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Advancement & Alumni Relations

Welcome! The Advancement and Alumni Relations team at the School of Education aims to help you connect with our campus community and 250,000 Syracuse University alumni worldwide.

Contact us to learn more about supporting the School of Education:

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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Five Questions for Darius Rose ’12

While at Syracuse University, Darius Rose ’12 worked as a student manager for the Orange Football team for five seasons. He was responsible for setting...
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“Unmatched Opportunities”: What Alumni Are Saying About School of Education Teacher Prep Programs

Syracuse University School of Education prides itself on opening new possibilities for its students, preparing them to be highly effective, transformational teachers in equitable and...
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Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 Contributes to “Forget Me Not: Inclusion in the Classroom” Documentary

Disability advocate and Syracuse University School of Education doctoral student Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19, has contributed to a new, award-winning documentary that follows a...
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How Evan Wichman ’12 Composes Culturally Relevant, Mindful Music Programs—from Queens to Beijing

Music educator Evan Wichman ’12 left his first school teaching role having designed a choral program from scratch and established a competitive a cappella group....
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Five Questions for Rexana Vachereau ’19, G’20

Rexy Vachereau graduated summa cum laude in 2019 with a B.S. in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education, with a minor in Political Science and in...
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At Jowonio School, Emily Liu G’22 Hones Skills in Inclusive Education, Classroom Leadership

The ink was barely dry on her master’s degree diploma when Emily Liu G’22 began prepping her new classroom at Bernice M. Wright School, an...
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Five Questions for Raquel (Roxi) Nurse McNabb ’98, G’99

Roxi Nurse McNabb was a point guard for the Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team, a Most Valuable Player, 1997 Athlete of the Year, and a...
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Eva Williams G’00 & Donna DeSiato G’04: “You Have to Love What You’re Doing”

Two School Leaders and SOE Alumnae Reflect on Educational Challenges and How They Are Meeting Them With Rigor, Care, and Joy Editor’s Note: This is...
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The School of Education Community Remembers Cerri Banks, 1967-2022

The School of Education lost a dear friend, colleague, and leader on July 31, 2022. Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’06 was a three-time SOE alumna,...
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Statement About the Passing of Cerri A. Banks ’00, G’04, G’06

The School of Education community is shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Cerri A. Banks ’00, G’04, G’06 (1967-2022), Chair of...
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Join Clubs, Seek Jobs, Stay Connected, and Call Mom: SOE Alums Offer Advice to Class of 2026 Freshman

For new college students, the summer before freshman year is filled with a mixture of excitement and nervous energy. We know the University will take...
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“Open to Reimagining Things”: Ashley Smith-Purviance G’14 Discovered Her Passion for Educational Policy at Syracuse

Ashley Smith-Purviance’s G’14 interest in researching education systems and policies—and especially their impact on youth of color and Black girls—stems from her study abroad experience...
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