David Hilmers graduated from Cornell College in 1972, went into the Marines, and became an astronaut. He flew on four space shuttle missions, and after retiring became a physician. He visited Cornell College April 2 and spoke about his experiences and how he followed his lifelong dream of becoming a physician.
Cornell College offers extensive advising and support to students pursuing careers in the health sciences through Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare. Graduates have been accepted to medical school at the University of Chicago, Creighton University, Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and many other programs.
With the Center for the Literary Arts, Cornell College is bringing a love of literature and creative writing to the entire campus. It’s not just for English majors—the center brings in students from numerous majors and offers them the opportunity to listen to and learn from visiting writers, and share their work with the whole community.
The Cornell College department of economics and business combines two distinct yet related disciplines within the same major, and uses the liberal arts as a way to facilitate the understanding of both.
Bekah Kurtz ’15 and Kelly Oeltjenbruns ’15 have big plans for their future. They both chose to attend Cornell College, with its distinctive combination of the liberal arts and One Course At A Time.
Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to celebrate the college’s Homecoming in an all-new format.
Cornell College had several major renovation projects happening this summer.
The Cornell college and community garden, which covers a quarter acre near the college’s soccer practice field and facility services center, is home to 20 young apple trees, heirloom tomato plants and much more.
Joel Miller, director of facility services at Cornell College, gives a short update on the progress of the Thomas Commons project.