SUNY has bestowed a 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching on two professors whose work has been transformative for decades of Oswego students: Tracy K. Lewis and John H. Belt.
President Deborah F. Stanley has announced the appointment of Lorrie Clemo to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Two Oswego professors will take their expertise abroad as Fulbright scholars this year.
The State University of New York conferred two honorary degrees at the Oswego Commencement: an honorary doctor of science degree to Augustine Silveira Jr., emeritus distinguished teaching professor of chemistry at Oswego, and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree to Frank G. Pogue, president of Grambling State University in Louisiana.
Michelle Massaro Bandla ’93, coordinator of first-year programs, received the SUNY Oswego President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Staff Service and Marcia Burrell of the curriculum and instruction faculty accepted the President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Both campus awards are new this spring.
Shashi Kanbur has a yearlong Faculty Fellowship through the President’s Office in support of two key initiatives: the Possibility Scholars and Global Laboratories programs.
“Not everybody gets to say that they worked with a Nobel Prize winner,” said Michael Plante M ’75. He is one of more than a dozen chemistry students of Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus Augustine Silveira from the 1970s to 1990s who can say just that.
Longtime Oswego professor and staff member Michael S. Ameigh was appointed general manager of WRVO-FM.
After four decades in Snygg Hall, Kenneth Hyde, distinguished teaching professor of chemistry, traded in his course notes for a hammer and level. Retiring after a 43-year career in the classroom, he has a new avocation: fixing up an old camp on the south shore of Skaneateles Lake, where he and his wife will spend time in retirement.
Mark Harris was a mid-career educator at Southbank Institute of Technology in Australia when he decided to “have a go” that put him on track to retrain faculty instructors in new techniques for vocational teaching.