Join Us in DC to Welcome New Maxwell Alumni and Students


Join us for an informal alumni meet up in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 13! Connect and network with Maxwell friends while welcoming recent graduates to D.C. and meeting current and prospective students.

Date & Location

Thursday, 10/13/2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Proper 21
1319 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 847-3674
Metro: Metro Center Station

Other Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.  Light appetizers will be served; cash bar.

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Join Maxwell for a Dean’s Brunch During Orange Central



Please join Maxwell Dean David M. Van Slyke for a Dean’s Brunch during Orange Central. We hope you can join us to meet Dean Van Slyke, hear about news and initiatives at the School, and reconnect with faculty, students, and fellow alumni.

Date & Location

Saturday, 10/7/2017
9:30 – 11:00 AM

Lincoln Courtyard
Maxwell Hall
(rain location: Maxwell Foyer)

Other Details

Complimentary brunch hors d’ouevres and refreshments. This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni and their guests.




Register Now for an Albany Networking Reception Wednesday, 9/20


The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs invites you to a special networking reception.  Please join us to welcome recent graduates to Albany and reconnect with Maxwell friends.

Date & Location

Wednesday, 9/20/2017
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Nine Pin Cider Tasting Room
929 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

Other Details

This event is open to Maxwell School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and cash bar will be available.  RSVPs requested by Monday, September 18 using the link below.

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Coming Back to Campus? Come Back to Maxwell!

Will you be returning to campus for Coming Back Together? Please join us for an alumni reception at the Maxwell School!

We hope you’ll enjoy this special chance to meet and reconnect with Dean David M. Van Slyke and Maxwell faculty, students, and your fellow classmates.

Date & Location

Friday, 9/15/2017
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room
220 Eggers Hall
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Event Details

No RSVP is required, and guests are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at



Started in 1983, Coming Back Together (CBT) was the first reunion of its kind in the nation. CBT brings African American and Latino alumni back to campus to celebrate their accomplishments and see how Syracuse University has grown and changed over the years. It also introduces current students to successful alumni to make connections and get their advice on making the most of their time after graduation.

Held every three years, CBT gives our alumni an opportunity to catch up, reminisce, and share their vision for how they can keep the University moving forward. The weekend features a full schedule of distinguished speakers; networking, social, and academic events.  Read more about the schedule of CBT events and registration here.

Maxwell Welcomed to Asia

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs visited Asia in July, when Dean David M. Van Slyke traveled to Thailand to teach a class for public administrators from the Ministry of Finance (which he has done for nearly a decade). Dean Van Slyke extended greetings from the Maxwell School and Syracuse University to alumni and friends across the region.

During Dean Van Slyke’s travel, he attended a University alumni event in Tokyo, hosted by the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Japan. Additional alumni gatherings were hosted in Bangkok and Hong Kong. In each city, Dean Van Slyke connected with alumni and shared updates and news from the Maxwell School and from the Syracuse University campus.

Dean Van Slyke, Maxwell School Associate Dean Scott Barrett, and Syracuse University Director of Development Esther Feng were delighted to meet with so many enthusiastic alumni and friends while visiting the region. Appreciation goes to the SU Alumni Club of Japan, the Maxwell Japanese Community (MAXJAC), and Maxwell and SU volunteers in Thailand and Hong Kong for helping to organize the events.

Visit our Flickr album to view photos from the events in Tokyo, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.

Maxwell Welcomes Our Newest Students!

July and August are among the most exciting times of year at the Maxwell School. Having said farewell to the newest alumni of the School in May and June, Maxwell faculty and staff prepare during the summer to welcome the newest classes of students in the MPA, MA IR, and Executive MPA and MA IR programs.

Chris Omolino, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in Maxwell’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, welcomed this year’s MPA and MA IR classes on the PAIA Admissions blog. Read more about this year’s accomplished cohorts at the links below.

Putting the ROCK back in BuROCKracy as Maxwell Welcomes our new MPA students!

Our New MA IR Students Arrive in Time to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

We hope you enjoy reliving your time at Maxwell through these great posts. Join us in welcoming our newest students to Maxwell!

Jessica Murray, Director of Alumni Relations
Kelli Young, Director of Career Development
Laura McArdle, Assistant Director of Career Development
Lauren Meyer, Career Development Office and Recruiting Coordinator

Voting is Open for the 2017 Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award!

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Voting is open for the 2017 Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award!

Visit the People’s Choice Award page to review the profiles and accomplishments of the outstanding federal employees comprising this year’s finalists.  Then, cast your vote(s) – up to once a day – for your top pick(s) who you think has made the most admirable contribution to our country.

For more information on the Sammies People’s Choice Award, including details regarding this year’s voting process and timetables, visit the 2017 Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award page.

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, highlight excellence in the federal workforce.  Known as the Oscars of public service, the Sammies are a highly respected honor with a rigorous selection process.  Learn more about the Sammies by visiting the Partnership for Public Service’s website.


If you are, or know of, a Maxwell alumnus who has been recognized as a finalist this year, let us know by commenting on this post so we can celebrate this achievement!

Maxwell affiliations with 2017 Sammies finalists: