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Syracuse University Alumni Awards Celebration Debuts at Orange Central
Alumni Association Rolling out the Orange Carpet
Television has the Emmys, music has the Grammys, film has the Oscars, and theatre has the Tonys … now Syracuse University has a spectacular awards show to call its own! The University will roll out the Orange carpet on Friday, Oct. 19, for the inaugural Syracuse University Alumni Awards Celebration during Orange Central 2018.
The celebration to honor SU’s talented and accomplished alumni across generations will feature all the glitz and glamour one has come to expect from awards shows in the world of entertainment, but with a unique Orange twist.
The event—recognizing the 2018 winners of the George Arents Award, the Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award and the Generation Orange Award—kicks off with a classy cocktail party and wraps up with an amazing after-party.
“Our alumni award winners deserve a memorable evening worthy of their accomplishments,” says Sue Ballard, vice president for alumni engagement. “We’re so excited to bring the SU community together, unite generations of Syracuse University alumni, and celebrate the best of what it means to be Orange!”
The Alumni Awards Celebration promises to be the premier event of Orange Central, the University’s annual homecoming and reunion weekend. Orange Central is a special time when alumni and their families “come home to ’Cuse” to celebrate school spirit, catch up with old friends and professors, and honor SU’s outstanding alumni.
Guests will literally walk the Orange carpet to the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium, which will be elegantly transformed into a chic venue to host both the cocktail party and awards celebration. The cocktail party from 5-6 p.m. will include specialty cocktails and food stations. The awards program will follow at 6 p.m.
The celebration culminates with a fancy after-party featuring live music from The Swooners, along with drinks, food and desserts, upstairs in Schine’s Panasci Lounge.
Tickets for the cocktail party and awards celebration cost $25 via Early Orange pricing (register by Sept. 25), or $30 after Sept. 25. Generation Orange alumni pricing for graduates of the last 10 years is $20.
Tickets for the cocktail party, awards celebration and special after-party cost $65 (Early Orange pricing), $75 (after Sept. 25) and $50 (Generation Orange).
About the Syracuse University Alumni Award Winners
The George Arents Award, SU’s highest alumni honor, recognizes those who are pioneers and leaders in their fields. The Arents Award honors the legacy of George Arents, a successful manufacturer who served on the SU Board of Trustees from 1930 until his death in 1960. This year’s Arents honorees are Kevin Bell ’74, H’16; Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77; Emme ’85; Joseph Strasser ’53, G’58; and Abdallah Yabroudi ’78, G’79.
The Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award was established out of deep respect and admiration for Chancellor Eggers to honor senior alumni who have coupled their leadership and service to society with loyalty and service to Syracuse University. The award recognizes alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. This year’s honorees are Larry Bashe ’66, G’68, Helen Lefkowitz ’60 and Fred Silverman ’58.
The Generation Orange Award is presented to young alumni who have made significant contributions to their communities and to the University. This year’s honorees are Evin Floyd Robinson ’12, G’14 and Jessica Santana ’11, G’13.
Visit the Orange Central registration page to sign up for the SU Alumni Awards Celebration and the nearly 50 other Orange Central events and programs.