PCCW microgrants advance women students

When Jeanette Perez-Rossello ’91 sees the energy of Cornell students, she is inspired to support them in any way she can. “I think they’re brilliant. They are such good people and they are doing so much outside the classrooms through volunteer work, for campus organizations, and for each other. They are doing great stuff,” said … Read more

Volunteer leaders network, learn, and shine at CALC

The annual two-day conference brought together alumni volunteer leaders from hundreds of Cornell alumni organizations for plenary sessions, breakout groups, coaching sessions, and hands-on training programs. It also included some fun, with smart phone trivia contests and a selfie station to capture images with friends and co-volunteers. There were even some surprises. Interim President Hunter … Read more

Steven Ritchey ’81 connects Cornellians on social media

And it only takes him a few minutes each day. Ritchey is one of nearly 550 social media volunteer ambassadors who help Cornellians stay connected and engaged with each other and their alma mater. A marketing consultant based in West Chester, PA, Ritchey shares news out to his class and fraternity networks, links to business, … Read more

London Cornellians host business conference

“We are thrilled that it is happening here!” said Liv Gussing Burgess ’91, vice chair of the Cornell Club of the United Kingdom (CCUK) that is hosting the gathering. She noted that the three-day event will focus on the theme of “Opportunities in a Time of Disruption” and cover topics about emerging opportunities—despite economic, political, … Read more

Connecting Black Alumni

Since graduating 28 years ago, Michelle Brown-Grant ’88 has rarely missed a reunion of the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) – and she knows exactly why these events are important to her. “There is nothing like being around people who have helped shape your path and purpose,” she says. “CBAA reunions and other gatherings allow … Read more

David DyTang ’12 drives young alumni engagement

He says that connecting more young alumni to the College of Human Ecology, becoming a university-wide admissions ambassador, and serving in several other volunteer positions are natural extensions of his senior-year leadership roles with his class campaign and class council. DyTang, who studied policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, is helping … Read more

Cornell cheers its champions

They are more than 15,000 strong. They live and work all over the world. Some are young and new, and some are older and seasoned. Some dedicate a few, significant hours, while others devote decades, leaving a legacy. But, together, Cornell’s ever-growing volunteers are one Big Red cause for celebration! For the first-ever Cornell Volunteer … Read more