The good Cornellians can do: Rodo Sofranac ’71

“The more you give, the more you get,” says Rodo Sofranac ’71. “All my community involvement really revolves around paying it forward.” Rodo came to the United States as a child, from former Yugoslavia. He says this experience influenced him in many ways, and inspires him to continue giving back in his communities. Rodo has … Read more

Students of different faiths unite to plant trees, give back

Read the full story by Laura Gallup in the Cornell Chronicle. On a rainy Friday in May, five miles from Cornell’s main campus, 20 students – many who’d never before met – worked side by side digging holes, hauling mulch and planting trees at Groundswell Incubator Farm. “It’s just really good to get to know … Read more

The good Cornellians can do: Seokho Daniel Yoon ’17, MILR ’23

Seokho Daniel Yoon ’17, MILR ’23 founded the nonprofit Debate Korea in 2014, with the goal of “revitalizing the debate and communication culture in Korea, and Asia overall,” he says. The organization has hosted numerous debate-related events for youth in Korea, including the 41st World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) in July 2021—where they welcomed over … Read more

The good Cornellians can do: Laura Badmaev ’03

Laura Badmaev ’03 founded the ASXL Rare Research Endowment (ARRE) in 2018 after her son, Alex, was born with “an ultra-rare neurological syndrome, and was the first case diagnosed at Boston Children’s Hospital.” The organization works to increase understanding of disorders caused by the ASXL gene family, and improve care for those living with these … Read more

The good Cornellians can do: Shane Dunn ’07

“Throughout my post-Cornell life, I have spent a lot of time volunteering for Cornell—and other organizations!” says Shane Dunn ’07. “Volunteering as an alumni leader with Cornell was deeply meaningful to me. I met wonderful people across generations, learned and utilized new skills, and learned more about our university.” Shane is also active with civic … Read more