The CALC program provided leadership training sessions, updates from Cornell administrators, networking with other Cornellians, and more!

See Who Came

Thursday, February 20

Friday, February 21

  • Optional activities

    Explore with Cornell
    Behind the Scenes Tour: Caesar's Palace (Sold out)
    Behind the Scenes Tour: UFC Training Facility

  • Mosaic Breakfast

    8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    Casuarina Ballroom
    *Members only*

  • Board Meetings

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    CAAAN Advisory Committee (‘C’AC)
    Mesquite Salon 5, 1st Floor

    Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO)
    Cypress Room, 1st Floor

    Cornell University Council (CUC) Administrative Board
    Mesquite Salon 1, 1st Floor

    Cornell’s LGBTQ Alumni Association (CUGALA)
    Mesquite Salon 2, 1st Floor

    Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA)
    Wisteria Room, 1st Floor

    Engineering Alumni Association
    Cactus Room, 1st Floor

    Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council (FSAC)
    Mesquite Salon 3, 1st Floor

    Human Ecology Alumni and Young Alumni Associations
    Mesquite Salon 4, 1st Floor

  • CALC Kickoff Lunch: From Student Trustee to Chairman of the Board

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Acacia Ballroom, 2nd Floor

    Robert Harrison ’76, chairman of the Board of Trustees, will provide us with a candid and conversational look at his decades of engagement with and volunteer work for Cornell. We will discuss his early student government accomplishments, his experience as a Rhodes Scholar and his multifaceted career, and, finally, his most rewarding experiences as a Cornell volunteer.

  • Updates from the Hill

    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Admissions, Enrollment, and Campus Community Updates
    Mesquite Salons 2 and 3, 1st Floor

    Learn more about the current landscape of Undergraduate Admissions at Cornell, what you can do to support recruitment and enrollment efforts, and what you need to know to be most effective in doing so.
    Presenters: Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost for Enrollment | Shakima Clency, Associate Dean of Students for Student Empowerment and Director of First-Generation and Low-Income Student Support | Diane Shakin ’83

    Sorority and Fraternity Life
    Wisteria, 1st Floor

    Calling all sorority and fraternity members! Join staff members from the Office for Sorority and Fraternity Life, as well as alumni and student leaders, to hear an update on sorority and fraternity life at Cornell today, and how you can help this community moving forward. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.
    Presenters: Jenny Loeffelman, Assistant Vice President, Student & Campus Life | Kara Miller McCarty, Robert G. Engel Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life

    CUeLINKS: Building Community, Brick by Big Red Brick
    Mesquite Salon 5, 1st Floor

    Come together as alumni and students describe their connections with CUeLINKS. Conversations will focus on relationships with their Cornell community and how those connections have made an impact on their lives. Helpful tips on how to make the best of your CUeLINKS experience will be shared, so don’t miss out!

    Panelists: Alexandra Clinton ’96 | Nathan Connell ’01
    Facilitator: Debra Howard Stern ’87

  • CACO Annual Meeting and Class Officer Update

    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Bristlecone, 1st Floor

    Are you a class officer, a Reunion planner, or interested in exploring ways for classes to connect with alumni across the generations? The Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board welcomes you to join their interactive session that explores meaningful class engagement with students, young alumni, and Cornellians of all ages.

  • Networking Across Generations

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Casuarina Ballroom, 2nd Floor

    Cornell alumni are 250,000 strong and span eight generations. Sponsored by the Cornell Association of Class Officers, this fun and interactive session helps us to recall our individual journeys and the Cornell experiences that have shaped our lives. You might find that we have more in common than we think!

  • Meet the Greek Leaders

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Casuarina Ballroom, 2nd Floor

    Meet the administrators, students, and alumni leaders who are supporting the sorority and fraternity community at Cornell.

  • Town Hall with Michelle Vaeth ’98, Associate Vice President, Alumni Affairs

    4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Acacia Ballroom, 2nd Floor

    This session will provide a fun and interactive update on Alumni Affairs and the Cornell Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan. A key spotlight will be focusing on the work of Student and Young Alumni Programs.

  • Welcome Reception

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Casuarina Ballroom and Loft, 2nd Floor

  • Optional Activities

    6:30 p.m.
    Group meetings and dinner on your own.

  • 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Jake & Eli at The Westin Las Vegas

    Join young alumni (classes of 2010-2019) for a night on the town in Vegas! All young alumni are welcome, regardless of conference attendance. Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided.
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Saturday, February 22

  • Making an Impact Through Philanthropy

    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Acacia Ballroom, 2nd Floor

    The breakfast program will feature Cornell faculty members and donors that support their research, facilitated by Fred Van Sickle, vice president, Alumni Affairs and Development. In addition, the presentation of the 2020 William Vanneman ’31 Outstanding Class Leader Award, recognizing a dedicated class officer who has provided-long term exemplary service to their class, will take place.
    Facilitator: Fred Van Sickle, Vice President of Alumni Affairs and Development
    Panelists: Julia Buffinton ’14, Arturo Carrillo ’96, Jamie Carrillo ’96,
    Mark Hansen ’79

  • Volunteer Expertise Workshops I

    9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    Communicating and Storytelling in Today’s World
    Bristlecone, 1st Floor

    Conveying the University’s story is a complex matrix of opportunities. How do you know when to communicate via email, social media, or simply by sending a letter? Join Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations, as he unravels the web of communication and storytelling for today’s Cornell audiences.
    Presenter: Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations

    Student and Campus Life’s Ever-Changing Needs
    Mesquite Salons 4 and 5, 1st Floor

    Each year the student population becomes more and more diverse. Join Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student & Campus Life to discuss how the university shifts to meet the generational and societal needs of today’s students.
    Presenter: Ryan Lombardi, Vice President of Student and Campus Life

  • Volunteer Expertise Workshops II

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Communicating and Storytelling in Today’s World
    Bristlecone, 1st Floor

    Conveying the University’s story is a complex matrix of opportunities. How do you know when to communicate via email, social media, or simply by sending a letter? Join Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations, as he unravels the web of communication and storytelling for today’s Cornell audiences.
    Presenter: Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations

    Student and Campus Life’s Ever-Changing Needs
    Mesquite Salons 4 and 5, 1st Floor

    Each year the student population becomes more and more diverse. Join Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student & Campus Life to discuss how the university shifts to meet the generational and societal needs of today’s students.
    Presenter: Ryan Lombardi, Vice President of Student and Campus Life

  • Keynote Lunch: A Culinary Revolution in the Desert

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Acacia Ballroom, 2nd Floor

    Keynote Presentation by Elizabeth Blau MS '97, Founder and CEO of Blau + Associates.

    The program will include the presentation of the 2020 Mosaic Medal of Distinction, which recognizes alumni, faculty, and administrators for their commendable impact or leadership in creating opportunities and access for diverse communities within the academy, industry, public service, and the professions.

  • Cornell Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan in Action

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Engaging Young Alumni
    Mesquite Salons 1 and 2, 1st Floor

    How does Cornell welcome, prepare, and engage young alumni for lifelong participation? This session will explore how to best connect with this part of the Cornell family; join us as we break into working groups to explore new ideas and proven practices.
    Speaker: Amanda Massa, Associate Director of Young Alumni Programs

    Exploring the Volunteer Lifelong Journey
    Mesquite Salons 4 and 5, 1st Floor

    As Cornellians we belong to various alumni communities. Learn about the volunteer lifecycle from theory to practice and share stories in this active learning session. How do you navigate the various memberships you hold from class to identity-based organizations, to regional clubs, and beyond? Where do you find synergy and inspiration? How do you navigate the moments when these “memberships” intersect?
    Speakers: Magdalena Kalinka Bartishevich, Senior Director, Engagement Initiatives, Volunteer Programs and College and Unit Partnerships
    Tina Gourley, Director, Volunteer Programs


    Communicating Across Differences
    Cypress Room, 1st Floor

    Effective and inclusive communication is key to the work we do to engage fellow alumni, parents, and friends in the life of the university. Explore how to create a shared One Cornell experience in your conversations and interactions with fellow alumni. This session will provide tools and tips for better communication and opportunities for experiential practice. Let’s learn from one another!

    Speaker: John W. Rawlins III '06, Director of the Black Student Center at California State University San Marcos

  • Connection, Community, and Caring: Bridging the Divide

    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Acacia Ballroom, 2nd Floor

    Presenter: Risa M. Mish ’85, JD ’88, Professor of the Practice of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

  • Closing Remarks and Alma Mater

    4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Acacia Ballroom, 2nd Floor
    Speaker: Michelle Vaeth ’98, Associate Vice President, Alumni Affairs

  • Farewell Reception

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Casuarina Ballroom and Loft, 2nd Floor

  • Optional Activities

    6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 23

  • Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) General Body Meeting

    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Rosewood, 1st Floor

    This meeting provides an opportunity for members and alumni to hear from the executive board on our work in the last year, as well as plans for the coming year. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share ideas and suggestions, as well as a chance to volunteer your time towards the continued work of CBAA.

    Our General Body Meeting is held in accordance with Section VI, Par. 1 of the By-laws of the Cornell Black Alumni Association.
    *This is open to all attendees

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Optional meetings
    Self-guided tours



    *This schedule is subject to changes and updates.