Cornell University President Martha Pollack (center) joins Senior Class Campaign executive board members (from left to right) Sam Markiewitz, Caitlin Sweeney, Molly Pushner, and Will Gusick at the 2019 Giving Day event in Willard Straight Hall.

Giving

Senior Class Campaign: Give to what you love

The focus of the Senior Class Campaign (SCC) is on engaging as many seniors as possible in the tradition of giving. “Our message to seniors is, ‘Hey everyone, there is something at Cornell that you love,’” says Kendra Saldana ’12, assistant director of Young Alumni Giving at Cornell and staff advisor to the SCC student team. “The … Read more

Bailee Hopkins-Hensley ’18, MPS ’19: Connecting people to plants

Bailee Hopkins-Hensley is passionate about exploring the connections that humans have to plants—especially the connections that indigenous communities have to the species that sustain them. She earned a BS in plant science in 2018 and an MPS in public garden leadership in 2019, but her interest in plants started many years earlier, when she was … Read more

Alumni lead Latino Living Center endowment effort

Julio Casado ’08 lived in the Latino Living Center his second year at Cornell. The LLC, as it is known, was a comfortable place where he made friends and had relevant conversations: “It felt like a place I could call home,” he says. The residence also expanded his understanding of Latino identity, he says, to … Read more

Reunion clubbing with the Tower Club

Alumni philanthropists took a break from the rigors of Reunion Saturday at the Tower Club Hospitality Suite in the Park Atrium at the Beck Center in Statler Hall. “The Hospitality Suite is our chance to give a special thank you to alumni in returning classes and locally who are members of the Tower Club or … Read more

Costa Androulakis ’70, consummate hotelier

Someday I want to occupy your chair Costa Androulakis knew from a young age what profession he wanted to pursue. He got his first job in a restaurant at the age of 12 and has worked in the hospitality industry ever since. His journey from humble beginnings in Crete to consummate hotelier was fueled by … Read more

Cornell Family Fellows Spring Weekend 2019 offers some surprises

When the Cornell Family Fellows Program hosted its spring weekend March 9-10 there was one slightly unexpected outcome. “The parents talked about math the whole weekend!” said Mindy Stevenson, assistant director of Parent Engagement in the division of Alumni Affairs and Development. So it goes after an engaging discussion on the joy of math with … Read more

Bryan Scanapieco ’19: No regrets

Bryan Scanapieco, a first-generation student in the College of Arts and Sciences, began his Cornell career intending to study physics. His high school physics teacher inspired him to enroll in physics for three of his four years of high school. He also encouraged Bryan to apply to top-tier schools, including Cornell. Scanapieco’s mother moved to … Read more

Narahari Umanath Prabhu: A tale of friendship and mathematics

Mathematician Narahari Umanath Prabhu was teaching in Australia in the early 1960s, when he wrote the book Stochastic Processes: Basic Theory and Its Applications. The publisher sent Prabhu’s book manuscript to a referee to review, and the review was so glowing that Prabhu asked to learn the name of the referee. The referee was Frank … Read more

Joan Spiegel P ’21: connecting to Cornell through curiosity

A parent of a current ILR student explores her own Cornell interests. When Joan Spiegel, a Cornell parent, saw the image of the big, white cat, funding fieldwork aimed at conserving snow leopards suddenly seemed a compelling and appropriate thing to do. She learned about Wildlife Health Cornell and the work of Martin Gilbert, senior … Read more

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