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September 25, 2018

New Additions To The Lighthouse Committee Aim To Bring An Added Spark


OSWEGO, NY – While the Oswego Lighthouse restoration project is well under way, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum committee felt it needed some fresh ideas in order to make the “Love Our Lighthouse” as successful as can be.

Pictured are SUNY student Audrey Diaz, finance major; Kathleen Turner, Lighthouse Committee member; and students Jack Gonzalez, public relations major and Chris Urato business major. Not pictured, public relations student, Haliegh O'Sullivan.

Pictured are SUNY student Audrey Diaz, finance major; Kathleen Turner, Lighthouse Committee member; and students Jack Gonzalez, public relations major and Chris Urato business major. Not pictured, public relations student, Haliegh O’Sullivan.

Those fresh new ideas came in the form of four Oswego university students with a vast arrange of skills.

The two seniors of the group are Chris Urato and Jack Gonzalez along with Audrey Diaz and Haliegh O’Sullivan who are both juniors.

Out of the four of them, there are three different areas of studies, which are business management, finance and public relations.

These four students are interning as part of course that is offered at SUNY Oswego called “Leadership in Your Field,” which focuses on giving students an opportunity to go out into their community and actually use what they learn in the classroom in real world situations.

Luckily for these for new members they have known each other for a while now because they have worked on similar projects for their respected Greek organizations.

Chris and Jack are in Delta Kappa Kappa fraternity, while Audrey and Haliegh are in Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.

They regularly are seen helping and supporting each other’s fundraisers and functions.

Both organizations have their own fundraisers that they run yearly.

“Well there were a lot of internships that our ‘Leadership in Your Field’ class offered,” said Chris. “When I asked Jack what he thought about working with the maritime committee he was extremely excited.”

Audrey and Chris are focusing on reaching out the Oswego business for donations that will be auctioned off at the “Love Our Lighthouse Day” on April 25.

With their both of them taking classes in business and finance they have great skills in talking to business owners about the benefits of contributing to the reconstruction of the lighthouse.

Jack and Haliegh are both public relations major focusing in social media.

They are helping with the foundations online presence through Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on Love Our Lighthouse Day and how to donate auction items and buy tickets, please contact the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at (315) 342-0480 or visit hlwmm.org

Be sure to like the official Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse Facebook site at www.facebook.com/OswegoLH for updates and restoration progress.

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