Category Archives: Milestones

SUNY Oswego student off to India as Fulbright Scholar

Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.
Julie Schofield, who earned dual bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and English at SUNY Oswego and plans to continue with graduate school, has earned a Fulbright scholarship that will allow her to conduct research in India for about 10 months.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A moving study-abroad experience and a world of determination have led to Julie Schofield becoming SUNY Oswego’s first student Fulbright scholar in more than a decade. Continue reading

SUNY Oswego honors Outstanding Seniors

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Assam

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will honor a student from Vietnam and a student from the Republic of Cameroon with the 2014 Outstanding Senior Award at the Commencement Eve Dinner on Friday, May 16.

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Biology major Larissa Assam and business administration major Hanh Huynh were selected based on their academic achievements and their contributions to campus.

Both have worked since their sophomore years as tutors in the college’s Office of Learning Services. Huynh tutors accounting courses, and Assam tutors in the science and math areas. Continue reading

New babies join Oswego, Martville families

Kaitlyn Czerow celebrates 12th birthday

Kaitlyn Czerow turned 12 on April 3. She celebrated with a swimming party at Captains Quarters in Oswego with her friends and a party at home with her family.   She is the daughter of Timothy and Barbara (VanAlstine) Czerow. Maternal grandmother is Shirley VanAlstine. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Barbara Czerow.
Kaitlyn Czerow turned 12 on April 3.
She celebrated with a swimming party at Captains Quarters in Oswego with her friends and a party at home with her family.
She is the daughter of Timothy and Barbara (VanAlstine) Czerow. Maternal grandmother is Shirley VanAlstine. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Barbara Czerow.

Pritchards celebrate 65th anniversary

Warren and Catherine Pritchard will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary May 6.  They were married on May 6, 1949 in Oswego. They bought a farm in Sterling where they raised six children: Carol (Beck), Diane (Rupert), John, Ed, Gerry and Bill.  They now have nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Warren was a muck farmer, specializing in onions.  He also raised beef cattle. Catherine sold Dutchmaid clothes, and is still remembered as the “Dutchmaid Lady”.  Please wish Warren and Catherine a Happy Anniversary.
Warren and Catherine Pritchard will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary May 6. They were married on May 6, 1949 in Oswego. They bought a farm in Sterling where they raised six children: Carol (Beck), Diane (Rupert), John, Ed, Gerry and Bill. They now have nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Warren was a muck farmer, specializing in onions. He also raised beef cattle. Catherine sold Dutchmaid clothes, and is still remembered as the “Dutchmaid Lady”. Please wish Warren and Catherine a Happy Anniversary.

SUNY Oswego junior wins nationwide honor

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Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents committed to civic responsibility and community engagement, has named SUNY Oswego junior Garrison Kingston winner of a 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award.

Kingston, a broadcasting and mass communication major, was among 197 student leaders from colleges and universities in 36 states and Washington, D.C., that Campus Compact honored for commitment to “creating lasting change in communities throughout the country.”

For four semesters, including the last year as leader of a 10-student team, Kingston has participated for SUNY Oswego with the Oswego City School District  Mentor-Scholar Program, working one-on-one with middle school students at risk of dropping out before finishing high school.

“With a strong passion for education and dedication to social justice, Garrison Kingston has taken initiative to improve the mentoring programs offered through SUNY Oswego,” the Campus Compact said in a citation.

Patricia Waters, the college’s interim director of experiential learning, said Kingston has been “just remarkable” since she first met him as a new mentor seeking college credit for working with city youngsters who need academic and social guidance.

“Garrison never hesitates to jump in and move above and beyond his required commitment,” said Waters, who nominated Kingston.

For example, Waters said, Kingston volunteered for Skype sessions with a class of third-graders, and helped greet them when the students came to campus April 9 for Quest, SUNY Oswego’s annual daylong celebration of scholarly and creative activities.

The Campus Compact citation said Kingston’s leadership role this year “has enabled Garrison to put into practice the skill he naturally possesses for positively motivating and influencing those around him.”

Kingston, a resident of Geneseo, said Mentor-Scholar really hit home from him when a boy he mentors wrote in a “heroes and leaders” letter about how much Kingston’s scholastic and social guidance meant to him.

“I was touched. It affected me,” Kingston said. “I felt I was doing something good to help someone.”

A resident adviser in Scales Hall, Kingston plans to be a community assistant in the Village on campus, a Laker Leader again at this summer’s new-student orientation sessions and he continues to work with young man who regards him as a “hero and leader.”

Kingston also belongs to the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club, an improv comedy troupe on campus, and has had internships with the Oswego YMCA and the college’s communication studies department.

To learn more about service learning and community service opportunities at SUNY Oswego — named to the Carnegie Foundation’s prestigious Community Engagement Classification — visit www.oswego.edu/academics/opportunities.

Bodley grad completes basic training

5-3_FULrusawAir Force Airman Jeffrey S. Rusaw Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Rusaw is the son of Stephanie Cunningham of Fulton and Jeffrey Rusaw Sr., of Oswego.

He is a 2013 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton.