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Exemplary alumni honored by 2019 Frank H. T. Rhodes awards

For 25 years, the Cornell alumni community has honored exceptional service to the university by bestowing the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award upon dedicated, generous, and passionate Cornellians. To mark the silver anniversary, the 2019 recipients—four individuals and two couples—will be honored at a dinner during the Trustee Council Alumni Weekend (TCAM) … 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

Alumni choose Cuffie and Simon Gross in 2019 election

Cornell alumni voted during the month of February to elect two new alumni representatives to the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates appeared on the ballot. The new alumni-elected trustees are Cynthia Cuffie ’74 of Far Hills, New Jersey and Lorette Simon Gross ’89, MBA ’90 of Beverly Hills, California. “We are proud to … Read more

Alumni trustee election 2019: Meet the candidates

Voting is open February 1-28 (closing February 28 at 5 p.m. EST) for Cornell alumni to elect two new members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates are endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations: Roderick Gong-Wah Chu MBA ’71; Cynthia A. Cuffie ’74; Terrance N. Horner Jr. ’92, PhD ’98; and … Read more

Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference opens to all

The Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), a meeting for alumni leaders and volunteers, is expanding in 2019 to include all alumni interested in Cornell community and engagement. The conference is scheduled for February 8-10 in Boston. “I invite all Cornell alumni to join this weekend of idea-sharing and community as we form a strategy for … Read more

Trustees and Council members hear student stories during TCAM 2018

Students were the focus of the Trustee Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) Nov. 1-3 on the Ithaca campus. More than 650 of Cornell’s most engaged volunteers—members of the Cornell University Council and the Cornell University Board of Trustees—gathered to learn about and connect with students and, through this lens of the theme “Student Stories,” stay up … Read more

Boochever and Rasmussen step into new role as trustees

Before she enrolled at Cornell, Yonn Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89 visited the Ithaca campus with her parents and saw for the first time McGraw Tower, the inside of Andrew Dickson White Library, and the suspension bridge over the gorge. “I remember walking down the well-worn steps of Willard Straight Hall to the cafeteria … Read more

Lilyan Affinito leaves a legacy for women in leadership

Trustee emerita and Presidential Councillor Lilyan Affinito ’53, a staunch advocate for including women in leadership roles at Cornell and excellence in the professional realm, has died at the age of 86. A longtime resident of New York City, Affinito died June 29 near her birthplace in the Pittsburgh area. Affinito leaves a legacy for … Read more

Alumni choose two new trustees in 2018 election

During an election in April, Cornell alumni selected two new members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. The new alumni-elected trustees are John Boochever ’81 of Washington, DC, and Yonn Rasmussen ’83, MS ’86, PhD ’89 of Pittsford, New York. “More than 16,000 alumni made their voices heard by choosing from a slate of … Read more

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