Alumni

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  • Tolbert ’77 receives Distinguished Achievement Award

    Sep 29, 2017

    The Rev. William Tolbert III, class of 1977, is an inspiration for the power of healing.

  • Vickstrom ’92 accepts Leadership & Service Award

    Sep 29, 2017

    Craig Vickstrom, class of 1992, you arrived on the Hilltop from the community of Burlington, Iowa. Throughout your career you have supported communities both near and far.

  • Holtz ’86 accepts Leadership & Service Award

    Sep 29, 2017

    Fred Holtz, class of 1986, your passion for innovation and commitment to connecting people inspire us all.

  • Bellito ’72 accepts Leadership & Service Award

    Sep 29, 2017

    Michael Bellito, class of 1972, you came to Cornell College by the encouragement of your college counselor, Floyd Hillman, class of 1947. In turn, you have inspired another generation of Cornellians to consider what you call “The Great Cornell.”

  • Atchison Horn ’10 accepts Young Alumni Achievement Award

    Sep 29, 2017

    Brittany Atchison Horn, class of 2010, you took advantage of every extraordinary opportunity you could throughout your four years on the Hilltop.

  • Seidlers establish $1 million scholarship endowment

    Sep 28, 2017

    Mary Bowman Seidler ’61 and Stanley Seidler have given $1 million to create an endowed scholarship as part of the Greater > Than Campaign.

  • Anderson recognized by Mass Market Retailers magazine

    Sep 25, 2017

    Steve Anderson ’75, a former member of the Cornell Board of Trustees and President and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), was named by Mass Market Retailers magazine as one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential Mass Market Retailing Executives.

  • Work study job inspired career for alumna

    Jul 20, 2017

    This piece was written by Christina Koch ’98 in Retrofit magazine. It is a companion piece to a bigger article about Cornell’s energy-efficient improvements.

  • Williams give back through Greater > Than campaign

    Jul 19, 2017

    Richard Williams ’63 and his wife, honorary alumna Marlene Williams, have given $500,000 to Cornell’s Greater > Than campaign science facilities project.

  • Smiths support the sciences

    Jul 12, 2017

    Although John Smith ’71 was not focused on the sciences as a Cornell College student, he is one of the strongest proponents of the college’s Greater > Than campaign science facilities project.

  • Cornell alumnus recognized as Chicago’s best playwright

    Jul 10, 2017

    Chicago’s largest free weekly newspaper has recognized a Cornell College alumnus for his work on the theatre scene.

  • Cornell’s first Chinese graduate

    Jun 26, 2017

    Cornell’s first Chinese student was Ruby Sia of Foochow (now Fuzhou), who graduated in 1910. When Sia arrived at Cornell College around 1900, it was a very different school from today. Cornell’s affiliation with the Methodist Church was much closer than today. Sia came to campus because of that religious affiliation. It was also why […]

  • Eric Dewey ’84

    Jun 26, 2017

    United Way executive Eric Dewey ’84 died March 31 in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 54. He was chief executive officer of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. A native of Pontiac, Michigan, he majored in political science at Cornell. Prior to accepting the CEO position in Nashville in 2008, Dewey served in leadership roles for United […]

  • Kenneth Toepfer ’51

    Jun 26, 2017

    Educator Kenneth Toepfer ’51 died March 19 in State College, Pennsylvania, at age 88. He was provost emeritus of Teacher’s College at Columbia University in New York City. A native of Charles City, Iowa, and the first in his family to attend college, he was Phi Beta Kappa at Cornell. After earning his bachelor’s degree […]

  • Robert Rowland ’47

    Jun 26, 2017

    Biophysicist Robert Rowland ’47 died March 19 in Chicago, Illinois, at age 94. He spent most of his career as a scientist, researcher, and administrator at Argonne National Laboratory. He retired in 1983 as director for biomedical and environmental research. After graduating from Cornell, he earned a master of science degree in physics from the […]