Beverly Moser Perlenfein

Bev PerlenfeinBeverly Moser Perlenfein, longtime Alumni Office coordinator and honorary alumna, died on Aug. 8, 2011. She was 73. Moser worked at Cornell for 33 years, spanning the terms of four presidents and six alumni directors. For 28 of those years she staffed the Alumni Office, making an immeasurable impact on Homecomings, Golden Alumni Weekends, and area club events. She processed more than 70,000 letters for class agents and served as a great friend and surrogate mother to many students. To many alumni, she served as the face of the college. In addition to her work at Cornell, she was a member of the Malta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, traveling, and playing cards.

In May 2004, shortly after her retirement, she married Clyde Perlenfein ’57, and they resided in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She is survived by her husband, three children, three grandchildren, three step-children, and six step-grandchildren.