When international students travel to the United States to learn English, the language barrier is just one of their challenges. Cultural differences like being overwhelmed in the grocery store, being embarrassed about not tipping a server (there is no tipping…
Sammy Cueva ’93 on SU’s First Latino Fraternity, His Businesses and Family, and Turkeys
Zhamyr “Sammy” Cueva ’93 is one of five individuals who will receive Chancellor’s Citations in recognition of their significant civic or career achievements at the Coming Back Together gala dinner Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown.
Cueva oversees the Fraud Detection Division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (the largest transportation network in North America, covering 5,000 square miles in New York City, Long Island, southeastern New York state and Connecticut). He is also a highly successful entrepreneur with ownership stakes in three New York City restaurants (Blend LIC, Blend on the Water and Blend Astoria), as well as the Soulatino marketing group and the branding and custom solutions company ColorWerx.
In the interview below he talks about his time at Syracuse, his life and his diverse business interests.