Homecoming 2019

Cornell proudly honored these distinguished alumni during Homecoming 2019. 

Young Alumni Achievement Award: Will Widmer ’04 is a New Orleans-based photojournalist. His work appears regularly in the New York Times and has been published in National Geographic, TIME, and The Washington Post. His photography also has appeared in museums and galleries.

Leadership & Service: Ming Lowe ’89 is an attorney and social justice advocate in the Washington, D.C., area. His areas of specialization include race relations and voting rights, and he focuses on education and capacity-building in his work to strengthen local communities. 

Leadership & Service: Nancy Kleihauer Adams ’64 was a longtime educator in the Chicago area whose projects included running a summer migrant program. Since retiring to Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, she helped establish the town’s library and is now in her fourth term as mayor. 

Distinguished Achievement: Richard Kraig ’71 is a neurologist and brain researcher at the University of Chicago whose work led to the formation of a company to manufacture and distribute a novel treatment for migraine patients. He is a life-long supporter of Cornell and hosts our students in his lab.


Cornell’s Athletics Department honored its 2019 Hall of Fame inductees (pictured from left): Chet Knake ’03 (football/baseball), Marie Schutte Feehan ’06 (women’s tennis), and Chad Reed ’94 (men’s basketball). See a full report.


CLASS-OF-69Class of 1969 50th Reunion

FRONT ROW, from left: Joan Manning Alster, Linda Cook Troyer, Barbara Jares Sabaka, Ann Butler Holch, Rebecca Mullan Strahan, Valerie Green Connelly, Donna Birkhahn, Laura Hamilton Truby, Jane Welgos Sidwell, Jeff Ebinger

ROW 2: Soleda Teng Leung, Jane Dahlstrom-Quinn, Charley “Fred” Field, Corky Stuart, Dave Balster, Keith Collins, Marc Christiansen, Jeff Hicken, Steve Greenfield, Mary Morse, Sydney Smith Hicks

ROW 3: Vicki Thompson, Deanne Gabbert White, Steve LaFollette, Preston Sitterly, Tim DeLong, Kevin McPherrin, Bruce Day, Blaine Shaum, Jane Bishop Varda, Jean Bishop Pritchard

ROW 4: James Klipp, John Loomis, Steve Grummon, John Schilling, Tom Ziegler, Bob Clark, Tom Schaub, Steve Mewaldt, Bob Watson, Mike Conklin, Peggy Hardesty, Linda Spies Schilling

ROW 5: Lon Mishler, Jim Effinger, Steve Simmer, Jim Brousard, Joe Campanelli, Greg Woolever, Tom Potter, David Wilson, Tom Ames