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Celebration to Remember Longtime University College Staff Member Cindy Gromny
A memorial celebration to honor and remember the life of Cindy Gromny will be held at Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4-6 p.m.
Gromny, who worked at University College for 44 years, passed away on Aug. 10. She began her career at Syracuse University in 1973 and served under three deans. With a wealth of institutional knowledge, Gromny was eager to help her colleagues across campus.
She was the heartbeat of University College. Her co-workers were drawn to her outgoing personality and willingness to listen. “Cindy was a loyal and proud employee who treated everyone with kindness,” says Dean Bea González. “Her interactions with students, faculty and staff were genuine and authentic. She will be missed by the team at UC.”
Gromny’s warm and inviting spirit also carried throughout her life outside of work, where she enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends. She prided herself as a devoted Syracuse men’s lacrosse fan and an avid outdoorswoman, having spent the majority of her free time either at lacrosse games or biking, hiking and camping throughout New York State. Gromny leaves behind her beloved husband, Joseph Gromny G’96; her daughter Erica Gromny Volino ’08, who currently works in the Whitman undergraduate office; four siblings; eight nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
The campus community is invited to join in this celebration of her life. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, contact Carrie McDonald at 443-3292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations may be made to the scholarship fund honoring Gromny at Syracuse University (checks should be made out to “Syracuse University” with an indication that it is “in memory of Cindylou Gromny,” and sent to University College Financial Aid, 700 University Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244).