Syntero is pleased to announce award-winning architectural designer, Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, as the keynote speaker for the 30th Annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards on April 16, 2021. Moody has had a prosperous 48-year career and leads Moody Nolan, the largest African American architectural firm in the country. Moody will share his inspirational story of how he overcame challenges to create opportunity for himself and others, and will also discuss what motivates him to give back to the community.
While founding his Central Ohio-based firm in 1982, Moody decided to build it on a foundation of diversity of thought. He has continuously challenged what once was the status quo and has created a corporate environment that is both inclusive and equitable. This allows the profession to hav a full range of creative impact from all employees – no matter their ethnicity or gender. Moody Nolan has grown to more than 230 employees and 11 offices across the nation, and the firm’s designs have won more than 330 design citations.
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Syntero will host its 30th annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards on Friday, April 16, 2021. The awards will honor students who exemplify Syntero’s value of integrity, empowerment, innovation and inclusiveness, as well as resilience during these difficult times. The theme of the virtual ceremony will be “Celebrating Resilience” and will commemorate the achievements and positive contribution of high school seniors from 17 Central Ohio high schools. Over the years, more than 1,500 students have been recognized as role models for their exceptional character and service – for being Catalysts for Positive Change!
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Syntero’s 29th Annual Catalyst for Positive Change Awards will be Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. This signature event recognizes outstanding high school students who exemplify Syntero’s core values of integrity, empowerment and innovation through service to their communities.
The event marks a significant milestone for high school seniors, parents and school administrators. This year, Syntero will honor students from 18 Central Ohio high schools. There’s still time to show your support for these inspiring youth by becoming a sponsor. Learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities at here.
It is so rewarding to recognize very deserving high school students for their contributions to making their schools and communities stronger. This year’s speak, Maddie Spielman, shared her story and inspired the students to continue on their path to making a difference in the world.
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On Friday, May 5, 2017 Jeff Hogan, WBNW 10TV News Anchor, welcomed students, parents, educators and community supporters to Syntero’s 2017 Catalyst for Positive Change Awards Banquet. Seventeen schools were represented with 72 students recognized for the commitment to community service. Through the application process students were asked to illustrate how their activities supported seven principles of the Catalyst for Positive Change: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship and Community Service.
Keynote speaker Sarah Nerad shared her story of addiction and her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction since 2007. Sarah was instrumental in creating the OSU Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), a support program designed to help students in recovery.
The educator and student award recipients from each school were recognized for their efforts before Syntero CEO Julie Erwin-Rinaldi offered closing remarks. She congratulated all students and their families as well as all the people who support the good work these students do every day.
We are happy to share photos of all our student award recipients here.
Friday, May 5th at the Boathouse at Confluence Park
7:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Our event celebrates local high school students who are “Catalysts for Positive Change” in our community – involved in making the lives of others better and embodying the characteristics of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Keynote Speaker: Sarad Nerad with the Ohio State Recovery Community – an adult Catalyst for Positive Change.