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    Generation Orange

    The Washington, DC, metro area is home to nearly 3,500 members of Generation Orange—those who graduated from Syracuse in the past 10 years. These young alumni are laying their roots as leaders and professionals, buoyed by a network of established Syracuse alumni. 

    Read about these Generation Orange alums building promising careers in DC. Then learn more about Generation Orange.

    • Jocelyn Lederman ’09

      Jocelyn Lederman gladly credits the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management with enabling her to see the possibilities of her potential. My professors would say ‘can’t is not an option,’ pushing me to aim higher than I ever thought I could,” she explains.

    • Gabriel Raskas '12

      Gabriel Raskas '12 worked in commercial real estate development after graduating for Syracuse. After working for two years, he decided to go back to law school and is currently in his final semester at the American University Washington College of Law where he is the Managing Editor of the American University Business Law Review.

    • Brian Spendley ’09

      When Brian Spendley (photo by Rachel Fus ’08) came to Syracuse as a freshman in 2005, his interests in engineering and medicine led him to major in bioengineering at the College of Engineering and Computer Science. But through a multitude of experiences outside the classroom, he “quickly realized that my passions were wider and deeper than I ever knew prior to college.”