Accomplished alumna to address over 100 student honorees April 19

The annual SUNY Oswego Honors Convocation Friday, April 19 will recognize more than 100 academic achievers and feature a talk by an Oswego alumna who has built a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The formal ceremony recognizing student academic achievement will take place at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center convocation hall and arena.

Together with the students being honored, an audience of family, friends and campus colleagues of the honorees will witness the procession of faculty presenters in academic regalia, applaud students receiving awards, and hear from 1981 communication studies graduate Rosemary Cardamone Crane.

Crane has more than 30 years of experience in commercialization and business operations, primarily in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She is currently a partner and head of commercialization at Apple Tree Partners.

Before joining Apple Tree, Crane was the president and chief executive officer of Epocrates. Before that, she served as a company group chairman for the over-the-counter, specialty and nutritionals businesses of Johnson & Johnson, after serving as executive vice president of global marketing for the pharmaceutical group of Johnson & Johnson.

She spent two decades at Bristol-Myers Squibb, working her way up to president of the U.S. Primary Care Division.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from Oswego, Crane earned a master’s of business administration from Kent State University. She is a former member of the Oswego College Foundation board of directors and the School of Business Advisory Board. Originally from Utica, she now resides in Langhorne, Pa.

Honors Convocation is the culmination of SUNY Oswego’s Honors Week, which includes induction ceremonies for a range of honorary organizations across many disciplines and Quest, the college’s signature symposium dedicated to the scholarly and creative pursuits of faculty and students.

The convocation will be followed by a reception in the Campus Center activity court. The events are free and open to the public. Visitors without a SUNY Oswego parking permit may purchase a visitor’s permit from the Parking Office at oswego.edu/administration/parking.

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