Homecoming 2018 Highlights

The Cornell College campus filled with purple and white and a lot of friendly faces Oct. 5–7 for Homecoming 2018.

About 500 people registered and even more visited the Hilltop for all of the festivities.

“I’m glad to be back and it looks like the school is doing well here,” said Stanley Black ’68. “If I was a parent bringing my kid here to go to college, I’d be impressed.”

Alumni spent time touring the campus, talking with students and faculty, networking, and thinking about how the opportunities at Cornell made a difference in their lives.

“I want to thank Cornell for the experiences I’ve had and for sending me off in a direction that I really wouldn’t change for anything,” said Kenneth Patterson ’83 as he spoke to a crowd on the King Chapel stage.

Cornell honored these alumni during Homecoming Convocation, as pictured from the left:

(left to right) John Toussaint ’78, Doug Michaels ’64, Dorothy Ashbacher Lincoln-Smith ’58, Eric Sudol ’03, Kenneth Patterson ’83 in front of Cornell College banner
John Toussaint ’78, Doug Michaels ’64, Dorothy Ashbacher Lincoln-Smith ’58, President Jonathan Brand, Eric Sudol ’03, Kenneth Patterson ’83

John Toussaint ’78 is one of the foremost figures in the adoption of enterprise excellence principles in health care. He practiced medicine for 20 years. He founded and is executive chairman of Catalysis, a nonprofit education institute that works with health care leaders worldwide to deliver quality, efficient patient care. Leadership & Service

Doug Michaels ’64 accepted the Leadership and Service Award on behalf of Flora Shriver Bowers ’63. Bowers has demonstrated the highest ideals of leadership and service. As a minister, she started the Spokane chapter of the Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and created the “Strength for the Journey” interdenominational support retreat for people with HIV. Leadership & Service

Dorothy Ashbacher Lincoln-Smith ’58 has been an ambassador for music throughout her life. She is a renowned performer, educator and leader in her field, and a passionate advocate and supporter of music and the other fine arts. She is president of the National Board of Trustees of the Society of Arts and Letters. Distinguished Achievement

Eric Sudol ’03 has built an accomplished career in sports. He earned two master’s degrees from Ohio University while serving as a Young Trustee for Cornell. In 2007 he joined the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, where he now serves as vice president of corporate partnership sales and marketing. Young Alumni Award

Kenneth Patterson ’83 has spent his career addressing issues that arise from extreme poverty. After service in the Peace Corps he returned to the U.S. to advocate on behalf of programs that work with the impoverished. For 13 years he has been a member of RESULTS, most recently as director of global grassroots advocacy. Leadership & Service

Athletic Hall of Fame:
Cornell’s Athletics Department honored the following 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees (pictured from left): Matt Casebolt ’98, Lisa Ikola accepting for late wrestling coach Mike Duroe, Jake Remes ’80, Sherri Pettit ’88.

(pictured from left) Matt Casebolt ’98, Lisa Ikola accepting for the late wrestling coach Mike Duroe, Jake Remes ’80, Sherri Pettit ’88
(pictured from left) Matt Casebolt ’98, Lisa Ikola accepting for the late wrestling coach Mike Duroe, Jake Remes ’80, Sherri Pettit ’88