Virtual CBT 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Welcome!

Chancellor’s Welcome (Video)

Join Chancellor Kent Syverud as he welcomes Syracuse Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends to Virtual CBT 2020.


Coming Back Together (CBT) Co-chairs’ Welcome (Video)

Hear from CBT Co-chairs Rosann Santos ’95 and Fatimah Moody ’90 about this historic CBT Virtual Alumni Reunion and activities for the day.

Rosann Santos ’95
Director of Alumni Relations  John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

Fatimah Moody ’90
CEO, LinkVisum Consulting Group
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


150 Years of Black and Latino Excellence (Video)
Celebrate 150 years of historic accomplishments made by Black and Latino students and alumni that have enriched the SU experience.


Career Development Talk (Video)

Career Development talk with Ramon Escobar, Vice President Talent Recruitment and Vice President  Diversity and Inclusion CNN Worldwide (with an introduction from Kristin Bragg ’93). Hear from other Black and Latino HR leaders along with updates from SU’s Career Services on ways it supports students and alumni. Alumni experts will share their knowledge in key areas during breakout sessions.

Ramon Escobar
VP Talent Recruitment and VP Diversity and Inclusion CNN Worldwide

Kristin Bragg ’93
Vice President of Strategic Planning , Warner Media Ad Sales
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

  • Impact of COVID-19 in the Workplace

Tara Favors ’95
Vice President and Human Resources Business Partner, American Express
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

    • Interviewing Virtually

Desiree Sanchez ’05
Senior Director of Human Resources , Affinity Health Plan

    • Career Services for Alumni

Jenna Collins G’19
Associate Director, Office of Alumni Engagement, Syracuse University

    • Transferable Skills

Limnyuy Konglim ’05
Humanitarian Advocate


Update from The Office of Multicultural Advancement (Video)

Update from Rachel Vassel ’91, Assistant Vice President, Office of Multicultural Advancement, Syracuse University – “What We’ve Accomplished Together”.

Photo: Rachel Vassel '91, AVP


Let’s Talk Politics (Video)

Let’s Talk Politics: Enjoy an exciting discussion with Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour,  Cheryl Wills ‘90 of NY1, Angela Y. Robinson ’78 of the National Association of Black Journalists. Learn more about updates impacting the November elections.

Yamiche Alcindor
White House correspondent, PBS NewsHour and contributor for NBC News and MSNBC

Cheryl Wills ’89
News Anchor, New York 1 News, New York City

Angela Y. Robinson ’78
Veteran Journalist and Director of Operations, National Association of Black Journalists


Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Program Overview (Video)

Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Scholarship Program Impact Report
Hear from Angela Morales-Patterson, Director of Operations and Partnerships and Maria J. Lopez ’05 G’12, Assistant Director of Scholarship Programs,  about the overall impact of the OTHC Scholarship Program, our students and their recent accomplishments.

Angela Morales-Patterson
Director of Operations and Partnerships, Syracuse University

Maria Lopez portrait

Maria J. Lopez ’05 G’12
Assistant Director of Scholarship Programs, Syracuse University


  • Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Video
    Meet the OTHC Scholars and hear their stories.

Community Forum on COVID-19 and Social Justice (Video)

Community Forum on COVID-19 and Social Justice – SUMA Advisory member Chuck Wynder Jr. ’86 introduces us to, Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune, Chief Operating Officer of the National Council of Churches and Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis to discuss COVID-19 and Social Justice and its impact in communities of color. Q&A will be led by  Rev. Dr. Charles Houston ‘90.

Rev. Chuck Wynder Jr. ’86
Chaplain and Teacher of Humanities, St. Paul’s School
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune ’90
Chief Operating Officer, National Council of Churches

Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Dr. Charles Houston ’90
Associate Pastor of Counseling , Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, Austell GA


Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Book Talk (Video)

Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Book Talk with Sunny Hostin, Emmy Award-winning journalist, author, and co-host of ABC’s The View. Interview by Marcus Solis ‘91, ABC News NYC.

Sunny Hostin
Emmy Award-winning journalist, author, and co-host of ABC’s The View

Marcus Solis ‘91
News Reporter, ABC News, NYC


Tribute to Bea González and Dr. Janis Mayes (Video)

Bea González G’04,  Retired, Vice President for Community Engagement and Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Dr. Janis Mayes,  Retired, Associate Professor, have been pillars of the university community for decades. Join in our recognition of their SU legacies.

Bea González G’04

 

Dr. Janis Mayes


Orange Table Talk 

Join our men’s and women’s roundtables to listen in on alumni leaders discussing hot topics within our communities.

Women’s Roundtable (Video)                                                                                

Carmen De La Paz ’88
Designer, Carpenter, DIY expert and TV personality

 

 

 

Shanti Das ’93
Founder & Executive Director, Silence the Shame

Maliz Mahop ’15
Global Communication Strategist

Jena Burgess ’09
Culture & Diversity Leader at Cherry Bekaert LLP

Gwynne Wilcox ’74
Attorney, Partner, Levy Ratner
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

Colline Hernandez -Ayala ’89
Partner, GTM Architects

 

Madelyn García ’08
Medical Student, SUNY Upstate Medical

Davita Carpenter ’92
Vice President, Human Resources at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center

Tanya Forrest Hall ’93
Innovation Marketing and Communications at Delta Air Lines


Maria J. Lopez ’05 G’12
Assistant Director of Scholarship Programs, Syracuse University

Men’s Roundtable (Video)

Jesse Mejia ’97
Corporate Strategy and Business Development Executive, Author of Rise Up Mi Gente

Frankie González ’95
Managing Director of The Guardian Global Group,  Raymond James Financial Services

Tony Martinez ’87
Owner, Barrio BX Restaurant

Photo: Wesley Dias ’74

Wes Dias ’74
CEO/President – Argosy Consulting Group
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

Injil Muhammad ’86
CPA and CEO, Madison Avenue Advisors, Incorporated

Ronald Terry Taylor ’15 G’16
Associate Director, Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity, Horace Mann School (Riverdale, NY)

Travis  G. Mason ’06
Emerging Technology Policy | MIT, x-Google, x-Airbus

Brian K. Tarrant ’96
Division Senior Vice President, MC², a global experiential marketing firm

Oswaldo Ortega ’05
Project Architect, Gensler

Adolphus Belk ’96
Professor of Political Science and African American Studies , Winthrop University

Jason Poles ’99
Director of Development, Syracuse University


OTHC Tele-A-Thon (Video)

OTHC OTHC Tele-A-Thon,  a fundraising extravaganza featuring alumni VIPs, entertainment and special guests in support of our students.

Hosted by Jennifer Sanders
Anchor | Reporter
KXAN | KNVA | KBVO|


Orange Legends Scholarship

Roland Williams ’97
Retired Football Player

Jim Boeheim ’66, G ’73 and Juli Boeheim G‘97
Founders of Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation

Sherman Douglas ’89
Retired, Professional Basketball Player


Syracuse 8 Scholarship 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Harris ‘84
Internal Revenue Service, Information Technology Specialist

Darlene Harris ‘84
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Government

Greg Allen ’73
Retired Insurance Executive and member of The Syracuse 8

Coach Dino Babers
Head Football Coach, Syracuse University


Kevin Richardson Scholarship

Kevin Richardson to Receives Historic Honorary Degree

Tara Favors ’95
Vice President and Human Resources Business partner, American Express
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

Kevin Richardson
Exonerated Five


Vanessa Williams Scholarship

Vanessa Williams ’08
Singer and Actress


Accounting Scholarship

Charles Houston ’90 and Monica Houston ‘90
Monica is a  member of the Office of Multicultural Advancement Advisory Council, Syracuse University


Class of 74 Scholarship

Gwynne Wilcox ‘74
Attorney, Partner, Levy Ratner
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University

Photo: Wesley Dias ’74

Wes Dias ‘74
CEO/President – Argosy Consulting Group
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Our Time Has Cone (OTHC) Origins

Robert Hill
Founder, Office of Multicultural Advancement, CBT and OTHC


Connie Orlando Scholarship

Connie Orlando ’89
Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy, and News at BET Networks (ViacomCBS)
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Undergraduate Black and Hispanic Scholarship

Mel Stith Ph.D. G’73 G’78
Dean Emeritus, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

Dr. Patricia Stith
Retired, Assistant Provost for Equity and Inclusion, Syracuse University

Keith Moody ’90 and Fatimah Moody ‘90
SU Alumni Couple, Founders of LinkVisum Consulting Group

June Grant ’87
Producer, ‘Four Woman’ by Nina Simone

Aulton Kohn, Jr. ‘07 G’09
Associate Director, Operations-Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University

Sofia Rossi

Sofia Rossi ’22
College of Arts and Sciences, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs,
Dual Major, Citizenship and Civic Engagement, and Policy Studies
Undergraduate Black and Hispanic Scholar


NAMED OTHC SCHOLARSHIPS

Andrew Bryan Burnett ‘88
CEO and managing director of The Accela Group


Jamille McCullough ‘95
Director, Human Resources for Europe, the Middle East and Africa,  iRobot


L. Kelly Atkinson ‘79
Television producer/director, NBC
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Shelia Payton ’70


Traci Cohen Dennis '90

Traci Cohen Dennis ‘90
Director, Undergraduate Teacher Education, American University


Isaiah Carmichael Harden Brooks ’21
Dave Bing Scholar


TAG BCCE Scholarship

Seretta McKnight ‘80
Managing Partner, Curtmae LLC


Photo: Evelyn C. Hoskins Carter ’90

Evelyn Ingram ‘90
Director, Community Engagement at Wegmans Food Markets


Syracuse BLAC Scholarship

Felicia Collins Ocumarez portrait

Felicia Collins Ocumarez G’98, L’98
Corporate Counsel, U.S. Government


J. Christopher Hamilton G’99, L’99
Principal & Founder/Industry Esquire LLC


Board of Trustees

Rob Light ’78 and Shelly Light
Philanthropists
Rob is a member of the Board of Trustees


Kiana Papin ’22

Light Family Newhouse Scholar


NPHC Scholarships

Alpha Phi Alpha

Phillip D. Dunigan ’76
Center Administrator, Partners in Primary Care


Felix James ’95
President, Urbana International, LLC


Phi Beta Sigma

Photo: Merrill B. "Butch" Charles ’81 G’81

Butch Charles ’81 G’81
Associate Professor at Morrisville State College


Michael Barbosa ’96
Assistant Attorney General in Charge, Office of the New York State Attorney General


Kappa Alpha Psi

Kevin P.  Jones ’80
Vice President, MediaRich Marketing, Los Angeles Partner Jones 4 Group


Brennan Savage ’18
Public Health Advocate and Photographer


Omega Psi Phi

Michael Blackshear ’91
Senior Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Ryan Specialty Group
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Alpha Kappa Alpha

Michelle Walker Davis ’93, G’95
Chairman and CEO, Women of Power Transformation Inc.


Sonya Grant ’94
American International Group Inc.


Delta Sigma Theta

Gisele A Marcus ’89
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Fatimah Moody ’90
CEO, LinkVisum Consulting Group
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Zeta Phi Beta

Tamekia Flowers-Ball ’97
CEO, Epiphany Blue


Lashon Pitter ’97
Nurse Manager, Neonatal ICU, Mount Sinai Beth Israel


NALFO Scholarships

LUL- Lambda Upsilon Lambda 

Jesse Mejia ’97
Corporate Strategy and Business Development Executive, Author of Rise Up Mi Gente


SLU – Sigma Lambda Upsilon 

Rosann Santos ‘95
Director of Alumni Relations  John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Kristin Bragg ‘93
Vice President of Strategic Planning , Warner Media Ad Sales
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


LANSU – Latino Alumni Network of Syracuse University

Photo: Anthony Otero ’96

Anthony Otero ’96
Author, Blogger, Podcaster and Student Affairs Professional


Jose L. Vilson ’04
Executive Director of EduColor, veteran educator, speaker, best-selling author, and advocate


Planned Giving

Chuck Wynder ‘86
Chaplain and Teacher of Humanities, St. Paul’s School
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


Candice Carnage ’90
Chief Operating Officer, The Bronx Defenders
Office of Multicultural Advancement Council Member, Syracuse University


OTHC Tele-A-Thon Entertainment

Vanessa Williams ’08
Singer and Actress


Colie Aziza ’88
Vocalist, ‘Four Women’, Saffronia


Dianna Giselle ’87
Vocalist, ‘Four Women’, Peaches


Tanee Levette ’89
Vocalist, ‘Four Women’, Aunt Sarah


Tamar Smithers ’07
Vocalist, ‘Four Women’, Sweet Thing


Malcolm-Ali Davis ’18
Urban Pop/R&B vocalist
OTHC Alumni


Blake Brewer ’21
College of Visual and Performing Arts, Drama
OTHC Scholar


Shanel Bailey ’19
Actor
The Book of Mormon, Broadway
OTHC Alumni


Raíces Dance Troupe


Charles “Rahmat” Woods ’72
Musician


Black Reign Step Team 


Taye Diggs ’93
Actor and Singer


Photo: Evelyn C. Hoskins Carter ’90

Evelyn Ingram ’90
BCCE
Director, Community Engagement at Wegmans Food Markets


Coming Back Together (CBT) Virtual AfterpartiesIt wouldn’t be CBT without our favorite alumni DJ’s on the wheels of steel. You won’t want to miss this lineup.

Cy “Cquer” Prince’87


Stephen “DJ Squid” Soleyn ’87


Eddie “DJ-EJ” Dowdell’94