He was one of the nation’s top business leaders, a civic giant in Syracuse and an avid supporter of Syracuse University. Julius “Jules” Pericola, who was beloved in the Orange community, serving on the Board of Trustees from 1981 to…
’Cuse Cast for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Diasia Robinson ’18 anchors this week’s Cuse Cast from the Dome, with details on an important event. Through song, word and dance, hundreds of members of the Syracuse University and surrounding communities honored the life’s work of Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting impact on the world Sunday night at the Carrier Dome.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration—the largest of its kind on a college campus—included performances by students and community members, a dinner and a keynote address by political commentator Angela Rye. Chancellor Kent Syverud gave the opening address.
As part of the celebration, six community members were presented with the Unsung Hero Award. The awards—which are given in the categories of community member, student, faculty and staff—honor those who have made a positive impact on the lives of others, but who are not widely recognized for their efforts.
A full video of the event will be posted to mlk.syr.edu.