Remembrance Scholar Alumni Vignette: Leo Wong ’14

Dec. 21, 2023, will mark the 35th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The bombing claimed the lives of 259 people on the plane, including students returning from a semester of study abroad through Syracuse University, and 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie.

The Remembrance Scholar and Lockerbie Scholars programs were established one year later. Since that time, the University has awarded 1,190 Remembrance Scholarships to Syracuse University students and welcomed 68 students from Lockerbie to Syracuse for a year as Lockerbie Scholars. Now, in this community and throughout the world, they act forward on behalf of all the promising lives lost too soon.

Now until the anniversary on Dec. 21, we will feature some of the alumni who were named Remembrance or Lockerbie Scholars over the past 34 years, to learn how they are impacted by their Remembrance experience and how they continue to live the Remembrance mission to “Look Back. Act Forward.”

The first vignette features Leo Wong ’14, a native of San Gabriel, California, and current resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and was a Remembrance Scholar during the 2013-14 academic year.

You can read Leo’s full vignette on the Syracuse University News site. Subsequent vignettes will be featured here on