Syracuse University Magazine Summer 2016

Syracuse University Alumni Association Presidents Column

Syracuse University Magazine Summer 2016



Marking Progress

Progress is the theme of this issue’s column—visible progress, as well as progress that we know is happening but can’t necessarily see.

Progress is…120-plus summer improvement projects underway right now on the Syracuse University campus, including construction of the University Place Promenade—turning the road between the Newhouse complex and Watson Hall into a vibrant pedestrian walkway.

Progress is…the excitement that’s building as we prepare to cheer on our football team under the leadership of new head coach Dino Babers.

Progress is…Falk College announcing a new bachelor of science degree in sport analytics—the first of its kind in the country.

Progress is…nearly 40 New Student Send-Off events happening across the country this summer, as thousands of high school seniors progress to the ranks of college freshmen, and our alumni clubs and alumni volunteers welcome those students to the Orange family.

Progress is…welcoming new Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly, who will lead the implementation of Syracuse University’s Academic Strategic Plan and ensure our alma mater’s commitment to world-class academics.

Progress is…the enhanced schedule of events for Orange Central 2016 (September 15-18), including special Alumni University educational programs and an Always Orange Party for alumni celebrating class reunions.

Progress is…the launch of a new alumni professional development series that we’re calling “Orange Advantage.” What’s the Orange Advantage?It’s about growing as a professional and having your alma mater help you along the way. Additional details will be announced soon.

Progress is…each and every one of you who support Syracuse University through your time, talent, and treasure. As president of the Syracuse University Alumni Association, I am energized and excited by the progress our alma mater is making—and I am thankful to all of you for the role you play.

Forever Orange,

Mark Verone ’95

President, Syracuse University Alumni Association

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