Dear Whitman Alumni: January Message from Cindie Adams

CindieAdams_185x240I hope your holidays were happy and your new year is off to a wonderful start!

Last year I was quite fortunate to meet many Whitman alumni—be it at events around the world or here on campus. Seeing the Orange alumni bond throughout generations, professions and diverse cultures is quite gratifying. We certainly have an accomplished alumni base unified by the love of your alma mater.

Through our weekly alumni features, I hope you, too, have gotten to know some fellow alumni beyond those in your more immediate circle of SU friends and acquaintances. Our Alumni of the Week, Featured Alumni Entrepreneur, Orange Family Legacy and newly launched Orange Crush stories reflect the value our alumni place on their education, connections with faculty, staff and peers, and the strong, continued tie they feel to Syracuse University. It is interesting to read how our Orange Crush alumni first met, how the careers of our featured alumni have evolved, how our alumni entrepreneurs’ businesses are growing and how the SU alumni legacy is carried on in so many families.

We look forward to introducing you to more alumni in the coming year through our social media channels, website and monthly newsletter. You can find previous issues of the newsletter online and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to meet our featured alumni and stay current on general Whitman news and events. We welcome you to share your story if you haven’t, yet. Just email me at with your interest and we’ll get your submission underway.

We also encourage and appreciate Whitman alumni who share photos of your workplace for our Whitman Alumni at SU Instagram account. We love to see you in action on the job, get a glance of your cubicle or office décor or peak at photos of you with other Whitman alumni who work within your company. You can send a photo and caption directly to me and we’ll be sure to get it posted.

As we begin the year with a new semester soon to start, I’d like to thank you for your time and commitment to Whitman. As the cover story of the Fall 2016 Whitman magazine shares in details, you are an integral part of the Whitman community and your support is appreciated beyond measure. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017!


Cindie Adams

Executive Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations

Interim Director of Career Services

Cindie Adams