On Topic: Favorite places

Seven Cornell College alumni answer the question: What was your favorite place on campus?


Kevin Foote '79 and Ann Parker Foote 79Ann Parker Foote ’79 &
Kevin Foote ’79
Naples, Florida

Cole Library. One of Kevin’s board jobs was working in the library audiovisual department, so we met there to study for a French test and ended up arranging our first date for a Phi Omega spring formal.


Ann Butler Holch 69Ann Butler Holch ’69
Batavia, Illinois

Standing at the bottom of the hill, outside of what was then Rood House, and looking up at the whole panorama of the campus with King Chapel in the center. I enjoyed the beauty of the campus in the different seasons—the golden glow of fall, the crisp, glistening white of the snow-covered hill in the winter, and the flower blossoms and new leaves in spring.


Jeff Jensen 81Jeff Jensen ’81
Colleyville, Texas

I recall walking on what is now the Ped Mall from College Hall back to Merner after completing a final exam. The satisfaction and relief of completing a block and the anticipation of the four-day break made that stretch of campus a favorite.


Diego-Sada-Santos-87Diego Sada Santos Jr. ’87
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

My favorite place on campus is the library. When I was a student I would sit on the sofas that were (and still are) on the left-hand side as you go in, and I would spend hours there, reading newspapers or curling up with a good book. I also liked finding a remote carrel when I had to study or do research for a paper.



Rick-Simkins-15Rick Simkins ’15
Bozeman, Montana

My favorite place on campus is Ink Pond. I have a lot of great memories sitting by the water, doing classwork or just hanging out with friends. The friends I made there are still close friends today.


Taylor-Koch-Kimm 12Taylor Koch Kinn ’12
Evanston, Illinois

My favorite place on campus is the gazebo that was formerly on the lawn of the President’s House and is now in the backyard of the Van Etten-Lacey House. This is where my husband (Andrew Kinn ’12) proposed after he took us on a walk around campus to some of our other favorite places, and we returned on our wedding day!

Taylor Koch Kimm 12 wedding
Taylor Koch Kinn ’12 and Andrew Kinn ’12 at the Cornell gazebo on their wedding day.