Magazine: Summer 2015

First Among Many

Syracuse University alumnae have created pathways to progress that changed the world. Also featuring: The Online Edge, Collaborative Rewards, Heroic Service, 2015 Commencement.

Summer 2015 cover featuring journalist Dorothy Thompson giving a commencement speech at Syracuse University

Cover Story

First Among Many

Meet 13 alumnae who have changed the world. 


The Online Edge

Distance learning gains momentum at the University with innovative graduate programs.

Collaborative Rewards

Mentoring partnerships play a vital role in introducing undergraduates to the challenges and joys of original research. 

Heroic Service

World War I veteran and alumnus William Shemin is posthumously awarded the nation’s highest military honor.

2015 Commencement

Photographs and highlights of the University’s 161st Commencement.

Also in this Issue

Chancellor’s Message

Opening Remarks

Orange Matters

  • Technology Commercialization Law Program: Taking Flight in the Marketplace
  • Newsmakers
  • Sports Notes
  • Q&A: Harriet Brown
  • Supply Chain Management: Partnering with Staples
  • BITS Lab: Social Media Trackers
  • Research Snapshot: Enabling Transport Across the Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Collaborative Technology: MakerSpace Making a Difference
  • Education Strategies: Peaceful Approach for Young Learners
  • Robertson Fellows: Educating the Next Generation of Government Leaders

SU People

  • Ben Bradley: Understanding Outlooks on Death
  • Kevin Noble Maillard: Legal Scholarship with a Personal Touch
  • Sam Rodgers: Uplifting Athlete
  • Dulce Gallo-Blanco ’17: Empowered by Education
  • Barbara Opar: Engaging Information

Alumni Journal

  • Traditions: Creating the Lubin Legacy
  • Emily Schneider L’13: Advancing Next-Generation Security
  • Alumni Reflection with Richard L. Holloway G’76: The Rewards of an Academic Life
  • Krista Canfield ’03: Travels in the Tech World
  • Kathleen Stress G’08: Hunger Relief
  • Katie Hursey Zaferes ’12: World-Class Triple Threat
  • Roberto Perez ’08: A Cuban Dancer's Journey
  • Record Run: Alumna Harriette Thompson Becomes World’s Oldest Woman Marathon Finisher
  • The View: An Orange Nation Welcome