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UNIVERSITY MISSION •
To promote learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative
accomplishment, and service.
UNIVERSITY VISION •
be the leading student-centered research university with faculty,
students, and staff sharing responsibility and working together
for academic, professional, and personal growth.
a member of the Class of 54 looking forward to celebrating
your 50th reunion, or a member of the Class of 04 getting
ready to graduate, you have one thing in common: Youre part
of a Syracuse University community that stretches around the globe
and across generations. And its likely you hold fond memories
of the place that helped shape who you are today.
As you comb
through this issue, you may be struck by the recollections of alumni
who cite the University for having a profound impact on their lives.
JoAnn Heffernan Heisen 72 says Syracuse changed her life and
notes that her experience with the Division of International Programs
Abroad in Florence gave her a whole new perspective on the
world. José Cruz 99 credits the University with
providing him enough scholarship support so that he didnt
struggle financially here or once he entered the working
world. Wall Street legend Marty Whitman 49 recently gave SU
one of its largest gifts ever. Like thousands of others from his
generation, he attended SU on the GI Bill and is thankful to SU
for giving him his start and sparking his lifelong interest in learning
and business. Joe Lampe 53, G55, retiring chair of the
SU Board of Trustees, speaks of SU with great affection and recalls
the enduring friendships that he established and the positive influence
that faculty had on him. He has dedicated countless hours to working
on behalf of the University.
Along with their
devotion to SU, the alumni featured in this issue, as well as thousands
more, never forgot their Syracuse roots and have passed on their
enthusiasm. They established scholarships, donated money, taught
seminars, provided students with internships, volunteered on advisory
boards, and participated in other SU-related activities. No matter
where they have gone in life, Syracuse has remained a part of them.
This reflects positively on SU and also shows a strong connection
to the Hill that, in some cases, has flourished for more than a
half-century. Ultimately, it is their generosity that helps keep
the University on track. Without their support, SU would be a different
place. There would be no new buildings going up on campus; there
would be little thought of endowing professorships to attract premiere
faculty; and there would be few opportunities for students with
limited financial means to enroll here.
As all of you
know, a college education isnt cheap. It would be nice if
receiving a college education today was a given. But its not.
Instead, it remains a privilege. So whatever members of the SU community
do to enhance the education of todays students should be considered
blessings. Its also important to remember that, more than
anything, SUs tradition of support and generosity continually
creates positive experiences for students. And one day these students,
in turn, will lend a hand to the next generation studying on the
Hill, carrying on a tradition of giving that leads to the experiences
of a lifetime.