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.

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Torin Washington, Assistant Dean for Advancement|315.412.8512
Torin Washington
Jessica Puccia, Development Assistant|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

Five Questions for Tara Dunspaugh ’99

Tara Dunspaugh graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education and a minor in Anthropology. Having joined the School...
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For Suzanne Grant Lewis ’78, a Syracuse Education Launched a Stellar International Education Career

Suzanne Grant Lewis ’78 stands as a remarkable example of how a School of Education degree in Selected Studies in Education can be leveraged into...
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Five Questions for Hafiz Awais Afzal G’22

A resident of Lahore, Pakistan, Hafiz Awais Afzal earned his M.S. in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from Syracuse University School of Education in 2022....
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School of Education Awarded $3.7M Department of Education Grant to Recruit Special Education Leaders

Syracuse University School of Education has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services...
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Roundtable: Three Counseling Alumni Define “Human Thriving” in the Context of Global Diversity

“Human thriving” is among the areas of “distinctive excellence” enumerated in the University’s 2023 Academic Strategic Plan. This concept is inspired by the words of...
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Where Belonging Begins: Higher Education Students Lead SU’s Native Student Program

After nearly 33 years at Syracuse University, in October 2022 Regina A. Jones ’07, retired as Director of Syracuse University’s Native Student Program. She launched...
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“Service-minded and Entrepreneurial”: Scott Shablak G’73 Looks Back on 45 Years of OPRD

As a young person and then a college student, Scott Shablak G’73 says he absorbed two lessons that later served him well as Director of...
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Five Questions for Meredith Madden G’16

Meredith Madden holds a doctorate from Syracuse University School of Education’s Cultural Foundations of Education program. She is the founder and manager of The Equity...
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“Learning in Action”: What Alumni Are Saying About the School of Education’s Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning, applied learning, hands-on learning—no matter what you call it, it means one important thing. By the time they graduate, Syracuse University School of...
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Reflections: Berenice Elkin Kleiman ’59

In the Reflections series, the School of Education asks alumni to look back on their distinguished and fascinating lives and careers. I believe that each...
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Kristian Contreras G’23 Named NWSA Interim Director

Alumna Kristian Contreras, who graduated Syracuse University School of Education with a doctorate in 2023, has been named National Women’s Studies Association Interim Director. The...
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Five Questions for Julie J. Padilla ’11, G’12

Advisory Board member Julie Padilla ’11, G’12 earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Social Studies Education and then a master’s in Literacy Education...
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