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February 2017

 Oswego Alumni E-Newsletter


Oswego Endowment Continues to Outperform Industry Average
Bucking the national trend, the latest endowment report for SUNY Oswego shows a gain of 1 percent for the past fiscal year, which is 2.9 percent higher than the average return of -1.9 percent nationally, according to the 2016 National Association of College and University Business Officers-Commonfund Study of Endowments.

Recent Alumna Shares Self-Promotion Tips through OAA Webinar
Approximately 20 members of the college community received suggestions on how to market themselves in a free webinar hosted by the Oswego Alumni Association. Cydni Williams ’13, who graduated with degrees in marketing and graphic design and now works as channel marketing manager at Facebook, presented “Marketing Yourself in Your Career,” the most recent installment of the Lunch and Learn webinar series.

Alumni Stories of Lakeside Love
Did you find love among the snowdrifts of the SUNY Oswego campus? Did you share your dreams for a future together under a SUNY Oswego sunset? These alumni did! Read their stories.

Restoration Project Brings College's Plant Museum into the Light
SUNY Oswego’s recently opened herbarium features more than 50,000 dried and mounted plant specimens in a historically significant collection that links the main campus’ scientific education and research mission with that of Rice Creek Field Station.

SUNY Oswego’s Longest Participant in the Annual Torchlight Ceremony, Maynard J. Lonis, Dies at 97
Maynard J. Lonis ’40 M’51 of Phoenix, N.Y., was a member of the first class to raise a candle in unison with the lighting of the Torch of Learning in 1936 - the year the ceremony is believed to have been instituted. He died Jan. 11 at the age of 97.

Theme, Dates Announced for SUNY Oswego Reunion 2017
Let’s get together and reminisce about the cherished moments we shared and make new ones, too, at SUNY Oswego Reunion 2017: June 8-11.

Student Perspective: New York City Career Connections Event Brings Together Students, Alumni
Rane Prieto ’17, a public relations major, was among more than 75 SUNY Oswego juniors and seniors who attended the award-winning New York City Career Connections program.


This month's question: 

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching! Sports fans will be cheering for their favorite team. Who will you be rooting for?

Last month's question: New year, new dreams! Which best captures your resolution plans for 2017?

  • Being active: skiing, jogging, cycling ... and maybe checking out the latest classes at my local gym; 24%
  • Being creative: writing, art, gardening, home projects and photography; 16%
  • Being with others: spending more time with family and friends, charitable activities and meeting new people; 12%
  • Being other places: Travel! 8%
  • Being restful: finding ways to garner inner peace and tranquility … and maybe a little more sleep! 8%
  • Resolutions are just not my style; 32%


Athletics News

Wrestling Standout to Be Inducted into Downstate NY Chapter of National Hall of Fame
Two-time SUNY Athletic Conference Champion Nick Nanos ’69 was selected for induction into the Downstate New York National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his lifetime service to the sport. He will be inducted in April during a ceremony at the Melville Marriott in Melville, N.Y.

Oswego State Hockey Legend Earns National Award
The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) announced its 2017 Major Awards on Jan. 12, naming Oswego State men's ice hockey legend Pete Sears '71 its John Mariucci Award recipient.

Oswego State Athletics Programs Earn NADIIIAA/JOSTENS Community Service Awards
The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) presented Oswego State Athletics with two first place awards out of three categories for the NADIIIAA/JOSTENS Community Service Awards, given at the NCAA Convention on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Wrestler Sean Maloney '17 – at the convention representing 5,000 student-athletes of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) – was on hand to accept one award while Director of Athletics Sue Viscomi accepted the other.

Upcoming Home Athletics Schedule

Feb. 3 Men's Basketball vs. Potsdam, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Potsdam, 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 Women's Basketball vs. Potsdam, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 Men's Basketball vs. Plattsburgh, 2 p.m.
Feb. 4 Women's Basketball vs. Plattsburgh, 4 p.m.
Feb. 4 Men's Ice Hockey vs. Plattsburgh, 7 p.m.
Feb. 8 Wrestling vs. Oneonta, 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Canton, 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Buffalo State, 3 p.m.


Weather summary in Oswego for January 2017:

High temperature: 54 F (1/12)
Low temperature:  9 F (1/9 and 1/31)
Average temperature: 30 F
Precipitation: 3.04 inches
Snow: 26.3 inches

Source: Accuweather.com

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