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  • Gray named vice president at Raytheon Intelligence & Space

    Tracey Gray ’02 MPA was named vice president for communications and external affairs at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. In his new role, Gray is responsible for brand communications, public relations, digital media, employee communications, and public affairs.



    Hackbarth promoted to director at the American Security Project

    Alexandra Hackbarth ’15 MPA/IR has been named director of climate and energy security at the American Security Project, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on national security issues and the appropriate use of American power. In this new role, Hackbarth will take on additional leadership tasks while continuing her research on how climate change affects U.S. national security interests around the world.



    Caperton elected to APIA Scholars Board

    Julie Caperton ’92 BA (Hist) is a new member of the board of directors for Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars). Caperton will help lead APIA Scholars as they seek to ensure all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are able to access higher education regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or financial means.



    Davis moves to Seneca County Industrial Development Agency

    Sarah Davis ’16 MPA has been named the executive director of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (SENIDA). In her new position, Davis will lead the organization as it works to expand commercial, industrial, and recreational opportunities across Seneca County.



    Gooden named dean at Virginia Commonwealth University

    Susan Gooden ’95 MA (PSc)/’96 PhD (PSc) is the new dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her appointment was effective April 16. She is charged with helping the Wilder School strengthen pedagogical programs while increasing research on global challenges.



    Monde-Anumihe featured in Guardian Woman

    Chinenye Monde-Anumihe ’13 BA (IR) was recently featured in a Q&A highlighting her efforts to bring international relations and human rights work together with business and development. Currently the head of partnerships and fundraising for SHAPE Africa 2020’s Project Management Committee, Monde-Anumihe advocates for expanding public-private partnerships so as to help address challenges facing Africa today.



    Bouran named CEO of International Media Investments

    Nart Bouran ’89 BA (IR) has been appointed the chief executive officer for International Media Investments (IMI), an Abu Dhabi-based private investment company focused on building a global portfolio of media assets. In this new role, Bouran will lead IMI’s efforts to increase its portfolio overseas.



    Alumnus’s undergraduate scholarship gift serves as Mother’s Day honor

    A bequest arrangement made by Maxwell School alumnus Jonathan R. Hancock ’95 MA (Geog) will honor his mother while providing scholarship assistance to undergraduates in select Maxwell disciplines, who demonstrate an interest in bettering the Syracuse and Central New York region.



    New scholarship honors EMPA alumna Theresa Flynn

    A new scholarship fund, benefiting professional master’s students interested in organizational change and development, has been created to honor Theresa A. "Terry" Flynn, whose many connections to the Maxwell School included earning an Executive MPA in 2012. Flynn died in 2018 following a protracted battle with ALS.



    Executive Education alumni respond to need for masks in Syracuse

    Prompted by a single social media request from the Maxwell School community, more than 100 Chinese alumni of the School’s Executive Education Program have shipped donations of medical masks to Central New York. One notable donation arrived from an eight-year-old boy, who had visited Syracuse recently, after his father had previously completed a week-long training program at Maxwell.



    Pudles, AnswerNet play an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic

    Gary Pudles '84 BA (PSt), president and CEO of AnswerNet, was featured in the Forbes article "Call Centers Can Help Americans Weather The COVID-19 Calamity." AnswerNet is a call center outsourcer operating throughout North America and was awarded a large contract to make outbound calls for the State of New York to book appointments for COVID-19 testing.



    Farrell named superintendent of Brick Township schools

    Thomas Farrell ’89 BA (IR) is the new superintendent of schools for Brick Township, New Jersey. As superintendent, Farrell will be responsible for overseeing the district’s daily operations and developing long-term plans alongside the Board of Education.



    Farag book proposes improvements in immigration policy

    George Farag ’02 MA (PA)/’02 MAIR/’07 PhD (Anth) has written Pro-American Immigration, recently published by Lioncrest. The book explores gaps in current U.S. immigration policy, and then proposes practical solutions to address these problems.



    Bower promoted to associate principal at Dewberry

    Margaret Bower ’96 MPA has been named an associate principal at Dewberry, a civil engineering firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. Bower is a planner in Dewberry’s justice architecture group and has extensive experience with planning studies of criminal-justice and other civic buildings.



    Geography alumna Rebekah Jones tracks the COVID-19 outbreak

    Geospatial scientist Rebekah Jones '12 BA (Geog) discovered a love for geography at Syracuse University and now she’s helping the state of Florida with its emergency response to the pandemic.



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