Syracuse University Libraries is adding two ‘MindSpa’ wellness rooms, designed similarly to the Barnes Center at The Arch Crowley Family MindSpa, on Sunday, Oct. 1, in Bird Library. The Bird Library MindSpa consists of two rooms – a Massage Chair…
One University Awards Ceremony Is Friday in Hendricks Chapel
The 2022 One University Awards will be held Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
The annual event honors members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service.
Bea González will be officially installed as the University’s mace bearer at the ceremony.
Two major awards—the Chancellor’s Medal and the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence—will be bestowed. The ceremony will also include the presentation of the Student-Athlete Award, Judith Seinfeld Scholarship, Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence, Teaching Recognition Award, Diversity and Inclusion Award, Tolley Medal and Chancellor’s Forever Orange Award, and the recognition of emeriti faculty and employees who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2021.
The University Scholars, Senior Class and School and College Marshals, and Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars will also be honored.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided at the ceremony. All members of the University community are invited and encouraged to attend. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Heroy Geology Laboratory.
This year’s awardees include:
The Chancellor’s Medal is the University’s highest honor and is awarded to individuals in honor of their trailblazing and extraordinary contributions to the University, to an academic body of knowledge, or to society.
This year’s recipient is Jaime Alicea, superintendent of the Syracuse City School District.
The award was first presented in 1979 in recognition of outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and creative work. Today, the award seeks to recognize members of the University community who have made invaluable contributions through commitment to scholarship and research that fosters new understandings of the world and creative responses to its needs. This year’s recipients are:
- Excellence in Student Research—Francielli Silva Genier, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in biomedical and chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science; Amanda Greenbacker-Mitchell, a second-year master’s student in wind and percussion studies in the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts; Cameron Gray, a senior film major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts; and Alex Middleton, a senior in communication sciences and disorders in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Outstanding Contributions to the Student Experience and University Initiatives— Kelly Condon, budget support associate for the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Steven Schaffling, assistant dean of student success in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Fei Wang, assistant teaching professor, director of China programs and master’s program coordinator in the School of Architecture
- Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction—M. Lisa Manning, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the director of the BioInspired Institute; and Scott Stevens, associate professor and chair of the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Native American and Indigenous studies program.
- Lifetime Achievement Award—Mark Glauser, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Chancellor’s Forever Orange Award
The Chancellor’s Forever Orange Award is conferred on individual students, faculty or staff who—by virtue of extraordinary hard work, good values and commitment to excellence—embody the best of Syracuse University.
This year’s recipients are Patricia Burak, part-time instructor of Russian literature in the College of Arts and Sciences and faculty/staff advisor to the Ukrainian Club at SU, and Father Gerry Waterman, the University’s Catholic chaplain.
As one of the nation’s preeminent leaders in higher education, William Pearson Tolley served as Chancellor for 27 years. The University established the Tolley Medal in 1966, in conjunction with the School of Education, to recognize strong scholarship and leadership in lifelong learning. This year’s recipient is Allen Berger ’57, G’66
Diversity and Inclusion Award
The Diversity and Inclusion Award is bestowed upon an individual who is integral to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible campus environment. This year’s recipient is Jorge A. Castillo, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center.
Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence
A substantial bequest from the estate of L. Douglas Meredith, a 1926 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, allowed Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw to create the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorships in 1995 to recognize and reward outstanding teaching at Syracuse University.
The 2022-25 Meredith Professors are Lauryn Gouldin, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and director of the Syracuse Civics Initiative in the College of Law, and Julie Hasenwinkel, professor and chair of biomedical and chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and a faculty member with the University’s BioInspired Institute.
The following Meredith Professors will receive the Meredith Medallion, recognizing the completion of their Meredith projects:
- 2019-22 Meredith Professor Wenliang (Kevin) Du, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science;
- 2018-21 Meredith Professor Michelle Kaarst-Brown, professor in the School of Information Studies;
- 2018-21 Meredith Professor Tom Perreault, professor and chair of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School; and
- 2017-20 Meredith Professor Jackie Orr, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School.
Teaching Recognition Award
In 2001, the Meredith Professorship Program was expanded to recognize teaching excellence by non-tenured faculty and adjunct and part-time instructors. Awards are given in two categories: Early Performance and Continuing Excellence.
This year there are six awardees in the Early Performance category: Melissa Chipman, assistant professor of arctic paleoecology and paleoclimate in Earth and environmental sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences and faculty member in the Native American and Indigenous studies program; Radhika Garg, assistant professor in the School of Information Studies; LaVerne Gray, assistant professor in the School of Information Studies; Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School and a senior research associate in the Middle Eastern studies program; Jun Li, assistant professor of public administration and international relations in the Maxwell School; and Vera Mcllvain, associate teaching professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The two awardees in the Continuing Excellence category are Leela George, associate teaching professor in educational leadership in the School of Education, and Joseph Pellegrino, teaching professor and Gebbie Hearing Clinic director in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Seinfeld Scholar Award
Each year Syracuse University honors the talents of outstanding faculty or students through an award made possible by Judith Greenberg Seinfeld, a distinguished alumna and member of the University Board of Trustees. Awards are made to those who have been determined by their peers to have made outstanding contributions to the beauty of the world, to have added to human values and to ending human abuse anywhere in the world, and to have demonstrated passion for excellence, creativity and originality in academic or artistic fields. This year, the designation is bestowed upon two students: Sophia Perida, a double major in English and textual studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and history in the Maxwell School and A&S and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, and Joseph Sherwood, a senior majoring in industrial and interaction design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
This award is given to the senior female and male students with the highest cumulative grade point average over their careers as student-athletes.
This year’s recipients are Silas Derfel, a senior majoring in health and exercise science in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and a member of the men’s cross country and track and field teams, and Jenna Tivnan, a senior sport management major in the Falk College and member of the women’s soccer team.
Among those who will be honored at the ceremony are:
2021-22 Remembrance Scholars
Elizabeth Acquaah-Harrison, Samantha Armetta, Elizabeth Billman, Ava Breitbeck, Julia Chou, Ashley Collado, Morgan Eaton, Elena Figler, Madeleine Gordon, Shiori Green, Alyssa Grzesiowski, Coreynne Henry, Ryo Ishioka, Jared Khan-Bagley, Dylan King, MaryKate Krege, Zainab Kumandan, Kathleen Lane, Caitlyn Langille, Estheralice Lopez, Micayla MacDougall, Lindy Melegari, Madeline Messare, Justin Mitchell, Nathena Murray, Ifeyinwa Ojukwu, John Ramza, Jazmine Richardson, Cassandra Rodriguez, Matthew Sala, Caleb Sheedy, Abigail Tick, Caroline Whinney, David Williams, Kevin Wu
2021-22 Lockerbie Scholars
Lauren Carruthers, Alicia Pagan
2022 Senior Class Marshals
Ava Breitbeck, Morgan Storino
2022 School and College Marshals
College of Arts and Sciences—Ashley Clemens, Morgan Eaton, Denise Magny
College of Engineering and Computer Science—Oduduabasi Isaiah, Alexander Metcalf
College of Law—Mazaher Kaila
College of Professional Studies—Nicholas Fedrizzi
College of Visual and Performing Arts—Emily Graham, Coreynne Henry
Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics—Mackenzie Mangos, Julia Rizzo
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs—Varsha Srinivasan
School of Architecture—Erik Bakken, Jasmine Greytok
School of Education—Torian Clarke, Shayla Walsh
School of Information Studies—Michael Mccallister, Danielle Nimako
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications—Chelsea Stern, Morgan Tucker
Graduate School—Ying Zhang
Whitman School of Management—Bailey Loughnane, Tiffany Yang
2022 University Scholars
Erik Bakken, Julia Chou, Gretchen Coleman, Ghael Fobes, Cameron Gray, Lindy Melegari, Alexander Metcalf, Ifeyinwa Ojukwu, Salvatore Pepe, Sydney Ringel, Cassandra Rodriguez, Thomas Shaw
2021 Emeriti Faculty
Marilyn Arnone, Mark Braiman, Hub Brown, Hans Buechler, John Burdick (posthumously), Bruce Carter, Fiona Chew, Felix Cochren (posthumously), Barry Davidson, Anthony Garza, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Margaret Himley, Kathleen Hinchman, Sharon Hollenback, George Langford, Maria Marrero, Brian Martens, Janis Mayes, Allan Mazur, Terry McConnell, Deborah Monahan, Mark Monmonier, Anne Munly, Deborah Pellow, Mark Rupert, Patrick Ryan, Owen Shapiro, Laura Steinberg, Larry Tavlarides, Frances Tucker, Raja Velu, Ernest Wallwork
2021 Years of Service Milestones
Carrie Abbott, Frederick Beiser, Toni Besaw, James Blake, Steven Blusk, Kelly Bogart, Bianca Caiella Breed, Jeffrey Brinkerhoff, Collin Brooke, Lori Brown, Michelle Brown, Tiffany Brown, Stacie Buffum, Keith Bybee, Patrick Cabrey, Teresa Capenos, Carol Cardinell, Michael Cargill, Scott Casanova, Craige Champion, Cindi Comins, Kathryn Conrad, Nikita Coplin, Daryl Crook, Thomas Crowell, Lisa Cummings, Susan D’Amato, Francine D’Amico, Elisa Macedo Dekaney, Susann DeMocker-Shedd, Kim Desmond, Jeanne Diederich, Patrick DiRubbo, Christina Docteur, Patrick Donegan, Leon Douglas, Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Christine Erwin, Luke Fiaschetti, Sheila Fountain, Kevin Francisco, Margaret Gifford, Mark Glauser, Debra Goddard, Bradley Gorham, Edward Gorham, Melvin Graham, Jennifer Haag, Sarah Harwell, Nichole Henry, Laura Heyman, Sandra Hightower, Marie Honors, Jason Humphrey, Heidi Jackson, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Klemenz, Lisa Knych, Tammy Kordas, Tiffany Koszalka, Christopher Kyle, Scott LaPar, Rose Lundy, Mimi Mark, Frank Mavica, Diane McKenney, Kenneth Meyer, Kristopher Millett, Andrew Molloy, Stephen Mosher Jr., Marie O’Leary, Linda Owens,Traci Paninski, Michael Pasqualoni, Pamela Peter, Sarah Pralle, Sandra Puro, Christy Ramsdell, Kira Kristal Reed, JoAnn Rhoads, Mark Ritchie, Amardo Rodriguez, Stacey Royer, Tod Rutherford, Kimberley Sallie, Nicolas Scherzinger, Jennifer Schwarz, Frederick Dan Shworles, Joseph Sidoni, James Slater, Steven Smith, Pamela Socker, Thomas Sproull, Jeffrey Stanton, Daniel Stevens, Joseph Stoll, David Stratton, James Tapia, Brian Tarolli, Stuart Taub, Stephen Thorley, Nancy Totah, Stephen Usiatynski, Dominick Valentino, Jacob VanMarter III, Stephanie Vasta, Brian von Knoblauch, Patricia Ward, Keone Weigl, Robert Weiner Jr., Dani Weinstein, Lakeisha Williams, Scott Willis, Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Jacquelyn Yancey, Andrew Yandon, Stanley Ziemba
James Abbott, Robert Applegate, Philip Arnold, James Beagle, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Erica Blust, Karen Busse, Kevin Callahan, Michael Cheatham, Andrew Clary, Mary Pat Cornish, Kevin Crowston, Tanya Eckert, Vera Gibbs, Tula Goenka, Jennifer Goode-Colla, Diane Grimes, Laura Harrington, Patrick Henchen, Doreen Henson, Gordon Hilts, Anthony Horzempa, Kristi Johnson, Elizabeth Kamell, Steven Kelly, Elizabeth Killoran, Lindsley Kimball, Gregory Lambert, Robert Lee, Edward Lewis, Donald Maitland, John Maslak Jr., Nathan Masters, Moriene Mathis-Hanlon, Kelly O’Connor, Cecilia Owens, Brian Pendergast, Scott Pitnick, Dawn Proia, George Saunders, Eileen Schell, Teresa Singleton, Kalpana Srinivas, Pamela Thomas, John Tillotson, Candace Valerio, Elizabeth Wagner, Michelle Walker
Marina Artuso, Nancy Austin, Amiya Basu, Michel Benaroch, Colleen O’Connor Bench, Horace Campbell, Bruce Cook, Jean Gillette, Steven Heyman, Joel Kaplan, Fred Karpoff, Mary Karr, Amos Kiewe, Norman Kutcher, Maria Marceau, Sarah McCoubrey, Robert Pedrotti, Jeffrey Pitt, Garrett Prindle, Renee Roth, Mara Sapon-Shevin, Melinda Secor, Thomas Sherman, Henry Thomas, Lynn Vanderhoek, Alan Weinberger
Douglas Armstrong, David Balitz, John Bartlett, Patricia Bergin, Shiu-Kai Chin, Susan Dean, Cynthia Dinneen, Antonina Distefano, James Duah-Agyeman, Susan Ehlers, Lisa Garvey, Prasanta Ghosh, Oscar Gilliam, Samuel Gorovitz, Tadeusz Iwaniec, Michelle Johnson, Michele Lapierre, Eric Lui, Elizabeth McCarthy, Dawn McDonough, Susan Nash, Karen Patzer, Richard Pitzeruse Jr., Faith Plvan, Sudha Raj, Daniel Rubado, Dianne Rushia, James Spencer, Christos Stathatos Jr., Wade Stringer, Martha Sutter, Bonnie Townsend, John Waters Jr., Melissa Yandon, John Yinger, Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri
Patricia Bench, William Billy, David Castle, Neal Coffey, Janet Coombs, Margaret Cortese, Timothy Davis, Henry Edwards, Kyle Fetterly, Cynthia Hoalcraft, Linda Lowe, Nancy Mudrick, Raymond Sahm, Karla Salmonsen, Eric Schiff, Margaret Susan Thompson
James Clark, William Lee, Maryanne Patulski, Pramod Varshney