JoAnn K. May, former director of Syracuse University’s Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) passed away Feb. 14. May was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of Mary and Thaddeus Kennerly. She was a proud historically Black colleges and universities alumna,…
JPMorgan Chase’s Bisignano to receive Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement
SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor announced Tuesday that Frank Bisignano, chief administrative officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., will be awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement.
Bisignano is being recognized for his visionary leadership in forging an innovative form of university-private sector partnership represented by the JPMorgan Chase-SU collaboration, which yields not only dramatically enhanced opportunities for the students and faculty of the University and for the corporation, but for the public good.
The Chancellor’s Medal is given to individuals in honor of their extraordinary contributions to the University, to their areas of expertise and/or to the community, recognizing qualities to which the University urges SU students to aspire.
Previous honorees include Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.; “The Syracuse Eight”; renowned acting and activist couple Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis; Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shirin Ebadi; the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan; the late, eminent American composer Aaron Copland; The New Yorker magazine columnist and best-selling author Kenneth Auletta; and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala.
The award will be conferred at a formal ceremony in New York City on a date to be determined.