“When they see me, they see themselves”

When Melanie Littlejohn ’97, vice president for New York Customer and Community Engagement at National Grid, was approached about her interest in participating as a presenter for the Our Time Has Come (OTHC) leadership program, she responded with enthusiasm. “I see it as a part of my responsibility. It’s my commitment to the future—to come in and share my journey,” she says.

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OTHC mentor works to create lasting impact

The Our Time Has Come (OTHC) mentor program pairs professionals with OTHC Scholars to help the students prepare to navigate their careers after college. Mentors have the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences, facilitate networking and serve as positive role models.

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OTHC Leadership Program Enhances Scholar Experience

The Our Time Has Come (OTHC) scholarship program began with the mindfulness that no one understood the challenges of students of color better than alumni of color. That shared experience inspires alumni to support the scholarship each year. The Office of Multicultural Advancement created a new venture—the leadership program—to provide monthly professional development programming to help black and Latino students flourish on their career paths before graduation and enter the workforce with a strong community behind them. Continue Reading

Office of Program Development Adopts New Name, Adds Alumni Advisory Council

The Office of Program Development has a new name: the Office of Multicultural Advancement. Simultaneously, the office has announced the formation of a new alumni advisory council. Both moves are intended to further the Office of Multicultural Advancement’s mission fostering diverse alumni involvement with the University and supporting Black and Latino students.

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Orange and Blue BBQ turns 10!

Orange and Blue barbecue organizersThe sheer volume of summertime barbecues can be overwhelming, as nearly every weekend seems to bring about an opportunity to socialize with friends and family over tasty, flame-grilled food.
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Miko Horn ’95 to direct alumni events

Miko HornThe Office of Program Development welcomes Miko Horn ’95, as its new director of alumni events. Horn comes to SU with significant event planning experience, most recently as director of events for the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, where she collaborated with the NBA and several community partners and organizations to strengthen relationships between fathers and children.

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Arianne Dowdell G’96 to lead operations

Arianne DowdellThe Office of Program Development is pleased to introduce Arianne Dowdell as its new senior director, operations and partnerships.  Dowdell is a Syracuse University alumna, earning her master’s degree in Television Radio and Film at Newhouse.  She also earned a law degree from Wayne State University.

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CBT Wins Gold Award

Gold CASE winner logoSyracuse University’s triennial CBT reunion was recently presented a special Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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