Syracuse University Alumni Association Presidents Column
Syracuse University Magazine Summer 2015
See You at Homecoming
As the new president of the Syracuse University Alumni Association (SUAA), I look forward to leading a team of ambassadors to our more than 250,000 Syracuse alumni across the globe. A 1995 Newhouse graduate, my Orange roots run deep. I have been a member of the SUAA Board of Directors since 2010, and for the past two years served as vice president of SUAA. I have been a member of the Chicago Alumni Club since 1999 and the Chicago Regional Council since 2012. For many years my wife, Dr. Rachelle Hardy ’95 (E&CS), and I have continued to host Chicago’s New Student Send-Off in our home, welcoming first-year students and their families to the Syracuse University community.
Many of you share a similar bond with SU—a wonderful place where you matured into adulthood and made close friendships that will last a lifetime. However, your connection with SU continues well beyond your time on the Hill and SU is everywhere. It is so easy to stay connected to SU by becoming an active member of your local alumni club or regional council and by attending Orange Central Homecoming this fall.
Save the dates of October 22-25 and return to campus for a fun-filled weekend packed with exciting events—including campus tours, the Arents Awards, and a tailgate party on the Shaw Quad before the Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh football game on Saturday. And there will be special reunion celebrations for those members of a class ending in “0” or “5,” which includes me, as I am celebrating 20 years since graduating. Orange Central Homecoming 2015 is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends and create some lasting new memories. Please join us and I look forward to seeing you there.
Mark Verone ’95
President, Syracuse University Alumni Association