Dear Orange Friends:
April in Syracuse is filled with end of the academic year student activities–so many that no one can possibly attend all of them, but all are worth attending. There have been many remarkable performances this month. The men and women of our boxing club went to nationals in Ann Arbor, and took away many awards, including a national championship for Tomas Smith, a junior chemistry major in the College of Arts and Sciences. The team is coached by Phil Benedict who works full time at the University as a supervisor in the Physical Plant North Zone.
I attended a wonderful concert in Setnor Auditorium by the University Singers, who are preparing for a series of performances in France next month. I watched the First Year Players bring down a packed house with its production of “The Addams Family.” And I heard the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble celebrate its 38th anniversary with a moving and rousing service in Hendricks Chapel on April 18.
On Sunday, our men’s and women’s lacrosse teams both won Atlantic Coast Conference championships in hard-fought matches.
On this last day of classes for the spring semester, I congratulate all the students who have excelled in performances this season, and I thank all the teachers, coaches, and supporters who have made their success possible.