Barron Bremner ’96, 2010 Young Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Barron R.B. Bremner, Class of 1996, the Cornell College Alumni Association Board of Directors has named you recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

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Barron Bremner ’96 (right) and Cornell Interim President Jim Brown.

For starters, Barron, your pedigree is pure Cornell: Your father was the college’s wrestling coach, athletic director, special assistant to the president and vice-president of advancement. Your siblings Bill and Brenda and your brother-in-law Jeffery Clark all graduated from this place.

As for you, you sought and found the best education your alma mater could offer—in the classroom, on the football field, and on the wrestling mat—and expanded upon it during your studies at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center and your residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. While at the Mayo Clinic, you were named Trauma Resident of the Year and won the Leonard Marmor Joint Reconstruction Award, as well as the Orthopedic Knowledge Award.

In the years since, you have stayed true to your Cornell roots. You have been featured in admissions publications in which you spoke about the way One Course at a Time prepared you for your career in medicine; you have boosted athletics with your contributions to the Golden Rams; and you have supported the college as a whole through the Annual Fund.

Barron, your commitment to Cornell and your success in your career exemplify the highest ideals of a liberal arts education. On behalf of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the entire Cornell community, I am delighted to recognize you as a leader with great promise among Cornell’s young alumni.

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