Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse University alum’

The Most Interesting Lawyer in the Cuse

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Gioia Gensini got into fitness to blow off steam when she was studying for the bar nearly 3 decades ago. Today she is a certified trainer at Metro Fitness. We caught up with her after one of her classes for Wellness Wednesday, which is held in Clinton Square.

Juneteenth (Syracuse Style, part 5)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Radio exec Kenny Dees and media personality George Kilpatrick pictured here near the main stage earlier today. Kilpatrick helped organize the modern Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse (back when it was held on South Avenue).

Radio exec Kenny Dees (left) and media personality George Kilpatrick took time to catch up near the main stage at Clinton Square earlier today.  Kilpatrick helped organize the modern Juneteenth Celebration in Syracuse (back when it was held on South Avenue).

NYU’s loss was SU’s gain

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Gisele Marcus

Gisele Marcus Leans In

Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs may have saved the best speaker for this year’s Black History Month Program for the last few days. Whitman School of Management and Harvard biz school grad Gisele Marcus was the inaugural speaker for the Sankofa Lecture Series on Friday afternoon.

In addition to giving her bio and educational journey, the Harlem-born Marcus also gave her secrets to the sauce that makes up success. Some of her ingredients include: seeing the world, networking, finding sponsors (as well as mentors), fighting against injustice and getting paid what you are worth.

She also encouraged those in attendance to find their own sankofa moments in life, she added.

Marcus’s presentation, enthusiasm and pearls of wisdom were worthy of a Power Networking breakout session, Google Talk or a City Club of Cleveland forum.

Hopefully the lecture was recorded so every incoming freshman can see it; hopefully she makes it back to campus soon to share more of her story.

Orange Connections and SXSW

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Syracuse alum and ATL music/entertainment insider Shanti Das (aka Shoestrings) appeared last week at SXSW on a panel to discuss gender politics in Hip Hop culture. We also heard her on a recent Combat Jack Show where she talked about an upcoming campaign called “Silence the Shame” to create dialogue about mental health.

Das came to CBT last fall.

VP Chronicles

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Last night Chris Godsick and Jay Feather, two SU grads-turned Hollywood insiders, attended an advanced showing of their series “VEEP, ” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus (as a Vice President).

Here they talk with Professor Robert Thompson about the freedom of working with HBO.

VP Chronicles from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

The Three Wiseguys

Friday, December 24th, 2010
Moody McCarthy

Moody McCarthy

Central New Yorker’s turned New York City comics Moody McCarthy and Dan Frigolette came home to the Jazz Central stage last night for two shows.

McCarthy took a satirical view of his alma mater’s mascot (Moody’s a Corcoran alum) and family gift giving, while Frigolette (an SU grad) engaged the crowd about the chances of a Jersey guy picking up women from Manhattan and a comedian’s limitations in hierarchy of show business.

MC for the show was ESM grad Justin Taylor.

 Dan Frigolette

Dan Frigolette

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor