Our 60th Reunion in 2021 has been in an advanced planning stage. The dates are June 10-13, 2021. We had hoped that we could have an on-campus, in-person reunion, but the University has advised that it will be virtual, similar to the 2020 reunion.
Our virtual, online 60th Reunion will consist of a combination of class sponsored and university sponsored events. Information on these events will be forthcoming soon.
Our Reunion fund-raising campaign for Cornell is well underway. Give generously. Goals have been established as follows:
Tower Club donors ($5,000+): 60
Cornell Giving Partners ($1,000-5,000): 70
Total Donations: $14,500,000.
In addition, a fund has been established with a goal of $100,000 to honor the memory of classmate and former Board of Trustees Chairman, Peter Meinig. The proceeds will be donated to Cornell and used to name a Reading Room in the Cornell University Library. Consider allocating a portion of your Reunion donation to this fund. Specify the fund as "Pete Meinig-Reading Room 303 (fund# 0017566)".
2021 Reunion Co-Chairs: Pauline Degenfelder, Carol Franklin, Jim Moore and Marshall Frank
Our Reunion Co-Chairs had assembled a team of volunteers with areas of responsibility as listed below. With the switch to a virtual reunion, some of these activities will no longer be required.
Marshall Frank: Registration, Budget
Pat Richards: Welcome/Information Desk
Robin Bissell: Transportation
John Sobke: Clerk Management
Larry Wheeler: Website
Doug Fuss: Cornell Alumni Magazine
Jon Greenleaf: Logo, Marketing, Mailings and E-Mails
Carol Franklin: Decorations, Souvenirs, Friday Night Host
Rosanna Frank: Food and Beverages
Carmine Liotta: Singing Groups/Music
Jim Moore: Budget, Affinity, Saturday Night Host
Pauline, Carol, Jim, Marshall and Dick Tatlow
We appreciate all who have come forward to help with reunion planning and administration.
2021 Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference
The 2021 Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), originally scheduled to be held in Orlando, FL, will now be an online event on February 24 -27, 2021. You can see the schedule and register at https://cornell.events.alumniq.com/go/calc21
Send e-mail with news, pictures, questions, information about classmates, thoughts on reunion, or just about anything to our class correspondents: Susan Williams Stevens or Doug Fuss . Read their current and past class columns In Cornell Alumni Magazine.
Frank H.T. Rhodes Memorial
Contribute to Our Class Website:
Provide contact information for any Missing Classmates.
Scan the In Remembrance page and provide a remembrance or brief bio for a special departed classmate.
And finally, please visit the Class Registration page and enter your latest personal data so that we can be sure you are receiving the latest class information.
Cornell61.org E-Mail Addresses
As part of our class website hosting arrangement , we can have free e-mail addresses of the form: firstname.lastname@example.org. If any classmate would like to have such an e-mail address, please contact the Webmaster and specify the "name" part of the e-mail address. You will be provided instructions for setting up your new e-mail address on webmail and on your computer's e-mail program.
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Date of Last Site Update: February 23, 2021 (Scholarships).
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