Terri Port at the Class of 1984 35th Reunion in 2019.

Alumni Affairs

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

Cornell reaches out to alumni veterans

More than 1,300 Cornellians have responded to an October 5 email calling on alumni veterans to identify themselves and share ideas about how Cornell can connect with this diverse population of alumni. The survey is still open. “I’m glad to see a good, robust response,” said Rick Burgess, vice president of infrastructure, properties, and planning, … Read more

Alumni Affairs leader Jim Mazza ’88 to retire

As a former student worker who led alumni in song from his piano during Cornell Reunions, Jim Mazza ’88 recalls that among the first alumni he met were members of the Class of 1912, many dressed in traditional candy-cane-striped jackets. “I’ve known more than one hundred years of Cornellians,” he said, “and that’s a remarkably … Read more

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