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 campusa place you once called home. Its 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?
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
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.
Breul OíRourke í77
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
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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 Wandas 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.
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;
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.
This is the third in a series of stories about multigenerational
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.
Faigle family legacy began in 1920 when Cindys 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.
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
couldnt 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.
1971, several Faigle family members came back to campus for the
dedication of the Hall of Languages in Erics honor. Cindys
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,
Joan and Skips three children graduated from SU, Cindys
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.
of AHI International
alumni walked along the beaches of Normandy during a World
War II in Europe tour last summer.
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 G66, 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.
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.
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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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 Chancellors residence, and a
ceramics demonstration presented by studio arts professor
David MacDonald (lower right).
University Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., hosts a variety of events
throughout the year to help keep SUs spirit alive in the nations
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 donework that may have been a lower
priority for them, given the other responsibilities required to
keep the shelter going.
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,
the club supports the Orangemen by selling about 1,000 tickets to
the Syracuse vs. Georgetown mens 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 Universitys
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 SUinDC.org.