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Sydney Snider, BS MAcc '05
Mizzou NYC Chapter

From his younger years growing in up in Columbia to his current position as president of the Mizzou NYC chapter just a few years after graduation, it seems Sydney Snider, BS BAcc ’05, was born to bleed black and gold.

Sydney has continually upheld the values of the university and worked tirelessly to create innovative ways to expand the Mizzou Alumni network in New York.

Sydney graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in accounting and a Masters in accountancy. He was heavily involved in his major through his involvement in Beta Alpha Psi, the honors accounting fraternity, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the honors business fraternity.

His passion for the business school did not hinder his participation and leadership in a wide range of other campus organizations however. He also participated in Phi Kappa Theta social fraternity, ODK secret society and served as president of the Sigma Rho Sigma Honorary Service Society.

It’s clear that Sydney’s success at Mizzou translated well to the demanding, yet rewarding challenge of New York City life. He moved to the Big Apple after graduation and continues to work there as a hedge fund accountant. Sydney immediately became one of Mizzou NYC’s most active and dedicated members and filled the position of membership committee chairperson soon after joining.

One of his greatest achievements in this role was the creation of the Mizzou NYC family picnic, which has expanded membership to young families and quickly become the chapter’s premier event. This May marked the third year running that Sydney was responsible for the picnic.

It didn’t take long for Sydney’s accomplishments as membership chair to show his knack for leadership. He was soon voted president elect and became president of the chapter in January 2011. During this time, Sydney was instrumental in several “firsts” for Mizzou NYC. He enriched the relationship with the business school’s “Mizzou on Wall Street” program and multiple journalism internship programs and developed New York networking opportunities and support for current students.

Sydney also increased the chapter’s dedication to community service with the “Jokes for Joplin” fundraiser, featuring stand-up comics from Missouri. The event raised nearly $500 for families after the Joplin tornadoes. He led Mizzou NYC in their involvement with fundraising for multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease awareness organizations and local charities.

In Sydney’s short time as a resident of New York and member of Mizzou NYC, he has helped to transition the chapter from a start-up to an organization with close university ties and diverse membership and programming. His dedication and leadership are credited as primary reasons for the strength of Mizzou NYC today.