Steve Sartori

A Timeless Tribute

Do I still belong at SU? Am I still a part of this place? These may be some of the questions you ask yourself when contemplating a visit to campus—a place you once called home. It’s a special place where you greeted friends as you walked across the Quad and where you truly felt part of a community. I think we have all wondered, “Can I go home again?”

Now you can always be a part of this place in a permanent way by including your name in the Orange Grove, a beautiful outdoor space defined by a grove of trees graced with sculpture and benches for quiet reflection. Located adjacent to the Quad in front of Bowne Hall, the Orange Grove will feature the names of alumni permanently engraved in slate, thereby ensuring that they are part of a lasting tribute to the many generations of students who have made Syracuse University so great.

I invite you to review the detailed information on the back cover of this magazine and sign up now to be a part of the Orange Grove. Make sure your name, or the name of someone you love, is etched in stone as a timeless remembrance of your years on the Hill.

Lil Breul OíRourke í77

Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations


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Russian Revelry

In 1952, U.S. Air Force Russian language specialists attended the Syracuse University United States Air Force Institute of Technology, the first one-year intensive special language training program of its kind offered at the University. For eight hours a day, the students studied grammar, reading, and writing in Muscovite Russian. One session a day was set aside for learning Russian songs and poetry, and each day ended with a two-hour homework assignment. On July 20, 2002, 16 of the original 50 language institute alumni returned with their families to Syracuse for a 50th reunion celebration. “The true bonding we established at SU came forth,” says Eli Marposon III ’58, one of the reunion hosts. “We came together as if we had just walked out of one of the institute classrooms.”

The group, which included the former agricultural attaché to Moscow, the former president of the University of Missouri, and a former CIA member, met at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Oneida, New York, and spent three days in the Syracuse area. They toured the SU campus, visited the former Collendale campus (now Manley Field House) where the language institute was located, enjoyed a private luncheon at the Varsity, and visited the site of the former Wanda’s Restaurant. “We celebrated our last night at a private dinner at Turning Stone, where we exchanged anecdotes from our various exciting worldwide tours of duty,” Marposon says.

The Russian language specialists are already planning their next reunion for 2004 in San Diego, California, at the Hotel Del Coronado. For more information, contact Marposon at 214 Bronson Road, Syracuse NY 13219; 315-488-2162;


Syracuse University United States Air Force Institute of Technology alumni gathered at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Oneida, New York, for their 50th reunion.

Kindred Spirits
This is the third in a series of stories about multigenerational SU families.

Cindy Faigle Evans ’64 boasts of having orange blood in her veins. With 23 Faigle alumni spanning three generations, her family heritage truly stems from SU soil.

The Faigle family legacy began in 1920 when Cindy’s mother, Lucy Pelton ’24, won a $50 scholarship to use at any New York State college. She selected SU, where her award covered half her yearly tuition. After graduation Lucy stayed in Syracuse, where she met and married Eric Faigle ’28, who went on to become a prominent professor and vice president of Syracuse University.

Along with academia, Eric and Lucy loved SU sports. Eric was an assistant track coach, and Lucy never missed a football or basketball game. Even at age 96, the year before her death in 1999, Lucy rallied fans in the Carrier Dome to cheer on the Orangemen. Naturally, Eric and Lucy raised their children on SU sports. Cindy remembers going to Archbold Stadium as a child to see football games. “Some days I sat at games with my feet frozen solid, and other days I couldn’t get enough of the crisp fall air and beautiful blue skies,” she says. Whatever the weather, Cindy loved to watch as drum majorette Dottie Grover ’53 twirled her baton across the field. “Dottie was the most glamorous person to me as a kid,” Cindy says.

In 1971, several Faigle family members came back to campus for the dedication of the Hall of Languages in Eric’s honor. Cindy’s cousin, Joan Faigle Hallenbeck ’52, and her husband, Alfred “Skip” Hallenbeck ’52, a former honorary SU trustee, were among those present. “Since so many Faigle family members attended SU, the weekend served as both college and family reunions,” Cindy says.

While Joan and Skip’s three children graduated from SU, Cindy’s two opted for other schools. “My kids were the mavericks of the family,” Cindy says. “But I hope to convince the next generation to continue our tradition on the Hill.”

Courtesy of AHI International

SU alumni walked along the beaches of Normandy during a World War II in Europe tour last summer.

World War II Revisited
Syracuse University alumni who took part in the two-week World War II in Europe tour last summer followed the footsteps of American soldiers who fought in World War II, from their landing on the Normandy beaches of France to their capture of Berlin in Germany.

In France, group members walked the beaches of Normandy and paid their re-spects at the famous American Cemetery near Omaha Beach. In Germany, they glided along the Elbe in a riverboat and spent three days in Berlin, viewing the many historic items in museums and visiting the site of the “Big Three” conference of Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin in 1945. “The trip was interesting and successful,” says Samuel H. Talley G’66, whose older brother fought with the U.S. troops in Europe during World War II. A Korean War veteran, Talley was joined on the tour by his 16-year-old grandson, Phillip M. Arnone, who is a World War II history buff.

The trip also featured West Point graduates and Vietnam War veterans who presented lectures each morning and held educational sessions on 8 of the 14 days. “The hosts were extraordinarily well informed on military affairs and explained the military operations of the U.S. soldiers in Europe,” Talley says.

In addition to visiting World War II battle sites, the tour offered plenty of leisure time for alumni to stroll the avenues of Paris, explore a champagne cellar in Reims, France, enjoy wine tasting at the leading Rhineland vineyard in Germany, and dine at the Semper Opera House Restaurant in Dresden, Germany.

Join The club

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET INVOLVED with your local alumni club. Clubs participate in a variety of activities, including game-watching events, networking opportunities, new student recruiting, and community service projects.

Visit the Office of Alumni Relations web site at:

The Programs link on our home page will take you to the club pages. There you will find a complete listing of all our regional and specialty clubs, as well as the club contactís name, phone number, and e-mail address. For information on the club nearest you, contact the person listed or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-782-5867.


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African American and Latino alumni gathered for the Coming Back Together VII reunion held on campus September 19-22. Following registration (far left), participants enjoyed a variety of workshops and social events designed to reconnect them with each other and SU, including a luncheon for young alumni (upper right) at the Chancellor’s residence, and a ceramics demonstration presented by studio arts professor David MacDonald (lower right).

A Capital Idea
The Syracuse University Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., hosts a variety of events throughout the year to help keep SU’s spirit alive in the nation’s capital. In May, the group participated in the D.C. Servathon by donating its time to help paint the third floor of the Community for Creative Non-Violence, the largest homeless shelter in the country. “I think we helped make a difference,” says Charlene Wilson ’95, the alumni club president. “We helped them do some work that needed to be done—work that may have been a lower priority for them, given the other responsibilities required to keep the shelter going.”

For National Orange Day last March, the alumni group poured its efforts into cups of water at the 15-mile mark of the inaugural D.C. Marathon. About 15 club members helped man the water station while a few others laced up their running shoes and joined in the race. “Some of the runners stopped by to say hello and thank us for the support,” Wilson says.

Every January the club supports the Orangemen by selling about 1,000 tickets to the Syracuse vs. Georgetown men’s basketball match-up. During the summer, the group hosts a send-off party for incoming freshmen from the surrounding area at the Paul Greenberg House, the University’s extension in D.C., and in the fall, financial planning seminars are presented by two SU alumni from American Express. The group also plans to award a scholarship to a student from the D.C. area currently attending Syracuse. For more information, or to get involved with the club, visit


Staying in Touch
If you want information on:
• Alumni events
• The SU Alumni Online Community
• The SU alumni club in your area
Visit the Office of Alumni Relations web site at and click on the appropriate link, or call 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867).


Retiring Club Presidents
Five alumni club presidents recently completed their terms of office. We thank them for their continuing commitment.
Albany: Patricia Hernandez ’57, G’67
Central New York: George Stafford ’48, G’72
Houston: James Davin ’80
Jersey Shore: Arlene Bluestone ’55
Western Pennsylvania: Stephen Altherr ’83


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