Coming Back Together 2021: Alumni Lunch & Panel

Alumni Lunch and Panel: A Conversation about Access and Creating Opportunity

Coming back together 2021Coming Back Together (CBT) began in 1983, with the first reunion of Black and Latinx alumni returning to campus to celebrate achievements, meet current students and remain connected to the University. The College of Professional Studies will host its first alumni lunch and panel conversation on Friday, Sept. 10, from noon to 2 p.m.

Four alumni — Angela Gunn ’19; Patricia McBride ’18; Tim Bryant ’15; and Aisha Huntley ’05 — will discuss the access and opportunities earning their degrees as non-traditional students have presented. Director of Diversity and Inclusivity Excellence at the College of Professional Studies, Tyler Bell, ’11, G’12, will moderate the panel.

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About the Event:

Friday, September 10, 12-2 p.m.

Peter Graham Room
Bird Library, Room 114
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse NY 13244


Timothy Bryant Portrait Angela Gunn Portrait Aisha Huntley Portrait Patricia McBride Portrait
Timothy Bryant Angela Gunn Aisha Huntley Patricia McBride

Timothy Bryant – Falk ’15
MPH ’22 Student

Angela Gunn – A&S, Maxwell ’19
New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF)

Aisha Huntley – IST ’05
Syracuse City School District
Frazer School, Special Education Teacher

Patricia McBride – UC ’18
Deputy City Clerk, City of Syracuse



Tyler Bell, ’11, G ’12, ’21
Director of Diversity and Inclusivity Excellence, College of Professional Studies
Tyler Bell PortraitTyler Bell is the current College of Professional Studies Director of Diversity & Inclusivity Excellence and Assistant Teaching Professor. Being one of the first students to graduate from the School of Education under it’s five-year model. Tyler earned a bachelor’s degree in History and master’s degree from the School of Education in Social Studies Education which set the foundation for the career he loves, being a lifelong learner and educator. Tyler has held many roles within education teaching in a public and charter high schools for five years while serving as a department chair and instructional coach. The culmination of Tyler’s career came at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year when he was profiled on NBC’s Meredith Vieria daytime talk show and meeting his inspiration becoming a teacher, Steve Harvey. Currently, Tyler is a Ph.D candidate in the School of Education Cultural Foundations of Education program. Tyler’s research interests include analyzing the role of African American museums throughout the United States in the past and present and how they can be models of representation and engagement of social justice education in classrooms and communities. Courses that Tyler has taught/facilitated at Syracuse University include: EDU 310 (The American School), CAS 102 (SummerStart Seminar), BPS 100 (Orange Immersion), and EDU 470 (Selected Studies Internship). When Tyler is not teaching his interests include reading, traveling to different cities and watching sports.