For Life Trustee Richard Small ’50, a stop in Trinidad, Colo., turned into a Cornell mixer of sorts.
As he and his wife Norma Thomas Small, an honorary alumna, were eating in a hotel, someone approached them and commented on their Cornell College jacket. He said his father, Richard Weart ’43, went to Cornell. The only other person in the restaurant came up to the Smalls as they were leaving. His daughter, Katharine Proctor Jilek ’99, also went to Cornell, and he said he hopes his grandchildren do, as well.
“Imagine,” Richard Small wrote, “only three tables occupied, but all with a Cornell College connection.”
Celebration of the century
This fall will mark 100 years of Cornell Homecomings. The weekend, set for Oct. 4–6, will feature an all-alumni kickoff reception and buffet, academic department gatherings, and class reunion parties throughout campus and Mount Vernon.