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Long Time Between Hellos.
In May, five members of Maxwell’s 1951 MPA class held a reunion in Arling-
ton, Virginia — the first time since graduation they had been together. (Only eight members of the class are
known to survive.) Shown below, from left, are spouse Marty Adams,
Mel Adams ’51 MPA
Nancy Roe
Crowell ’51 MPA
, spouse Jean Marotta,
George Marotta ’50 BA (PSc)/’51 MPA
, spouse Marianna
John Uhrlaub ’51 MPA
Eric Stork ’51 MPA
, and spouse Dottie Stork.
Meanwhile, a somewhat younger cohort — Maxwell’s 50th anniversary MPA Class of 1962 — held a
reunion brunch in September at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Shown below right are (standing, from
Gerald Pagano ’62 MPA
Marjorie Smith ’62 MPA
Gordon McKay ’62 MPA
Frank L. Morris
Sr. ’62 MPA
Irving H. Freedman ’62 MPA
James N. Purcell Jr. ’62 MPA
, spouse Linda McKay,
James Willie ’98 MPA
(a Maxwell Advisory Board member updating the class on School activities), spouse
Jean Purcell, and spouse Peter Smith; kneeling was
F. Bernard Forand ’62 MPA
Jolly Good.
In London this September, Norma Shannon
’91 MPA, director of alumni relations, hosted a dinner attend-
ed by (from left)
Alyssa Simon ’08 MPA
Stasha Fyfe
’02 BA (PSt)/’06 MPA
Jennifer Kested ’06 BA (PSt/
Sovann Suos ’93 BA/’95 MA (Econ)
and wife, Chris-
ty; spouse Siddharth Bhatia;
Brett Jetter ’93 MPA
; special
guest Lorraine Wilson;
Dipti H. Kapadia ’08 BA (PSt/IR)
and husband, Rajen;
Kerry A. Lipsitz ’03 MPA
; and
kona Sarma ’11 MPA.
Year round, alumni meet with one another, with Maxwell representatives,
and with current and prospective students. Many events are organized
by regional alumni groups across the country and overseas; others are
sponsored by Maxwell and held on campus.
If you’d like information about activities in your area, please e-mail
or visit
Young Alumni.
In July, Francine D’Amico,
associate professor of international relations,
arranged a meeting of recent IR grads;
among those on hand were (at left, left to
Andrea Serra ’09 BA (IR)
son Droney ’09 BA (IR/PSt)
Aiwuyor ’09 BA (IR)
, and
Diana Zarick
’08 BA (IR/PSt)
. Similarly, in October PAIA
faculty member David Van Slyke invited
recent students to dinner; attendees includ-
ed (lower left, from left)
Emily Newman ’06
Allison Quigney ’07 MPA
Jensen ’07 MPA
, and
Kevin DePodwin
’06 MPA
. And in April Maxwell alumni (and
other Syracuse graduates) took part in
Washington, D.C., Servathon — a region-
wide initiative involving roughly
10,000 volunteers. Working to
revitalize Fort Mahan Park were
(below, clockwise from top
center) SU alumnus Jerry Augus-
Laura Ann Blake ’10
, SU alumnus Michael
Benjamin A. Peskin
’09 NG (IR)
Charles Cutshall
’07 BA (IR)/’09 MPA
, and
Dara Kahn ’09 BA (IR)
Alumni Matters