Traditions Commission Executive Board ’18 | @OurSyracuseU

The Traditions Commission Executive Board took over @OurSyracuseU for Winter Carnival 2018! The team includes: Jen Sweet ’18, Kyle Putnam ’18, Carly Kaplan ’19, Sam Walters ’19, Nicole Weaving ’20.

Jacob Gedetsis ’18 | @OurSyracuseU

Jacob Gedetsis ’18 is a 2017 Remembrance Scholar and is double majoring in newspaper and online journalism at the Newhouse School and English & textual studies at the College of Arts and Sciences. He is from Cleveland, Ohio.

Jacob has been involved with The Daily Orange and has previously interned with the Kanas City Star, Cox Media Group, Syracuse Media Group, and Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Hey everyone! My name is Jacob Gedetsis, and I am a senior studying English and Textual Studies / Newspaper and Online Journalism at SU. I am so excited to take over the account on of the most important weeks of the year: Remembrance Week. I am so humbled to have been chosen as one of 35 Remembrance Scholars, and I can’t wait to share all the beautiful work the scholars have done this year to Look Back and Act Forward. On December 21st, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland; 270 people died that day, including 35 students studying with Syracuse University who were returning from their semesters abroad. Every year, Syracuse University holds Remembrance Week in honor of these individuals. Yesterday, we began Remembrance Week 2017 with a candlelight vigil in their memory. I have the honor of representing Nicholas Andreas Vrenios. Nicholas took to London his three prized possessions – a camera, a guitar, and a skateboard. A junior photography major, Nicholas would wake up before sunrise to snap the perfect shot, before rushing off to his next journey. He had a relentless adventurous spirit. I think we would have been close friends. So follow along this week to learn more about Remembrance, and my time at SU! – #syracuseu J.G.

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What is your favorite thing about Syracuse?

Syracuse is a family; a diverse family that pushes how one another think. It’s an amazing community.

What is your favorite Syracuse memory?

My favorite memory is getting invited to sit on a graduate level course with Professor George Saunders.

If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about Syracuse, what it would be? 

The professors here care. Go to office hours and capture their immense knowledge while building personal relationships.

Isaac Chevron ’18 | @OurSyracuseU

Isaac Chevron ’18 took over @OurSyracuseU to highlight #BoostCuse Giving Day 2017.

Isaac is studying public relations at the Newhouse School and political science at Maxwell School and he College of Art & Sciences. He is a Class Act Campus Ambassador for the College of Art & Sciences.

Forever Orange Alumni Council | OurSyracuseU

Four representatives from the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council took over @OurSyracuseU during Orange Central 2017:

  • Ryan Bolton ’18 is majoring in computer engineering on the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and is from Atlanta, GA;
  • Serena DeSeta’18 is double majoring in entrepreneurship in the Whitman School and advertising in the Newhouse School, and minoring in psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is from Scranton, PA;
  • Ryan Patel ’19 is majoring in public health (pre-med) in Falk College, and minoring in biology & chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, and is from Los Angeles, CA;
  • Andrew Regalado ’20 is majoring in Political Science and Policy Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Maxwell School and is from Chino Hills, CA.


Good Evening, Orange Nation! We are Ryan Patel, Andrew Regalado, and Ryan Bolton. Together, along with Serena DeSeta, we will be taking over the OurSyracuseU account for Orange Central 2017! We are representatives from the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council (FOSAC). We are a group of motivated student leaders working to enhance the student experience, build class unity, spread the message of philanthropy, and preserve SU spirit and tradition by encouraging students and alumni alike to give back through the three T’s: their time, their talent, and/or their treasures. We hope to give you a glimpse of our Syracuse experience over the next few days, so stay tuned for more updates! -R.P., A.R., R.B, & S.D. #SyracuseU

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Good Evening, Orange Nation! My name is Ryan Patel, and I will be one of four representatives from the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council taking over the OurSyracuseU account this week! I am a junior from Los Angeles, California with a major in Public Health on the Pre-Med track and minors in Chemistry and Biology. In addition to being a Forever Orange Student Alumni Council member, I am also a Peer Educator in the Office of Health Promotion, a Peer Mentor with the Office of Learning Communities, a University 100 Student Ambassador, a Falk College Ambassador, a Public Health researcher, and a volunteer at the University Hill hospitals. Throughout my time at Syracuse University, I’ve had the privilege of being a part of so many different experiences that have allowed me to be grateful of the education I am receiving here, as well as the people in my life that I’ve met along the way. Ever since freshman year during the Final Four to emceeing Own The Dome last semester, my time at Syracuse has been fun-filled and impactful in every way, and I couldn’t be happier. Keep an eye out for more updates! -R.P. #SyracuseU

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Good Evening, Cuse Family! My name is Ryan Bolton, and I am a senior with a major in Computer Engineering from Atlanta, GA. As a Posse Scholar, I am incredibly thankful for the opportunities Syracuse has presented me with at such an amazing university. In addition to serving as a representative on the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council, I am the President of Black Legacy A Cappella group, as well as a member of Project G.R.I.N.D. Mentorship, Black Reign Step Team, and the National Society of Black Engineers. My most fulfilling roles have been serving as a College of Engineering Excelerator Ambassador, as well as a mentor for JUMPNation’s Leadership retreat for middle school students, as I aspire to give back as much as I can to a school and community that has given so much to me. Syracuse has truly allowed me to grow as an individual, and continues to do so each and every day. I wouldn’t trade my Cuse experience for anything in the world! -R.B. #SyracuseU

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Name a more iconic fanbase… I’ll wait. -R.P. #SyracuseU #CuseNation🍊

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Janine Bogris ’18 | @OurSyracuseU

Janine Bogris ’18 is majoring in Public Relations in the Newhouse School with a minor in Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Maxwell School. She is from Fair Lawn, NJ.

On campus, Janine is involved with the Student Association and the Alumni Board of Directors as the Class of 2018 representative. She is a a Phanstiel Scholar and studied abroad in Berlin last year. She interned with W2O Group this past summer.



What is your favorite thing about Syracuse?

My favorite things about SU is how passionate everyone in the Syracuse community is about the school. Student and alumni love talking about their experience at SU and imparting wisdom about how to get the most out of your experience.

What is your favorite Syracuse memory?

My sophomore year, I took advantage of the buses to Houston for the Final Four. Even though we lost the game, it was still the most incredible experience. Being a part of that community and being able to experience a Final Four in the student was an unmatched experience. Plus, I got to meet one of my biggest inspirations when Joe Biden L’68 made his way through our student section.

If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about Syracuse, what it would be?

My best piece of advice for a new student would be to join organizations because it is the perfect way to find your place on campus and meet your closest friends. I really did meet some of my closest friends in the organizations I’ve been a part of.

My freshman year, one of the things I was most excited to get involved in was Student Association. I was elected to represent the students in my home college and have been doing so ever since. One of the most impactful things I have done while at SU is acting as the undergraduate representative to a committee that created campus free speech policy recommendations for administration. It is that kind of campus wide impact that attracted me to SA. During my time in SA I have worn many hats. I am currently the Board and Elections and Membership chair, handling all elections, recruiting and internal matters. I also sit on the Alumni Board as a student representative. SA has shaped my college experience and I love being a part of an organization that creates positive change on our campus. -JB

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The connections one can make at SU are unparalleled. In February, I was accepted to the Center for Social Commerce ambassadorship and W2O Group internship combined program. This program was created by the generosity of a Newhouse alumnus and has been an incredible year for me. I started off my ambassadorship at SXSW interactive conference in Austin, TX. I was running social channels at various W2O Group events and got to hear some phenomenal speakers. Over the summer, I interned in W2O Group’s New York office. I loved working in an agency and juggling the demands of multiple clients. As a Center for Social Commerce ambassador, I’ve had the chance to meet some of the most influential figures in the communication field. Being a part of this program for my junior and senior years have taught me so much about the industry I will be entering. -JB

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Jen Sweet ’18 | @OurSyracuseU

Jen Sweet ’18 is majoring in Communication & Rhetorical Studies in the College of Visual & Performing Arts and Political Science in the Maxwell School. She is from Jackson, NJ.

On campus, Jen is President of Traditions Commission, Community Engagement Co-Chair of the Syracuse University Student Association and a Resident Advisor in DellPlain Hall.


What is your favorite thing/part about SU?

While the student body is large, the community here makes SU feel small. I never fail to see friends while walking around campus, and always manage to find connections with new people I meet. Despite being 300 miles from home, I love the family I have here.


What is your favorite on-campus activity/event?

Winter Carnival is by far my favorite on-campus event. It takes place for a week in February when the Syracuse winter is at its harshest, and works to get students out of their winter blues. With Trivia, Chili Cook Off, and Cozy Cappella, it’s easily one of my favorite weeks of the year.

What is your favorite SU memory?

Freshman year, some of my friends and I decided to camp out for seats for the Duke game. My friend and I volunteered to sleep in the Dome, which was an experience in and of itself. The next day we were in the fourth row of seats, amazed at how close we’d be to see the biggest game of the season. While the game itself did not end how we would’ve hoped, being a part of that whole experience was amazing. I’ve never felt more connected with the University community than hanging out in the Dome for three hours with hundreds of my fellow students waiting for the game to start. I left the Dome that night hoarse from cheering and full of pride for this snowy place that had so quickly captured my heart.

If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about SU, what it would be?

Syracuse will change your life. You’ll learn far more about yourself, your classmates, and the world around you than you will any discipline you study, and you will grow more in your time here than you ever thought possible.

The Communication and Rhetorical Studies Department had afforded me some of the most meaningful experiences of my time here at SU, I often think of it as a hidden gem. Last spring I had the privilege of participating in an alumni engagement trip to NYC, where students from the department were able to talk with recent alums across various fields – ranging from TV production to corporate communication and everything in between. Not only was it enlightening to realize just how many direction a CRS degree can take you, but also comforting to hear no matter how surreal it seems jobs will come. My CRS classes have taught me so much, from career relevant classes like Political Communication and Speechwriting, to classes like Race Ethnicity and Communication or Mindful Communication which have challenged me on a more personal level – allowing me to look more critically at my outlook and world view. Although from time to time I do tire of explains what exactly the Communication and Rhetorical Studies program is, I never run out of words to say what it means to me – JS

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Panasci Lounge is easily my go to study spot, I always refer to it was my second home – and my friends refer to it as my first. It reminds me of how small Syracuse University can be. One of my favorite things about SU is that for a school of 14,000 undergrads, I can find a mutual friend with nearly everyone I meet. We’re a large student body, but still manage to have a tight knit community, making it feel like home. Coming to Panasci to hang out and do work always means seeing at least 3-5 familiar faces, and getting a chance to catch up with friends new and old. Any day of the week it’s a pretty safe bet you can find me in a table by the windows, drinking a Dunkin coffee and attempting to be productive – JS

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