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    SU Day 2017 Recap

    June 14, 2017

    SU Spirit Award WinnersSU Day is a summer tradition for our SU community in the NYC Metro Region, now in its 7th year. Before the Pirates and Mets played on Sunday June 4 at Citi Field, SU alumni, friends and their families gathered in the Orange Fan Zone. Each year, different SU guests and friends have the opportunity to meet the over 1,000 attendees of the event and pick up this year’s edition of the SU Day shirt, designed by Michael Borkowski. This year, Chancellor Kent Syverud, Provost Michele Wheatly, Athletic Director John Wildhack ’80, and Head Football Coach Dino Babers joined fans pregame. The Mets and Syracuse University also honored four of the very best NYC Metro Area Alumni as part of a Spirit Awards Ceremony. You can find out more about the winners below. You can also find our photo gallery from the event on our Facebook Page!

    Spirit Award Winners:

    Brian Spector, Esq. ’78 is an alumnus of the Whitman School with a major in marketing management. Holding a Juris Doctorate from Temple University, he is a founding member and senior shareholder of the Spector Ehrenworth law firm in Northern New Jersey. He served as President of the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board of Directors, SU Trustee, member of the National Parents Advisory Board, member of the University Union Reunion Committee, and founding President of the Northern New Jersey Alumni Club. Mr. Spector was the founder of “SU Day” along with Patti Dombrowski.

    Patti Dombrowski ’79, co-founded “SU Day” which has become an annual gathering for SU alumni, friends, and families to enjoy a fun family day at the ballpark. She serves as the Executive Director of Operations for SU in NYC overseeing the Lubin House and Fisher Center facilities. Starting her Syracuse University career in 1987 in the Office of Development, she continues to play a stewardship role with SU alumni in the metropolitan area. Ms. Dombrowski is a graduate of the Newhouse School and received her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School. She was inducted into the Orange Plus Hall of Fame in 1991 for her participation on the Volleyball team.

    Ben Green ’08 serves as the President of Friends of Syracuse University Alumni Club (“Friends”). The Friends’ mission is to reunite African American and Latino alumni through educational, social, and cultural events that will enhance their careers and lifestyles. Mr. Green majored in African-American Studies while a student at SU. He holds a Master of Education degree in Instructional Management from Wilkes University. Mr. Green is an elementary school teacher and CEO of his own production company. As a student, he was on-air at WJPZ and WAER campus radio stations and currently resides in Northern New Jersey.

    Oriana Fuentes ’12 serves on the Generation Orange Leadership Council and is the chair of our Career Services committee. Since graduation, she has also been involved with the Orange Value Fund - closely mentoring current analysts and recent graduates, the Whitman Alumni Mentorship Program, the IT girls retreat through the iSchool (a leadership program for high school girls interested in STEM degrees), and Whitman's Career Center sponsored events/seminars/workshops. As a student, Ms. Fuentes was a Remembrance Scholar, a Syracuse University Scholar, and in the Renee Crown University Honors Program. Ms. Fuentes, a graduate of the Whitman School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics, resides in New York City.