An exhibit at State University College at Oswego, titled “Friends: One Day . . . One Wrong Turn” portrays the lives destroyed or damaged by underage drinking and driving. Photos, recordings, personal possessions and interviews with friends and families tell of the tragedy. Among those remembered in the exhibit are Emily Collins '04 and Rachel Nargiso '04, who were killed 3 ½ years ago with their friend Katherine “Katie” Almeter, a student at Colgate, in an accident.
Nargiso's grandfather, Chenango County businessman Sheldon Goldstein, recently died. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Emily Collins '04 and Rachel Nargiso '04 Endowed Scholarship Fund, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Alumni House, 615 S. Main St., Geneva, N.Y. 14456. Read the tribute to Goldstein from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.
The exhibit was developed by Union College and the SUNY Institute of Technology, with help from the state and Capital District STOP-DWI programs. The Oswego County Historical Society donated curatorial services. Oswego is the first Central New York college to host the exhibit. From Oswego it will go to Norwich, as well as the New York State Fair, Le Moyne College and colleges in Ithaca and Buffalo, according to an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard titled “Sobering”.