At Reunion, the George Arents Pioneer Medal, SU's highest award to alumni, went to these four distinguished alumni (from left): David Falk, M. Elizabeth Carnegie, Marty Glickman, and Alan Rafkin.
Several awards were given during Reunion '98 recognizing outstanding alumni.
Arents Pioneer Medal
The George Arents Pioneer Medal, SU's highest award to alumni, went to four distinguished individuals.
M. Elizabeth Carnegie G'52 of Chevy Chase, Md., has spent more than 50 years advancing the status of African Americans in nursing. During the 1940s she was assistant director of the Hampton Institute School of Nursing, and was dean and professor at the Florida A&M College School of Nursing. In 1953 she joined the American Journal of Nursing Co., holding key editorial roles for 25 years. Since retiring, she's been active as a visiting professor, consultant, and writer.
Sports agent David Falk '72 of Rockville, Md., is one of the most powerful people in professional sports, representing such athletes as Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing. He and a partner formed Falk Associates Management Enterprises in 1992. He is a founding member of SU's Washington, D.C., Advisory Board.
Before retiring from broadcasting at the age of 75, Marty Glickman '39 of New York City called more than 1,000 football games, 3,000 college and professional basketball games, and 2,100 track and field meets. In 1936 he won a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team, but his chances of winning a gold medal were crushed when he and teammate Sam Stoller were banned from competing at the Berlin Games, presumably because they were Jewish. He is in the Sportscasters Hall of Fame, the Professional Basketball Hall of Fame, and the New York Sports Hall of Fame. Glickman is an SU LetterWinner of Distinction.
Alan Rafkin '50 of Rollins, Mont., has devoted his long career in television to making people laugh. He directed such sitcoms as I Dream of Jeannie, The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show,and M*A*S*H.In 1982 he won an Emmy for producing and directing One Day at a Time.More recently, he has directed Coachand Suddenly Susan.He has established the Alan Rafkin Endowed Scholarship Fund at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.|
Eggers Senior Alumni Awards
The following individuals received the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award for outstanding service.
Douglas Cagwin '41 of Fayetteville, N.Y., held positions with the Central New York Community Foundation, and worked with Plaza Health and Rehabilitation Center and Enriched Resources for Independent Elderly.
Anne Pinck Easter '35 of Skaneateles, N.Y., helped cultivate donors for the construction of Day and Flint halls. Following the death of her husband, she assumed leadership of their business, Midcourt Builders Corp.
L. Edgar Prina '38 of Washington, D.C., was a journalist for the New York Sun, Washington Star, and Copley News Service. Currently a freelance writer, Prina is an expert on military and Pentagon issues.
Dean's Outstanding Alumni Awards
Eight alumni received Dean's Outstanding Alumni Awards for service and loyalty to their colleges or excellence in their professions.
College of Arts and Sciences: William J. Brodsky '65, G'68, chair and CEO of the Chicago Board Options Exchange; and Thomas Moore G'75 of Wilton, N.H., psychotherapist and best-selling author.
School of Education: William E. Sanford '63, G'70, SU varsity crew coach.
College for Human Development: Carol W. Bernstein '73 of Atlanta, executive director and founder of Project MAGIC (Making AIDS Go Away In Children); and Nancy Gere O'Neil '48 of Syracuse, home economics teacher and volunteer.
College of Nursing: M. Elizabeth Carnegie, G'52 (see Arents Medal section); and Kerry Turley G'98 of San Francisco, pediatric cardiac surgery nurse.
School of Social Work: Stephen J. Smith G'82, senior family counselor with Family Counseling Services of Cortland, N.Y.
WIND IN THE WILLOWS|
It was Syracuse on Broadway when Syracuse Stage and the SU Drama Department brought Wind in the Willows,a children's play, to New York City for a brief run during June. More than 7,500 people attended the charming musical in the heart of the theater district.Audiences met the characters first created by children's author Kenneth Grahame. The cast included a number of Drama Department graduates. The play was adapted from Grahame's novel by SU Professor Gerardine Clark, who co-directed the production with Professor Anthony Salatino.Opening weekend was festive, according to John Allen, executive director of University Relations for New York City, who led the committee organizing the event."Trustee Gerry Cramer took the cast and visiting dignitaries on a yacht club cruise for the day on Friday," Allen says. "At the opening performance, the University bought out the entire theater and invited alumni and friends to bring their children and grandchildren at no cost."It was even better when the reviews appeared and the play was highly praised. "Being invited to New York City was a testament to the excellence of our drama program and was a remarkable tool to reach new students," Allen says.
Featured in the New York City production of Syracuse Stage's Wind in the Willowswere (from left) Timothy Fitz-Gerald as Rat and Eric Collins as Mole.
NEW ALUMNI DIRECTORY
New directors have been elected to various alumni groups.
Alumni Board of Directors
Darlene DeRemer '77 of Wrentham, Mass., is president of DeRemer & Associates, a consultant to mutual fund managers. She is involved with SU's Annual Fund, Commitment to Learning campaign, and School of Management Alumni Board.
Donald Doerr '85 of Syracuse, an attorney, serves on the College of Law Board of Visitors and the board of directors of the Alumni Club of Central New York, and is a member of the Law College Association.
William Gehrman '92 of Brookhaven, Pa., director of communications for the Delaware Art Museum, is president of the Philadelphia Alumni Club.
June Grant '87 of Toledo, Ohio, a logistics specialist with Owens-Corning Corp., is active in Coming Back Together reunions and the Our Time Has Come scholarship campaign.