OSWEGO, NY – Wendy Ruiz of Fulton, who is set to receive her master’s degree in education from SUNY Oswego on May 18, plans to continue her work helping inner-city youth after graduation.
Ruiz hopes to transition to a job teaching in high-need schools in New York City after working and learning in city classrooms under the college’s Oswego Residency Initiative for Teacher Excellence program for the past year.
“Every day I have new stories and ideas that I share with my friends and family,” said Ruiz, who also earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Oswego.
“Although I grew up in a very different environment than most of the students I have encountered, I believe that I have a lot to offer for that reason,” she added. “I want to teach them not only how to be successful in an academic setting but to show them how to become lifelong learners.”
For Oswego’s May Commencement, graduates of the School of Business and School of Education will participate in the morning ceremony, starting at 9 a.m. in the Campus Center arena. The afternoon Commencement, beginning at 1:30 p.m., will honor graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication, Media and the Arts. More than 1,650 students, including over 1,400 undergraduates, are eligible to take part in the dual ceremonies.
A live webcast will stream from a link on the www.oswego.edu home page, with a live broadcast airing on Time Warner Cable Channel 96.
About SUNY Oswego
Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2013, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2013 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2013 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally.
A 152-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.