For the second straight year, SUNY Oswego appeared among the select group of schools named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction — a list Oswego has made every year since its 2006 debut.
Jerry Jones ’67, M ’71 is driven by faith. And faith has driven him in some interesting directions over the years: a teacher, a taxman, a caregiver, a world traveler.
Students are invited to help people in need in the local community while saving the environment by donating goods that they no longer need. With help from the Newman Center’s People Against Poverty program, SUNY Oswego began the Leave Green program.
Numbers mean a lot to Patti Fennessy Novy ’89. She has 0 tolerance for breast cancer, which claimed the life of 1 sister-in-law and struck 3 close friends. She would do anything so her 2 daughters don’t have to face the disease.
A new Mentor-Scholar Program will pair as many as 75 SUNY Oswego students with Oswego Middle School students identified as at risk of dropping out before graduation.
SUNY Oswego, named each time to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006, has earned the designation “with Distinction” for the 2009-10 academic year. Oswego is one of only 114 colleges around the country to win the prestigious designation.
The Carnegie Foundation has awarded SUNY Oswego a prestigious Community Engagement Classification, recognizing that the college has deeply intertwined community engagement in its leadership, curriculum, outreach programs, strategic planning and community partnerships.
Civic Ventures honored Virginia “Ginny” Donohue ’88, executive director and founder of On Point for College, as a 2010 Purpose Prize Fellow at a November ceremony in Philadelphia. Purpose Prizes honor Americans over age 60 for making an extraordinary impact in their encore careers.
Selected graduate students in agricultural and mathematics education now will have the opportunity to combine Peace Corps service and a master’s degree.
The new partnership is part of the Peace Corps Master’s International program. It fits well with Oswego’s many global awareness initiatives, President Deborah F. Stanley said.
Barbara Garii, associate dean of the School of Education, said the program, approved to begin this spring, should have 10 students in a year or so, and build to about 25.
For more information or to learn how to apply, visit oswego.edu/academics/graduate/Peace_Corps
— Jeff Rea ’71