Cornell College proudly honored these alumni during Homecoming 2020

Cornell College proudly honored these graduates at Homecoming 2020 during an online ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Each name is linked to the honoree’s award citation and video response. Congratulations to these outstanding Cornellians!

Rupert Kinnard ’79
Distinguished Achievement
Cartoonist and graphic artist who originated the Brown Bomber, the oldest continuing Black gay comic character in the U.S. 

Jay Justin ’89
Leadership and Service
Longtime president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley who has dedicated his life to supporting children.

Eddie Moore ’89
Leadership and Service
A sought-after diversity consultant, educator, author, activist, scholar, and lecturer on social and racial issues; founder of the White Privilege Conference in 1999.

Tim Zimmerman ’84
Leadership and Service
A pioneer in the development and implementation of technical standards for Wi-Fi; his work has five patents and a revolutionary impact on inventory management.

Lindsay Bachman ’11
Young Alumna
Education coordinator at Hope Academy in South Carolina, where she values learning among students with special needs, especially those with autism. 

TaSheena Cunningham-Rimmer ’06
Young Alumna
Assistant general counsel to the Chicago Housing Authority, with a passion for the pursuit of justice and equality.

Nakyda Dean ’08
Young Alumna
OB-GYN physician serving patients in Malawi and in the Navajo Nation, dedicating her career to bringing quality health care to underserved populations.

In addition, the Athletics Hall of Fame inducted one outstanding member: 

Richard Small ’50
Athletic Hall of Fame
Member of the legendary 1947 national championship wrestling team and 1949 MWC champion at 165 pounds; a giant in Cornell’s history who has made a widespread and lasting impact on campus through leadership and philanthropy.