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Anzio Beach, Monte Cassino, Normandy: To most, these are names from a map or history book. To Charles Phallen, emeritus professor of technology education, they are places he served valiantly in World War II and visits now, at age 94, to receive honors from a grateful populace or pay respects at the graves of fallen comrades.
This column celebrates the publishing success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists. Please keep us informed about new books and audio recordings by requesting that your publisher or distributor send a copy for the Oswego Alumni Bookshelf at King Alumni Hall.
Her career took her to the soaring cathedrals of Europe in search of medieval stained glass windows, but as a teacher, Professor Emerita of Art Helen Zakin was always more comfortable in the intimate seminar rooms of Tyler Hall.
Maryan Watson ’32 of Elmira passed away June 25, 2009.
Oswego College Foundation Board of Directors meeting**
Senior Week activities*
School of Business Alumni Reception, New York City*
School of Communication, Media
and the Arts Alumni Reception,
New York City*
May 13 Torchlight Ceremony*
Oswego’s Sesquicentennial Reunion, kicking off a yearlong celebration of the college’s founding*
Oswego Alumni Association annual member meeting*
Washington, D.C., alumni event*
Alumni Harborfest Housing*
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“He’s 5 and his golfing future’s rosy,” read the headline in 1940 when the Syracuse Herald ran a photo of young Tom Brennan, at the edge of the green at Syracuse’s Sunnycrest Golf Course, pencil in hand. Now Golf Coach Emeritus Brennan, having retired from leading successful golf programs at three schools, can still be seen on the greens most days. But despite the fact that he’s officially retired, nothing much slows down this dynamo who keeps up a busy schedule of golfing, painting, speaking and writing.