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Two Dedicated Alumni to Receive Generation Orange Award at Orange Central
Evin Floyd Robinson ’12, G’14 and Jessica Santana ’11, G’13 help prepare the next generation of technology leaders in New York City through access to the development, mentoring, networking and professional experiences that prepare them for degrees and careers in technology.
Robinson and Santanta are co-founders of New York on Tech (NYOT), an organization that creates and improves pathways for impoverished students and those from underrepresented populations to gain exposure to and proficiency in technology and innovation fields.
Through immersive programs for high school students that include internship opportunities and mentoring, as well as after-school educational programming, Robinson and Santana help a forgotten segment of the population receive access to this valuable training.
Their work has been featured by AlleyWatch, BET, Black Enterprise, CNN, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Network Journal, Sirius XM Radio, TechCrunch and Wells Fargo, .
For their contributions, Robinson and Santana will receive the Generation Orange Award during Orange Central, SU’s annual homecoming and reunion weekend, Oct. 18-21.
The Generation Orange Award is presented to young alumni who have made significant contributions to their communities and to the University.
New this year, the winners of the Eggers Award, the George Arents Award and the Generation Orange Award will be honored during the inaugural Syracuse University Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, Oct. 19.
Honoring SU’s talented and accomplished alumni across generations, the SU Alumni Awards Celebration is sure to be Orange Central’s premier event. The festivities begin with a cocktail party featuring drinks and food stations from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the awards celebration in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. The evening will culminate in an after-party with live music, drinks, food and desserts in Schine’s Panasci Lounge.
Tickets for the cocktail party and awards celebration cost $30. 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 $75 (and $50 for Generation Orange alumni).
To register for any of the nearly 50 Orange Central programs—including the SU Alumni Awards Celebration—visit the Orange Central website. Online registration closes Monday, Oct. 15.