61 Harris Rosen (Orlando, FL),
of Rosen Hotels and
Resorts, will be inducted into the Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame in
April 2009. The Hall of Fame has been established by the Rosen College of
Hospitality at the
to honor outstanding community leaders for their service and commitment to the
hospitality industry. Rosen Hotels and Resorts is the largest independently owned hotel chain
and comprises 6,300 Rooms,
more than six percent of
hotel inventory. Harris is a charter
member of the UCF Board of Trustees and in 2000 donated a 20-acre site and
approximately $10 million to build the Rosen College of Hospitality
Management. He also provided a $2
million scholarship endowment for UCF.
His community involvement includes spearheading the
multi-million-dollar Tangelo Park Pilot Program, which provided 350 high school
seniors with full college scholarships.
Harris is a member of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen and the Waldorf
Astoria Distinguished Alumni Association and is the past President of the
Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau. This information came from the UCF media
office, and I thank Jackie Troops for sending me a press release. In the seven years I spent as the
International Student Advisor at UCF, I heard praises for the work Harris was
doing. Unfortunately, our paths never
crossed. Let me take this opportunity to
congratulate Harris on behalf of the class of ’61. We are very proud of you.
has received the Outstanding Service Award from the American Bar
Association. Peggy has worked for the
U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission for more than 30 years as Attorney and
Assistant Legal Counsel. The EEOC
praises Peggy’s work “as the best of public service, and states that she is an
invaluable asset to the Commission”.
Peggy says she is happy and is working in a fascinating job. Marlene
Alpert Tein, (
is a former freshman dorm mate of mine.
She has a small private tax preparation office and keeps busy with golf,
bridge and especially grandchildren. Her
daughter Naomi Tein ’90 moved close by. Marlene is another happy lady. Bobbie
Horowitz, (NYC) has two jobs and is in the midst of writing a musical with
a “brilliant composer”. Job number one
is as an independent associate with Isagenix International, a leading full body
cellular cleansing company. Job number
two is as an award winning songwriter.
Bobbie was commissioned to write a song and perform it for 6,000 guests
. And she is receiving residuals for her as yet
unfinished musical. Please let us know
when it is finished! Bobbie says she is
in her perfect place--she’s happy.
Yuji Yamaguchi (
is an auditor with the Fujiya Hotel in
professor emeritus at
and visiting professor at
His expertise includes feasibility and
financial analysis, asset and operation management, education and training, and
marketing research for hotels, resorts, clubs, and restaurants. Yuji would very much like to hear from
James Baden, MD ‘65 (
) says retirement is great! He’s a “most happy fella” who plays terrible golf. His favorite memory of Cornell was the
1960-61 Glee Club trip to
He enjoys babysitting 13 grandchildren and doing
work in Hilton Head, SC. He would most
like to hear from J. Kent Hewitt ‘59. Mary
Ann Tower Rolland, (
is a preservationist restoring a Stanford White - designed house, (1875)
. Mary Ann’s activities include church and
community activities, gardening and traveling.
She and husband
have traveled extensively including
among their ports of call. One of her
favorite Cornell memories was being head waitress in Balch dining hall. She would like to hear from her Chi Gamma
Madeleine Fried Grossman (
) still practices law part-time. Husband Ed ’59 works a similar schedule. This gives them time to spend in their
apartment. Madeleine participates in a
book discussion group in NYC. Among the
classmates who attend are, Rosanna
Romelli Frank, Anne Klein
Rothman, Judy Silverman Madenberg, Shelly Kramer Busch, Carol Gittlin Franklin, and Sue Wolf Wiener. That’s a lot of Cornell intelligence. Carol
Jean Moore Hershey Durell (
is the owner/operator of High Road Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery. She enjoys travel and in 2008 visited the
. Carol says that Chautauqua is her idea of
paradise. It must be special! Her fondest Cornell memories were the beauty
of the campus and the fact that she had time to read.
Thank you again for all the mail. It makes writing so much easier so keep the
letters coming to Doug and me. Be sure
to check our website.
proud as our webmaster (http://www.cornell61.org). Joanna
McCully, firstname.lastname@example.org; Doug
Fuss, email@example.com .