ARENTS AWARD WINNERS|
Reunion '99 included special recognition for three outstanding alumni. Bradley Anderson '51 (VPA), Molly Corbett Broad '62 (A&S), and Bernie Wohl '51 (A&S) will each receive the George Arents Pioneer Medalthe highest honor bestowed on SU alumni.
Bradley Anderson of Montgomery, Texas, probably isn't as well known as one of his cartoon creations. The freelance cartoonist, whose early work appeared in magazines such as The Saturday Evening Postand Colliers,created Marmaduke in 1954. The strip, chronicling the antics of a lovable, mischievous Great Dane, is now syndicated in more than 600 newspapers worldwide. Anderson, who studied advertising and illustration at SU, says after more than 40 years, he still enjoys drawing his most famous character. Together Anderson and Marmaduke use their recognition for the greater good, promoting the American Cancer Society and the American Association of Blood Banks.
Molly Corbett Broad of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, still spends much of her time on a college campus these daysactually 16 different campusesas president of the University of North Carolina, the oldest public university in the country. She was previously executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer of the California State University (CSU) system, the largest senior system of higher education in the country. She launched her career in university administration and finance at Ohio State University, where she earned a master's degree; and returned to SU in 1971 as manager of the Office of Budget and Planning. Broad was later director of institutional research and vice president for government and corporate relations. She left Syracuse in 1985 when she was named executive director and chief executive officer of the Arizona Board of Regents. Broad was the chief administrator for the three-campus University of Arizona system until she joined CSU in 1992. She is a member of several national education boards, and is married to Robert Broad '60 (MAN).
After 46 years in the field of social work, Bernie Wohl shows no signs of slowing down. He's just changing his focus. Perhaps best known for his activism in the local settlement house movement and co-founding the New York State Association of Settlements and Community Centers, Wohl has applied his interest in human service to a variety of endeavors. In 1961, the New York City native moved to Columbus, Ohio, to serve as executive director of Southside Settlement, a position he held for 11 years. In 1972 he began his 26-year association with the Goddard Riverside Community Center in New York City. The center serves approximately 20,000 people a year. He retired as executive director last year to spend more time working with the national and international settlement house movements.
Recipients of the Eggers Senior Alumni Awards were also honored during Reunion. They will be profiled in the fall issue.
TRAVELS WITH SU
Alumni College in Tuscany attracted a wide variety of alumni, spouses, and friends. These happy travelers enjoyed every minute of the trip, including this "graduation ceremony" on their last night in Cortona, Italy.
Sure, everyone loves the view from the Hill. But who can resist a walk in Tuscany, a tour of the Vatican, or a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea?
SU alumni have had three recent opportunities to enjoy the splendors of Italy. This year's tour, which has already sold out, features a series of walks through the Tuscany Valley. Last September, Alumni College Abroad featured an educational sightseeing excursion to the same region. Other, more leisure-loving travel buffs enjoyed a 16-day Mediterranean cruise in October.
Jean Frulla '49 and husband Rino have taken a trip most every year since 1990. The SU tours, she says, offer a variety of options. The couple enjoyed the pace of last year's Mediterranean cruise, despite a few very wet days in Venice. "We really enjoyed Pisa and Pompeii and the things we saw at the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel," Frulla says.
While visiting the various ports along the Mediterranean, the Frullas took advantage of the optional day tours. "We like them because you see many highlights in a very short time," Frulla says, adding that the trip was very well organized and accommodating to a variety of travelers.
The Alumni Campus Abroad tour of Tuscany went beyond traditional sightseeing. With lectures and on-site presentations given by locals, travelers gained educational and cultural insights into the region.
Rod Sager '48 and wife Ruth were among those who "studied" in Tuscany last year. "We loved it," Ruth says. "We had gone on SU trips before, but had never done a study program. This one caught our eye because we were interested in learning more about that part of the world."
The group stayed in a charming hotel in the village of Cortona and visited such well-known Tuscan cities as Florence, Assisi, and Siena. Participants enjoyed having a "home base" where they could relax, regroup, and reflect on each day's events. "We loved the idea of staying in one place and not having to change hotels," says Grace Kellner, who traveled with husband Ken '60.
Participants received a reading list before the trip so they could study the historical and aesthetic treasures they would encounter. "That added a lot," says Ruth Sager. "You really felt like you learned something."
Those with a particular interest in art or history enjoyed lectures and visits to local galleries and cathedrals. Kellner, who has an appreciation for Renaissance art, found the presentations informative and easy to follow. "You can miss a great deal if you're just wandering around on your own," she says. "We learned a tremendous amount, including an appreciation of an exceedingly beautiful area. I would certainly go on another trip like this."
SU continues its romance with Tuscany in October. On daily excursions by foot, participants will see the breathtaking images of Renaissance culture up close. The group will begin in Florence, setting out for walks to Settignano, the birthplace of Michelangelo, and the Chianti wine region. During the eight-day tour, the group will trek through the villages of Greve, San Gimignano, and Pienza, as well as the city of Siena-seemingly built for pedestrians.
For information on upcoming travel opportunities with SU, contact Tina Casella in the Office of Alumni Relations, 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending a meeting of the Metropolitan New York Regional Council at Lubin House in New York City were, from left, Mark Feldstein '91, School of Management Alumni Association; Lil Breul O'Rourke '77, SUÕs associate vice president for alumni relations; and Ben Green '85 of Friends of Syracuse.
Several alumni club presidents recently completed their terms of office. We thank them for their enduring commitment.
Ida Ruth Citron '59 ..............................................Hilton Head, S.C.
Matt Fischer '93 and Rachel Farnsworth '94 .........Philadelphia
Joyce Kauffman '62 .............................................Kansas City, Mo.
Margaret Roberts '88 ..........................................Pittsburgh
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