Syracuse University

Generation Orange Award

Introduced in fall 2013, the Generation Orange Award recognizes Generation Orange alumni who have made an impact on campus and in their communities through their volunteer work and philanthropy on behalf of Syracuse University. The award is conferred at the signature Generation Orange event during Orange Central.

Our 2015 Recipient: Muss Akram ’10

Muss Akram ’10Muss Akram ’10 takes great pride in being a Syracuse University alum and, five years after graduating, admits that he still has a weakness for all things Orange. Akram credits SU with putting him on the right track to a successful career, as he earned dual degrees in chemical engineering and international relations at SU before completing graduate work at Cornell University.

Today, Akram is based in Houston, Texas, as a senior associate at Strategy&, part of the PwC Network (formerly Booz & Company). In this role, he works to solve complex, unstructured problems for power companies as the nature of energy production and consumption shifts. Prior to joining Strategy&, Muss was a consulting services manager at PowerAdvocate, helping utility clients nationwide improve their operations. He has previous experience as a chemical engineer in the design of upstream and downstream oil, gas, condensate, and liquid pipelines.

Akram continues to be amazed by the people of SU, especially those from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the alumni network that extends beyond campus and around the world. It’s the reason why he chooses to give back. Akram is a member of the ECS Young Alumni Board and provided the support for Engineering Meets Business, a program he developed with the college to prepare forward-thinking engineers for ever-evolving industry challenges.

Akram believes all alumni have a responsibility to ensure that quality educational opportunities continue.

“It was the vision of those who came before us that helped create SU and gave us the platform for our starts,” he says. “It’s on us to do the same for future students, so the SU community can keep coming together and providing an interconnected world for generations to come.”

After living on the east coast for many years, Akram says he has a newfound appreciation for Texas—and loves a good spin class.

Past Recipients

Todd Rubin ’04

Helene Kahn ’10