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Gregg Doherty to receive Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award Oct. 1
As part of Syracuse University’s new Orange Central celebration, which combines the rich tradition of Homecoming + Reunion, the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. at Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Rd.
The cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required; contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-SUALUMS (782-5867) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This year’s Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award will be presented to Gregg W. Doherty ’55, a political science graduate of The College of Arts and Sciences. Since graduation, Doherty has served as a key alumni representative and friend in the Southern California area, working tirelessly on volunteer efforts such as student send-offs, and coordinating alumni activity from the San Diego SU Alumni Club.
Having served as a football student manager for four years during his undergraduate years, and earning a varsity letter for his work, Doherty continues his involvement with SU Athletics as a current member of the Syracuse University Varsity Club Board of Directors, and the Syracuse Football Club. An avid supporter of both men’s and women’s athletics, Doherty enjoys interacting with new student-athletes every year at events such as the San Diego Crew Classic, an event that the men’s crew team has participated in for the last three years.
Doherty has also been a strong advocate for traditions on campus, eager to help bridge connections between current students and alumni. As a student, he was a part of many of SU’s finest traditions, including Goon Squad and the Traditions Commission, and was a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member.
Doherty has additionally given his time to the national Syracuse University Alumni Association Board of Directors, serving as a member from July 2002-09. Elected class officer (treasurer) during his junior and senior years, he remains a key contact for his class, having served on his reunion committees for many years.
Professionally, Doherty is the director of community relations/group sales for the Maritime Museum of San Diego and is also involved with several additional volunteer efforts in his community, including the Holiday Bowl Committee.
Established in 1988 by former SU Chancellor William Pearson Tolley in honor of then-Chancellor Melvin A. Eggers, the award recognizes senior alumni for their loyalty and service to the University and/or community involvement.