Syracuse University Magazine

Interviewing Obama


Scott MacFarlane ’98, Washington correspondent for COX Television, conducts a one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama, who made headlines worldwide saying, “America is a stressed out nation.” McFarlane is a board member of the WJPZ Alumni Association.

Mural for a Movie


Muralist and illustrator Michelle Morse ’70  poses with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who commissioned her to create a mural at Coral Springs High School in Florida to feature in his new film, POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold. The film explores how schools resort to selling advertising and marketing products to fund programs. The mural, unfinished at the time of this photograph, advertises the film and includes a logo-covered portrait of Spurlock on a white horse.

Roommate Reunion


Former Syracuse roommates George Pantos ’52 (left) and Fred Wilk ’51 reunited in Washington, D.C., in April. Although they had kept in touch by phone, they had not seen each other in six decades. Pantos is executive director of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute in Maryland, and Wilk is a retired motel owner in Maine.

Lifetime Achievement Honors

HAR_Heffernan.jpgHARC Inc., an organization that supports people with intellectual and related disabilities and their families in Connecticut, honored James '69, G'74 and Kathleen McGuire Heffernan '70 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their years of dedication. Their friend and classmate, Brian McLane '69, a disability rights advocate and senior advisor to the Burton Blatt Institute at SU, joined them at HARC's 60th anniversary annual meeting in June and presented remarks to the audience about them. The Heffernans are joined here by McLane and Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman.