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

Church group donates books to Child Advocacy Center

Members of the Cherish All Children ministry at Prince of Peace Church recently held a book shower for the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County in conjunction with Usborne Books and More, an educational children’s book company. Prince of Peace Church members were able to “shower” a total of $1,050 in books for the children who visit the Child Advocacy Center, by combining direct donations and purchases with a matching grant provided through Usborne. Pictured with the books are: Prince of Peace Church member Alexandra Sorbello (seated); standing in back are Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center; Brittney Jerred, Usborne Books and More representative; and Prince of Peace Church member Margaret Nichols.
Members of the Cherish All Children ministry at Prince of Peace Church recently held a book shower for the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County in conjunction with Usborne Books and More, an educational children’s book company. Prince of Peace Church members were able to “shower” a total of $1,050 in books for the children who visit the Child Advocacy Center, by combining direct donations and purchases with a matching grant provided through Usborne. Pictured with the books are: Prince of Peace Church member Alexandra Sorbello (seated); standing in back are Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center; Brittney Jerred, Usborne Books and More representative; and Prince of Peace Church member Margaret Nichols.

Oswego Hospital New Visions students collaborate on diabetes event

New Vision students Meghan LiVoti and Evan Davis, both of Oswego, along with their classmates, will share information on diabetes with the community. The diabetes event will be held May 27 and 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. and then from noon to 2 p.m. both days in the lobbies of Oswego Hospital, the Oswego Health Services Center, the Fulton Urgent Care Center and the Fulton Health Center.
New Vision students Meghan LiVoti and Evan Davis, both of Oswego, along with their classmates, will share information on diabetes with the community. The diabetes event will be held May 27 and 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. and then from noon to 2 p.m. both days in the lobbies of Oswego Hospital, the Oswego Health Services Center, the Fulton Urgent Care Center and the Fulton Health Center.

A group of high school students who have spent their senior year exploring careers in the medical field at Oswego Hospital will share some of what they have learned with members of the community.

At the end of each school year, Oswego Hospital’s New Vision students from this Oswego BOCES program typically complete individual projects requiring them to research a disease. Continue reading

Kids can land safely now at Fulton parks

Employees from Empower Federal Credit Union and their families worked through the rain with other volunteers to replace the playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park on May 4. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks and proceeds from the Playgrond Benefit Dinner event. The chips are compliant with playground safety standards. Shown after the work was done are, front row left to right, Shannon Mills, Marissa White, Joanna McRae, Rita Marble, Brad Marble, John Kardash; back row left to right, Gordon Laurent, Mary Potts, Barry Ostrander.
Volunteers pitch in to help add playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park. Pictured from left to right are John Kardash, Nick Ilacqua, Adam Sales, Peter Otvos, Damion Chevier, Jay Foster, Devon Chevier, Barry Ostrander, and JJ Merritt. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks. The community is invited to enjoy these playground improvements at a Play Day to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 (today). There will be children’s games and prizes.
Volunteers pitch in to help add playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park. Pictured from left to right are John Kardash, Nick Ilacqua, Adam Sales, Peter Otvos, Damion Chevier, Jay Foster, Devon Chevier, Barry Ostrander, and JJ Merritt. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks. The community is invited to enjoy these playground improvements at a Play Day to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 (today). There will be children’s games and prizes.
Employees from Empower Federal Credit Union and their families worked through the rain with other volunteers to replace the playground safety landing material at Voorhees Park on May 4. The engineered wood chips were purchased with donations from the community to Friends of Fulton Parks and proceeds from the Playgrond Benefit Dinner event. The chips are compliant with playground safety standards. Shown after the work was done are, front row left to right, Shannon Mills, Marissa White, Joanna McRae, Rita Marble, Brad Marble, John Kardash; back row left to right, Gordon Laurent, Mary Potts, Barry Ostrander.

Jamboree to benefit Parents of Special Children

Program Coordinator Theresa Familo displays a sample of the various Jamboree drawings that will be held.

Parents of Special Children, Inc. presents its annual Jamboree Chicken Barbecue fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the Hannibal American Legion.

The family event will include a chicken barbecue, door prizes, raffles, a delicious bake sale and music by Proctor Entertainment and Event Services.   Continue reading

Donation made for teen driving safety

Amanda Austin, right, from Sigma Delta Tau sorority, SUNY Oswego, lost someone special in her life to a car crash. She suggested to her sorority that they host a volleyball tournament to raise money for teen driving safety in honor of her friend, age 18, a passenger in the vehicle.  The tournament, held on campus April 27, was a huge success, with 16 teams participating and netting more than $500. Diane Oldenburg, left,  a board member from the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board, accepts the donation. Young women in the sorority attended the Jacy Good presentation on distracted driving, held at the college last March, and were inspired to choose the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board to help with their outreach to teen drivers and passengers. “ We are happy to know that this donation will be going toward safe teen driver and passenger awareness and will help to remind young people to hang up and drive,” Austin said. The sorority plans to make the tournament an annual event.
Amanda Austin, right, from Sigma Delta Tau sorority, SUNY Oswego, lost someone special in her life to a car crash. She suggested to her sorority that they host a volleyball tournament to raise money for teen driving safety in honor of her friend, age 18, a passenger in the vehicle. The tournament, held on campus April 27, was a huge success, with 16 teams participating and netting more than $500. Diane Oldenburg, left, a board member from the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board, accepts the donation. Young women in the sorority attended the Jacy Good presentation on distracted driving, held at the college last March, and were inspired to choose the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board to help with their outreach to teen drivers and passengers. “ We are happy to know that this donation will be going toward safe teen driver and passenger awareness and will help to remind young people to hang up and drive,” Austin said. The sorority plans to make the tournament an annual event.

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