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  • George Arents Award

    The George Arents Award is Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, presented annually to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their chosen fields.

    The award is named for George Arents, a successful manufacturer who served on Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees from 1930 until his death in 1960. Among his many legacies to the University is a fund he endowed in 1939 to provide the George Arents Award, an annual honor recognizing SU alumni for their extraordinary achievements.

    The celebration on Friday, September 16, begins with a cocktail party from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center, followed by a dinner and awards presentation from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center. Anthony Calhoun ’96, sports director at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, will emcee this year’s ceremony.

    2016 Recipients

    Jim Brown ’57

    Ambassador James Cunningham ’74

    Robert Jarvik, M.D. ’68, H’83

    Arielle Tepper Madover ’94

    See a list of previous recipients

    Learn about the award and the artist