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Memorial Service for Ralph Ketcham

Hendricks Chapel

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Ralph Ketcham, one of the longest-serving and most beloved and influential professors in the history of the Maxwell School, died on Wednesday, April 26, after a brief illness. He was 89. The memorial service will include reflections and memories from a variety of former students, colleagues, and others influenced by Ralph’s intellect and great generosity.

Parking is available in the Irving Garage. For accessible parking and seating, please contact Michelle Larrabe, events manager for Hendricks Chapel, by phone at 315.443.2903 or by email at If you are not able to join us in person, the Memorial Service will be viewable during the service. The video of the service will be archived here for later viewing.



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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.