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Cornell Class of 1954

Greetings and Welcome

On this page is current information about the class and a list of class officers.

Use only the tabs to navigate the site. A description of what's in each Tab is below.

 Jack Vail, President

What's in each tab


Updates; General Information; Officers


People in the News; Access to Class Notes

Get Involved:

Cornell Links; Pay Dues Online; Email Forwarding


Reunion Memories!

Find Alumni: 

Search the Cornell Directory; In Memoriam


Yi Hsin Chen chosen as 1954's 2016 Scholarship Recipient

A delightful hand-written letter was received from Yi Hsin Chen thanking us for our scholarship assistance.  She has expressed her gratitude with grace and charm and her letter is well-worth reading.  We've made a copy and it is posted for all classmates to share.  We hope she flourishes in Cornell's unique environment and wish her well in her studies.  To see the letter, click - HERE -

Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett as Cornell's 13th President

10 a.m.,Friday, September 18 saw the installation of Cornell's new president, Elizabeth Garrett, pictured below flanked by former presidents Frank H. T. Rhodes, David J. Skorton and Jeffrey Lehman. 

Get to know our new president, by seeing a video of a portion of the inauguration ceremony reading her comments as shown in the Cornell Chronicle and more.  Go to these pages for an introduction:

Class Notes

November - December 2015 is posted - go to the Community Tab and click Class Notes to read the current set.  You can also review past issues which go back over five years to 2010.

People in the News

Take a look at the Community Tab.  We have some new additions of people who have been honored for their contributions.

Peg Bundy Bramhall is looking for additions to our Class History

The late Robert Martin did a wonderful job of assembling the information provided by a number of classmates. The current history is a .PDF file of over 100 pages and has some surprising and fascinating stories from a number of our classmates.  Take a look..  

Unfortunately, Robert passed away in 2013. Peg is taking over this responsibility and will be managing the document from now on.

2014 - 2019 Class Officers

President - Jack Vail ( and >Mitzi Sutton Russekoff (See In Memoriam)

Vice Presidents

Ken Hershey ( and Chick Trayford (

Membership Chair

Charles "Chick" Trayford (

Secretary & Correspondent

Leslie Papenfus Reed (

Treasurer - Jim Settel (

Reunion Chairs - Mary and Dave Call

Cornell Fund Representative -Warren Breckenridge (

Webmaster - Jan Kunz (

Class Historian

Peg Bundy Bramhall (

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