What do we mean by personal brand? I define it as your unique promise of value, or simply your reputation. It’s how you present yourself to others; it’s the quality of your work; it’s the care you take on the big things and the small things. It could be about something as small as showing up on time, or taking the extra step to make a difference for someone. It’s about the strengths you were born with, the skills you developed, and the choices you make now to create future opportunities.
In 1996, Dean Lanny Karns convened the first School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. Consisting of community and alumni business and industry leaders, the group provides advice and assistance to the dean in matters like curriculum enhancement, development of new initiatives, and overall program development.
Marcia Belmar Willock ’50 is a self-educated investor who made millions in the stock market. When she wanted to support her alma mater, she chose to invest in the next generation.
Oswego’s already great accounting program can only get better, thanks to alumni support through the Center for Accounting Research and Education, or CARE.
SUNY Oswego has long distinguished itself as a center for hands-on learning. That tradition continues as the School of Business and the Oswego College Foundation are providing $100,000 for the student-run Investment Club to purchase S&P 500 securities.
In 2012, we are launching a new Regional Alumni Program.
- Meet fellow graduates virtually or in person
- Patronize alumni-owned businesses
- Connect as a group at local community events
- Share your Oswego story
- And so much more
Recruiting volunteers, everywhere. Contact Michael Sgro at email@example.com or call 315-312-2030 to get involved as a leader in your community.
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January 2012 to present
Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
2008 to 2011
Deputy Commissioner for Patents, USPTO
1989 to 2008
Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO
1977 to 1989
Patent Examiner, USPTO
Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, 1993
Certificate in Advanced Public Management, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1998
Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2010
American University School of Public Affairs Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership, 2010
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We all have routines — a list of things we go through on a daily basis without even thinking twice. Most of us don’t think about just how many of those “things” are patented. So, here’s your basic daily schedule, patents and all.