Frank and Rosa Rhodes at the 2013 Frank H T Rhodes (FHTR) Exemplary Alumni Service Award Dinner.

Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award

Honoring alumni who have given long-term volunteer service to Cornell

A prestigious honor

Frank H. T. Rhodes, the ninth president of Cornell University, is one of the most beloved and respected administrators in Cornell’s history, and has eloquently inspired alumni of all ages as well as generations of Cornell students to continue their life after Cornell as dedicated Cornellians. In 1994, the Cornell Alumni Association, with the endorsement of the Board of Trustees Committee on Alumni Affairs, established the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award in his honor.

This award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Cornell through long-term volunteer activity. Consideration is given to the length and depth of activity; gifts are not among the criteria used to select honorees. University trustees are not eligible for consideration until they are no longer active members of the board. A maximum of six awards may be presented annually.

2017 awards

Ceremony

Saturday, October 21, 2017
On the Ithaca campus

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients!

  • Jeff Berg ’79, MEN ’80, MBA ‘81
  • Laurie Berke-Weiss ‘71
  • Ron Demer ‘59
  • Tom Jones ’69, MRP ‘72
  • Karen Rupert Keating ‘76
  • Alex Boone Vollmer ’62, MS ‘65

Nominations for 2018

Honorees are chosen each year from candidates nominated by Cornell alumni. Do you know of someone deserving? Tell us! A special committee reviews nominations and announces honorees each spring. The recipients are then invited to return to campus in the fall to receive their awards at a special celebration in their honor.
To nominate someone, first consider these criteria:

  • Length and breadth of the nominee’s activities and leadership
  • Unique or unsung contributions made to Cornell
  • Involvement with Cornell since the nominee’s graduation
  • Graduated 35 or more years ago
  • University trustees and members of the selection committee are not eligible until their term ends.

Then, complete the nomination tool when nominations reopen in early February 2018

Gifts to Cornell, professional achievements, and non-Cornell volunteer service are not considered when selecting honorees.

Contact

Carole Quealy
Office of Volunteer Programs
607-254-7104
carole.quealy@cornell.edu

FHTR Exemplary7 Alumni Service Award

Nominate someone for the Frank H. T. Rhodes award

Frank H. T. Rhodes, the ninth president of Cornell University, is one of the most beloved and respected administrators in Cornell’s history, and has eloquently inspired alumni of all ages as well as generations of Cornell students to continue their life after Cornell as dedicated Cornellians. This award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Cornell through long-term volunteer activity.

Please check back in February, 2018 to nominate an outstanding alumni volunteer.

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