In the Spring 2013 issue the Sheldon statue can be found in the
upper-left corner of the image with the car on page 23. Grand prize winner of a College Store gift certificate and Sheldon Hall print is Cynthia Pieklik Fryer ’75. Winning Sheldon Hall prints are Barbara Brown McCormack ’44, Esther Barber ’57, William Weaver ’57, Sheila Lee ’66 and Rebecca Leary ’04.
A tiny replica of the Sheldon statue pictured here is hidden somewhere in the summer 2013 issue. Find the Founder and send us a letter with the location and page number, your name, class year and address. We will draw one entry at random from all the correct answers and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the College Store and a print of Sheldon Hall. The next five entries drawn will receive Sheldon Hall prints. Send your entry to Find the Founder, King Alumni Hall, 300 Washington Blvd., Oswego, NY 13126. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 1.
CHEMISTRY FACULTY MEMBER FEHMI DAMKACI, LEFT, recently was honored with a Center for Environmental Initiatives’ Environmental Excellence Award for his work in creating and growing the GENIUS Olympiad, SUNY Oswego’s environmental competition for high school students around the world.
The center recognized GENIUS Olympiad at its 39th annual Community Salute to the Environment for leadership in environmental education and “outstanding commitment to the environment through implementing effective changes.”
GENIUS — Global Environmental Issues-U.S. — is an international high school science, art, writing and design competition where students present solutions to environmental problems using scientific methods and artistic and design disciplines. More than 450 finalists are expected to attend the third annual GENIUS Olympiad June 16 to 21 at SUNY Oswego.
“What makes the GENIUS Olympiad is that it’s unique in itself both in the United States and internationally,” Damkaci said. “And as a new thing this year, we would like to encourage our cities to implement projects relating to the environment.”
Andrew Crumrine ’14, a marketing major in Oswego’s School of Business, is the first student to participate in Oswego’s newest exchange program — and one of the only business-focused international programs — in Kempten, Germany. Here, he showed his Oswego pride at the famous Castle Neuschwanstein.
ALL OSWEGO ALUMNI receive a discount on professional development programs offered by SUNY Oswego at the Metro Center in downtown Syracuse (pictured) and the Phoenix Center in Oswego County’s Industrial Park just off Route 481. Current program offerings include LEAN Six Sigma Project Management, Grant Management, Event Planning, a Women’s Empowerment quarterly program, notary public workshops and GMAT/GRE cram courses, as well as training courses offered in conjunction with the American Management Association. Learn more and check out the current programs at oswego.edu/professionaldevelopment
LAST YEAR’S SCIENCE TODAY LECTURE series on women in the science, technology, engineering and math professions, organized by Webe Kadima of Oswego’s chemistry faculty, has won recognition from Sigma Xi, the scientific research society.
Kadima was vice president of the college’s Sigma Xi chapter last year. She was also principal investigator for a recent study, funded by the National Science Foundation, of the status of women faculty in the STEM disciplines at Oswego.
More than 150 Oswego upperclassmen networked with more than 35 alumni professionals at the annual New York City Career Connections event Jan. 10 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.
Citigroup’s Marcia Thompson-Young ’81 delivered a keynote speech at the networking event, which followed a series of alumni-hosted day visits around the city.
Doreen Mochrie ’85, seated at left, hosted an afternoon session at Perry Capital for students interested in finance. Marcia Belmar Willock ’50 Professor of Finance Mary Tone Rodgers is seated at right.
New York City Career Connections is a career networking program of the Oswego Alumni Association and receives support from The Fund for Oswego.
PATRICIA SPRINGSTON, right, is joined by her 6-year-old daughter Liliana Clarisa in a traditional dance popular in Patricia’s native Colombia during a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration last fall in the Campus Center.
ARN CHORN-POND, a Cambodian-American refugee featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary “The Flute Player,” speaks Nov. 3 to a small group as one of the highlights of the annual Hart Hall Global Awareness Conference. An internationally known human rights leader, speaker and trainer, Chorn-Pond was sent to a children’s work camp after the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia in 1975. He escaped execution and starvation by playing his flute for the camp’s guards, and escaped in 1979 when Vietnamese troops invaded the Southeast Asian country. Chorn-Pond, who founded Cambodian Living Arts, was keynote speaker for the two-day conference, which is supported through an anonymous bequest to the Oswego College Foundation from a deceased faculty member.
Ginny Donohue ‘88, founder of Syracuse-based OnPoint for College, returned to campus Oct. 5, when she was keynote speaker at the Leadership Mentor Program’s Kickoff Event.