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Service of Commemoration

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4 PM, Hendricks Chapel

Syracuse University will hold its first Service of Commemoration, honoring, faculty, staff and students who passed away in 2016, on Tuesday, March 21, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

The service will include prayer and music by University Organist Anne Laver and Hendricks Chapel Choir.

The names of those who have passed away will be read, and candles will be lit collectively in their memory. Remarks will be offered by Chancellor Kent Syverud; Remembrance Scholar Rachel Brown-Weinstock; Jonathan Peatfield, representing Fraternity and Sorority Affairs; and Isabella Falcione, a member of Orange Seeds.

The service will be held annually and is inspired by the Remembrance Scholars’ motto of “Look Back, Act Forward,” a call to action to remember those we have lost and act forward in their memory. Peatfield and Falcione will offer information about upcoming days of service sponsored by the Interfraternity Council and Orange Seeds.

“We have planned a service that, in the spirit of Remembrance that is so much a part of our campus culture, looks back and acts forward,” says Samuel Clemence, interim dean of Hendricks Chapel. “We will honor those we have lost in 2016, and be inspired in how we can make a positive difference in our communities.”

A reception will follow in the chapel’s Noble Room. There, a remembrance book will be available for inscription.

If you know of a faculty or staff member of student who passed away in 2016 and should be honored, please forward their name and affiliation to melarrab@syr.edu by Wednesday, March 15. For more information on the service, contact Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901.