• Maxwell Alumni News

  • Two books by former journalist Mike Stanton receive honors

    Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World, by Mike Stanton ’79 BA (PSc), has been named one of the best books of 2018 by the Boston Globe and Library Journal, and as a 2018 Reader’s Favorite by the Wall Street Journal. The book, originally published by Henry Holt, will appear in paperback in August (published by Picador).


    Nicolelli appointed chief financial officer of Casa Systems

    Maxwell alumnus Maurizio Nicolelli ‘90 BA (PSc) is the new chief financial officer of Casa Systems. He now joins Casa Systems with more than 20 years of experience in financial management, mergers-and-acquisition execution, and shareholder relations.


    Jihun Han is chief of staff for Oregon State Representative Jack Zika

    Maxwell alumnus Jihun Han ’16 BA (PSc) is the new chief of staff for Oregon State Representative Jack Zika, who represents Oregon House District 53. Zika was elected during Oregon’s 2018 general election. Before serving as Zika’s chief of staff, Han worked as a political affairs manager for the Oregon Association of Realtors.


    Kimberlin Butler is director of foundation engagement for Mathematica

    Mathematica Policy Research has appointed Maxwell alumna Kimberlin Butler ’03 MPA as their new director of foundation engagement. Mathematica is a policy research organization that seeks to improve public well-being through improved data collection and analysis. Butler will lead the organization’s work with foundations, grantees, and their partners.


    John E. Hall named executive director of Indianapolis Housing Agency

    Maxwell alumnus John E. Hall ’00 MPA has been named the new executive director of the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) — an appointment made by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. The IHA provides public housing services and skills-based training programs to over 9,600 Indianapolis residents.


    Pulliam co-authors report comparing different tax credit policies

    Maxwell alumnus Chris Pulliam ’17 BA (Econ/Psc)/’18 MPA co-authored “Lots of plans to boost tax credits: which is best?” for the Brookings Institution. The report, which was co-authored with Isabel Sawhill, examines various proposed and current tax credit policies in the United States, including the earned income tax credit, child tax credit, and workers tax credit.


    Joe Reilly named chief technology innovation officer for Canton & Co

    Maxwell alumnus Joe Reilly ’11 MPH is the new chief technology innovation officer for Canton & Company. Reilly has more than 10 years’ experience in both the private and public health-care sector. Before joining Canton & Company, he was chief information officer for the Central New York Care Collaborative.


    Article describes Lunetta project, A Tiny Home for Good

    Maxwell alumnus Andrew Lunetta ’14 MPA was featured in the Daily Orange for founding A Tiny Home for Good, a Syracuse nonprofit that builds tiny homes for people facing homelessness. The article interviews numerous residents, volunteers, and board members to get an inside look at the growing organization.


    Economics alum Mary Daly’s policy goals aim for widespread prosperity

    “Monetary policy is the tool kit we have for a strong, healthy and sustainable economy,” says Maxwell alumna Mary Daly ’91 MPhil (Econ)/’94 PhD (Econ), president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Daly explains the economic benefits of investing in each other in this PBS interview, "San Francisco Fed Chief Mary Daly on the 'virtuous cycle' of economics."


    PSt/PSc alumna Tammy Berendzen makes Top 10 Who Made a Difference list

    Tammy Berendzen '94 BA (PSt/PSc) was named one of The New Mexican’s 10 Who Made a Difference for 2018. Berendzen, president of the Santa Fe Skating Club, has been the central figure in helping solidify the skating club — and growing the sport — among both the young and old in a high-desert town.


    Maxwell alum Joseph Strasser recipient of 2018 Arents Award

    Joseph Strasser ’53 BA (History)/’58 MPA, one of the School’s most significant donors of all time, awarded Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor.


    Rapaport Endowed Scholarship supports Maxwell undergraduates

    A generous gift from alumnus and long-time Advisory Board member H. Lewis Rapaport ’59 BA (AmSt) and his wife Susan (a 1959 graduate of Syracuse’s Whitman School of Management) has established an endowed scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance to undergraduates who have demonstrated interest in studying history or political science.


    Hedrick gift establishes Huxley/Hedrick Scholarship

    The bequest arrangement made by Robert “Ken” Hedrick, a member of Maxwell’s 1976 MPA class, which will eventually fund the Walter F. Huxley and Robert K. Hedrick Endowed Scholarship, is intended to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in the Maxwell School.


    Geo PhD student Emily Bukowski publishes paper on Dutch elm disease

    "Using the commons to understand the Dutch elm disease epidemic in Syracuse, NY," written by PhD student Emily Bukowski '14 MA (Geog), was published in Geographical Review. Bukowski argues "that elms and their pests are viewed as components of the urban commons but understanding them as such does not align with what strategies managers are able to enact in the patchwork of property ownership that occurs in cities."


    Weitzen gift establishes the Foreign Policy Scholars Fund

    A gift commitment from alumna Jill Weitzen MacDonald ’74 MPA has established the Weitzen Foreign Policy Scholars Fund, which will provide scholarship and financial assistance to Maxwell School master’s students who have demonstrated interest in foreign policy and international affairs.