• Orange Exchange Breakfast – Friday, Oct. 13 – An Introduction to Oasis

    What: Orange Exchange Breakfast
    When: Friday, Oct. 13, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Where: Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St.
    Who: SU Alumni & Friends
    Cost: $15

    Presenter: Wendy Davenport, “An Introduction to Oasis”


    Wendy Davenport will share with you an overview of the Oasis lifelong educational enrichment program for adults ages 50+.  Wendy will also discuss the wide variety of course offerings and the multiple volunteer opportunities that are available.

    Wendy Davenport has a Master of Arts degree in British and American Literature.  A retired drama coach and a retired high school and college English teacher, she is a past board member of the NYS Theatre Institute.  Past President of the Syracuse branch of the English Speaking Union, she is currently vice-president in charge of its annual Shakespeare competition. Wendy is also past co-president of Concord’s Sisterhood, currently V.P. in charge of programming. She is also co-chair of the CNY Reads Consortium.

    With her golden-doodle Fiona, a certified therapy dog, Wendy visits area nursing homes, schools and libraries.

    Besides leading the Oasis book group since 2007, Wendy teaches literature classes at Oasis each trimester. She is also a member of the Oasis volunteer leadership team and conducts presentations to local organizations in the CNY community about the Oasis program.

    RSVP to with the number of people in your party if you plan to attend.

    Breakfast will be ready at 8:00 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Pre-and post-talk gives plenty of time to meet your fellow alumni, connect, and network.

    Price for the event is $15 at the door and includes breakfast, event, and gratuities. There is ample free parking.