Whitman to Host Business Pitch Competition and Alumni Awards Ceremony During Orange Central 2017

Dear Whitman Alumni and Friends,

We hope to see you on campus for Orange Central 2017, set for October 5-8. There are many exciting programs and activities planned across the University. Be sure to make your reservations for the events Whitman will be hosting on Friday, October 6, as part of this year’s celebration:

Whitman Orange Tank Alumni and Student Business Pitch Competition: Our 3rd Annual Orange Tank, set for a 1 p.m. start in Whitman’s Flaum Grand Hall, will feature current Whitman students and alumni entrepreneurs pitching their business ventures to a panel of judges for a chance to win a cash prize made possible through a generous gift from Mark ’83 and Judi ’84 (VPA) Morris.

Whitman Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Flaum Grand Hall. Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele G. Wheatly will introduce Eugene “Gene” Anderson as dean of the Whitman School, followed by the presentation of awards to extraordinary Syracuse University alumni:

Arthur Rock ’48 – Holtz Alumnus of the Year
Gerald T. Halpin ’50 A&S (Feb. 15, 1923 – Aug. 14, 2017) and wife Helen – 2017 Orange Entrepreneur of the Year
Peter Bliven ’80 – Dean’s Citation for Exceptional Service
Cory Notrica ’91 – Dean’s Citation for Exceptional Service
Thomas Brown ’07 – Young Alumnus of the Year
Oriana Fuentes ’12 – Young Alumna of the Year

Whitman Alumni Reception: We invite you to join us in the Flaum Grand Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments to celebrate our alumni award recipients and to spend time with friends old and new as we conclude our day of celebration.

Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68 – Arents Award Recipient

In addition to those alumni to be honored at Whitman’s Alumni Awards Ceremony, we are proud to have our own Arents Award honoree this year. Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68 will receive Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor on Friday evening, October 6, during the Arents Award Celebration.

To register for Orange Central events throughout the weekend, or to update a previous registration, visit orangecentral.syr.edu/reg or call the Office of Alumni Engagement at 315.443.3258.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns as you make your plans for Orange Central 2017. Thanks for your support of the Whitman School!

Go Orange!


Alison Kessler, Whitman Alumni Publications and Outreach Manager, ahkessle@syr.edu