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June 2011
Summer is on its way in Central New York...and we're busy planning Orange Central 2011! We hope you're making plans to join us. Have comments, feedback, or suggestions on our newsletter? E-mail us at
Alumni News

New officers and members elected to SU national Alumni Association board

Newly elected SUAA Board President Brian Spector '78 takes office July 1. Spector also serves as the National Annual Giving Chair for The Fund for Syracuse.

New officers and members elected to SU national Alumni Association board

The following alumni were recently elected as officers of the 2011-12 SU Alumni Association board of directors: president, Brian Spector '78; past president, Larry Bashe '66, G'68; and vice president, Laurie Taishoff '84. Newly elected board members are Sam Clarvit '10, Sherman Douglas '89, Jason Jedlinski '99, Kristen Krikorian '99, Manuel Mazo '88, Marc Penziner '01, John Robinson '90, and Pamela Stern '90. Elected as student members were Neal Casey '12, Bonnie Kong '12, Alyssa Brennan '14, and Philip Alampi '14.

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Orange Central features special group reunions. Were you a member of the First Year Players, DanceWorks, or Habitat for Humanity? Did you join the Peace Corps after graduation? Are you part of Generation Orange (graduates of the past 10 years)? If so, SU is looking for you! This year's Orange Central (Homecoming+Reunion) is November 10-13 and features special reunions for these groups. Save the date, spread the word to your friends, watch your e-mail for further announcements, and make plans to come back and celebrate these great programs!

Upcoming Events

SUccess in the City events kick off in Philly

Philadelphia alumni network at the SUccess in the City event at the Pyramid Club, on the 53rd Floor of the Mellon Bank Building.

SUccess in the City events kick off in Philly

SUccess in the City 2011 events kicked off in Philadelphia on May 24, with more than 60 alumni in attendance. Since then, alumni have networked in Central New York (Syracuse); Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles. In all, close to 1,000 alums have registered to attend this year's career networking events. See the 2011 schedule and register. Willing to serve as a mentor? Contact Kim Brown '06 in Career Services at

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Kim Brown '06, alumni program coordinator in Career Services, will be visiting the Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, alumni clubs in June with tips on successful networking and career building. Even if you're not job searching, this is a great opportunity to learn how to find a mentor or be one yourself through Mentor@SU, how Twitter tweets can turn into terrific opportunities, and how to create a strong LinkedIn profile you can use to build your network. Kim has dozens of success stories to share about these tools and how they've helped students and alumni make incredible connections and land coveted jobs.

Kim will be in Seattle on Monday, June 20, at the Bellevue Square Mall, 116 Bellevue Square, (R.S.V.P. to Aimee Martin at and in the Portland area on Tuesday, June 21, at the Rogue Ale House, NW Flanders and 14th Avenue (R.S.V.P. to Ken Kane at

SU News

Syracuse University to expand in Middle East

SU boasts a highly respected Middle Eastern Studies Program and an expanding, specialized faculty in Middle East history and the Arabic language.

Syracuse University to expand in Middle East

On June 17, Syracuse University will expand its educational presence in the Arab Gulf, opening an information center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The center will provide resources to prospective students and parents, underscoring SU’s dedication to engaging students in learning opportunities for the world, in the world. Read more...

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SU named to 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll of Distinction

Commencement 2011 webcast, remarks, and photos now available online

Haynie appointed Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship in Whitman School

SU again featured in green colleges guidebook

Athletics News

SU-USC football kickoff set for 8 p.m. (ET) September 17 on FX Network

SU's 2011 football season kicks off on September 1, the first Thursday home opener in the University's history.

SU-USC football kickoff set for 8 p.m. (ET) September 17 on FX Network

The television plans and kickoff time for the Syracuse football game at USC on September 17 are confirmed—the game will kick off at 8 p.m. (ET) and will be televised on the FX network. Syracuse has played USC twice, including in 1990 in the Kickoff Classic in the Meadowlands. The first meeting was at USC in 1924. Read more...

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2011 SU football schedule

Dwayne "Pearl" Washington featured in New York Times story about "The Crossover," a dribble move he helped to advance

Visit OrangeLink, Career Services’ online job database for SU Alumni.

Travel with SU! See the 2011-12 list of tours.

Order your Orange Grove pavers in time for Orange Central 2011. Order deadline is August 15!

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