ARENTS PIONEER MEDAL AWARDED TO FAGENSON
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Three members of the Syracuse University community met with Ambassador Han Pyo Wook '42 in Seoul, South Korea, on a recent trip. Han, second from left, is known as the "dean" of South Korean ambassadors, having served in embassies around the world. Pictured with Han from left to right are: Stuart Thorson, professor and director of information technology at the Maxwell School; Thomas D. Harblin, assistant vice president, major gifts and international advancement; and Maxwell political science professor Jongwoo Han G'97.
Robert B. Fagenson ’70 has been awarded the George Arents Pioneer Medal in recognition of his success in business and his commitment and loyalty to Syracuse University. After earning a bachelor’s degree in transportation and finance from SU’s School of Management, he joined Fagenson & Co., an investment services firm started by his father, and went on to become the company’s president, a leader at the New York Stock Exchange, and an outstanding corporate citizen. He has remained involved with the University as a member of the Society of Fellows, the Metropolitan New York Advisory Board, the Schine Student Center Campaign National Committee, and the Management Alumni Association. The Arents award, SU’s highest alumni honor, was presented to Fagenson in November at The Stock Exchange Luncheon Club in New York City.
ALUMNI CLUB PROGRAM OF
Last March the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Fort Myers, Florida, celebrated Orange Day on a high note by taking a group of 25 aspiring musicians from Suncoast elementary and middle schools to their first symphony concert. “We wanted to do something special for our annual Orange Day celebration, so we looked around for a local school with a music program that had students just starting to learn to play instruments,” says Doug MacGregor ’79, the club’s publicity chairman. “We thought they’d like to hear a full-scale concert in person—that it might inspire them.”
The youngsters were the club’s special guests at a performance of the Gulf Coast Symphony, which featured songs from such movie scores as Superman, Titanic, Dances With Wolves, and Shine. The students also enjoyed a pre-concert reception, where they met several orchestra members; the symphony’s musical director, Andrew Kurtz; and the concert’s featured performer, 19-year-old Russian pianist Natalia Lavrova.
A REUNION CELEBRATION|
Syracuse University invites the classes of 1926, '31, '36, '41, '46, '51, '56, and '61 to celebrate Reunion 2001, June 1-3. You and your fellow classmates will have an opportunity to:
Walk down memory lane with old friends;
Meet new people and make new friends;
Hear updates and progress reports on SU;
See campus at the most beautiful time of year;
Visit old "haunts" and special places on the Hill.
To make sure you're among those attending Reunion 2001, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-782-5867.
The club’s then-president, R. Bruce MacGregor ’54, music director of the Charlotte Chorale in Port Charlotte, Florida, was instrumental in planning the concert trip, which was chosen for the Office of Alumni Relations’ 2000 Alumni Club Program of the Year award. The club’s current president, Holmes Osborne III, accepted the award from Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw during a halftime ceremony at the SU-Virginia Tech football game.
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