John Galinato '66 sits in the Build It Yourself workshop surrounded by tools, puppets, and contraptions.

Alumni profile

Build It Yourself: Cornell-educated makers teach the next generation

In the press of bodies and booths at Cornell’s University Career Fair Days in Barton Hall, one employer display stood out to Sixia Chen MEng ’18: Build It Yourself, an engineering and design education company founded by John Galinato ’66, MEng ’68. “I was attracted by the weirdo stand decoration and the silly, cute ‘brainstorm’ … Read more

Terri Port ’84 helps first-generation students succeed

Terri Port was the first person in her family to leave home to attend college. Her hometown of Hanover, Massachusetts had only 8,000 people, so the size of Cornell was daunting when she first arrived. But the biggest challenge Port faced was affording the cost of attending Cornell. “A Cornell tuition was a stretch,” she … Read more

Cornellians growing tourism in the Finger Lakes

Ithaca is a special place. This fact is much appreciated by Cornell alumni, who consistently cite the natural beauty of campus, town, and Finger Lakes region as a top reason for coming back. And the word is out among non-Cornellians, too. USA Today named the Finger Lakes best wine region in the US for 2018. … Read more

Profile series celebrates Cornell’s alumni entrepreneurs

Cornell’s thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems help entrepreneurs access the research and mentoring they need to start and grow successful businesses. A new series of profiles by Cornell Strategic Communications celebrates Cornell’s robust network of alumni entrepreneurs. The campaign, scheduled to run through May 2019, features two alumni each month from various industries and stages in their … Read more

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