HAILEY TEMPLE and WENDY LINCOLN
Hailey-Margaret Temple is pursuing a dual degree in Public Relations and Information Management & Technology with a Spanish minor. She is from Huntingdon Valley, PA but is a proud member of Orange Nation. During her time at Syracuse University, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and participated in the School of Information Studies’ Spring Break in Silicon Valley. She is Co-Executive of University 100, a student manager of the NEXIS lab, Class Act for the iSchool, and a Peer Advisor. Hailey also works as an iSchool journalist and student assistant in the Office of the Chancellor. In her free time, Hailey runs half marathons with her friends and family. Hailey first felt the impact of the Remembrance Scholarships after seeing the chairs on the Quad and attending events during her freshman year. She wanted carry the legacy of the victims and educate others about terrorism in today’s society. By representing Wendy, Hailey hopes to represent her humility and service to others.
Wendy Lincoln was studying art and specializing in communication design, graphic illustration, and photography. She’s from North Adams, Massachusetts, where she is remembered for her compassion and humility. During her time in London, Wendy continued to explore her passion for art and displayed paintings and photographs at an art show. Classmates remember her beauty – both inside and out – and friendliness toward others during her time abroad. “Every time we went somewhere she would meet someone,” reported a classmate, “when we were on a train or a plane she would start up a conversation with someone.” Wendy leaves her mother, Shirley Lincoln, and her father Charles Lincoln, as well as a brother Scott, her maternal grandparents and her paternal grandmother. Her mother, Shirley, remembers her: “Beauty radiated from within her. Gentle and kind, full of laughter and joy – surrounded by love. Her greatest virtue was humility, her greatest joy, helping others.”
KATELYN EDEL and SUZANNE MIAZGA
Katelyn Edel is a Neuroscience and Linguistics double major with a minor in Psychology. She is a third-year Resident Advisor and currently works in Lawrinson Hall. She is also a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, the University Conduct Board, and is the co-president of SHAPES, a body positivity group on campus. Katelyn hopes to work as an obstetrician or a neonatologist after earning her joint MD/MPH degree, with a special focus on outreach and advocacy surrounding teenage reproductive health. In her spare time Katelyn likes to read any kind of book and is also currently teaching herself how to play piano.
Katelyn is representing Suzanne Marie Miazga. Suzanne was returning to Syracuse University to complete her Masters in Social Work after spending a semester abroad in London working as a drug dependency counselor. Suzanne was passionate about establishing relationships with patients, believing that it was a crucial component of their recovery. Active in a variety of student organizations in high school, Suzanne remained busy by not only working at a drug and alcohol abuse center in Syracuse, but also as a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Suzanne wanted her time in London to be an opportunity for her to grow and “live life, not just exist.”
ANGEL WINSTON and SARAH PHILIPPS
Angel Winston was born in Boston, Massachusetts into a loving, spiritual family. She attended Worcester Academy Preparatory School in Worcester, Massachusetts, to which she attributes much of her appreciation for diversity and leadership. While academic rigor is a primary reason she decided to attend Syracuse University, Angel knew that SU could offer her that and more. In fact, she believes the tremendous development of her character manifested through her experiences at SU. Many of the opportunities that she argues contributed to her growth most, is her involvement in Literacy Corps as a tutor and council member, the privilege to learn from/advocate for students with disabilities in the P2P program, her semester-long teaching experience at Leadership High School, and in most importantly, in the creation and development of relationships on and off campus. Angel is a dual major in Political Science and Policy Studies, with a concentration in education and is passionate about improving inclusion and inequality in all spheres. While Angel cannot say she knows exactly what she’ll do once May 2015 approaches, she does know she will s stay true to whom she is and she will have a positive impact on the present and future generations to come.
Sarah B. Philipps, from Boston, Massachusetts, was a junior at the University of Colorado at Boulder.She took the opportunity to immerse herself in the culture of London, UK, through the Syracuse University DIPA program.Sarah was a graduate of Newton North High School, where she was a member of the girls field hockey, ski and the track teams. An English major at the University of Colorado, Sarah contemplated a career either in law or publishing. Sarah enjoyed life and its gifts. She was bright, had a wonderful sense of humor and was stunningly beautiful, inside and out. She loved with her whole heart-whether it were friends and family, poetry, field hockey, beaches, skiing or the warm sunshine. Sarah’s memory continues to bring laughter, love and life to her friends and family, just as she did when she was here on earth.
KATE BUNCH and JULIANNE KELLY
Katherine Bunch is a double major in Biology and Neuroscience with a pre-med focus. Kate fully embraces the remembrance mantra of “Look back, act forward” as volunteerism is a large part of her life. She was born in the rural countryside of New York State where her parents ran the local ambulance corps. Kate was raised learning that the most important thing one can do is to help others, regardless if it is in one’s own best interest. She currently volunteers for Syracuse University Ambulance and is looking to continue her volunteer work after she graduates. Kate has a keen interest in the Neuroscience field, specifically in the brain. She currently is working on an independent research project on Epilepsy at Syracuse University. She hopes to continue to work in the neurological field as she goes on and furthers her career in medicine.
Julianne Kelly was a double major in political science and public relations. When she saw injustice she wanted to change it. She listened with a sympathetic ear, was insightful, talented, fun loving, but above all – she believed that it only takes one person to make a difference. Julianne was a singer, songwriter, and a dedicated writer of poetry. In one of her poems, “Orb” she so eloquently writes,
“We are all like nigh snow that dances through the silver orb of the streetlight then is lost.
Think of me as nigh snow that, in turn, danced through the silvery orb of the streetlight
then was lost in the soft darkness.”
Julianne was 20 when she boarded the Pan Am 103 flight on that fateful day.
MATTHEW FEIBERT and ALEXANDER LOWENSTEIN
Matthew Feibert is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biology. Matthew grew up in Syosset, NY and loves to call himself a ‘Long Islander.’ Although initially intimidated by Syracuse, Matthew immersed himself in different organizations on and off-campus including SU Ambulance, research at SUNY Upstate, and the professional chemistry fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma. Since he completed high school, Matthew has proudly served his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT in the Syosset Volunteer Fire Department. Matthew is an avid New York Jets fan and golfer. Friends describe him as a selfless person who loves to tell jokes, spend time with his family and his dog Maggie, and being the friend who anyone can count on. Matthew plans to pursue a Master of Public Health and eventually attend medical school, with dreams of becoming a pediatrician.
Matthew represents Alexander Lowenstein, who was an English major enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Alex loved to write and had ambitions of pursuing a career in clinical psychology. He also loved attending Syracuse University and was a brother of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. Alex’s true passion was surfing, and he spent his summers in Montauk on the eastern most portion of Long Island since he was just three years old. In his memory, “Lowenstein Court” was dedicated and now a popular surfing spot in Montauk, NY. “Alexander was very special. His ability to fully enjoy life; to make us laugh; to draw his peers to him; to make us love him” his parents recall.
MARYANN AKINBOYEWA and KESHA WEEDON
Maryann Akinboyewa is a Marketing Management and Writing & Rhetoric double major from Bowie, Maryland. She is the daughter of Charles and Ann Akinboyewa, and sister to Charles, Bernard, and Faith Akinboyewa. Maryann is a Martin J. Whitman Class of 2015 Class Marshal, member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honors society, Program Director to the smART “Real Girls” art program, and E-board member to Whitman Women in Business. After graduation, Maryann hopes to pursue her love of digital marketing and social entrepreneurship. She looks forward to “looking back and acting forward” this year as she and her peers remember the legacy of the 35 SU students that lost their lives 26 years ago.
Maryann represents Kesha Weedon, who was a junior studying social work at Syracuse University. She grew up in the Bronx, New York and was an active member of Youth for Christ, an on-campus religious group. She also sang in numerous choirs and played the violin. Kesha dedicated much of her life to children. In high school, she worked in a day care center and while abroad in London, she worked in a nursery. She planned to continue working for her master’s degree after her graduation from SU.
JEFF RICH and AMY SHAPIRO
Born and raised in Stamford, CT, Jeffrey Rich is a Television, Radio, Film major with a passion for storytelling. He is so thankful for the opportunities he has been afforded in life. At the age of 12 he began volunteering at a Hospice, where he spent over 500 patient care hours, raised $40,000, and started a teen volunteering club at his school – an experience that continues to shape him to this day. After a brush with death, at 16, in a car accident he had on his way to school, he realized how short life was. He strives to take advantage of every opportunity that life has to offer. That is part of the reason he went abroad to London last fall, where he had the chance to participate in the Encompass Journey of Understanding with 26 students from Israel, Palestine, Indonesia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States to promote tolerance and cross-cultural dialogue – a program that taught him the importance of empathy. He could not pass up the opportunity to go abroad for a second time, which is why he is studying (and interning) abroad in Los Angeles this semester. Jeffrey hopes that through being a Remembrance Scholar he can educate the world about our past mistakes and our need for empathy, tolerance, and respect.
Jeff represents Amy Shapiro, a Stamford, CT native, who was majoring in Photojournalism at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her passion for writing and photography were the fuel behind her ambitions for a career in magazines. Amy had written for her high school literary magazine, interned for the Stamford Trader, where she took photos and wrote articles including an Art’s Section cover story, and was on the photography staff for the Daily Orange. Her vibrant nature and love for life shone through in everything she did. Amy lived her life by the motto, “limits only exist in ones mind.” This statement guided and inspired her to overcome any challenges in her life and do so with a positive outlook. A friend of Amy best captures the importance of her memory, in a letter she wrote to Amy’s mother just after the tragedy: “Those of us touched by Amy have been blessed. The legacy of her life is immortal because her spirit continues to move us.” Just like the way in which Amy lived her life, her spirit continues on the same: limitless – unbound and free to change the lives of so many lucky people.