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									                                                                                     1938 70th                                   1933 75th

 Class Notes
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                                                                                                        JUNE 6–8        Cla ss                         s
                                                                                                                                               N o t eJUNE 6–8
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                                                                                                                     Call us at: 315-312-2258
                                                                                                                                  1928 80th
                                                                                                                     E-mail us at: alumni@oswego.edu
                                                                                     1943 65th                       Fax us at: 315-312-5570
                                                                                                                         1943 65th                JUNE 6–8
                                                                                                                     Visit our Web site at:
                                                                                                        JUNE 6–8     www.oswego.edu/alumni/ 6–8

                                                                                     1948 60th
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          1933 75th
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                                JUNE 6–8

          1938 70th
          1928 80th                                  1933 75th                       1953 55th
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                                JUNE 6–8                                JUNE 6–8                        JUNE 6–8
                                JUNE 6–8                                                                                                         JUNE 6–8

                                                     1928 80th
          1943 65th                                                                  1958 50th
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                                                                        JUNE 6–8
                                JUNE 6–8                                                                JUNE 6–8
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          1938 70th                                  1933 75th
          1938 70th                                  1933 75th
          1948 60th             JUNE 6–8                                JUNE 6–8     1968 40th                               1963 45th
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                                JUNE 6–8                                JUNE 6–8
                                JUNE 6–8                                                                JUNE 6–8                                    JUNE 6–8
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                                                     1928 80th
          1943 65th                                  1928 80th
                                                                        JUNE 6–8 ’78, ’79
          1943 65th
                                                                                 30th Cluster Reunion
                                                                                                                     ’77, ’02, ’03 ’04
                                                                                                                           ’78, ’79                              ’02,
          1953 55th             JUNE 6–8                                JUNE 6–8                                     30th5th Cluster Reunion
                                                                                                                          Cluster Reunion                        5th C
                                JUNE 6–8
                                JUNE 6–8                                                                JUNE 6–8                                    JUNE
                                                                                                                                                 JUNE 6–86–8

          1948 60th
         1948 60th
         1958 50th              JUNE 6–8                                             1983 25th                            1983 25th
     1963 45th                  JUNE 6–8
                                JUNE 6–8                                                                JUNE 6–8                                 JUNE 6–8
                            JUNE 6–8
          1953 55th
           1953 55th
                                           a Couple of Notes about Class Notes
                                JUNE 6–8         1963 45th
’02, ’03 ’04 40th                          n	                                          1998 10th
                                               Oswego	alumni	magazine	is	happy	to	print	news	of	alumni	                   1998 10th
5th Cluster Reunion             JUNE 6–8       weddings	and	birth	announcements	—	after	the	events.	We	
                                JUNE 6–8                             JUNE 6–8                              JUNE
                                               cannot	print	wedding	plans	or	news	of	pregnancies	in	Class	 6–8                                   JUNE 6–8
                            JUNE 6–8           Notes.	Please	send	us	word	when	the	wedding	occurs	or	the	
           1958 50th
                                               baby	is	born.	The	editor	reserves	the	right	to	select	wedding	
     ’77, ’78, ’79
           1958 50th                       ’02, ’03 ’04
     30th Cluster Reunion                      and	other	photos	for	publication	based	on	available	space	and	
                                JUNE 6–8   5th Cluster Reunion
                                               the	quality	of	the	photo.	Digital	photos	must	be	of	the	highest	
                                JUNE 6–8       resolution	possible,	usually	a	file	size	of	1	MB	or	larger.	When	
                                JUNE 6–8                             JUNE 6–8
                                               in	doubt,	please	write	us	at	alumni@oswego.edu.
          1968 40th                        n	    1963 45th
                                                Spouses!	If	you	are	sending	in	a	news	note	about	yourself,	
          1968 40th                             and	your	spouse	is	an	Oswego	graduate,	please	let	us	know	
                                                 1963 45th
                                JUNE 6–8                             JUNE 6–8
                                                what	he	or	she	is	doing	as	well.	
          1983 25th
                                JUNE 6–8                            JUNE 6–8
                                JUNE 6–8
     ’77, ’78, ’79                         ’02, ’03 ’04
     30th Cluster Reunion                  5th Cluster Reunion
     ’77, ’78, ’79                         ’02, ’03 ’04                                                            OswegO          Spring |Summer 2008
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                                JUNE 6–8
    Clas s                N o t e s                                                1938 70th                                  1933 75th

                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8                                  JUNE 6–8

                                                                                                                              1928 80th
                                                                                   1943 65th
                                                                                                                                               JUNE 6–8
                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8

                                                                                   1948 60th
              1933 75th
                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8
8                                  JUNE 6–8

              1928 80th                                                            1953 55th

                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8
                                   JUNE 6–8

                                                                                   1958 50th

                                                                                                    JUNE 6–8
    Members	of	the	Class	of	1962	(and	Robin McAleese ’93, M ’95,	seated	at	center)	enjoy	the	“Come	as	You	Were”	barbecue	at	Reunion	2007,	despite	
8   thunder	and	rain.	This	year’s	Reunion	Weekend	is	set	for	June	6	to	8.

                                                                                   1968 40th                             1963 45th

                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8                              JUNE 6–8


                                                                              ’77, ’78, ’79                         ’02, ’03 ’04
                                                                              30th Cluster Reunion                  5th Cluster Reunion

                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8                             JUNE 6–8

                                                                                   1983 25th
         1963 45th
                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8
8                              JUNE 6–8

    ’02, ’03 ’04                                                                   1998 10th
    5th Cluster Reunion
                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8
8                              JUNE 6–8


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                                                                                                                   1953 55th

                                                                                                                 Cla ss                JUNE e
                                                                                                                                     N o t 6–8 s

                                                                             Write home . . . to Oswego
                                                                                                   1958 50th
                                                                             DeaDliNes for Class Notes
                                                                                                                                     JUNE 6–8
                                                                             Materials	for	our	Class	Notes	section,	including	the	Wedding	
                                                                             Album,	Alumni	Bookshelf	and	In	Memoriam,	will	appear	in	
                                                                             Oswego	alumni	magazine,	according	to	the	following	schedule:	
                                                                             Material reCeiveD by                 appears iN
                                                                                                                  1968 40th
                                                                             June 1                               Fall
                                                                             Oct. 1                               Winter               JUNE 6–8
                                                                             Feb. 1                               Spring/Summer

                                                                                                              ’77, ’78, ’79                        ’02,
                                                                                                              30th Cluster Reunion                 5th C

                                                                                                                                       JUNE 6–8

                                                                                                                   1983 25th

                                                                                                                                       JUNE 6–8

                                                                                                                   1998 10th

N e w s m a k E r                                                                                                                      JUNE 6–8

                       Lois Frankel ’73	was	selected	for	
                       Maybelline	New	York’s	2007	Women	
                       Who	Empower	Through	Education	award.	        	
                       Lois	and	three	other	women	were	fea-
                       tured	in	the	Nov.	5	issue	of	People	maga-
                       zine	for	their	efforts	to	open	minds	and	
                       doors	through	education.
                             Lois	is	the	founder	of	the	Los	Angeles-
                       based	Motivating	Our	Students	Through	
                       Experience,	or	MOSTE,	mentoring	pro-
Lois Frankel ’73
                       gram,	which	partners	middle	school	girls	
                       with	professional	women.	Since	1986,	
the	program	has	partnered	with	five	Los	Angeles-area	middle	
schools	to	offer	students	one-on-one	time	with	mentors,	work-
shops	addressing	life	skills	such	as	study	habits	and	personal	
budgeting,	and	organized	group	and	extracurricular	activities.
    Maybelline	New	York	presented	Lois	with	a	$10,000	award	
at	the	recognition	event	Nov.	1	in	New	York	City.	She	was	
honored	“for	her	commitment	to	providing	inner-city	girls	with	
positive	role	models	and	creating	a	program	that	changes	lives,”	
according	to	the	MOSTE	Web	site.
    As	president	of	Corporate	Coaching	International,	Lois	is	a	
highly	regarded	and	sought	out	speaker,	and	is	also	a	best-selling	
author.	Lois	donates	a	portion	of	the	sales	from	her	latest	book	
see Jane Lead: 99 ways for women to Take Charge at work	to	
support	MOSTE	programs	and	scholarships.	She	currently	lives	
in	Pasadena,	Calif.

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Clas s                N o t e s

    Patent Pioneer
                             In	an	era	when	few	        contemporaries.	The	same	was	true	when	she	
                             women	studied	or	          joined	the	patent	office,	but	she	found	the	work	
                             worked	in	science,	        interesting	and	challenging.	
                             Margaret “Peggy”                “The	neat	thing	was	granting	a	patent	on	
                             LaTulip Focarino ’77       something	and	seeing	it	in	your	everyday	life,”	
                             was	a	pioneer.	She	        Peggy	says.	
                             majored	in	physics	at	          She	handled	patents	on	solar	technology	
                            Oswego	and	went	on	to	a	    back	in	the	’70s	and	when	traveling	would	see	
                            three-decade-long	career	   solar	collectors	on	the	roofs	of	houses.	
                            at	the	U.S.	Patent	and	          There	are	many	more	women	in	the	ranks	
    Margaret “Peggy”
    Focarino ’77            Trademark	Office.	She	      of	examiners	now,	33	percent,	as	part	of	a	
                            now	serves	as	deputy	       diverse	workforce	where	more	than	half	are	
    commissioner	for	patent	operations,	responsible	    minorities	or	women.	That’s	not	the	only	thing	
    for	the	day-to-day	work	of	the	office	and	its	      that	has	changed	since	Peggy	first	approved	
    5,500	examiners,	who	handled	50,000	patent	         a	patent.	Back	in	1977,	examiners	would	go	
    applications	last	year.	                            through	stacks	of	paper	applications	and	search	
         Thirty	years	ago,	Peggy	was	one	of	those	      rooms	full	of	drawers	for	similar	inventions.	
    examiners,	the	only	woman	in	a	field	of	men.	       Now	most	of	their	work	is	done	by	computer.
    She	was	looking	to	join	the	federal	workforce	           The	Patent	Office,	founded	in	1790,	is	
    and	the	patent	office	seemed	like	a	good	fit	       steeped	in	tradition.	
    with	her	Oswego	degree.	                                 “We	are	one	of	the	few	agencies	with	a	
         She	attributes	her	love	of	physics	to	high	    basis	in	the	Constitution,	”	notes	Peggy.	
    school	teacher	Michael	Goldych,	now	a	member	            For	all	that	tradition,	the	office	is	often	in	
    of	the	Oswego	College	Council,	and	to	Professor	    the	headlines.	
    Emeritus	of	Physics	John	O’Dwyer.	                       “Every	day	you	see	something	written	about	
         “Dr.	O’Dwyer	was	my	mentor,	”	Peggy	says.	     intellectual	property.	Our	agency	is	always	in	
    “If	I	had	had	somebody	different,	I	might	not	      the	spotlight,	”	says	Peggy.	“We’ve	done	record-
    have	stuck	it	out.”		                               breaking	years	in	quality	and	production,	but	
         While	physics	majors	were	a	small,	close-      continually	look	for	ways	to	do	it	better.	”
    knit	group,	there	were	no	women	among	her	                                             —	Michele	Reed

   Oswego	alumni	magazine	
   celebrates	the	significant	
   moments	in	the	lives	of	our	
   alumni	through	our	Class	
   Notes,	Bookshelf,	Weddings	
   and	In	Memoriam	sections.	
   We	do	not	discriminate	on	
   the	basis	of	race,	creed,	
   gender	or	sexual	preference.	
   We	reserve	the	right	to	edit	
   submissions	for	length	and	
   to	make	editorial	decisions	
   about	stories	and	photos	
   based	on	space	available	
   and	the	quality	of	the	image.	
   Please	send	submissions	to	
   Oswego	Alumni	Magazine,	
   King	Alumni	Hall,	300	
   Washington	Blvd.,	Oswego,	
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                                                                                                                         1983 25th
Wilson Led the Way
                                                                                                                                                  JUNE 6–8
                                    Barbara Davis Wilson ’79	is	
                                    honored	to	be	remembered	
                                    as	“The	Black	Dreamer,”	and	
                                    the	first	African-American	
                                                                                                                         1998 10th
                                    majorette	in	Calhoun	County,	
                                    Mich.,	in	the	book	Cameron,	by	
                                                                                                                                                  JUNE 6–8
                                    Patricia	Averill.
                                         Cameron chronicles	the	
                                    evolution	of	Calhoun	County	
                                    over	the	course	of	integration	
                                    following	Brown	vs.	The	Board	
                                    of	Education,	and	the	de-
                                    industrialization	of	America.	
                                    Averill	profiles	the	lives	of	sev-
                                    eral	graduates	from	her	high	
Barbara Davis Wilson ’79	           school	class	of	1962,	including	
(second	from	right)	with	the	
                                    fellow	majorette	Barbara,	
Henninger	High	School	major-
ette	squad                          from	Barbara’s	first	days	as	a	
                                    majorette	to	the	present.
     Barbara	remembers	the	first	time	she	saw	a	majorette.	
“There	was	this	huge	parade	and	I	saw	this	girl	twirling	a	stick	
with	knobs	on	it.	I	didn’t	know	what	a	baton	was	at	the	time,		
but	I	said	to	myself,	‘I	want	to	do	that.’”
     From	there,	Barbara	told	her	mom	of	her	plan,	got	a	baton	
and	became	self-taught	in	twirling.	Once	another	majorette	signed	
a	certificate	acknowledging	that	Barbara	was	proficient	in	twirl-
ing,	the	band	director	allowed	Barbara	to	join,	making	her	the	first	
African-American	majorette	in	Calhoun	County.                                 N e w s m a k E r
     Barbara	has	gone	on	to	share	her	love	of	baton	twirling	                                            Oswego	alumnus	and	Massachusetts	
at	Henninger	High	School	in	Syracuse	from	1994	to	2002,	as	                                              Institute	of	Technology	Professor	Joseph
coach	of	the	Dance	and	Twirl	Team,	the	Majorette	Corps	and	                                              Coughlin ’82	was	featured	as	one	of	
the	Dance	Team.	                                                                                         the	“12	People	Who	Are	Changing	Your	
     “When	I	came	to	Henninger	they	had	a	marching	band	but	                                             Retirement”	in	the	wall street Journal.
no	majorettes,	so	I	went	back	to	my	mom’s	house,	found	my	                                                    The	article	published	Feb.	16	outlined	a	
baton	and	the	rest	is	history,”	said	Barbara.	                                                           dozen	influential	thinkers	and	business	peo-
     At	Henninger,	Barbara	coached	for	free,	as	well	as	bought	                                          ple	working	to	improve	the	quality	of	post-
batons	and	cases	for	the	girls	with	her	own	money.	Many	of	                                              retirement	life	for	the	onslaught	of	aging	
the	girls	coached	by	Barbara	attended	college	and	continued	                                             baby	boomers.	As	director	of	MIT’s	AgeLab	
with	dance	and	batons	beyond	high	school.	                                    Joseph
                                                                                                         Engineering	Systems	Division,	Coughlin	was	
     “That	was	my	way	of	giving	back	to	a	community,”	Barbara	                Coughlin ’82
                                                                                                         included	for	his	work	integrating	technology	
said,	even	though	it	was	not	the	community	where	she	grew	up.	                into	the	senior	lifestyle	and	advocating	for	its	use.
     Barbara	is	now	in	her	sixth	year	of	teaching	grades	9-12	                     AgeLab	has	developed	a	computerized	device	with	a	barcode	
keyboarding	and	sports/entertainment	marketing	at	an	alter-                   scanner	that	attaches	to	a	grocery	cart	and	assists	older	shop-
native	high	school,	Syracuse	Renaissance	Academy	at	Carnegie.	                pers	with	their	diet	needs,	according	to	the	Journal.	The	system	
The	academy	is	for	teenagers	who	have	criminal	records	or		                   that	bases	its	food	recommendations	on	personalized	cards	has	
difficulty	functioning	in	a	normal	school	setting,	sent	there	to	             been	licensed	by	Proctor	&	Gamble	Co.
“get	back	on	track,”	according	to	Barbara.                                         Coughlin	grew	his	interest	in	public	policy	issues	while	
     “Everybody	needs	a	chance,	that’s	my	philosophy,”	she	said.	             a	political	science	major	at	Oswego	State.	After	graduating	
“I	just	try	to	encourage	the	kids.                                            in	1982,	he	went	on	to	earn	a	master’s	degree	from	Brown	
     “When	I	have	a	retirement	party,	I	.	.	.	want	.	.	.	all	of	my	           University	and	doctorate	from	Boston	University.
old	dancers	and	twirlers	to	attend,	to	find	out	what	they’ve	                      The	Journal	put	Coughlin	in	the	company	of	well-known	finan-
done	with	their	lives.	To	me,	that’s	important,”	said	Barbara.	               cial	planners,	retirement	living	developers	and	other	innovators.
                                                —	Kristin	Quinn	’08
                                                                                                                                  —	Shane	M.	Liebler

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Clas s          N o t e s

 Words and Numbers
 Add Up to Varied Career
                                       “Life	is	short.	Don’t	waste	the	
                                       time,”	is	a	motto	David E.
                                       Smith ‘87	likes	to	espouse.	
                                       He	has	put	it	to	good	use	in	
                                       his	own	life,	accomplishing	an	
                                       astonishing	number	of	things	
                                       in	the	two	decades	since	he	
                                       graduated	from	Oswego.	
                                            David	has	been	an	
                                       attorney,	county	prosecutor,	
                                       teacher,	radio	host,	author	and	
                                       now,	a	successful	business-
                                       man,	heading	one	of	the	only	
 David E. Smith ’87                    minority-owned	light	rail	engi-
                                       neering	firms	in	the	country.	
      One	of	the	few	Black	Student	Union	presidents	to	serve	two	
 terms	at	Oswego,	David	was	responsible	for	bringing	Martin	
 Luther	King	III	to	campus	and,	on	another	occasion,	civil	rights	
                                                                               N e w s m a k E r
 activist	and	former	presidential	candidate	Jesse	Jackson.	
      “It	was	an	amazing	event;	we	packed	the	Hewitt	Union,”	                                          Attorney	Daniel J. French ’87	was	
 recalls	David.	                                                                                       recently	appointed	to	the	state	
      Former	Oswego	President	Virginia	L.	Radley	wrote	a	letter	                                       Commission	on	Public	Integrity.
 to	help	David	get	into	law	school	at	SUNY	Buffalo.	He	would	                                              The	13-member	commission	was	
 take	that	law	degree	to	Westchester	County,	where	he	served	                                          created	in	September	to	examine	govern-
 as	a	prosecutor	in	the	district	attorney’s	office	until	budget	cuts	                                  ment	ethics	and	lobbying	issues.	A	for-
 changed	his	career	path.	                                                                             mer	assistant	U.S.	attorney,	French	was	
      He	went	on	to	teach	middle	school	students	and	juveniles	                                        recommended	for	the	two-year	term	by	
 at	a	nearby	correctional	facility.	He	would	also	develop	a	home-                                      state	Attorney	General	Andrew	Cuomo.
 schooling	method	for	children.                                                                            “They	reached	out	to	me	and	I	
                                                                               Daniel J.
      “I	learned	to	share	your	knowledge,”	David	says.	“Those	who	                                     accepted,”	French	said.	“It’s	an	honor		
                                                                               French ’87
 share	get	more	back.”	                                                                                to	serve.”
      He	worked	with	computers	at	IBM	and	had	a	radio	program	                     After	graduating	from	Oswego	with	a	political	science	
 answering	callers’	questions	on	a	local	public	radio	station.	That	           degree,	French	went	to	work	for	former	U.S.	Sen.	Daniel	
 evolved	into	a	show	on	numerology,	which	in	turn	spawned	                     Patrick	Moynihan.	French	earned	his	law	degree	from	Syracuse	
 a	book,	Finding Your Perfect soul Mate or Business Partner:                   University	and	began	his	legal	career	as	an	assistant	U.S.	attor-
 Finding That Perfect someone Through the science of Numbers.                  ney	in	the	Northern	District	of	New	York.
 A	tireless	writer,	David	has	penned	seven	self-published	books,	                  He	went	on	to	private	Syracuse	firm	Green	and	Seifter	
 with	seven	more	awaiting	publication.	                                        and	eventually	founded	his	own	practice	with	Lee	Alcott	in	
      Eventually	his	career	path	brought	him	back	to	Charlotte,	               September	2006.	
 N.C.,	and	the	family	business:	DEW	Electrical,	which	stands	for	                  “The	education	I	received	at	Oswego	State	really	prepared	
 Dedication,	Empowerment	and	Work	ethic.                                       me	for	my	first	job	in	Washington,	D.C.,”	French	said.	“It	was	
      They	provide	electrical	engineering	services	for	transporta-             certainly	influential	on	my	decision	to	go	to	law	school.”
 tion,	especially	light	rail	systems.	A	new	technology	division	is	                French-Alcott	handles	a	variety	of	civil	and	criminal	cases.	
 exploring	solar	power	technologies.                                           The	diverse	client	base	includes	large	corporations	and	the	
      Calling	his	time	at	Oswego	“the	best	years	of	my	life,”	David	           Cayuga	Indian	Nation	of	New	York.
 encourages	everyone	to	support	the	school.	                                       Whether	he’s	sitting	in	the	courtroom	or	on	a	state	com-
      “Give	internships	or	hire	students,”	he	suggests.	“Ask	your-             mission,	French’s	career	keeps	him	occupied.
 self,	what	can	I	give	back?”                                                      “Every	day	the	phone	rings	and	it’s	always	something	inter-
                                                       —	Michele	Reed          esting	on	the	other	end,”	French	said.	“I’m	just	amazed	by	all	
                                                                               the	interesting	stuff	we	get	to	work	on.”	
                                                                                                                              —	Shane	M.	Liebler

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A Hand in History
Dave DeVillers ’89	had	a	close	encounter	     buried	in	a	mass	grave	with	150	other	           had	known	fellow	Oswego	students	Lynne
with	history.	While	working	for	the	United	   people.	                                         Hartunian ’89	and	Colleen Brunner ’89,	
States	government	on	the	prosecution	of	          During	Dave’s	time	in	Iraq,	Saddam’s	        who	perished	in	the	Pam	Am	103	bombing	
Iraqi	war	crimes,	he	was	walking	down	a	      appeal	was	denied.	Dave	accompanied	             in	December	1988.		
hallway	in	a	Baghdad	courthouse	on	the	       Saddam’s	lawyer	to	tell	him	the	news,	               Dave	told	Julia	at	Oswego,	“I	want	to	
first	day	of	evidence	in	Saddam	Hussein’s	    three	days	before	the	dictator’s	execution.      prosecute	war	criminals.”	
trial,	when	he	saw	a	Kurdish	attorney	he	         Dave	doesn’t	like	to	talk	much	about		                                  —	Michele	Reed
worked	with.	“Mustafa,”	he	called	and	        the	dangers	he	faced	in	Iraq,	but	phone	calls	
tapped	the	man’s	shoulder.	                   to	his	wife,	Julia Rozines DeVillers ’89,	
     Except	it	wasn’t	Mustafa.	Dave	had	      were	punctuated	with	the	sound	of	shells	
accidentally	reached	out	and	touched	         exploding.	
Saddam	Hussein.	                                  This	was	Dave’s	second	tour	in	Iraq.		
     He	greeted	Saddam	and	they	went	on	      In	2004,	he	spent	two	months	there	
their	separate	ways.                          investigating	a	foreign	terrorist	organiza-
     Over	the	course	of	seven	months,	Dave	   tion.	
would	learn	much	about	Saddam	and	his	            His	career	at	home	in	Columbus,	Ohio,	
cousin	“Chemical	Ali”	Hassan	al-Majid,	as	    has	likewise	been	dangerous	at	times.	
the	assistant	U.	S.	attorney	worked	on	the	   Dave	has	worked	on	many	trials	involving	
prosecution	of	Saddam,	Ali	and	four	other	    organized	crime,	including	murder	and	
defendants	in	the	case	regarding	Kurdish	     racketeering.	His	family	was	protected	
genocide.	He	interviewed	Ali	and	survivors	   by	SWAT	teams	for	about	a	year.	“We	
of	the	1987	campaign	to	wipe	out	the	         became	good	friends	with	the	SWAT	
                                                                                               Dave DeVillers ’89	(right)	shares	his	experi-
Kurds.	                                       guys,”	he	jokes.	                                ences	with	a	political	science	class	at	Oswego	
     The	very	first	witness	Dave	and	             Even	at	Oswego,	Dave	knew	he	                as	part	of	the	Oswego	Alumni	Association’s	
Mustafa	interviewed	had	survived	being	       wanted	to	be	a	prosecutor.	His	wife,	Julia,	     Alumni-in-Residence	program.

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    Music Film Scores Award
                              Many	only	dream	of	          which	explored	different	places	that	were	part	
                              being	in	the	same	room	      of	the	Latin	music	scene	in	the	past.
                              as	celebrities	like	Eva	          “There	was	this	incredible	history,”	Elena	
                              Longoria,	Oscar	De	La	       said.	“We	decided	it	was	a	project	worth		
                              Hoya	and	Salma	Hayek.	       making	a	documentary	about.”	
                              Elena Martinez ’90	               Funded	by	Latino	Public	Broadcasting,	the	
                              lived	the	dream	—	and	       film	aired	on	PBS	in	September	2006.	Elena	
                              received	an	award	in	        said	she	was	very	proud	to	be	honored	for	the	
                              the	process.                 work	she	and	City	Lore	did	on	the	project.
                                   Elena	is	the	staff	          “TV	and	movies	are	nice,	but	documentaries	
                              folklorist	for	the	non-      actually	report	on	issues	going	on	with	Latinos	
                              profit	City	Lore,	an	orga-   in	real	life,”	she	said.		
                              nization	that	studies	and	        Elena	studies	traditional	culture	and	turns	the	
                              educates	people	about	       results	into	projects	at	City	Lore.	Most	recently,	
                              the	ethnic	and	cultural	     she	was	involved	with	a	presentation	at	Hostos	
                              backgrounds	of	New	          Community	College	about	the	culture	of	the	South	
                              York	City	communities.	      Bronx	neighborhoods	and	the	introduction	of	the	
                              The	organization	won	an	     Tito	Puente	Legacy	Project	exhibit.		
                              ALMA	Award	last	June	             Elena	was	an	anthropology	major	at	Oswego	
                              at	a	star-filled	ceremony	   State,	and	went	on	to	receive	a	master’s	degree	
    Elena Martinez ’90
                             in	Pasadena,	Calif.	          in	anthropology	and	folklore	at	the	University	
                                  Spanish	for	“spirit”	    of	Oregon.	At	Oswego,	she	was	involved	in	
    or	“soul,”	ALMA	was	created	by	Hispanic		              the	Women’s	Center	as	well	as	the	Peace	and	
    advocacy	group	National	Council	of	La	Raza		           Justice	Council.		
    to	recognize	the	accomplishments	of	Latinos		               Elena	still	has	friends	in	Oswego,	and	visits	
    in	the	entertainment	industry.                         at	least	once	a	year.
         City	Lore	received	the	award	for	                      “After	being	in	a	place	like	New	York	
    “Outstanding	Made-For-TV	Documentary.”	The	            City,	it’s	nice	going	back	to	a	small	town	like	
    film,	“From	Mambo	to	Hip	Hop:	A	South	Bronx	           Oswego,”	she	said.		
    Tale,”	began	as	a	project	called	Place	Matters,	                                    —	Jessica	Skeldon	’09

                                                                                  There	was	an	error	in	a	class	note	for	Lauren Elbaum Duran ’95	
                                                                                  on	page	40	of	the	Fall/Winter	2007	issue. Her	correct	title	is	
                                                                                  director	of	communications	at	The	National	Center	on	Addiction	
                                                                                  and	Substance	Abuse	at	Columbia	University.		

                                                                                  In	the	Fall/Winter	2007	Class	Notes	section,	we	ran	the		
                                                                                  wrong	birth	date	for the	baby	girl	born	to	Catherine O’Toole
                                                                                  Padalino ’00	and	her	husband,	David.	Maria	Elizabeth	was	born	
                                                                                  Sept.	23,	2006,	in	Syracuse.

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                                                                             Cla ss                 Note s

                                     from the
Once all of our kids had left
the house, the multiple elec-
tronic devices were no longer
running 24-7, the showers
weren’t continually draining
the hot water tank and the
washing machine wasn’t doing
several loads per day. Only
then did I step back and look
at how Jerry ’77 and I could
better conserve resources in
our home.
     So, I enthusiastically replaced
the vast majority of our home’s light bulbs with             Now it seems everywhere we turn this is a
compact fluorescent light bulbs. It took a bit of       leading topic in the news. Newsweek recently fea-
getting used to the difference in their “brightness”    tured a piece on college campuses going green.
and how quickly a room lights up when they’re                Oswego participated in the “Focus the Nation”
turned on. But I envisioned the electric meter on       initiative, a national day of teach-ins on global
our house just spinning in reverse as we conserved      warming science, climate change impacts and real-
so much electricity!                                    istic solutions. Even our own alumni, like those fea-
     Never a fan of those flimsy groceries-spilling-    tured in this issue, are making a difference in their
all-over-the-car plastic bags that I know repro-        companies or their homes as they too “go green.”
duced in my storage closet, I proudly purchased              Imagine my delight when one of our reunion
several reusable grocery bags that I absolutely         class volunteers suggested at a planning meeting
adore. They hold more groceries — that don’t roll       that this year’s reunion favor be an “Oswego”
around in the car — and I no longer feel wasteful       reusable grocery bag! Not only was it an “ah-ha”
with those volumes of nonrecyclable plastic bags        moment for me (as in “Why didn’t I think of
at home that I could never seem to “use up.”            that?!”) but it’s one more reason for you to come
     I found out that leaving things plugged in (like   back for reunion Weekend!
cell phone or iPod chargers) — even when the                 So, the message from all of us here at SUNY
device wasn’t in them being charged — continues         Oswego is: Please do your part in making the
to draw power. Now we unplug them!                      world in which you live a better place and help the
     When we went out to purchase a new vehicle,        environment with the many little things that you
we deliberately avoided a few models that we            can do in your own daily life. and, as importantly
liked that were not very fuel-efficient. When we        … come back to campus and see first-hand all the
were tempted because one of them was a particu-         wonderful things that we’re doing here. We’ll even
larly good deal with a rebate, even our kids said,      give you your own Oswego grocery bag!
“You don’t need a vehicle that big anymore!” They
were right.
     Just a few simple things and I felt we too
were making our own small contribution to the
earth’s sustainability and our use of natural

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                                   G R A D U A T E                       O F        T H E                                             L A S T               D E C A D E

 Career Developed at Oswego
                                   Jacob Wright ’00	is	a	founding	partner	of	Action	                                      Q. What’s a typical day like for you at work?
                                   Developers,	a	Syracuse	firm	that	builds,	owns,		                                       A.	I	usually	work	from	6	to	6,	go	home	and	hang	
                                   manages,	leases	and	operates	properties	nation-                                        out	with	the	kids	until	bed	time	and	then	read	from	
                                   wide.	The	company’s	portfolio	includes	an	extreme	                                     9	to	11.	I	like	my	job	because	every	day	is	different.	
                                   sports	park	in	Van	Buren.	Wright	plans	to	add	a	                                       Time	management	is	important,	so	we	have	set	up	
                                   multi-million-dollar	indoor	water	park,	hotel	and	                                     some	good	systems	to	maximize	effectiveness.	
                                   destination	restaurant	to	the	50-acre	property.                                        Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
                                   Q. Why did you decide to go into property                                              A.	Every	day	is	different,	it	is	extremely	challenging	
                                   development? What other careers did you                                                	—	almost	overwhelming,	which	I	enjoy	—	and		
                                   consider prior to founding Action Developers?                                          I	enjoy	the	interaction	with	people.	I	also	enjoy		
                                   A.	I	ended	up	in	property	development	because	the	                                     negotiation	on	all	levels.	
                                   businesses	I	started	never	really	made	any	money,	
                                                                                                                          Q. What’s the most challenging aspect of
                                   but	I	always	tied	them	to	real	estate	and	that’s	                                      your job?
                                   what	ended	up	being	successful.	In	addition,	real	                                     A.	Keeping	everything	moving	forward	all	at	the	
                                   estate	was	something	that	I	was	interested	in	at	a	                                    same	time.		
                                   very	young	age;	in	grade	school	it	was	what	I	told	
                                                                                                                          Q. Are there any SUNY Oswego experiences or
                                   my	parents	I	wanted	to	do	when	I	grew	up.	
                                                                                                                          people that had an influence on your career?
                                       Before	Action	Developers,	I	considered	being	a	
                                                                                                                          A.	I	believe	my	degree	in	psychology	has	actually	
                                   pharmacist	and	entering	the	psychology	field.	
                                                                                                                          been	very	useful	working	with	employees	and		
                                                                                                                          negotiating	large	deals	that	have	created	the		
                                                                                         JOHN	BERRY,	THE	POST-STANDARD	

                                                                                                                          success	of	the	company.	
                                                                                                                          Q. Any favorite Oswego memories you can
                                                                                                                          A.	Walking	to	class	and	thinking	that	I	might		
                                                                                                                          actually	fall	over	from	the	wind.	I	don’t	know	why	
                                                                                                                          that	is	a	favorite	memory,	but	I	thought	it	was	
                                                                                                                          funny	at	the	time	and	it	stuck	with	me.	
                                                                                                                          Q. What are your plans for the future?
                                                                                                                          A.	Work	hard,	have	fun.
                                                                                                                          Q. Any advice for new Oswego grads?
                                                                                                                          A.	Never	sacrifice	your	integrity,	work	harder	than	
                                                                                                                          the	competition,	read	a	lot	and	have	a	passion	for	
                                                                                                                          what	you	are	doing	in	life.		 l
                                                                                                                                                           —	Shane	M.	Liebler

  Jacob Wright ’00 has	developed	properties	nationwide.

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1983 25th

            JUNE 6–8
                                                                                                  Cla ss            Note s

1998 10th
                       A Success at the Bank and Beach
            JUNE 6–8   Carlos Dolmo ’99	graduated	from	Oswego	
                       State	with	a	degree	in	business	administration,	
                       but	a	lot	of	his	time	was	spent	on	the	wrestling	
                       mat.	As	it	turns	out,	he	was	able	to	follow	both	
                       career	paths.	
                            Carlos	works	as	a	business	banker	for	
                       J.P.	Morgan	and	coaches	wrestling	at	Yeshiva	
                       College	and	its	high	school	in	New	York	City.	
                       He	also	participates	in	many	wrestling	events,	
                       including	the	Empire	State	Games,	which	was	
                       held	in	his	hometown	of	the	Bronx	for	the	first	
                       time	last	year.	
                            Carlos	has	received	multiple	medals	com-
                       peting	in	the	Empire	State	Games	over	the	
                                                                             Carlos Dolmo ’99 (second	from	right)	at	the Beach	
                       years.	He	also	competes	in	the	Sombo	National	        Wrestling	World	Championship
                            Sombo	is	a	modern	martial	art	focusing	on	       business	division,”	Carlos	said.	“They	were	also	
                       self-defense	without	weapons.	Carlos	received	a	      the	only	one	who	had	wrestling	competitions	in	
                       bronze	medal	in	2006.	                                Florida,	and	I	liked	that	too.”
                            For	the	past	two	years,	Carlos	has	also	             The	former	Laker	wrestling	captain	was	key	
                       been	involved	in	the	lesser-known	style	of	beach	     on	the	team,	competing	in	the	NCAA	Division	
                       wrestling.	                                           III	Tournament	and	placing	second	his	senior	
                            “I	figured	I’d	go	ahead	and	try	it	out,”	        year.	Carlos	was	chosen	as	an	All-American	
                       Carlos	said.	“And	it	was	fun,	I	like	it	a	lot.”       both	his	junior	and	senior	years	in	the	heavy-
                            He	traveled	to	Turkey	in	September	              weight	division.	
                       to	compete	in	the	Beach	Wrestling	World	                  Carlos	was	also	involved	in	the	Latino	and	
                       Championship,	where	he	was	matched	up	                the	Black	student	unions	during	his	time	at	
                       against	world-renowned	players	and	ultimately	        Oswego.	He	has	fond	memories	of	his	Oswego	
                       awarded	the	bronze	medal.		                           classmates	and	the	athletic	department;	among	
                            Before	attending	Oswego,	Carlos	went	to	         them	is	his	wrestling	coach,	Mike Howard ’90.
                       junior	college	at	SUNY	Cobleskill	for	two	years.	         “Learning	from	him	helped	me	become	the	
                       After	being	recruited	by	several	schools,	he	chose	   best	wrestler	I	could	be,”	Carlos	said.	
                       Oswego	because	of	its	size	and	reputation.                                        —	Jessica	Skeldon	’09
                            “I	felt	that	Oswego	had	an	up-and-coming	

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        Stay on Campus for Harborfest
        There’s	still	time	to	make	reservations	for	the	biggest	party	of	
        the	year!	On-campus	housing	will	be	available	for	alumni	who	
        wish	to	relive	their	favorite	Oswego	memories	by	attending	this	
        year’s	Harborfest,	July	24	to	27.	
              1933 75th
             Alumni	will	be	housed	in	Hart	Hall,	according	to	class	year,	
8       with	a	maximum	of	two	adults	per	room.	Alumni	may	begin	
                                  JUNE 6–8
        checking	in	Thursday,	July	24,	at	2	p.m.	and	must	check	out	by	
        Sunday,	July	27,	at	11	a.m.
             There	is	an	early	bird	special	of	$50	per	night	for	those	
              1928 80th
        making	reservations	on	or	before	July	18.	Reservations	made	
        after	July	18	will	be	$55	per	night.	For	those	registering	by	
                                  JUNE 6–8
8       July	18,	refrigerators	will	be	available	upon	request	for	an	addi-
        tional	$10	for	the	weekend.	Mattresses	for	children	16	years	
        and	younger	will	also	be	available	to	rent	for	$10	for	the	week-
        end.	Linens	for	beds	and	towels	will	be	supplied.	The	Centro	bus	
        will	be	running	a	convenient	shuttle	service	from	campus	to	the	
        festival	grounds.
8            Don’t	miss	the	opportunity	to	attend	this	exciting	Oswego	
             To	make	reservations,	contact	Allison	Craine	at	craine@
        oswego.edu	or	visit	http://www.oswego.edu/alumni/events_and_
                                                       —	Kristin	Quinn	’08


         1963 45th

8                              JUNE 6–8

    ’02, ’03 ’04
    5th Cluster Reunion

8                              JUNE 6–8

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   Success in the City
   As	associate	editor	at	CITY	magazine	in	New	               According	to	Renee,	
   York	City,	Renee Lucas ’03	lives	her	“dream	          her	job	at	CITY	includes	
   come	true,”	immersed	in	art,	travel,	couture	         writing,	editing,	pro-
   fashion,	interior	design	and	all	that	is	luxury.	     duction,	endless	photo	
   According	to	Renee,	not	a	night	goes	by	where	        shoots,	tight	deadlines	
   she	doesn’t	have	a	dinner,	fashion	show	or	           and	late	nights.	
   party	to	attend	and	cover	for	CITY.	                       “The	magazine	
        Soon	after	graduating	from	Oswego,	Renee	        becomes	a	collection	
   got	her	start	in	magazine	publishing	as	an		          of	your	thoughts,	your	
   editor	at	the	City eagle	in	Syracuse.	After	a	        likes	and	dislikes,	and	if	
   year	at	the	City eagle,	Renee	was	offered	a		         you	are	writing	some-
   job	in	public	relations	at	Fairchild	Publications	    thing	personal,	it’s	your	
   in	New	York	City.	                                    heart	as	well,”	said	
        “It	was	a	really	quick	move,	but	the	best	       Renee.	
   decision	I	ever	made,”	Renee	said	of	her	transi-           At	Oswego,	Renee	
   tion	to	New	York	City.                                said	it	was	the	small	
        Feeling	that	she	wasn’t	being	challenged	        class	sizes	and	the	
   enough	at	Fairchild,	Renee	took	a	position	at		       help	of	her	adviser,	
   R.	Couri	Hay,	which	publicizes	luxury	clients.	       Professor	Linda Loomis Renee Lucas ’03
        “Within	weeks	I	was	attending	high	society	      ’90, M ’97, which	
   and	celebrity	events,	taking	part	in	some	of		        helped	her	gain	the	edu-
   the	world’s	most	expensive	galas	and	having	          cation	to	be	a	success	in	the	world	of	media.	
   fashion	designers	give	me	dresses	to	wear,”	               “Oswego	also	offered	a	great	social	envi-
   said	Renee.                                           ronment.	I	was	in	Sigma	Delta	Tau	and	being	
       While	working	at	R.	Couri	Hay,	Renee		            part	of	a	sorority	introduced	me	to	so	many	
   also	did	freelance	writing,	including	a	fashion	      people	who	live	in	New	York	that	I	am	still	in	
   column	in	gotham	magazine.	Renee’s	career	in	         touch	with	today,”	Renee	added.
   luxury	publicity	allowed	her	to	travel	to	Miami	           As	for	living	and	working	in	New	York	City,	
   Beach,	Las	Vegas	and	Venice,	Italy,	learning	         Renee	said,	“New	York	allows	you	to	be	as	cre-
   about	art,	couture	and	design.	This	knowledge	        ative,	crazy	and	imaginative	as	you	can	be	with	
   helped	lay	the	foundation	for	Renee’s	current	        your	ideas,	your	clothing	and	your	dreams.”
   position	at	CITY	magazine.                                                         —	Kristin	Quinn	’08

The 1966 SUNYAC Champs
We	incorrectly	ran	the	photo	of	the	1965	soccer	team	labeled	as	the	1966	team	on	page	31	of	the	Fall/Winter	
2007	issue.	Here	is	the	correct	photo	of	the	1966	SUNYAC	Championship	team,	as	shown	in	the	1967	Ontarian.	
Thank	you	to	all	the	soccer	team	members	who	called	to	let	us	know	of	the	error.	

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                                                                               Paul Freyer ‘04 and Katie Dinse Freyer ‘04	were	married	Nov.	3	at	the	
                                                                               Fulton	Alliance	Church.	Their	reception	was	held	at	Mohegan	Manor	in	
                                                                               Baldwinsville.	Alumni	in	attendance	were,	back	row	from	left,	Michelle	
                                                                               Joyner	’04,	M	’06,	Hallie	Meighan	’04,	Mark	Bauer	’04,	the	bridegroom,	the	
                                                                               bride,	Mark	LaFountain	’82,	M	’87,	CAS	’93,	Debra	Sanderson	Freyer	’75,	
                                                                               Walter	Freyer	’73,	John	Kiereck	Jr.	’03,	Allie	Tomic	Kiereck	’03	and	Mindy	
                                                                               Hillenbrand	’04;	and	front	row	from	left,	Karen	Valentino	(geology	faculty),	
                                                                               Dave	Valentino	(geology	faculty),	Elisa	Allen	Duger	’05,	Thomas	Duger	
                                                                               (attended	2000-2003),	Jason	Guild	’04,	Jessica	Mau	’03	and	Ellen	Freyer	
                                                                               ’01,	M	’07.	Katie	and	Paul	live	in	Homer.	Paul	received	his	master’s	of	science	
                                                                               in	geology	from	Temple	University	in	2006	and	is	currently	employed	as	a	
                                                                               scientist	for	O’Brien	and	Gere	in	Syracuse.	Katie	works	in	an	events	plan-
                                                                               ning	position	for	Cornell	University	Alumni	Affairs	where	she	is	working		
                                                                               on	completing	her	master’s	in	industrial	and	labor	relations.

Brooke Bly Hample ’04	and	Eric	Hample	were	married	Oct.	21,	2006,	at	
the	St.	Alphonsus	Church	in	Tupper	Lake	with	reception	following	at	the	
Hotel	Saranac	in	Saranac	Lake.	Oswego	alumni	attending	included,	back	
row	from	left,	Chrissy	Cooper	’05,	Marc	Palmer	’04,	Lisa	Wallace	’04,	Diane	
Eschbacher	’04,	Jon	Hart	’03,	Melissa	Hurley	’07,	Stephanie	Izzo	’05,	Nadia	
Maroun	’04,	middle	row	from	left,	Jamie	Sykut	’04	and	Lisa	Cooper	’05;	         Stacey Dick ’99	(Phi	Lambda	Phi)	and	Todd	Bichel	were	married	July	21,		
and	front	row	from	left,	Kyle	Konkoski	’03,	Tara	“Teeto”	Buckingham	’04,	       at	Sodus	Point	in	New	York.	Oswego	friends	and	family	in	attendance	
the	bride	and	the	bridegroom.	The	couple	honeymooned	in	Freeport,	Grand	        included,	back	row	from	left,	Gene	Bavis	’69,	Danielle	Swetman	Waldon	’99	
Bahamas.	Brooke	and	Eric	met	in	Long	Lake	at	the	Blarney	Stone	Irish	res-       (Phi	Lambda	Phi),	Mary	Bradbury	’99	(Phi	Lambda	Phi),	Patricia	Bushart	
taurant	in	the	summer	of	2005.	Brooke	is	currently	working	for	a	doctor’s	      Dick	’70,	Julie	Wunder	’73,	Carol	Gould	Walker	’65	and	Fred	Walker	’64.	
office	in	Long	Lake,	N.Y.,	and	Eric	works	for	Long	Lake	School	District.	       The	reception	was	held	at	Sodus	Bay	Heights	Golf	Club.	The	bride	is	a	sixth	
                                                                                grade	teacher	at	Aberdeen	Middle	School	in	Maryland.	The	bridegroom	is	
                                                                                a	professional	engineer	and	second	lieutenant	in	the	US	Air	Force	Reserve.	
                                                                                The	couple	resides	in	North	East,	Md.		

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                                      Thomas Yates ’89	and	Carol	Schafer	were	married	Nov.	3	at	Church	
                                      of	Our	Saviour	on	Park	Avenue	in	Manhattan	with	the	reception	at	The	
                                      Prince	George	Ballroom.	Alumni	of	Oswego	in	attendance	included,	back	
                                      row	from	left,	Patrick	Carlsen	’90,	Mike	Avignone	’89,	Mike	Delaney	’90,		
                                      Jim	Smith	’91,	Jim	Delaney	’87,	Rich	Paul	’86;	and	front	row	from	left,	
                                      Robert	Yates	’94,	Kristine	O’Shaughnessy	’88,	David	VerWeire	’90,	
                                      Lindsay	Bronson	’99,	Steve	Stelljes	’90,	the	bridegroom,	Peter	Kahn	’86	
                                      and	Linette	Ellis	’91.	Both	bride	and	groom	work	at	Wachovia	Securities	
                                      in	Manhattan	and	live	in	New	York	City.

                                                                                                                     Wendy Rand Winick ’80 married		
                                                                                                                     Mitchell	Winick	Oct.	13,	at	the	
                                                                                                                     Lake	Valhalla	Club	in	Montville,	N.J.	
Sean Kraft ’98	and	Carolyn                                                                                           Pictured	from	left	to	right	are,	Elisa	
Quoma ’99	were	married	May	31,	                                                                                      Sadoff	Miller	’81	(Phi	Lambda	Phi),	
2003,	in	New	Windsor.	Oswego	                                                                                        Sarah	Saperstein	Walsh	’81	(Phi	
alumni	in	attendance	included	                                                                                       Lambda	Phi),	Joe	Walsh,	the	bride	
Christian	Woolston	’99,	Kathy	                                                                                       (Phi	Lambda	Phi),	the	bridegroom,	
Lipphardt	Wickham	’99,	Joshua	                                                                                       Laurie	Kaplan	Dohn	’81	(Phi	Lambda	
Wickham	’99,	Lucas	Bliss	’99,	                                                                                       Phi)	and	Bert	Dohn.	
Carolyn	Pritchard	’97,	Robin	Kraft	
Young	’92,	Serge	Young	’93,	Nick	
Pascarelli	’01	and	Deb	Hundley	       Jeffrey Stedman ’98	was	married	to	Sara	Sullivan	Stedman	Sept.	15	
Pascarelli	’01.	
                                      in	Buffalo.	Oswego	alumni	in	attendance	were,	back	row	from	left,	Greg	
                                      Kuhn,	Mark	Rusinski,	Mark	LaRuez,	third	row	from	left,	April	Hubbard,	        In	the	Fall/Winter	2007	edition,	
                                      Melanie	Granat-Rusinski	’97,	Maryanne	Dolan-LaRuez	’98,	the	bride,	the	       we	misspelled	the	name	of	one	
                                      bridegroom,	Jennifer	Ribbeck,	Jon	Ribbeck	’98,	second	row	from	left,	Dan	     of	the	bridegrooms.	Matthew
                                      Mulvey,	Lori	Fiorella-Mulvey	’98,	Molly	Quinn-Mecca	’98,	Scott	Keyes	’98,	    Bartley ’98	and	Rachel Stewart
                                      Ellen	Dehoff	’97,	and	in	front,	Dave	Mecca.	Jeffrey	is	the	coordinator	of	
                                                                                                                    ’00	were	married	Dec.	29,	2005,	
                                      academic	advising	at	SUNY	Delhi	and	Sara	is	a	New	York	state	trooper.	
                                      The	couple	lives	in	Oneonta.                                                  in	Runaway	Bay,	Jamaica.

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Alumni Bookshelf
                                          This column celebrates the publishing success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists.
                                          Please keep us informed about new books and CDs by requesting that your publisher or distributor send a
                                          copy for the Oswego alumni Bookshelf at king alumni Hall.

                                          In	his	latest	book,	Civil War             Jeff Hutton ’75	published	Inside                 Guy ’65	and	Martha Babcock
                                          Tours of the Low Country,	                Out: The Art and Craft of Home                   Abell ’64	co-authored	and	edited	
                                          David D’Arcy ’89	depicts	the	             Landscaping,	an	idea	book	for	                   Barclay Mountain: A History	for	
                                          struggles	of	soldiers,	civilians	         homeowners	covering	topics	from	                 the	Bradford	County	Historical	
                                          and	slaves	of	the	South.	Maps,	           foundation	beds	to	walkways	to	                  Society	in	Towanda,	Pa.	The	book	
                                          historical	quotes	and	more	than	          winter	landscaping.		Hutton	uses	                tells	the	history	of	coal	mining,	
                                          140	photos	guide	the	reader	from	         full	color	photos	and	illustrations,	            lumbering	and	railroading	that	
                                          initial	secession	to	Union	occupa-        and	a	personable	writing	style	to	               centered	around	the	mountain	
                                          tion	in	Beaufort,	Hilton	Head	and	        empower	the	personal	landscape	                  town	of	Laquin.	Bradford	County	
                                          Bluffton,	S.C.	Schiffer	Publishing,	      artist	to	create	outdoor	beauty.		               Historical	Society,	2007.	
                                          2007.                                     Breakaway	Books,	2007.

                                          Sanford “Sandy” Sternlicht ’53	           Kay Benedict Sgarlata ’65	
                                          wrote	Masterpieces of Modern              chronicled	the	lives	of	the	224	
                                          British and Irish Drama,	which	           members	of	her	graduating	class	
                                          was	recently	published	in	a	              at	West	Genesee	High	School	in	
                                          paperback	edition	in	English	with	        her	memoir,	The Class of ’60.	
                                          Chinese	notations.	Greenwood	             The	book	follows	the	classmates	
                                          Press,	2005.	                             from	growing	up	to	present	day.	
                                                                                    Pyramid	Publishing,	2007.

i N      M e M o r i a M
     Ronald Deisseroth ’34 of                   Thomas earned a master’s and doc-             Utica where he taught driver educa-        Surviving are three children and five
Honolulu passed away April 26,                  toral degree at Columbia University.          tion at Utica Free Academy. He was         grandchildren.
2005.                                           He spent 25 years in the New Jersey           later appointed as assistant principal          Howard Seidman ’50 of Lake
     Lois Palmer Cass ’38 of Roch-              State College system as a professor,          at T.R. Proctor High School. Surviv-       Worth, Fla., passed away March 28,
ester died April 16, 2007.                      a dean and president. Thomas was              ing are his wife, Orietta; four chil-      2007. He is survived by his wife,
     Francis Kieper ’40 of Chap-                President Emeritus of Montclair               dren; and seven grandchildren.             Mona Langbart ’51; a daughter; and
paqua passed away July 28.                      State University in Upper Montclair,               Philip Chieco ’49 of Utica died       a son.
     Marie Hildenbrand Kopp                     N.J. He is survived by his wife, Jean.        Sept. 25. He served with the U.S.               Gerald Skinner ’50 of Ormond
’40 of Lincoln, Neb., passed away                    Janet Turner Stamps ’46 of Wil-          Army during the Korean Conflict.           Beach, Fla. passed away Nov. 21. He
Feb. 17, 2006. She is survived by her           liamstown died Sept. 21. She received         Phil taught industrial arts in the Utica   served with the U.S. Navy during
husband, Oswald ’40.                            her master’s degree from Hofstra              City School District. He is survived       World War II and was a retired com-
     Mary Zahn ’43 of Baldwinsville             University. Janet taught for over             by his wife, Delores; a daughter; two      mander with the U.S. Coast Guard
died Oct. 18. She earned her master’s           40 years in the Williamstown and              sons; and eight grandchildren.             Reserve. Gerald was an engineer for
degree in library science and educa-            Camden School Districts, retiring in               Armond Magnarelli ’50 of              Johns Manville, an administrator
tion at Syracuse University. Mary               1983. She is survived by four sons,           Syracuse died Feb. 8. He served            in the Miami-Dade County School
taught in Van Hornsville and Clin-              three grandchildren, a great-grand-           with the U.S. Coast Guard from             District and a real estate appraiser.
ton before coming to SUNY Oswego,               son and her sister, Doris Beach ’48.          1943 to 1946. Armond taught at             He is survived by his wife, Shirley; a
where she was a professor of educa-                  Robert Hatcher ’47 of Milford            Lyncourt School in Syracuse. He            daughter; and four grandchildren.
tion until her retirement in 1981.              died Jan. 30, 2007.                           also hosted a Sunday morning Ital-              Benjamin Canale ’51 of Ful-
     Elizabeth Burden ’45 of Oswego                  Janet Colligan ’48 of Dover              ian radio program. Armond was              ton died Jan. 23. He served with the
passed away Oct. 27.                            Plains died Jan. 29, 2007.                    president of the school board of the       U.S. Army during World War II.
     Thomas Richardson ’46 of Fort                   Alfred Rocci ’48 of Utica passed         Syracuse City School District as well      Ben taught social studies at Fulton
Myers, Fla. died Nov. 12. He served             away Jan. 11. He earned a master’s            as a member and former president           Junior High School for 34 years. He
with the U.S. Army Air Corps dur-               degree from Temple University.                of the Syracuse Common Council.            is survived by his wife, Francine; two
ing World War II flying combat                  Alfred began his teaching career in           He was inducted into the SUNY Os-          step-children; his brother, John ’50;
missions in the European Theater.               Pennsylvania before returning to              wego Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.        and sister, Mary Ghent ’60. He was

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predeceased by his brothers, Joseph       served with the U.S. Navy on the             four grandchildren.                     in the West Genesee School District.
and Michael ’61.                          USS Lake Champlain. Robert                        Marjorie Jean Gillespie            Surviving are his mother, Audrey; a
     James Cremona ’51 of Clear-          taught technology at Van Wyck                Pietroski ’71 of Liverpool passed       sister; and a brother.
water, Fla., died Oct. 31. Surviv-        Junior High School in the Wap-               away Nov. 25. Prior to returning to          Debbie Hicks ’81 of Martville
ing are his wife, Lorraine; a son; a      pingers Central School District for          school in 1967, Jean was employed       passed away Dec. 1, 2006.
daughter; and five grandchildren.         32 years. Surviving are his wife,            by Liberty Mutual Insurance Com-             Kevin Burket ’86 of Arlington,
     Jean Young ’51 of Healdsburg,        Agnes; two daughters; three step-            pany and General Electric. She          Va., died Sept. 1. He was employed
Calif., passed away April 6, 2006.        children; and five grandchildren.            earned her bachelor’s degree in sec-    with the Civil Division of the U.S.
     Richard Greenfield ’52 of Lake            Andrew LaPolt ’61 of                    ondary mathematics, graduating          Department of Justice in Washing-
Worth, Fla., passed away Nov. 30.         Kauneonga Lake died Dec. 21. He              magna cum laude. She also earned        ton, D.C. Surviving are his father,
     S. Diane Meyerson Lieber ’52         earned a master’s degree in counsel-         a master’s degree in education at       Kenneth; and a sister.
of Delray Beach, Fla., passed away        ing at SUNY Oneonta. Andrew had              Oswego in 1974. Jean taught math-            Richard Palatsky ’87 of Las
Aug. 6.                                   a long career as a teacher, guidance         ematics at J.C. Birdlebough High        Vegas died Feb. 7. He is survived by
     Joseph Muolo ’52 of East             counselor and administrator before           School in Phoenix from 1971 until       his mother and two brothers.
Northport died July 26. He served         retiring in 2001. He is survived by          her retirement in 1991. Surviving            Barbara Haines ’89 of Fulton
with the U.S. Navy during World           his wife, Nancy; a son; four daugh-          are three children and five grand-      passed away Nov. 24, 2005.
War II. Joe taught in the Commack         ters; and 11 grandchildren.                  children.                                    Benjamin Holland ’89 of New
School District for many years, re-            Martha Woodruff ’61 of Han-                  Denise Gioffre ’72 of Ridge-       York passed away Aug. 11, 2006.
tiring in 1986. Surviving are his wife,   nibal passed away Sept. 28.                  field, Conn., died March 20, 2005.           Columbus Michael Grace ’95
Nicolina ’50; three children; and              Chester Cohen ’62 of Tucson,            She is survived by her husband,         of Syracuse passed away April 21,
seven grandchildren.                      Ariz., passed away March 16, 2007.           Anthony ’72.                            2004.
     Frances Nichols ’52 of Pulaski            Edna Murer Scouten ’63 of                    The Rev. Joseph Kuntharayil             Craig Kindya ’98 of Elmhurst
died Oct. 25 at the age of 101. She       Skaneateles died April 26, 2005. She         ’73 of Pothy, Thalayolaparambu,         passed away June 30.
taught in Pulaski for 43 years, retir-    taught for 40 years after earning a          India passed away Feb. 1. While at           Frank Robinson, Professor
ing in 1971.                              Normal School Certificate, eventu-           Oswego, Father Joe was an assistant     Emeritus of Technology passed
     Arthur Vita ’53 of East North-       ally earning her bachelor’s degree           at St. Mary’s Church. He was the        away Oct. 1. He earned his bach-
port passed away Nov. 23. He taught       at Oswego and a master’s degree at           director of Sevagram, an SOS village    elor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees
industrial arts at Mineola High           SUNY Potsdam. Edna is survived by            for children in Pothy.                  from the University of Missouri.
School for more than 30 years, re-        a son, a grandson and three great-                Alan Parker ’73 of Summer-         Frank came to Oswego in 1948 to
tiring in 1988. Art is survived by his    grandchildren.                               ville, S.C., passed away Aug. 12. He    teach in the industrial arts depart-
wife, Elaine; four children and four           Catherine Germain ’66 of                is survived by his wife, Diane.         ment, serving as the department
grandchildren.                            Baldwinsville passed away Sept. 20.               Steven Sommerfeld ’74 of           chair for a number of years. He then
     Harriet Friedman Citron ’54          She taught for 22 years in the Bald-         Rochester passed away May 10,           served as vice president for academ-
of Monroe Township, N.J., died            winsville School District, retiring          2002.                                   ic affairs, retiring in 1982. Surviving
April 29, 2007.                           in 1970. Catherine is survived by a               Thomas Crookes ’76 of Mis-         are his wife, Betty; three children;
     James Guthrie ’56 of Hunters-        daughter, a son, 13 grandchildren            sion Viejo, Calif., passed away         three grandchildren; and two great-
ville, N.C., died Dec. 9, 2006.           and 19 great-grandchildren.                  Dec. 23, 2006. He is survived by his    grandchildren.
     Richard Moshier ’57 of River-             Richard Proughty ’67 of Syra-           wife, Linda Tranten ’75.
side, Calif., passed away Nov. 6. He      cuse passed away Oct. 9. He served                Dawn Elkin ’76 of Vestal passed
worked for 30 years in the Riverside      with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam            away Jan. 18, 2005.                         In Memoriam Policy
County School District as a teacher       War. He worked in health ser-                     David Curtis ’78 of Adams              Printing notices of alumni
and high school vice principal, retir-    vices for the state of New York and          Center passed away Dec. 10, 2006.           deaths is an important
ing in 1987. Richard is survived by       recently for All Metro Health Care.               Donna Harrington Brom-                 service of Oswego alumni
his wife, Mary Louise; a daughter;        Richard is survived by a brother.            bacher ’79 of Clinton died March            magazine. In order to
                                               Herbert Waggoner ’68 of Suf-            25, 2007. She was a day care pro-           insure the accuracy of
and two sons.
                                                                                                                                   our reports, we require
     Savilla Jepson Hill ’60 of           fern passed away March 26, 2006.             vider in the Clinton area. Donna is
                                                                                                                                   verification before we
Liverpool died Oct. 21. She taught             Frederic Jondreau ’69 of Water          survived by her husband, Garry; a           can publish a death
kindergarten at Bessie B. Rior-           Mill passed away Jan. 1, 2004.               daughter and three sons.                    notice—an obituary or
dan School in the North Syracuse               Ralph Marotta ’70 of John-                   Darrell Vogel ’79 of Brookline,        a letter signed by a family
school district before retiring in        stown died Aug. 3. He was employed           Mass., passed away June 19, 2002.           member. Because the
1972. Savilla is survived by three        by Denman and Davis in Albany.                    Michael Corey ’80 of Kings-            magazine is published
sons, nine grandchildren; and six         Ralph is survived by his wife, Sally;        ton died Dec. 18, 2006. He was a            only three times a year
great-grandchildren.                      a daughter; a son; and four grand-           software engineer for IBM, retiring         and we are working on
     Joseph Malaney ’60 of Water-         children.                                    in 2006. Michael is survived by his         an issue months in
                                               Mark Lavonas ’71 of Canastota           wife, Emilie; a son; and a daughter.        advance, there may be
town passed away July 15.
                                                                                                                                   a delay of several months
     Donna McNally VanDelinder            passed away Sept. 19, 2002. He is                 Vincent Fondarella ’80 of Lake
                                                                                                                                   between the time we
’60 of Seneca Falls passed away           survived by his wife, Jane Eng ’70.          Forest, Calif., passed away May 11,         receive notification and
Aug. 28.                                       Derek Olson ’71 of Fulton               2005.                                       the news is printed in the
     Theodore Welsh ’60 of Platts-        died Aug. 6. He was employed as a                 Kevin Kerswell ’80 of Bald-            magazine. Thank you for
burgh died June 5.                        manager for National Grid. Derek             winsville passed away Aug. 25. He           your patience!
     Robert Busing ’61 of Clinton         is survived by his wife, Kathleen            earned a master’s degree at SUNY
Corners passed away Feb. 7. He            Chavoustie ’71; three children and           Cortland. Kevin had been a teacher

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Finding My Way
Article and photos by Arlee J. Logan ’09

     often find myself walking         edge of the woods a fallen tree
     through the woods, be it at       lays in the sunlight, giving way to
     a park near my home, in a         new flowers, a reminder of what
friend’s backyard or here on the       I’ve been missing.
Tonawanda Seneca Nation Reser-              The forest is full of sounds:
vation. I suppose walking doesn’t      squirrels moving through the
quite describe what I do; wander-      trees, wind rustling the leaves
ing seems to fit.                      and now my footsteps crunching
     When I was younger, my            leaves underfoot. Making my way
sister and I would spend hours         through the dense trees, I find an
in the woods behind my grand-          area of newer growth, thin trees
mother’s home, swinging from           push up to the patches of blue
vines, playing on fallen trees or      above, while still in the shadow of
just wandering. The woods were         an old maple.
our playground, a maze sporadi-             More has changed about the
cally lit by the sun as it filtered    forest than the plants growing
through the dense trees. For me it     there, or, more directly, I have
was just another part of growing       changed. I find myself looking
up; it never occurred to me every-     over my shoulder, ensuring that
one didn’t get to experience this.     I know the way out of the woods;
     Years later, I’ve broadened my    I feel like when I was younger I
scope of travel, seeing other coun-    always knew the way back. It
tries and lifestyles, and I venture    makes it more obvious to me that
into the woods less and less often.    I’ve lost contact with something
I suppose because I grew up play-      that I used to enjoy nearly every
ing in the woods constantly that I     weekend as a child, but now has               Tonawanda	Seneca	Nation	territory	in	Basom,	N.Y.
sort of wrote it off as an adventure   lost my interest.
completed. But when given the               I’ve always considered my-                                                   experience it, that makes you care.
opportunity, I gladly wander into      self environmentally conscious,                                                   It’s important to work to save and
the woods again, camera in hand.       recycling, cutting six-pack rings                                                 protect nature, but it’s more im-
     Being away from all that the      and picking up litter when I see it,                                              portant to understand why you
forest has to offer gave it new life   but this is something different. It’s                                             are doing it.
for me, especially when I com-         one thing to think of the environ-                                                      The reason I care about the
pose it as a photograph. At the        ment as a whole, but to see it, to                                                environment is that it was such a
                                                                                                                         prevalent part of my childhood.
                                                                                                                         I feel like if any part of it was
                                                                                                                         destroyed that I would feel
                                                                                                                         personally wronged. This is the
                                                                                                                         reason that I still wander through
                                                                                                                         the woods and enjoy it for what it
                                                                                                                         is — pure — and I do my best not
                                                                                                                         to look back. l

                                                                                    Above:	Golden	Hill	State	Park	in	    Arlee J. Logan ’09 is from Gasport,
                                                                                    Barker,	N.Y.	                        N.Y., and is a journalism major with
                                                                                    Left:	Tonawanda	Seneca	Nation	
                                                                                                                         a concentration in photography.
                                                                                    territory	in	Basom,	N.Y.


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