Sigma Lambda Upsilon Raises $100,000 to Endow OTHC Scholarship

SLU Scholarship Sigma Lambda Upsilon founders and members sitting on plaque

Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc. has made history as the first Latina sorority to endow a scholarship at Syracuse University. The Eta chapter, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of its founding at Syracuse this year, hit its $100,000 endowment goal in September.

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For Legette-Jack, Teambuilding Comes from the Heart

Women's Basketball Coach Legette-Jack smiling on the court

The Syracuse women’s basketball team is off to a strong start, led by Felisha Legette-Jack ’89 in her first season as head coach of the Orange. While the wins are important, Coach Jack says what’s developing off the court is just as significant. “We’re building a sisterhood here,” she says.

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Campaign Giving Celebrates 40 Years of SUMA

Roxi and Donovan McNabb on stage at Forever Orange Campaign Event

For 40 years, Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Advancement (SUMA) has worked to engage the University’s diverse alumni through social and networking activities, career development and fundraising to support current and future students through the Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Scholarship Campaign.

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SUMA Hosts 40th Celebration on Martha’s Vineyard

Group of alumni at Martha's Vineyard

On August 16, the Office of Multicultural Advancement (SUMA) paid tribute to its 40 years at Syracuse University with a celebratory luncheon by the ocean hosted by Bettye Foster Baker, wife of the late Lt. Col. (Ret.) William Baker G’64, and her daughter, Janet Baker G’91. More than 120 attendees enjoyed a delicious meal from Sarah Brown’s Catering, owned by alumnus Kenny Brown’ 89, and an afternoon filled with fun and fellowship. “This was the largest gathering we’ve ever hosted on Martha’s Vineyard,” says Rachel Vassel ’91, G’21, associate vice president of multicultural advancement. “The location of the Baker home adjacent to Inkwell Beach was a great place to enjoy the beauty of summer on Martha’s Vineyard, the warmth of our Orange community, and the legacy of SUMA at Syracuse University. We are grateful to Dr. Baker for hosting us at her home for a third time.”

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SUMA Launches Survey on OTHC Impact

OTHC Impact Survey

The Our Time Has Come Scholarship program assists underrepresented students in achieving their college education through financial support, leadership development training and mentorship opportunities. While the Syracuse University Office of Multicultural Advancement (SUMA) surveys graduating OTHC scholars and leaders each year about their experiences, SUMA is launching a major survey of all OTHC alumni to better assess the impact of their OTHC experience on their ongoing career success.

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Alumni Award Winners Celebrated at the Orange Central Multicultural Breakfast

OC 2022 Multicultural Alumni Breakfast speakers

Alumni and students of color enjoyed the annual Multicultural Breakfast during Orange Central Weekend. In addition to a delicious breakfast, great conversation, and inspirational stories from alumni and current Our Time Has Come Scholars and Leaders, attendees celebrated the achievements of Robb Armstrong ’85, Jamal Salmon ’12 and Melvin Stith G’73, G’78, who were honored the previous evening at the 2022 University Alumni Awards Ceremony.

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