Peter Carl Meinig, 1939-2017

With great sadness, we report that classmate and Cornell benefactor, Peter Meinig, passed away on September 25, 2017. Peter served Cornell at both the Ithaca and New York City campuses in many leadership positions over the years, especially in his position as chairman of the Cornell University Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011. He and his wife, Nancy, Cornell '62, and the Meinig family were exceptionally generous to Cornell. They donated $25 million in 2007 to fund research grants to Cornell faculty in the life sciences and $50 million in 2015 to create the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering. Peter and Nancy were recognized with the Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Service Award, also in 2015. They both attended our 55th Reunion in 2016. Peter will be greatly missed by his classmates, colleagues, and many friends. Links are provided here to the Cornell Chronicle and Cornell Daily Sun announcements of his passing and to the obituary prepared by Weil Cornell Medicine and published in the New York Times.


Save the Dates - February 2 - 4, 2018, Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference and class meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Planning for our 60th Reunion in 2021 will be a topic of discussion.


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