The Syracuse Alumni Club of Colorado was chartered in May 1997. Club officers were Mark Allen (’93), President, Donna Rossi (’88), Vice President, Karen Carter (’88), Secretary, Tim Edinger (’87), Public Relations Director, and George Wolke (’84), Membership Administrator and Treasurer. The SUACC kicked things off with a happy hour at Champps, a summer picnic, and a Kickoff Classic with Wisconsin alumni. Colorado alumni who joined the club and helped make these first events successful included Al and Heidi (’92) Youker, Harriett and Mort (’44) Gardner, Erik Hauge (’67), and Eric (’92) and Marni (’92) Rogow.

In ’97 and ’98, we all enjoyed happy hours as well as game-watch parties at favorite spots like Pitchers and the Rock Bottom Brewery, as well as outings to Comedy Works and the Country Dinner Playhouse. 1998 and ’99 highlights included memorable softball games and picnics with the Georgetown alumni club, student send-off dinners at Trail Dust Steakhouse and the Spaghetti Factory, and a trip up to Vail to watch the SU-Michigan game at Cassidy’s Hole in Wall. What a great start it was to a terrific organization!! Alumni brought their kids to the picnics, their appetites for good food and football (and a beer or two!) to the game-watch parties, and lots of fond memories to share from their days on the hill.

Today, our club is home to many Syracuse alumni with diverse interests and tons of school spirit. In the words of SU’s biggest alumnus and fan, Erik Hauge, many who join the club truly do ‘bleed orange.’ Our club has seen even more progress over the past few years. We are now continuing game watches, Student Sendoffs and rivalries with other schools. In addition, we now have frequent football and basketball game watches with many of our Big East Clubs including Cincinnati, Rutgers, Notre Dame, West Virginia, and others. Our website is now fully functional, as you can see’and we have many, many other new events and club interest groups that are beginning to form. As a part of our club, you have access to it all! So, come when you can and join us wherever we are! We’re looking forward to seeing you at an SU/Colorado event somewhere!

Contact Information and Current Officers

General Information – club@coloradoorange.com
President (Interim) – Andrew Rubin, president@coloradoorange.com
Vice-President (Interim) – Lisa Huynh, vicepres@coloradoorange.com
Treasurer (Interim) – Erica Short, treasurer@coloradoorange.com
Sports Coordinator – Erik Hauge, sports@coloradoorange.com
Communications – Michael Price, webmaster@coloradoorange.com

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