Four senior alumni to receive Eggers Awards during Reunion Weekend
Four senior alumni to receive Eggers Awards during Reunion WeekendMay 25, 2005Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
Four Syracuse University alumni who have celebrated at least their 50th anniversaries as alumni will be honored with Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Awards during Reunion Weekend, June 3-5. They are Donald Ingram ’54, G’60; Eleanor Ludwig ’43, G’45; Joseph Strasser ’53, G’58; and Janet Weltmann ’35.
Chancellor Nancy Cantor will give the awards during the Half-Century Dinner, to be held June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, 801 University Ave.
The Eggers Award was established by former Chancellor William P. Tolley, who instituted the award program in 1988 to commemorate Chancellor Eggers’ outstanding years at SU. Recipients who best demonstrate outstanding loyalty and service to SU or their communities are selected by a committee of the Board of Directors of the SU Alumni Association.
The Half-Century Dinner is hosted annually during Reunion Weekend by SU’s Office of Alumni Relations; this year’s dinner will be open to all SU alumni who have celebrated their 50th Reunion.
For more information regarding the Half-Century Dinner or the Eggers Awards, call (315) 443-3516 or (800) SUALUMS (782-5867).
Donald C. Ingram ’54, G’60
An organist, Donald C. Ingram has been a recitalist and clinician throughout North America and Europe. As an organist/choirmaster, he has served in several churches that are well regarded for their music programs. He has been an active member of the American Guild of Organists, including leadership positions with the organization, and has also been a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and the Organ Historical Society. For SU, he has served on the board of directors of the Alumni Club of the Capital District since 1999 and as vice president since 2002. He was recently elected to be president of the club effective July 1, 2005. He hosts the New Student Send-Off at his home each year. He was inducted into the Chancellor’s Council in 2004, is a member of the Founders Society and recently established the Donald Ingram Endowed Scholarship Fund in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Eleanor A. Ludwig ’43, G’45
Eleanor A. Ludwig was the director of Office of Alumni Relations for more than 20 years. Upon her retirement, she became involved in the Central New York Alumni Club and served as president for two years. Ludwig is currently on the board of directors of the Central New York Alumni Club. She is also a member of the Syracuse Alumnae Club and Eta Psi Upsilon. Ludwig received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1973 and the Arents Pioneer Medal in 1990. Ludwig earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from SU.
Joseph A. Strasser ’53, G ’58
Joseph A. Strasser was a founding member of the Wichita State American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in 1959 and remains a charter member of the national ASPA organization. He has been president of the Jacksonville, Fla. chapter for more than 10 years. Strasser was professionally recognized by the Government Officers of Financial Institutions, as well as the City/County Managers Association, several times during his long career as a financial director. His success in local government finance was marked by the creation of the first civilian fiscal administrator posts within police and fire departments in several cities. He has received the Professional Achievement Recognition award from the Professional Government Finance Officers Association several times. Strasser earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s of public administration from SU. He is a retired major of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Janet “Jane” Goldstuker Weltmann ’35
Jane Weltmann, who resides in Boca Raton, Fla., worked for many years at SU, first in purchasing and then in the Office of the Dean of Women. In the 1980s, she founded and was the co-chair of the Syracuse Alumni Volunteer Center. She is the former president of the Alumni Club of Palm Beach County and was a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Weltmann served on the Reunion Committee for several years, and was instrumental in the planning and execution of the 1986 Florida Alumni Dinner Dance. She received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1986.