steve sartori
Since arriving on campus 10 years ago, Chancellor Kenneth A. “Buzz” Shaw has led SU on an exciting journey as a world-class institution of higher learning. As SU alumni, we can be proud of all he has accomplished.
      Over the years, SU has benefited from strong leadership. If you were here during the days of Chancellors Eggers, Tolley, or Graham, you know that these leaders—each in his own way—inspired us, educated us, and worked hard to secure the resources needed to assure our success. Today, Chancellor Shaw continues this tradition of outstanding leadership.
      During Chancellor Shaw’s tenure, nearly 50,000 students have graduated to alumni status. If you attended SU between 1990 and 2001, you know firsthand the vision and commitment Shaw brings to his role as SU Chancellor and president. And you also know the countless ways Mary Ann Shaw, associate of the Chancellor, works to improve the quality of life on campus and in the Syracuse community at large. If you have not had the opportunity to experience campus life during the Shaws’ time here, you can determine from our national rankings, high admissions standards, and the beauty of our campus that things are going very well.
      On behalf of my fellow alumni, and as a proud alumna who feels fortunate to be working at SU, I want to thank Buzz and Mary Ann Shaw for a great 10 years. Here’s to many more.

Lil Breul O'Rourke '77
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations

Michael Prinzo
When the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Western New York was looking for a way to celebrate National Orange Day, member Dick Beyer ’53 suggested they attend the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life kick-off breakfast. “The University encourages all alumni clubs to get involved in community service projects for National Orange Day,” says club president Bridget Conti ’86, G’91. “We discussed several options, such as adopt-a-highway, or helping with the telethon for the local public television station, which we have done in the past, but this year we wanted to do something different.”
    The kickoff breakfast was held on March 24, National Orange Day, at the Masonic Lodge in Akron, New York, with lodge members donating and cooking the food. Twenty SU alumni club members, including the club’s board, worked from 7 a.m. to noon serving pancake breakfasts to about 150 people registered to participate in the June relay event. “We all dressed in orange and made SU signs,” Conti says. “Some of us brought orange juice to serve, in keeping with our National Orange Day theme.”
      In addition to participating in the Relay for Life kickoff breakfast, the club fielded a relay team that ran in the 18-hour charity event. “Last year the community raised $28,000,” Conti says. “It was gratifying to help them reach this year’s $35,000 goal.”

Courtesy of WJPZ Alumni Club
WJPZ-FM alumni in the media, entertainment, and marketing industries celebrate at the 16th Annual WJPZ Birthday Banquet and Reunion Weekend.
The Office of Alumni Relations congratulates the following clubs for successfully completing the SU Alumni Association’s chartering and bylaws process and becoming officially recognized alumni clubs of the association: WJPZ-FM, Daily Orange Alumni Club, Jersey Shore Alumni Club, and Northern New Jersey Alumni Club.

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