60th Reunion

Our 60th Reunion in 2021 is in an advanced planning stage. The dates are June 10-13, 2021. At this point in time, the University and our class are considering either an online or an in-person Reunion. A decision will likely be made in February.

If the Reunion is in-person, class headquarters and housing will be on North Campus in Mews Hall. If you prefer, a small number of rooms are also being held for our class at the Best Western University Inn (607-272-6100) and the Statler Hotel (e-mail "statler_reserve@cornell.edu").

Our Reunion fund-raising campaign for Cornell is already underway. Give generously. Goals have been established as follows:

Donors: 400
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, by naming 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)".

Nominations for Class of 1961 Class Council are open through Monday, February 15, 2021.

2021 Reunion Co-Chairs: Pauline Degenfelder, Carol Franklin, Jim Moore and Marshall Frank

Our Reunion Co-Chairs have assembled a team of volunteers with areas of responsibility as listed below. 

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. Additional classmates working on our team would be welcome. Please let us know of your availability and interest.

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 26 -27, 2021.

Class Notes:

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:


Advise the Webmaster of any newspaper, magazine or electronic media articles featuring classmates so we can link them to our Classmates in the E-News page.

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: name@cornell61.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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