Syracuse Alumnae


Syracuse Alumnae

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Club contact Mary Buckley ’65  

Welcome Syracuse Alumnae!

Founded in 1903, the Syracuse University Alumnae Club is continuing its proud tradition in the twenty-first century of supporting Syracuse University through its time-honored activities. The Club still provides a congenial setting in which its members enjoy socializing as well as informative and entertaining programs at its luncheon gatherings. The Club awards one scholarship yearly to an SU student enrolled in University College. Dues and donations are the sole funding for the scholarship program.

Thank you so much for visiting our Club website. I invite you to look as well at the other sections of our website; they more fully describe our history and current programs. The website also includes a list of our Officers and Board of Directors.

I would very much like to hear from you about your interest in the Club as well as any questions concerning the Club. You may contact me by e-mail at I do hope to hear from you and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events.

With Orange Zest,

Mary Buckley, ’65, G’75
President, SU Alumnae Club


Upcoming events appear below as soon as they are confirmed.

About our club

On February 14, 1903, about sixty women graduates of Syracuse University met at the home of Mrs. Eloise Holden Nottingham, an 1880 SU graduate, to organize the Syracuse University Alumnae Club. The goals of the alumnae association they began formally on that date were to achieve greater contributions to the university by the women graduates and to encourage socialization among club members. At that time Mrs. Nottingham resided, with her husband William, at 701 Walnut Avenue, now the Chancellor’s residence.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Nottingham served on SU’s Board of Trustees.   Mrs. Nottingham was Vice-President of the SU Alumni Association (SUAA) for ten years and was briefly the SUAA President.

The SU Alumnae Club played a strong leadership role in the decades-long campaign for a women’s building. The club undertook many fund-raising activities for the women’s building over the years. By the time of ground-breaking for the Women’s Building in 1950, the SU Alumnae Club’s Women’s Building Fund totaled approximately $37,000. The Women’s Building was finally completed in 1953. Although the bulk of the funding financing its construction came from SU’s post-World War II building and development campaign, the SU Alumnae Club’s long-lived dream and drive kept the idea of a women’s building alive for decades.

Since its founding in 1903, the Club has operated continuously to the present day. As envisioned by our founders, we are still observing the club’s time-honored traditions today with luncheon gatherings where we socialize and partake of good food as well as good company and enjoyable activities. We support a scholarship annually for a UC student through our dues and donations.

Board Members

President Mary Buckley '65, G' 75
First Vice President (Programs) Carolyn Schmidt '73, G80
Second Vice-President (Hospitality) Suzanne Iversen Gladys '59, G'65
Third Vice-President (Membership) Barbara Weller G'87
Corresponding Secretary Judith Barry G'86
Recording Secretary and Treasurer Kay Root G'71
Immediate Past President  Kay Root G'71

Members At Large

Marcia Smith Buller '62
Constance C. Foote '61, G’63
Joan Green G’80
Linda Pierce ‘84
Cheryl Rehwinkle G’91
Anneliese Schlecht '49
Maryse Whorrall '73, G'77