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Pan Am 103 Remembrance Service to Be Held Dec. 21

The dean and chaplains of Hendricks Chapel will conduct a remembrance service on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2:03 p.m. in the chapel’s Noble Room to honor the 270 people who died aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on the same date 31 years ago.

The Chaplains’ Council of Hendricks Chapel holds the memorial service each Dec. 21 at 2:03 p.m., the exact time and date of the bombing of Flight 103 in 1988. For more information, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901.

Additional information about commemorations of the 31st anniversary of the disaster is available through Syracuse University News.

2019-2020 Remembrance Scholar Bethany Murphy receives Marshall Scholarship

Bethany Murphy
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Representing Alexander Lowenstein

Bethany Murphy, a senior environmental engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a 2020 Marshall Scholar. She is also a Remembrance Scholar and a member of the Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC). Founded in 1953, the Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree at an institution in the United Kingdom in any field of study. Murphy was one of 46 students selected from around the country, and is Syracuse University’s third Marshall Scholar. Over the next two years, she will pursue master’s degrees at the University of Bristol and the University of Sheffield. You can read more about Murphy’s achievements in this recent feature on Syracuse University News.

Remembrance Scholarship Information Session Canceled Monday, Dec. 2

Due to the weather, the Remembrance Scholarship Information Session originally scheduled for this afternoon, Dec. 2. has been canceled.

Another session will be held this Friday, Dec. 6, from 3:30-5pm in 550 Bird Library. To request accommodations for Friday’s information session, email Melissa Welshans at mlwelsha@syr.edu. All other questions about the Remembrance Scholarship application process may be directed to remember@syr.edu.

Additional information about the application process, deadlines, and qualifications – as well as a link to this year’s application – is available in through Syracuse University News and on the Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising website.

Remembrance Scholarship 2020-21 Application Cycle 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.

The 35 rising seniors chosen are each awarded a $5,000 Remembrance Scholarship, with recipients each representing one of the 35 Syracuse University students lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988.

Those selected will help educate the campus community about terrorism by relating Syracuse University’s Pan Am Flight 103 experience to current events. Through education, all 270 lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, especially the University’s 35 students, are remembered and honored. The motto of the Remembrance Scholars is “Look Back and Act Forward.”

Additional information about the application process, information sessions, deadlines, and qualifications – as well as a link to this year’s application – is available in through Syracuse University News and on the Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising website.

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.