The following interview with Cathleen Richards, then a sophomore broadcasting major, took place in September 2006. Q. What made you want to come to Oswego? A. The broadcasting program. The location. The sunsets—I won’t lie. The FYRE [First-Year Residential Experience] program and the fact that I could be with all freshmen. I liked that you could be involved with whatever you wanted when you got here. You don’t have to wait to be a junior to touch the equipment at the TV station. Q. What is your favorite part of being at Oswego? A. The possibilities, in the sense there’s always someone or something new to me. There is always an opportunity to try something new, go to new places, see something new. And the sunsets. Q. What is your impression of other Oswego students? A. I think it’s really easy to try to stereotype different people, whether they live on New Campus or in Johnson or wherever, or by their background. But if you look beyond that, there are so many different people. Each one of us brings something different, as clichÃ© as that sounds. Q. Do you know what you are interested in doing after graduation? A. I hope to move to either California or Toronto and work in the television industry. Eventually, I’d like to become a producer. Q. Do you have any hobbies? A. Many things. I’m a resident mentor in Johnson. I work as an admissions tour guide. I produce a show on WTOP called “C’est Cheese.” I’m a labbie in the radio lab in Lanigan. Q. What achievement are you most proud of? A. Everything that I’ve accomplished here in just one year. I made President’s List, which was my goal for the year. I became an RM. I became a tour guide after working in admissions for the year. I got my own show. If you want to do it, the opportunities are there â€¦ you just have to take the initiative.
(Posted: May 19, 2008)