The Office of Alumni Engagement welcomes Coming Back Together attendees and other members of the campus community to enjoy the Orange Circle Awards Ceremony and Reception as we recognize extraordinary philanthropy.
Marcelle Haddix will be honored for her work in promoting literacy in local youth and community. She 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 free library project. Her work has earned her several awards, including the 2011 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Teaching Recognition Award from Syracuse University. In conjunction with the Community Folk Arts Center in Syracuse, Haddix also created the program “Dark Girls: Celebration of Black Girlhood” in 2013 to support literacy, identity, self-esteem and social development of adolescent girls of color.
Honorees also include Lisa Gordon G’90, president and chief executive officer of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, and student organizations A Hand for Wuhan, Black Reign Step Team, and Food Busters.
Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) captioning will be provided.