 9 on campus.
Festa offered the keynote address at the two-day conference, which drew 162 students to the Campus Center and Sheldon Hall to hear presentations from fellow students, develop their own unique strengths and network with alumni from various career fields.
Two Oswego alumni were on the podium as a panel of industry experts dug into all things digital, social and mobile during the sixth annual Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit Oct. 14. Co-anchor for Albany’s NewsChannel 13 Benita Zahn ’76 moderated a panel that included Michael Cassidy ’98, founder of digital marketing and media-buying firm Undertone.
Thinking outside the box helped David Troilo ’80 create an interdisciplinary major that combined his interest in psychology with animal behavior and neuroscience. The freedom Oswego gave him to create his own course of study allowed him to go on to graduate study and a successful career in developmental visual neuroscience.