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Maxwell Alumni Highlighted in Newest Edition of Manuscript


SU Alumni Come Back Together to share in good memories! 

Manuscript is Syracuse University’s African American and Latino Alumni Magazine.  The most recent edition highlights the careers and achievements of a number of Maxwell alumni.

Linda Littlejohn, a wonderful woman, colleague and mentor (whom I personally credit for so much of what I have accomplished) is highlighted for her role with the South Side Initiative (SSI). SSI identifies and manages community-University partnership projects that contribute to the revitalization of Syracuse’s south side neighborhood.  These have included an after school arts education program, a food cooperative, and a new project to create an urban park / green space for community gathering and events.

Juan Carlos Izaquirre is also featured. An MPA/MA IR (‘07) dual degree graduate, Juan Carlos heads up an initiative at the World Bank to develop accessible banking systems for the poor in underdeveloped nations around the world.  Katherine Dawes earned her joint degree (MPA ‘90, GEO MA ’93) because of her interest in environmental policy. She has been working on issues related to cleaning up toxic waste sites, brownfields, and under-ground storage tanks.  She has become a nationally recognized expert in environmental evaluation and credits the collaborative projects demanded during her studies at Maxwell as being instrumental throughout her career.

You will read also about Lisa Gordon (MPA ’90) who is currently serving as the VP and COO of Atlanta Beltline, the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment program currently underway in the US.  And, one of our very own PAIA faculty members, Walter Broadnax (’75 PhD) whose career has included serving as President of Clark-Atlanta University, Deputy Secretary/COO of Health and Human Services and President of the US Civil Service Commission.  Walter states that “Fifty years later, he’s just where he wants to be. ‘I have always felt strongly connected to the Maxwell School and its mission. The School did so much for me during my time here and coming back to teach has been a wonderful opportunity to return the favor to a new generation of students’”.

Please do link through to Manuscript to read these and several other wonderful stories, including a wonderful tribute to Wilmeth, Sidat-Singh from the class of ’39 who showed great courage in the face of adversity, working to break down racial barriers in collegiate athletics and beyond.

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