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Welcome Western New York Alumni!

As one of the oldest Syracuse University alumni clubs in the country, we strengthen the ties between SU and more than 2,500 SU alumni (along with current students and countless parents, families and friends) who call Western New York and the Greater Buffalo-Niagara region home.


Upcoming events appear below as soon as they are confirmed.

Men's Basketball Game Watch vs. Duke

February 22: LOCKPORT - Join us as we cheer on the Syracuse University men's basketball team on Wednesday, February 22 as the Orange host Duke. We'll gather at the New York Beer Project (6933 S. Transit Rd.). Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.


As a club member, you receive discounted invitations to all paid club events. The club's operating budget, which enables us to sponsor events, relies on annual membership dues. Annual club dues support our club's student send off and provide scholarships to students from Western New York attending Syracuse University. 

Dues (tax deductible)

  • Individual Alumni Membership $20/annual
  • Dual Membership (Alumni Spouses) $30/annual
  • Life Membership (One Time) $200
  • Memberships for graduates of the Class of 2015/2016 and current students are FREE! 2016 Graduates are free after graduation, as well! Simply fill out the Membership Application and return it to us.

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Club Membership Dues

Or you can join by completing a membership application and sending it along with a check made payable to the "SU Alumni Club of WNY." To request additional information or if you have any questions about membership, please contact us at 716.406.4603 or

Download the application form (PDF 221kb)


Syracuse University Alumni Club of WNY
Attention: Craig Johnson (Treasurer)
110 Dale Dr., Tonawanda, NY 14150

Mailing list

Stay informed about upcoming events! Send us a message using the link below to be added to our email list, or to change your list subscription. We recognize your privacy. Your email address will not be shared with any third parties or be used for any purposes beyond announcements from the SU Alumni Club of WNY.

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The Club has supported scholarships for outstanding SU students from Western New York area each year and support for these scholarships continues to grow. SUofWNY has two scholarship funds established for Syracuse University. Together, the Fred E. Machemer Scholarship Fund and the Buffalo Endowed Scholarship Fund help us provide nearly $10,000 each year to SU students from the Western New York area.

DONATE TO ONE OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS: To request additional information or if you have any questions about our scholarship fund, please contact us at Thank You for your Support!


Syracuse University Alumni Club of WNY
Attention: Craig Johnson (Treasurer)
110 Dale Dr., Tonawanda, NY 14150

Board Members

President Shayla McCullough-Collins ’05
VP Communications & Secretary Amanda Jordan
VP of Membership Lynsey Zimdahl Weaver
VP of Events Gerald Kelly
Treasurer Craig Johnson
Student Send-Off & Scholarship Chairs Barbara & Craig Johnson
Fred E Machemer Scholarship Banquet Chairs Dick Beyer, Susan & Tex Zimdahl
Theatre Chair Donnette Thurlow
Literacy Collection Chair Penny Wilson
Game Watching Jason Zimdahl
Destroyer Golf Event Kris Beyer

Photo gallery

Photos taken at SU Alumni Club of WNY events.

View pictures from club events (PDF 2.7mb)