In 1991, Philip Hawken ’94 and Matt Smith ’94 drove cross-country in Hawken’s car with this “ORNGMN” license plate (top) to start their sophomore year at the University.
      Bill Caddle ’71 of Knoxville, Tennessee, is proud of his “GO CUSE” plate. He’s had it since 1987 and says he got the greatest reaction to it at the time of the SU-Tennessee football game in 1998.
Jerry ’41 and Isabella Manhold of Venice, Florida, found a recent trip to the Greek Islands with a group of SU alumni and friends|to be a wonderful diversion from the beaten path. “There was a sense of not being in the mainstream,” says Jerry Manhold.
      The couple have traveled extensively, but agreed this trip ranks at the top of their list. A favorite adventure for Jerry was a visit to Epidauros, an ancient theater. “I stood on the stage that once accommodated 12,000 people,” he says. “I spoke in a normal tone, and my voice was clearly audible in the back rows. It was amazing.”
      His enjoyment of the trip is shared by Jean Cudworth Willis ’46 of Cortland, New York. “I always wanted to go to Greece,” she says. “It was everything I expected and more. The scenery was beautiful, with little white houses with red roofs lining the hills.”

Don’t discard that old yearbook you found in the attic. The Office of Alumni Relations is missing several yearbooks from its collection and would be happy to give your extra yearbooks a new home. Missing from the collection are the following years: 1941, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Contact the office at 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867), if you can help.

      The group began its journey with a brief stop in Athens, then traveled to Poros, a small island of about nine square miles.
      The travelers stayed at Hotel Sirene, a seven-story hotel chiseled out of the side of a mountain. “It looked like a white jewel glistening in the sun,” Jerry Manhold says. Each room provided a breathtaking view of the sea. And the hotel proved a perfect escape after a day of walking tours and lectures. “It was a nice mix of history, lectures, and travel,” says Esther Feagins of Penfield, New York. Esther, along with her husband, Richard ’70, enjoyed the balmy weather and activities.
      Each day had a built-in educational focus. Participants enjoyed such lectures as “Dream Healing in the Ancient World,” “A View of Greek Art,” and “Mythological History of Poros and Ancient Trizina.” The hotel also held a Greek night, featuring classical Greek dancing with performers in native costumes. Other excursions included a cruise to Hydra and visits to the Monastery of Poros and the Sanctuary of Poseidon.

SU alumni, family, and friends gather for a group shot at the Theater of Epidauros during their trip to Greece. The structure, one of the best preserved Classical Greek theaters, was built in the 4th century B.C.

      The highlight of the tour came with a stop in Athens. The group enjoyed the neo-classical buildings of the Academy, the University, and the National Library, as well as the Pan-Athenian Stadium, site of the first modern¹Olympic games. A visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon was also included. “Greece is a physically beautiful place, clean and friendly,” Jerry Manhold says. “We loved being there.”
      For information on upcoming travel opportunities with SU, contact Tina Casella in the Office of Alumni Relations, 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867), e-mail, or visit the alumni relations web site at

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