SUNY Oswego to name building after generous couple

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has unanimously approved naming the campus center complex at SUNY Oswego after the late Nunzio and Lorraine Marano.

SUNY Oswego officials approved the naming last week but needed the approval of the SUNY board of trustees.

The school received a $7.5 million donation in January from the estate of the Maranos. It's the largest single donation in the college's 153-year-old history.

The donation will establish an endowment used primarily to fund scholarships for students with financial need, especially those who are the first in their families to attend college.

The Maranos lived in nearby Scriba and had a prosperous agricultural business located in a farming community near the college.

Nick Marano died in 2002 and his wife died last October.