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Alumni Take Their Remembrance Experience Beyond Graduation

Six former Remembrance Scholars continue to honor those lost in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and reflect on how the scholarship program has shaped their lives and careers. Learn more about how Tori Cedar ’18, Leo Wong ’14, Julie Anne Friend ’91, Erin McLaughlin ’07, Katherine Frega ’16, and associate professor of practice emeritus Fred Carranti ’92, G’94 continue to live the Remembrance mission of “Look Back, Act Forward” in today’s Syracuse University News article by Lockerbie-Syracuse Scholars liaison Kelly Rodoski.

Rose-Laying Ceremony and Remembrance Scholar Convocation to Be Held Oct. 25

The 2019-20 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

The convocation will be preceded by the annual Rose-Laying Ceremony at 2:03 p.m. at the Place of Remembrance, located in front of the Hall of Languages. This ceremony honors the 270 people, including 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The ceremony also honors 2002-03 Lockerbie Scholar Andrew McClune, who died in 2002.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at the Rose-Laying Ceremony, and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided at the convocation. More details about Friday’s ceremonies and this year’s Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars are available in this recent story from Syracuse University News.

Remembrance Week Begins Sunday with Music, Message and Candlelight Vigil

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988 and the 30th cohorts of Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars on the Syracuse University campus. The 2019-20 Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars have planned events and activities—from exhibitions to panel discussions to a candlelight vigil—to honor the 270 people, including 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Remembrance Week, the annual weeklong series of events planned by the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars, will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 26. Read more about the week’s events in this recent story from Syracuse University News.

35 Hours of Service initiative invites campus participation during Remembrance Week

The Remembrance community is asking student organizations to collectively pledge 35 hours of service during Remembrance Week (Oct. 20-25) in honor of the 35 Syracuse University study abroad students who lost their lives in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988. The Pledge to Remember initiative is coordinated in collaboration with the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service, Hendricks Chapel Office of Engagement Programs, and the Renée Crown University Honor Program.

To pledge service hours, student organization members can submit their availability in the Google form available at bit.ly/2AWpfML. Organizations and individuals will be matched with volunteer opportunities in accordance with their availability and ability to travel.

Email ajrougab@syr.edu with any and all questions or request for accommodations.

Remembrance Week 2019 Schedule Available

The schedule of programs and events for Remembrance Week 2019 is now available on our events page and through the Syracuse University Events Calendar at calendar.syracuse.edu/events. These initiatives, coordinated by the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars, are intended to bring the campus and local community together in the spirit of the Remembrance motto: Look Back, Act Forward.

 

Remembrance Scholar Cleo Hamilton Exemplifies Student Leadership and Commitment

If you ask his friends what makes Cleo Hamilton an outstanding example of Orange spirit, his dedication and determination are two characteristics that stand out. Hamilton is entering his senior year at Syracuse University this fall with one of the highest honors a student can receive, being named a 2019-2020 Remembrance Scholar, defying odds along the way.

Read more about Cleo in this recent story for Syracuse University News.

Five Remembrance Scholars named as University Scholars

The distinction of being named a University Scholar is the highest undergraduate honor bestowed by Syracuse University. This year, five Remembrance Scholars are among the 12 graduating students selected as University Scholars. They are:

  • Dina Eldawy, an international relations major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, a citizenship and civic engagement major in the Maxwell School and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Yongna Lei, a biochemistry major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Martina Morris, a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Danielle Schaf, an anthropology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School, a forensic science and writing and rhetoric major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program; and
  • Nathan Shearn, an anthropology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. 

Read more about all of this year’s University Scholars in today’s Syracuse University News.

Remembrance Scholar Applications Now Open

Are you a rising senior? If so, you are invited to learn more about the Remembrance Scholars Program.

The Remembrance Scholarship is one of the highest honors a Syracuse University student can receive. Those selected are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership and service to the community, including service to the military, ROTC, first responder or other community organizations.

You can learn more about the Remembrance Scholar application process in this article from Syracuse University News. Additional information about the Remembrance Scholarship application process and a link to access the application are available on the Become a Scholar page of the Remembrance website.

A Scholar’s Special Journey Through Remembrance

Katie Berrell at Rose Laying Ceremony
Katie Berrell at 2018 Rose Laying Ceremony

Even though he passed away nearly a decade before she was born, Steven Russell Berrell has always been a strong presence in the life of his niece, Katie, a Syracuse University senior. This year, Katie has had the opportunity to create a new special bond with her Uncle Steve. A native of Orono, Minnesota, Katie is an inclusive elementary and special education major in the School of Education, a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program and a 2018-19 Remembrance Scholar. She is representing Steve during her scholar year, and she is the first direct relative to represent one of the 35 Syracuse University student victims in the Remembrance Scholar Program’s 29-year history. Read more about Katie and her Uncle Steve on Syracuse University News.