NEW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
Three outstanding alumni received the George Arents Pioneer Medal, the highest honor bestowed on SU alumni, at Reunion. Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw, far left, congratulates University of North Carolina president Molly Corbett Broad '62, cartoonist Bradley Anderson '51, and social work practitioner Bernie Wohl '51.
Nine individuals have been elected to terms of varying lengths on the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Judge Joanne Fogel Alper '72 of Arlington, Virginia (1999-2001), belongs to the Society of Fellows and established the Muriel S. Alper Award.
Ellen Baker Baltz '73 of Center Valley, Pennsylvania (1999-2002), is active in her community and a former executive director of Pennsylvania Stage.
Thomas A. Johnson '75 of Syracuse (1999-2001), a regional club representative to the board, is director of administrative services at the Syracuse Community Health Center and past president of the local chapter of Friends of Syracuse.
Major Miguel A. Sapp '82, G'88, G'89 of Washington, D.C. (1999-2002), an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a U.S. Army Reserve officer, is active in Coming Back Together reunions.
Roberta Chamberlain Schofield '57, G'77 of Cazenovia, New York, will serve on the Athletic Policy Board (1999-2001). She is executive director of the Salvation Army and on the School of Social Work Board of Visitors.
Ellen Ruby Silverstone '65 of Milford, Pennsylvania, and New York City (1999-2002) is past president of SHARE, a cancer support group, and involved in New York City alumni activities.
Shereth Landrum Smallwood '64 of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (1999-2002), is vice president of Merrill Lynch, a member of the Society of Fellows, and on SU's National Campaign Council.
Barry Weiss '83 of Syracuse (1999-2001), a regional club representative, is administrative officer for the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office and received SU's 1992 Young Alumni Award.
Robert B. Woodruff '73 of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey (1999-2002), a partner with the law firm Rand, Algeier, Tosti & Woodruff, supports SU academics and athletics, and is active in the Varsity Club.
NEW YORK CITY FOCUS
With almost 27,000 alumni, metropolitan New York has become the focus of greater outreach by the University, according to Lansing G. Baker, senior vice president for University Relations.
"The Greater New York area is one of our most important," Baker says. "With Lubin House newly renovated, we want to reach out to our alumni and friends and get them involved. We want them to know about the changes that have taken place on campus and the energy that's been created, to say nothing of how important we think they are."
The man charged with that responsibility is the development office's Tom Walsh G'84. As assistant vice president for development and public affairs/New York, Walsh now heads a team that integrates campus and New York-based development, alumni, and public affairs activities.
"Our two major goals are to increase the visibility of Syracuse University in New York, and to expand financial support for the University," Walsh says.
We asked for SU license plate pictures, and did we get them! Thanks for your enthusiastic response. The plates above are from Barbara Nicholson Conklin '44 of Naples, Florida; and Judy Popky '92 of Atlanta.
"One of the things we're doing is integrating SU's colleges into the institutions in New York City to create valuable synergies," he says. "Such efforts might involve arranging collaborations between city businesses and organizations and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications or the School of Management."
In addition, his team is encouraging activities at Lubin House that add to the cultural life of the city, such as the Milton Avery exhibition (see Quad Angles, page 4), and renovating the gallery.
"We also want to call attention to the accomplishments of our notable alumni in the metropolitan area, who are at the top of every industry and profession," Walsh says. "We have a tremendous network of Syracuse University people and we're proud of them."