The Atlanta area is home to more than 400 members of Generation Orange—alumni who graduated from SU in the past 10 years. These grads are laying their roots as young leaders and professionals, buoyed by a network of established SU alumni. Learn more about Generation Orange.
Read about these Generation Orange alums building promising careers in Atlanta:
- Zack Fields ’06 feels like divine intervention brought him to Syracuse University. “I visited SU on what must have been one of the only sunny days Syracuse had that whole fall. Everyone was smiling and happy, and it felt more like Southern California than New York,” he says. “I literally stopped filling out the second half of my college applications, because I knew SU was where I’d go.”
- As an energy engineer for NORESCO, Sajda Nuriddin ’06, G’08 applies many of the skills she developed during her student years performing energy audits for the Industrial Assessment Center at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
- A Washington, DC-area native, Nicole Osborne ’15 fell in love with Atlanta when she visited to cheer on the Syracuse University men’s basketball team for the 2013 Final Four. “It seemed like a vibrant, growing city with a lot of history. At Syracuse, my research focus was housing and community revitalization, which I hoped to apply on the local level,” Osborne says.
- Born and raised in Syracuse, James Curtin ’07 comes from an extended family of several SU alumni and friends, and he might hold the record for making his college decision at the youngest age. “I chose SU when my parents put a Syracuse stuffed animal in my crib as a baby,” he jokes. “It was the only school to which I applied, and I’m oddly proud of that.”