Alumni News

Sharon Jacquet (center) with family at the dedication of the Sharon Haines Jacquet Education Commons in May 2013

Sharon Jacquet ’72: Philanthropy That Recognizes the Value of Education and Educators

Sharon Jacquet graduated from Syracuse University in 1972 with a degree in elementary education but decided against becoming a teacher. “I felt it was an awesome responsibility and I was too immature to be responsible for those young minds,” Jacquet recalls, with just a hint of irony. Today, Jacquet bears the responsibility of being a...
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Peter Mishler G’07, G’08: Encouraging Teachers to Find Opportunity in Their Challenges

With every challenge, comes opportunity. That quote — or a similar version of it — has been applied to countless situations and attributed to many people for generations. You may be inclined to dismiss it as cliché, but you’d be ignoring a simple fact: it’s true. It’s through the lens of challenge and opportunity that...
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Jeff Mangram and Don McPherson as football teammates at Syracuse

Tolley Award Recipient Don McPherson ‘87 is Dedicated to Flipping the Script on Masculinity and Relationships

Don McPherson ’87 was honored with the 2021 William Pearson Tolley Medal in recognition of his leadership in higher education, particularly around issues of the student experience, identity and gender violence. His most recent platform for his work, ASPIRE, aims to create a “community of caring” leaders and learners throughout a social ecosystem that includes...
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Marcelle Haddix honored with 2021 Orange Circle Award

Marcelle Haddix, Distinguished Dean’s Professor of Literacy, Race and Justice in the Department of Reading and Language Arts, will be honored with the Orange Circle Award on September 9, 2021. Haddix facilitates many literacy programs in the Syracuse community, including the Writing Our Lives project for urban youth writers, a Black women’s literary club and a...
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Alumni Profile: How a lifetime passion for education led Mary Curcio G’95 to begin a new chapter after retirement

Mary Curcio G’95 always wanted to be a math teacher but, as a mother of six, knew the path forward might not be a straight line. She also knew that setting an example for her children that anything was possible would need to begin with her own trajectory. “I knew if I didn’t get a...
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Seybold and her daughter Lauren at Lauren's high school graduation in 2018

Center on Disability and Inclusion Launches Program to Support Degree-seeking Autistic Students

Funded by a contribution from Karen Colapietro Seybold G’92, a pilot project in the Center on Disability and Inclusion will create research opportunities and direct support for matriculated autistic students at Syracuse University. Seybold graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Education in 1992 with a master’s degree in counselor education. She received financial assistance as...
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Counseling News: Luke and Zhu G’20 on podcast; CHS joins HRSA grant

New from the Department of Counseling and Human Services: Melissa Luke and Peitao Zhu G’20 appeared on the latest episode of Supervision Time. They spoke about “Cultural Humility in Counselor Education,” including their recent scholarly work interviewing counselor educators on the development of cultural humility. Cultural humility emphasizes both having an accurate view of self,...
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Julie Padilla ’11, G’12: Helping Others Succeed During the COVID-19 Crisis

Syracuse University created Current Use Scholarships to meet the needs of students who experienced loss—both financially and in other ways—due to COVID-19. Donors make a $5,000 gift for each of five years that the University immediately uses to assist students with their scholarship and financial aid.  The success story of her father, an immigrant from South...
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#ProudToBeSOE At The 2020 Tokyo Olympics

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games kick off, the School of Education will be well represented. Of the six former Syracuse University student-athletes that will compete for gold this summer, three are SOE alumni. “Having our alumni compete in the Olympic Games brings great pride for all of us in Orange Nation,” says Syracuse University...
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