Cornell Club of Mid-America volunteers packaged diapers for hospitals and neighbors in need.

Alumni Affairs

Coming together on Cornell Cares Day

Cornell University is deeply committed to enhancing the lives of people in communities around the world. In the spirit of public service, Cornellians have set aside a day dedicated to serving their neighbors. Cornell Cares Day is one of the most popular events hosted by regional Cornell clubs and associations all year. Cornell Cares Day … Read more

Beyond survival: how to thrive in expensive cities

On December 10 and 11, Cornell alumni in San Francisco and Los Angeles gathered to hear financial tips from Bruce Stuart ’86, first vice president, executive financial services director, and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Jason Tripp ’03, senior gift planning officer in Cornell’s division of Alumni Affairs and Development. They shared … Read more

Sharing the gifts of alumni life with new Cornellians

Nicole Svonavec is a new face at Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD). Svonavec was hired in September 2019 as director of student  and young alumni programs (SYAP). She leads a team of three colleagues—Mandy Bennison MMH ’18, Cait Collins, and Amanda Massa—whose goal is to inspire current students and recent graduates to connect with Cornell’s … Read more

Jason Providakes PhD ’85: Cornell connections just make sense

MITRE has employed 144 Cornell alumni, launched a corporate partnership with Cornell’s Systems Engineering program, and invited Dean Lance Collins to join their board of trustees. Jason Providakes never intended to leave academia. After earning his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell Engineering in 1985, Providakes took a position at Cornell, teaching and … Read more

Two Cornell women who are changing the face of Congress

On October 29, 16 members of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) had breakfast on Capitol Hill with Representatives Sharice Davids JD ’10 (D-KS) and Elissa Slotkin ’98 (D-MI). These two Cornell alumnae are members of the historic 2018 freshman class of congresswomen who are “changing the face” of the institution, according to Karen … Read more

Cornell CIS Recipients of the MacArthur Genius Grant

On October 3-4, 2019, Cornell CIS (Computing and Information Science) celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the event, CIS hosted a symposium showcasing the game-changing impact of computing on a breadth of disciplines. The CIS@20 celebration included a conversation with four past CIS recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant.” Dan Huttenlocher, chair of … Read more

Alumna writes go-to guide for teaching climate change

Ingrid Zabel ’87 is Climate Change Education Manager for the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), a small but mighty presence situated across Cayuga Lake from Cornell. The Ithaca-based institution is nationally recognized for its top-notch education resources about the history of life on Earth. Zabel’s job is to make climate change science more accessible to the public, via … 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

Reunion 2019: a time to treasure Cornell

Just a few weeks after classes end and students disperse for the summer, alumni and their families will return to campus for Reunion 2019. This year’s event is on track to set a new record for attendance, with more than 7,000 alumni and their guests already registered. From June 6-9, alumni from the classes of … Read more

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