• Pictured from left are Jay Bosanko ’92, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. ’78, Toni Tomarazzo ’84, Bryan Majors ’10 and University President Jonathan Green.
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October 27, 2021

Susquehanna University’s Alumni Association recognized five distinguished alumni during its annual Alumni Awards Banquet.

Held each year during Homecoming-Reunion Weekend, the ceremony recognizes outstanding members of the alumni community who exemplify achievement, leadership, service and service to Susquehanna. An outstanding recent alumnus is also awarded each year.

This year’s award winners are:

 

W. Jay Bosanko ’92

Alumni Award: Achievement

Jay Bosanko has served as chief operating officer for the National Archives and Records Administration, an independent agency of the U.S. government charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records, since 2013.

Prior to becoming chief operating officer, he was executive for agency services for the National Archives and Records Administration. In that role, Bosanko oversaw multiple National Archives offices, including the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, the nationwide network of U.S. Federal Records Centers, the Office of Government Information Services, the Information Security Oversight Office and the National Declassification Center.

Before that, he was director of the Information Security Oversight Office, where he managed the government-wide security classification system and the National Industrial Security Program. Additionally, he served on the Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information and served as the executive agent for oversight of that governmentwide program.

Bosanko began his career with the National Archives and Records Administration in 1993 – first as an archives technician, then as an archivist, and later as a management and program analyst.

Bosanko graduated from Susquehanna in 1992 with a degree in political science. Bosanko’s daughter, Elizabeth ’23, is enrolled at Susquehanna with a double major in political science and communications: advertising and public relations.

 

Annette “Toni” Tomarazzo ’84

Alumni Award: Leadership

Toni Tomarazzo has served as associate general counsel and executive director at UBS, a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company, since 2003.

UBS works with individuals, families, institutions and corporations around the world, providing award-winning wealth management advisory, investment banking and asset management expertise. The company employs more than 71,000 colleagues around the world, and collaborates across all major financial centers in 50 countries.

Prior to joining UBS, Tomarazzo was counsel at Prudential Financial and before that, a director of enforcement and investment for the American Stock Exchange.

In addition to her achievement in the business world, Tomarazzo is noted for being incredibly active in her community of Hoboken, New Jersey. As a board member of the Hoboken Community Center, she was praised for her efforts to organize a food pantry that continues to address increased food insecurity felt throughout the city as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She is a longtime member and former chair the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority. As chairwoman of the authority, she is credited with helping to save the city’s hospital, Hoboken University Medical Center, which was on the verge of closure. After Hurricane Sandy, she was a board member of the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund.

Tomarazzo graduated from Susquehanna in 1984 with a degree in finance and subsequently completed her law degree at Seton Hall University in 2002.

 

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. ’78

Alumni Award: Service

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., has taught and served as the Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community for the Department of Sociology and Criminology at University of Arkansas Fayetteville since 2005.

Additionally, he has been director of the department’s Community and Family Institute since 2007. The institute conducts research in collaboration with its community partners to promote a better understanding of community and family issues, with a focus on promoting social justice and equity in a diverse and multiethnic world.

Fitzpatrick was a recipient of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Fulbright Research Scholar Award in 2001 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate from 2002 to 2007. In 2017, he was honored with the Northwest Arkansas Salvation Army’s Community Partner Award for his work on behalf of the homeless population in Northwest Arkansas.

Fitzpatrick received the John E. King Award for Outstanding Service in 2018 from the University of Arkansas’s Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, which highlighted his involvement in caring for homeless and low-income people through projects such as a no-cost emergency shelter, a mobile dental unit, school district partnerships, and a community census to help secure federal funding. The commendation further noted that he integrates community service in all he that does.

Fitzpatrick graduated from Susquehanna in 1978 with a degree in sociology. He earned a master’s degree in sociology from University of South Carolina Columbia in 1980, and completed his doctorate in sociology at SUNY Albany in 1985.

 

Luke Eddinger ’00

Alumni Award: Service to Susquehanna

Luke Eddinger owns and operates Robert C. White & Co., a residential property management firm that provides property evaluation, tenant placement, collection, maintenance and record-keeping services to owners. He has operated the business since 2012.

Before establishing Robert C. White & Co., Eddinger was a McKinsey & Company engagement manager and an entrepreneur. He began his career as a business analysis manager for Prudential Financial.

Eddinger has been an active member of the Susquehanna community. He was a longtime member of the university’s Alumni Board from 2007 to 2018. He’s the immediate past president of the board, having served in that role for six years from 2012 to 2018.

During his time on the Alumni Board, Eddinger was instrumental in helping establish Susquehanna’s seven regional alumni chapters, as well as key programs such as Break Through, the university’s annual student-alumni networking conference; SU Serve; and Orange and Maroon Day. He was an interviewee and provided valuable input during the Give Rise capital campaign feasibility study.

Eddinger lives in Woodbridge, Conn. with his wife Anne ’02, and four children; Evelyn, David, James, and William. Between school, volleyball, soccer, taekwondo, scouts, and more, Luke shares his life is “hectic, but blessed.”

Eddinger graduated from Susquehanna in 2000 with a degree in finance and subsequently earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2007.

 

Bryan Majors ’10

Alumni Award: Outstanding Recent Alumnus

Majors is a leadership and character development expert, an author and an entrepreneur. His business and nonprofit endeavors include an apparel brand, public speaking engagements, athletic training and community youth development.

Since beginning his career in 2012, Bryan has delivered over 250 seminars; provided consultation to elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and corporate clients; and has prepared hundreds of conference attendees to achieve maximum levels of leadership potential.

In 2018, Majors authored and independently published his first book, Training for Triumph: How to Prepare Mentally, Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually for Your Life Long Goals. The book gives readers real-life strategies to apply to personal and professional development, and it has been the centerpiece of his recent speaking tours.

Additionally, Majors is employed by the Washington Generals, the long-time opponent of the Harlem Globetrotters, with duties both on and off the court. He has played for the Generals in a back-up capacity, and currently serves as an independent strength and fitness contractor with the Globetrotters.

Majors regularly returns to Susquehanna, and was the keynote speaker of the Sigmund Weis School of Business’s House of Hawks competition in 2020.

Majors graduated from Susquehanna in 2010 with a degree in elementary education. He then earned an MPA from Pennsylvania State University in 2012.

The Award

Susquehanna’s bronze Alumni Award medal, sculpted by the late George Tamke, depicts a woman of the Susquehannock tribe, for whom the Susquehanna River is named. The river is expressed in the arc of the medal. Members of the Susquehannock Tribe were the original inhabitants of the river valley where Susquehanna University makes its home.