JOIN THE CLUB!
In every issue of Syracuse University Magazine, we look forward to sharing news about alumni activities and opportunities. We also work hard to provide a variety of ways for you to become involved with SU.
Simply put, we hope you will stay connected with SU. There are many ways to do this, and one of the best is by joining your local alumni club. We have clubs, run by volunteers, in most major metropolitan areas. They serve numerous functions—members coordinate SU initiatives in their regions, assist with admissions activities, and help keep fellow alumni in contact with each other and SU.
We are grateful to our club leaders, who volunteer countless hours supporting high-quality programs and events. They also meet annually in Syracuse to exchange ideas, and learn the latest campus news.
If you belong to your local alumni club, accept our thanks and congratulations. There’s no doubt you benefit from staying in touch, and we benefit from your involvement.
If you have not yet joined your club, or your membership has lapsed, I urge you to contact your local club and get involved. When you receive the annual newsletter for the club in your area, consider joining and sharing your time and talents.
We’re all winners with strong alumni clubs, so please join us.
Lil Breul O'Rourke '77
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GREENBERG HOUSE
SU’s 10-year presence in Washington, D.C., was celebrated this spring with a daylong open house and an evening dinner-dance at Greenberg House. During the celebration, Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw thanked alumni and friends for their support in making Greenberg House’s first decade so successful.
Since opening in March 1990, thanks to the support and vision of SU Trustee Paul Greenberg ’65, Greenberg House has been home to academic programs and activities of the SU Alumni Club of Washington, the Maxwell D.C. Alumni Association, and gatherings of alumni from many of SU’s other schools and colleges. Thousands have attended classes, seminars, workshops, meetings, and social events at Greenberg House.
An advisory board of prominent Washingtonians also provides important program support for SU in D.C. and on campus, speaking to classes and providing career and internship placement assistance.
The student-centered focus of Greenberg House has become greater each year with increasing numbers of graduate and undergraduate programs. Students are offered internships, opportunities to hear prominent guest speakers, visits to Washington institutionü, and a challenging academic curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences’ undergraduate international relations Washington semester. The D.C.-based summer graduate-level Maxwell School International Relations Practicum focuses on challenges of globalization.
Public policy speakers representing the executive and legislative branches of government and members of the news media meet with students in Maxwell’s annual two-week Public Policy Seminar for Master of Public Administration degree candidates.
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Ken Sparks '56, G'61, G'64, second from right, enjoys a moment with his family after receiving the Chancellor's Medal at the April celebration of SU's 10 years in Washington, D.C. Joining Sparks are his wife, Susie; son, Derek; and daughter, Stacey.
SU in Washington is the site of the School of Information Studies Master of Science in Information Resources Management (specialization in government) program and the certificate program in Strategic Information Resources Management in the Federal Government.
Hundreds of people from the United States and around the world have participated in executive and other nontraditional education programs at Greenberg House.
From new student send-offs and classes, to career networking, alumni activities, and advisory board and other continuing support, the student-centered emphasis at Greenberg House results in relationships that provide benefits for a lifetime. “This 10th anniversary is a chance to appreciate the past and plan for the future,” says Dugald Gillies ’68, director of D.C.-area University Relations activities. “It’s a celebration of academic opportunities and of the great alumni involvement that plays an important role in helping Syracuse become the nation’s leading student-centered research university.”
At its spring meeting in Washington, D.C., the SU Alumni Association Board of Directors announced it has endowed the New Student Outreach Fund with a $100,000 naming gift. The fund assures that the Office of Alumni Relations, working with various alumni groups, has the necessary resources to link alumni with new SU students. This will be accomplished, in part, by helping alumni clubs host new student send-off parties each summer. These parties give incoming students and their parents an opportunity to meet and learn more about the University as the students begin their college years at Syracuse.
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