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

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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

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

CUeLINKS: Online hub of the Cornell network

Even before she started at Cornell, Hana Brett ’21 knew that the Cornell network was a positive part of attending and graduating from this university. Now a biology and society major in the College of Arts and Sciences—and a member of the swim team—Brett is connecting with Cornell alumni, using the new online platform CUeLINKS, … Read more

CUeLINKS: Five steps to your best profile

You’ve set up your profile in CUeLINKS and you’re eager to share with students:  your career experience, job search advice, and ideas about making the most of life on The Hill. But are the students reaching you? The difference between making meaningful connections with students and being just another face on the platform could be … 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

Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig

The Memorial Room in Willard Straight Hall was packed March 22 with trustees, university leaders, students and family members who gathered to conjure, if only for a moment, the essence of the late Peter Meinig ’61, BME ’62.

PCCW microgrants advance women students

When Jeanette Perez-Rossello ’91 sees the energy of Cornell students, she is inspired to support them in any way she can. “I think they’re brilliant. They are such good people and they are doing so much outside the classrooms through volunteer work, for campus organizations, and for each other. They are doing great stuff,” said … Read more

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