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Who got their start at SU?

Nearly 2,800 people in the Atlanta area can say they got their start at Syracuse University. Armed with their degrees and shaped by their experiences on and off the SU campus, these individuals are making a difference and finding success in Atlanta and beyond. Click on their names below to meet just a handful of them!

  • Zack Fields ’06 photo

    Zack Fields ’06

    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.”
  • Tracy Barash ’89 photo

    Tracy Barash ’89

    When Tracy Barash ’89 joined the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board (SUAA) in 2010, she brought a wealth of brand-building expertise that guides the board in helping SU programs reach new audiences. In the Atlanta area, Barash’s membership on the SU Atlanta Regional Council allows her to more actively spread the word about SU.
  • Tanya Forrest Hall ’93 photo

    Tanya Forrest Hall ’93

    Tanya Forrest Hall ’93 is the executive sales director for the Southeast region of American Urban Radio Networks (AURN), the largest African-American-owned radio network, with more than 300 radio affiliates nationwide and an estimated 25 million listeners.

  • Shanti Das ’93 photo

    Shanti Das ’93

    Shanti “Shoestring” Das ’93 is an accomplished music industry and marketing executive, consultant, mentor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author. She is also the founder/CEO of Press Reset Entertainment, an Atlanta-based firm that serves as an entertainment concierge service, providing marketing and strategy for music acts, artist development, talent booking, brand influencer marketing, and special event assistance.
  • Sajda Nuriddin ’06, G’08 photo

    Sajda Nuriddin ’06, G’08

    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.
  • Rey Pascual ’85  photo

    Rey Pascual ’85

    As an SU student Reinaldo “Rey” Pascual ’85, enjoyed his first experience not only living away from home, but living in a different country and cultural environment altogether. “SU opened the world to me and proved that everything is possible for committed people who work hard and dedicate themselves to excellence,” he says.

  • Reggie Acloque ’99 photo

    Reggie Acloque ’99

    Reginald “Reggie” Acloque ’99 began life in New York City, the youngest of four children born to Haitian parents who divided their time between the islands of Haiti and Manhattan. While Acloque spent most of his formative years in Port-au-Prince, he graduated from high school in New York before heading upstate to attend Syracuse University.

  • Miko Horn ’95 photo

    Miko Horn ’95

    As the national tour director for the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF), Miko Horn ’95 combines her passion for sports with her fondness for helping others. Horn leads planning and execution of the foundation’s “Father Knows Best” Basketball Retreat, FISLL Curriculum, and other organizational events.
  • Lisa Gordon G’90 photo

    Lisa Gordon G’90

    Lisa Gordon G’90 describes her Syracuse University experience and graduate studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as “a game changer,” allowing her to follow her interests through a public service career spanning more than 25 years.
  • Keri Potts ’98, G’99 photo

    Keri Potts ’98, G’99

    Syracuse University is where Keri Potts ’98, G’99 learned to love communications and media, combined her education with her passion for sports, and laid the foundation for a gratifying career—not just a job.
  • Kathryn Stone L’07 photo

    Kathryn Stone L’07

    For Kathryn Stone L’07, the diploma hanging on her office wall serves as a proud, daily reminder of how Syracuse University’s College of Law laid the foundation for her legal career. “Our rigorous course of study tested my analytical, writing, and time-management skills, but also developed my curiosity and sense of community,” she says.

  • Joseph T. Trino ’70 photo

    Joseph T. Trino ’70

    Joe Trino ’70 has made a career of turning struggling companies into successful ones, so much so that he’s come out of retirement twice to do it.
  • James Curtin ’07 photo

    James Curtin ’07

    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.”
  • Helena Mitchell G’78, G’87 photo

    Helena Mitchell G’78, G’87

    Atlanta Regional Council member Helena Mitchell G’78, G’87 has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to Syracuse University and its students, particularly those enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

  • Harriet J. Walton ’57 photo

    Harriet J. Walton ’57

    Attending Syracuse University at the outset of the Civil Rights movement, Harriet J. Walton ’57 considers her experience to be rare for the time. But far from being deterred by adversity, she pursued her academic goals and gained teaching experience that led to a career spanning more than 40 years.
  • Chris Bray ’00, G’01 photo

    Chris Bray ’00, G’01

    Chris Bray ’00, G’01 never thought he’d leave central New York, but with his whole family now living in Atlanta and the ability to return to Syracuse for work, he has the best of everything. Since graduating from SU with bachelors and masters degrees in accounting, Bray has enjoyed a rewarding career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

  • Benjamin Ordover ’53 photo

    Benjamin Ordover ’53

    Benjamin Ordover ’53 knows great things can come from taking chances. After all, he gained the foundation for a stellar marketing career while a Syracuse University student—though it required some risk on both sides.

  • Angela Y. Robinson ’78 photo

    Angela Y. Robinson ’78

    Angela Y. Robinson ’78 is a firm believer in giving back, especially when it comes to Syracuse University. A television and radio graduate of the Newhouse School, Robinson established the Angela Y. Robinson Endowed Student Scholarship Fund, is a member of the Newhouse Advisory Board, and serves on SU’s Atlanta Regional Council.