CLUBS LEND A HAND
Rochester club scholarship winners include, from left, Kushana Dentley, Nick Denler, Elsbeth Ruder, and Mark Foos. Missing is Elizabeth Roehrig.
Alumni clubs across the country enable SU graduates to get together to share common interests, network, and enjoy social occasions. Many also provide crucial contributions to the ongoing life of the University by giving scholarships to SU students.
The Western New York Alumni Club, for instance, established the Fred Machemer Sr. Scholarship Fund in the late 1980s in memory of a former member. "Every year we give the scholarship to a local student who has financial need," says club president Penny Handel Wilson '63. "It's an important way to connect with young people at the University who may return to live here."
The Long Island Alumni Club awards two $500 scholarships yearly. "The scholarships are given to students entering their senior year," says Barbara Cappabianca '94, president. "They go to students with the highest GPAs from Suffolk and Nassau counties."
Cappabianca says the 80-member club raises funds at monthly events throughout the year. "The largest function is our scholarship dinner in October, where we honor two outstanding Long Island alumni," she says.
"SU ORNGE" boasts the license plate of Frank H. Loeffler '47 of Vestal, New York, top. Melvin P. Livingston '59 of Endwell, New York, celebrates his graduation date on his plate, "ORANGE59."
Scholarship recipients learn of the awards during the summer before their senior year and usually attend the club's New Student Send-Off. "We want students to know the club exists for them once they graduate and see how alumni continue to participate in University activities," Cappabianca says. "It's wonderful to have the scholarship winners talk to entering students, who learn that SU alumni give back to our school."
The Rochester Alumni Club has the largest scholarship program in the country, according to club president Eric Leinberg '84. "We award $1,000 scholarships to 5 to 10 students entering their senior year," he says. "We obtain a list of top students from our area and interview them during Christmas break. In the spring we find out their eligibility for financial aid and make our decisions."
Sam Brundage '48 has been Rochester's scholarship chair for 32 years. "In addition to raising money through our alumni events, our members contribute generously to the scholarship fundwe raise $3,000 to $4,000 annually from donations," he says. "We also have an endowed scholarship fund."
Other alumni clubs giving scholarships are the Baltimore Alumni Club and the Southern California Alumni Club. For more information on setting up awards, contact Scott Setek in the Office of Alumni Relations.
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Many of SU's illustrious sportscasters gathered at Lubin House to welcome Dave Pasch '94 (back, center) as the University's new play-by-play announcer. Guest alumni broadcasters now join Pasch during football and basketball games. Front, from left: Len Berman '70, Sean McDonough '84, Mike Tirico '88, and Ian Eagle '90. Back, from left: Marty Glickman '39, Hank Greenwald '57, Pasch, Andy Musser '59, and Marv Albert '63.
Several awards were given at Homecoming '99. Outstanding Alumni Awards, recognizing service to SU, went to Richard Calagiovanni '70, G'99; Alicia Swiatlowki Calagiovanni '74, G'77, G'85; and Jack Kreischer III '65.
Outstanding Young Alumni Awards went to Claire Pridmore Grimble '91 and Lawrence Sala '84, G'86, G'93.The Outstanding Teacher Award was given to Professor Bernard Jump Jr. of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Awards also went to Alison Muench Hough '95, Chicago, as Outstanding Alumni Club Leader; the Alumni Club of Western New York as the Outstanding Alumni Club of the Year; and the Alumni Club of Houston for its Alumni Representative Program.
MANY THANKS |
We thank the alumni club presidents who recently completed their terms of office.
Ed Campbell '50...............................Sarasota
Neil Gold '70................................Long Island
Eric Leinberg '84............................Rochester
Gary Tomeny '70....................South Florida
Penny Wilson '63.......Western New York
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