Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2022-23 Remembrance Scholars. One of them is a military veteran and two of them are currently ROTC students.
The scholarships, now in their 33rd year, were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Those students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Florence, were among the 270 people who perished in the bombing. The scholarships are funded through an endowment supported by gifts from alumni, friends, parents and corporations.
Amanda Lalonde is a student veteran to be honored as a Remembrance Scholar. She was recently interviewed about her journey in the military and how it led her back to Syracuse University where she quickly embedded herself into the community. She even tried out to be Otto!
Below are the three military-connected who have been honored to be selected as a Remembrance Scholar for 2022-23.
- Military Veteran Amanda Lalonde of Baldwinsville, New York, a psychology and forensic science major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program;
- Army ROTC Cadet Janice Poe of Atlanta, Georgia, a chemistry major in the College of Arts and Sciences;
- Air Force ROTC Cadet Adam Landry of Nashua, New Hampshire, a civil engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science;
Significant support for the Remembrance Scholarships has been provided by Jean Thompson ’66 and Syracuse University Life Trustee Richard L. Thompson G’67 in memory of Jean Taylor Phelan Terry ’43 and John F. Phelan, Jean Thompson’s parents; by Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Steven Barnes ’82 and Deborah Barnes; and by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.