Herb Ruffin, African American Studies Department Chair and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for the WURD-FM (Philadelphia) story about the “100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre.” Ruffin, who is an expert on Black settlements in…
2013 Senior Class Marshal application process open
Applications are now being accepted for the Class of 2013 senior class marshals. The application deadline is Feb. 3. All current juniors who will be on campus during the entire 2012-2013 academic year are eligible to apply, or may be nominated by faculty, staff or classmates.
Senior class marshals are some of the University’s most committed and thoughtful students. They serve as the all-University student representatives for graduation, and this year the role is being expanded to more thoroughly reflect the significance of this honor. Marshals will now have the unique opportunity to participate in the following experiences:
- meeting with senior-level University administrators to share and offer feedback on the SU experience;
- engaging in exclusive networking opportunities with alumni;
- representing the 2013 class at special University-wide events;
- helping to select the 2013 Commencement speaker; and
- leading the entire Commencement procession at graduation.
Applicants should be distinguished individuals who have excelled during their time at Syracuse, exemplify the spirit of the senior class, understand and have experienced Scholarship in Action, and exhibit excellent critical-thinking skills. The criteria used to determine qualified nominees include: scholarship, academic honors, student organization involvement, campus and community service and—new to this year’s process—an essay soliciting the student’s suggestions for engaging the SU community in Scholarship in Action.
An online application form, the above-mentioned essay, nominations from two SU faculty or staff and a copy of an official Syracuse University transcript are required and must submitted by Friday, Feb. 3.
Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 443-4424 with any questions.