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    Corporate Connections Series Starts in NYC

    May 2, 2018

    SU Alumni at EY       The Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) postseason men’s basketball tournament came to Brooklyn in March, and in addition to a week-long basketball tournament, the event served as a showcase for Syracuse University pride.

    With more than 50,000 alumni living and working in the tri-state area, the Syracuse University Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Syracuse University Corporate and Foundation Relationship team, launched Corporate Connections, a series of visits to workplaces with a reputation for hiring Orange alumni.

    As part of ACC Week, Syracuse University team visited ESPN, Ernst & Young, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). These visits brought together alumni and friends of SU with SU staff and guests for special presentations at each company.

    During the visit to ESPN, John Wildhack ’80, Syracuse University’s Director of Athletics, spoke about his experiences at ESPN. Prior to coming back to SU, Wildhack served as ESPN’s executive vice president for programming and production, part of a 30-plus year career at ESPN.

    After visiting Ernst & Young, the Corporate Connections program came to MLBAM, which highlighted its MLB College Challenge program, hosted annually at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) on campus.

    “During ACC week, we truly painted New York City Orange,” says Pam Mulligan ’89, executive director of alumni engagement for the metropolitan NYC area.

    “The highlight was visiting these three companies. They give back to their alma mater in so many ways. They hire Orange alumni and they mentor Orange interns. They support SU by giving back their time, treasure, or talents.”

    On the heels of a successful 2018 ACC Week, Mulligan plans to continue the Corporate Connections series in 2019 and beyond.

    “We have plans to expand this program nationally and internationally,” says Mulligan.

    For the latest information on programming offered by the New York City-based alumni engagement team, visit the SU in NYC website.