27 years of Service: Honoring EOC's Bill Harper
Bill Harper began his career at Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center in November 1983.
arrived, the Center offered only four programs of study.
In late May Bill was honored at a dinner held at Drumlins Country Club
As times changed in Central New York and throughout the state, Bill
oversaw the implementation of many new programs including ESL, Construction Trades, Certified Nurse Aide, Medical Billing and Coding, Emergency Medical Technical and Medical Secretary.
Bill's quick wit, smile and hearty laugh, along with his
"street smart" insight, quickly endeared him to fellow EOC directors and everyone in the community who met him.
was involved with various civic and social organizations.
He was an active member of the Syracuse Community Health Center, Rosamond Gifford Charitable Trust Foundation and the Industrial Exhibition Authority of the New York State Fair.
spent hundreds of hours mentoring young men serving as a much needed role model to them.
stewardship as Director of the Syracuse EOC
for 27 years, his
affiliation with these many notable organizations and his
work with the youth in our community, Bill
has had a very positive impact on the lives of countless individuals in Central New York.