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Student Success stories

Read about some of the future plans and college journeys for the Class of 2021.

We look forward to celebrating the success of all of our graduates over the course of eight ceremonies on May 14, 15 and 16, 2021. Visit the Commencement live stream page to watch them!

Do you know of a success story from the Class of 2021? We'd love to hear about it! Please email [email protected].

Christian DiBiase

Christian is attending a 27-month graduate physician assistant program at Barry University in Miami which will prepare him to become a practicing physician assistant.

Keria Gray Outlaw

Human Development
With her Oswego degree in hand, Outlaw will move to Seattle in June to work in Amazon’s headquarters as a vendor manager.

Daniel Maslowski

After a successful run as chief meteorologist for WTOP-10 TV, Maslowski will move to Utica to work as meteorologist/multimedia journalist for WUTR.

Fadi Gaye

Wellness Management
Gaye looks forward to continuing to make a difference by furthering her education in a physician assistant program, and will continue working at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Michelle Diblasio

Adolescence Education-German/German Language and Literature
Diblasio’s big step after May graduation will take her across the world -- to spend almost a year teaching in Austria, thanks to a prestigious award.

Stephanie Shtoyko

With a degree in hand, and plenty of experience under her belt, Shtoyko move to Binghamton to begin her career at WBNG-12 News as a multimedia journalist.

Coralys Diaz

Human Development
Higher education success does not stop after May’s graduation for Diaz, as she plans to attend the school counseling educational master’s program at the University at Buffalo, starting in summer.

Whitney Kmetz

Wellness Management
Whitney will be continuing her work at SUNY Oswego doing the Health and Wellness Graduate Certificate.

Maxwell Graham

After Commencement, Graham will begin his career in Syracuse as an associate analyst for customer delivery at National Grid -- with an eye toward sustainable energy.

Alison Byrnes

Building a foundation at Oswego will lead to Brynes starting her career at Insight Global, working in a recruiting/accounting management position.

Koushank Harinder Singh Ahuja

Psychology/Broadcasting and Mass Communication
After a successful and involved time in college, Ahuja will start working for Snap Inc.’s People Team this summer in advance of hoping to start grad school. He intends to pursue a career in advocating with and for marginalized communities.

Benjamin Grieco

After a successful run with The Oswegonian, including serving as editor-in-chief, Grieco will stay in the journalism business as a sports reporter for The Palladium-Times, an Oswego-based daily newspaper and website.

Olivia Colon

After graduating in May 2021, Colon will begin attending medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in July.

Shea McCarthy

Studio Art BFA
After an award-winning undergraduate experience to earn a bachelor of fine arts, McCarthy will focus on cultivating the next generation of artists as she enters the Oswego master’s in art teaching program.

Rheagan Fischette

Human Development
Fischette will take her degree into a newly accepted job back in her community helping disabled adults succeed.

Andrew Nearbin

After graduating with his biology degree from Oswego, Nerbin will follow his life's passion and attend SUNY Fredonia to obtain his master’s degree in a program that studies the molecular forces behind cancer molecules.

Aislinn McAleer

Human Resource Management
After graduating in May 2021, McAleer will return to Oswego in the fall semester in order to begin working on her master’s in business administration.

Elina Van Kempen

Physics/Applied Mathematics
After graduating from Oswego, Van Kempen will begin working on her graduate studies degree at the University of California Irvine in fall 2021, where she will study computer science.

Taylor Maslin

Maslin’s educational path will continue at Penn State University, where she will begin working on her master’s degree in forensic science. Upon completing that program, Malsin wishes to start a career as either a drug analyst or toxicologist.

Shannan Hall

Wellness Management
After completing an extensive internship, Hall -- who is also a mother of three -- feels well-prepared to enter a growing field where she can make a difference.

Brianna Linn

Following her time at WTOP-10, Linn will begin her career as a multimedia journalist at KTRE News in Eastern Texas.

Bailey Maier

Studio Art
Maier will continue his visual art journey by pursuing his master’s degree in art from SUNY Oswego.