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SU alumni, faculty, and friends are doing exciting things in the Chicago area. Click on any of the stories below. For more SU in Chicago happenings, read our newsletters:

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  • Ben and Joanna Nummy share their Syracuse story

    September 28, 2017

    Alumni Ben ’91 and Joanna Nummy '90 have deep connections to Syracuse. They met on campus as students, and several members of their extended family are also alumni. Now Ben is a member of the Chicago Regional Council. He is excited to be helping local students choose Syracuse, while giving back to the school he loves so much. Read more.

  • Seeing is believing

    September 27, 2017

    First-year student Karen Chow talks about the support that helped her choose Syracuse. Read more.
  • New Alumni Club Presidents

    September 22, 2017

    The Syracuse University Alumni Club of Chicago welcomes two new presidents. Read more.

  • Biology Graduate Student Spends Summer Researching in Japan

    February 14, 2017

    A National Science Foundation fellowship supported Kelsey Martinez's scientific–and cultural–experiences during a summer of research and travel in Japan. Read more.

  • Fall 2017 Filled with Orange Events!

    January 28, 2017

    Alumni, family and friends are invited to spend time on campus this fall during three exciting, event-filled weekends: CBT XII (Sept. 14-17), Orange Central 2017 (Oct. 5-8) and Family Weekend (Oct. 13-15). Read more...

  • Honoring Pearl Washington

    November 16, 2016

    When the SU basketball team hosts Georgetown on December 17, a special tribute to Syracuse legend Dwayne “Pearl” Washington will allow the whole SU community to help honor his memory.  Read more.

  • Help Future Orange Students Call Syracuse "Home"

    November 6, 2016

    The SU Chicago Alumni Club is partnering with the Syracuse University Office of Admissions to fund a need-based scholarship that will help an accepted student from the Chicagoland area visit campus for the first time.  Read more.

  • Chicago Regional Council has new members, leadership

    October 11, 2016

    The Syracuse University Chicago Regional Council has announced new members and a change in leadership. Read more.

  • Jason Benetti ’05 Calls the Plays

    May 3, 2016

    After having spent time covering a variety of sports, Chicago native Jason Benetti ’05 is the television play-by-play announcer for his hometown team, the Chicago White Sox. Read more.
  • Biking Coast to Coast for Charity

    May 2, 2016

    Starting at the Pacific Ocean and finishing at the Atlantic, Chicago-area alum Marc Micek ’92 will bike across the country in what’s been billed as the toughest endurance event in the world. Read more.
  • March Madness in Chicago

    April 27, 2016

    Syracuse University turned Chicago Orange in late March as the city hosted the NCAA Tournament Men’s Midwest Regional. Read more.

  • Making the Grade in the Windy City

    February 11, 2016

    Alex Maas ’15 and Ryan McGlynn ’14 didn’t have to worry about whether or not they would get along as roommates when they started their new jobs in Chicago. The two had already shared their Psi U fraternity house while students at Syracuse University, along with their third roommate and fraternity brother, Matthew Victor ’15. The recent graduates have hit the ground running in their careers, and are excited about being part of the SU alumni group in the Windy City. Read more.

  • Ballard named associate vice president for alumni engagement

    February 5, 2016

    Susan Ballard has been named associate vice president for alumni engagement at Syracuse University. The appointment, effective February 22, follows a comprehensive national search. The appointment, effective February 22, follows a comprehensive national search and was made by chief advancement officer and senior vice president of advancement and external affairs Matthew Ter Molen. Read more...

  • Artist illustrates first children’s book

    January 29, 2016

    Suzanne Raphael Berkson ’53 has illustrated her first children’s book, The Parakeet Named Dreidel, with text by the late award-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer. Read more...

  • Alumni Club Launches Scholarship Fund

    December 16, 2015

    The club is partnering with the Syracuse University Office of Admissions to fund a need-based scholarship that will help an accepted student from the Chicagoland area visit campus for the first time.  Read more...

  • Meet the new alumni club leaders

    October 14, 2015

    It’s an exciting time for Syracuse’s Alumni Club of Chicago, with two new club leaders. Shana Segbers ’12, G’13 and Amy Peters ’05 took the reins as president and vice president in July, and they’re thrilled to be representing Orange in the Windy City! Read more...

  • Introducing Business & BBQ!

    October 13, 2015

    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a beloved Syracuse establishment, opened a location in the Lincoln Park neighborhood that’s become a popular spot for SU’s Alumni Club of Chicago. Read more...

  • Meet the incoming SUAA president

    June 5, 2015

    Long-time Chicago resident Mark Verone ’95 always had plenty of Orange pride and is thrilled about his new role, leading the Syracuse University Alumni Association (SUAA) board of directors. Read more...

  • Leverage the Orange Network with SUccess in the City: the Series!

    May 21, 2015

    This popular event is expanding to a series, targeting Syracuse alumni of all ages and covering a range of topics throughout the year. Read more...

  • Winds of change coming to alumni club

    May 8, 2015

    When Windy City Orange became the SU Alumni Club of Chicago in 2012, a new board of directors and engagement strategy came with the change—led by the board president, Suzanne Butler G’01. Now, with Butler’s term ending June 30, the club embarks on a new chapter again. Read more...

  • “Data by the Lake” combines classroom and real-world learning

    May 1, 2015

    This enhanced data science course brought 16 SU students to Chicago and challenged them to solve real problems for Chicago organizations. Read more...

  • New SU staff to serve the Chicago area

    January 8, 2015

    Syracuse University is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff members to serve the Chicago region. Elizabeth Feist and Robert Walton both joined the University in the fall of 2014 and look forward to working with Syracuse alumni, friends, parents, and prospective students and families in the Midwest. Read more...

  • SU alum appears on “Undercover Boss”

    January 7, 2015

    For John Hartmann L’88, it was admittedly a nightmare scenario. “I don’t like talking about myself,” he said, “and I don’t like having my picture taken.” But the chance to further enhance the brand of the company he runs, True Value, was reason enough to “go undercover.” Read more...

  • Support Chicago’s first experiential learning program!

    November 18, 2014

    Data by the Lake, a new iSchool course, will bring students to Chicago this spring, and alumni and friends can help make the trip possible. Read more...

  • Bleeding Orange Blog

    July 24, 2014

    Chancellor Syverud has shared his thoughts and opinions with the Syracuse University campus community since his first day on the job. Read more...
  • Celebrating a special SU birthday

    April 1, 2014

    On March 24, Syracuse University celebrated its 144th birthday! Because “44” is such a significant part of our history, alumni and friends around the world honored that tradition with special celebrations around National Orange Day, and Chicago was no exception. Read more...

  • Local students say “thank you” to Chicago Orange Fund

    February 10, 2014

    When the Chicago Orange Fund was expanded to help those facing unforeseen hardships, it provided an important safety net for local students. In just three months, about $2,000 was used to help five Chicago students with travel home and other special needs. Read more...

  • Manfra named assistant vice president for alumni engagement

    January 28, 2014

    Matthew Manfra has been appointed assistant vice president for alumni engagement at Syracuse University. Previously, he was assistant vice president for alumni relations at the University of Northern Colorado, where he provided executive leadership to the UNC Alumni Association Board of Directors and created pathways for UNC’s 125,000 alumni to participate in campus initiatives. Read more...

  • Support SU athletics and your alumni club!

    November 1, 2013

    As loyal fans, members of Syracuse University’s regional alumni clubs have cheered the Orange in its battles with rivals. Now, we’re asking you to invest in the success of our teams with the “I’m in” Alumni Club Challenge! Read more...

  • SU alum named to prestigious fellowship program

    October 30, 2013

    Andrew Lines ’99 has joined the latest class of Chicago Economic Growth Fellows, advancing the city’s position as a business location. Read more...

  • SU alum teachs kids to overcome obstacles

    October 25, 2013

    What happens when life throws a curve ball and turns your world upside down? How do you find the strength to overcome what seems impossible? Danny Heumann ’91 has the answers, and he shared his experiences with students at Chicago’s Parker School. Read more...

  • SU offers free online course: The Subject is Sports

    October 10, 2013

    Learn from one of the most respected and knowledgeable voices in the international sports community with The Subject is Sports, a new massive open online course (MOOC). It’s free and open to the public. Take it any time, anywhere, and it runs from October 14 through November 24, 2013. Read more...

  • IVMF Women Veterans Week empowers female veterans

    July 15, 2013

    Chicago shined a spotlight on women veterans at a series of special events by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Read more...

  • Chicago Orange Fund expanded to assist Windy City students with unforeseen expenses

    May 6, 2013

    Syracuse University has always stretched to make college education accessible and affordable for students and their families. But students are often faced with unforeseen expenses that fall outside of their aid packages, like the costs of computers, dorm furnishings, and trips home. Now, a new support element to the Chicago Orange Fund helps students faced with these challenges. Read more...

  • #CUSEtoATL captures spirit of Orange Nation

    April 4, 2013

    As the men’s basketball team prepares for the Final Four, we’ve hit the road to discover SU stories, achievements, and “love of all things Orange.” Read more...

  • The Final Numbers: The Campaign for Syracuse University Releases Final Report

    April 1, 2013

    When The Campaign for Syracuse University kicked off in 2007, its goals were deemed "ambitious." Today, the numbers tell a different story. Read more...

  • Chicago alum brings improvised musical to NYC

    January 7, 2013

    While Chicago is known for good theater, it’s not every day that local productions venture to New York’s Broadway stages. But this past fall, Michael Girts ’05 and his cast of Chicago improv artists delighted NYC audiences with performances of Girts’ original musical, One Night Only. Read more...

  • Meet Chicago's new alumni club president

    January 4, 2013

    Suzanne Butler G’01 believes in maintaining connections—especially to Syracuse University. Butler served as president of the SU alumni club in Atlanta, and she’s reprised that role now that she lives in Chicago. Read more...

  • SU hires three alums to serve the Chicago area

    December 12, 2012

    Forrest Ball ’12, Sam Edelstein ’07, and A. David Wishart ’07 are three new Syracuse University Chicago-region staff members—all of them originally from the Windy City area Read more...

  • The Campaign for Syracuse University surpasses historic $1 billion fundraising goal more than three months early

    September 13, 2012

    With more than three months remaining until its conclusion on Dec. 31, 2012, The Campaign for Syracuse University has surpassed its goal of $1 billion. Through the generosity of more than 60,000 individual donors, including trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and supporters, the Campaign has raised a total of $1,008,612,731 as of Aug. 31. Read more...