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College of Human Ecology Reunion Breakfast 2019

College of Human Ecology Alumni Reunion Breakfast 2019

Saturday, June 8th    8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
G10 Biotechnology Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

Breakfast – 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Program – 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Celebrate your Reunion with fellow Human Ecology alumni and join them for breakfast and an inspiring program. You’ll hear a message from Rachel Dunifon, Interim Dean of the College of Human Ecology, and from your alumni association board.  We’ll also honor our alumni achievement award recipients: Cindy B. Green ’79, the Helen Bull Vandervort Outstanding Alumni Award recipient and Gizelle Begler ’08, the Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

RSVP: Register in advance by 6/1/19

Cost: $15 – Alumni & Friends

Helen Bull Vandervort Alumni Achievement Award
Cindy B. Green ’79

Dr. Cynthia Green is widely regarded as the person who brought financial accountability to the State of New York. Her work exposed the State’s hidden multi-billion-dollar accumulated deficit and arcane budget machinations and Cindy was directly responsible for ending the “spring borrowing” that cost the State hundreds of millions in annual interest costs. She founded the state-oriented watchdog operation at the Citizens Budget Commission and served as its Vice President for State Studies for 15 years, providing the only informed and objective voice on New York State finances. In addition, Dr. Green has been a tireless volunteer for community and Cornell causes, serving on the boards of Cornell University Council, President’s Council of Cornell Women, Human Ecology Dean’s Advisory Council, Cornell Class of ’79 (Officer), NYC Mayor’s Management Report Update Roundtable Commission, NYS Child Welfare Finance Commission, Community Access, Foundation for Research in Sleep Disorders, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, Syracuse University Board of Visitors, and Governmental Research Association.

Recent Alumni Achievement Award
Gizelle Begler ’08

Gizelle Begler is the Creative Director for Haute Hijab, and is responsible for transforming the small brand into a major fashion label through a luxury hijab collection designed by her, recognizing that American Muslim women wanted to be fashionable while showing and expressing their faith. In today’s political and social climate intolerance and racism have fueled the idea that these two things are contradictory. Gizelle has broken down that misconception through Haute Hijab, embraced by the American Muslim community. Through this line of hijab, Gizelle is helping Muslim women and girls take pride in their identities. This collection is the first of its kind, catapulting the brand into the spotlight with features in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, etc. She founded Gizelle Couture, a couture evening wear brand in Cairo, Egypt, and is the exclusive designer for Miss Arab World and for the Al Sabah Family, the royal family of Kuwait

Questions? contact The College of Human Ecology alumni Affairs & Development heaad@cornell.edu or 607-255-7802.


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