Alumni and Friends

We are Forever Orange! School of Education alumni often use the words “family,” “team,” and “community” when recalling their alma mater. We invite you to stay in touch with more than 23,000 SOE alums—and more than 300,000 SU alums—and join our events, share your experiences, and give back to help the next generation of education and learning leaders.

Contact Us

Torin Washington, Assistant Dean for Advancement
tjwashin@syr.edu|315.412.8512
Torin Washington
Jessica Puccia, Development Assistant
jlpuccia@syr.edu|315.443.4754
Jessica Puccia

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“The School of Education provided me with the learning spaces and critical conversations I needed to become the educator I am today. At SOE, you are family—forever!”

—Keith Newvine ’04, G’08, G’22

Roxi Nurse headshot“As an international student of color, the School of Education provided an environment where I felt valued as an individual and where my perspective was heard and encouraged.”
—Raquel Nurse McNabb ’98, G’99

Alumni News

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Five Questions for Jaime Castillo G’16

Jaime Castillo is a 2016 graduate of the School of Education’s Counseling and Counselor Education doctoral program. He also holds a B.S. in Psychology from...
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Emilee Baker G’24 Looks Ahead to Unique Postdoctoral Researcher Role

When she was a special education teacher, Emilee Baker G’24 could see that the educational system was failing students with disabilities. To address that challenge, she...
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Reflections: Lisa C. Saka ’87

In the Reflections series, the School of Education asks alumni to look back on their distinguished and fascinating lives and careers. Born in Cleveland, OH,...
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“Donut” Forget Our Schools: School of Education to Celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2024

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2024 will be celebrated across May 6 to 10, and during that week Syracuse University School of Education will reward one special...
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Rhodia D. Thomas ’77: Using Law and Learning to Open Doors, for Herself and Others

With a feeling of privilege and emotion, Rhodia D. Thomas ’77 is set to collect the School of Education’s Tolley Medal during the 2024 One...
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School of Education Welcomes Cisco Emerging Talent Strategist Raphael T. Richard G’12 as 2024 Convocation Speaker

Syracuse University School of Education is pleased to announce that Advisory Board Member Raphael T. Richard G’12 will address graduates at its 2024 Convocation Ceremony...
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Reflections: Katherine Beissner G’91

In the Reflections series, the School of Education asks alumni to look back on their distinguished and fascinating lives and careers.  Katherine Beissner G’91 was...
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From Village to City, Frehiwot Wuhib G’17 Has Experienced the Enduring Power of Mentorship

Frehiwot Wuhib G’17 credits her parents as her first mentors. “They are the ones who implanted courage in the value of hardship and belief in...
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Ann Covitz ’62: A Gift to Celebrate Life, Exploration, and the Mother-Daughter Bond

It’s 10:30 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, as Ann Covitz ’62 answers the phone and reflects on her life from the other side of the world....
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Professor James H. Rolling Jr. G’91 Elected to The Cooper Union Board of Trustees

James Haywood Rolling Jr. G’91, who since 2007 has been a dual professor of Arts Education and Teaching and Leadership in Syracuse University’s College of...
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School of Education Mourns the Passing of Life Trustee Doris ‘Dottie’ L. Payson ’57

Doris “Dottie” Payson ’57 first parlayed a bachelor’s degree in education from Syracuse University into a teaching career in the Brooklyn School District. But her...
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The Hon. JaPaul Harris ’00 Appointed to Minnesota Court of Appeals

The Hon. JaPaul Harris, a 2000 graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Education (SOE), has been appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Gov....
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