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Cornell Class of 1979

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REUNION TWITTER feed: @CU1979Reunion

Welcome Back My Friends...
Our 35th Reunion in Review

Reunion was June 5-8, 2014
Over 340 classmates and guests! Final registration list
Over $32 million raised for Cornell!
See the Class Photo! Link to official photo

Reunion Video!
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Selected images of our 35rh Reunion events captured by 3D Cinemation, set to "Welcome Back My Friends" (as sung by Marsha Mortkowitz Schreier '79 on June 5, 2014)

Images of Cornell from 1975-79 were shown on the Schoellkopf Stadium Jumbotron. See the show!

President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes spoke in the same location he did on Commencement Day 1979. Watch the video!

Touchdown the Bear and the Big Red Marching Band serenaded us.

"I Remember You, Cornell" was written and performed by Marsha Mortkowitz Schreier '79.

What do we remember about Cornell from our era, and what's happened since then? Cornell trivia with Corey Ryan Earle '07!

35 Distinguished Classmates Named
At our 25th and 30th Reunions, we honored a wide variety of classmates (55 in total) for their accomplishments since graduation. We are proud to announce our 35 additional Distinguished Classmates who were recognized at this Reunion. Click to link to the Distinguished Classmate website so you can review the bios and photos of the 35, as well as to see updates from the 55 previously named. We hope you enjoy reading about your classmates with whom you shared undergraduate years and are moved by their accomplishments and what they have given back to their communities.

Reunion theme
Do you remember when Emerson Lake and Palmer sang Welcome Back My Friends...? That highlights what classmates gathering at Cornell Reunions is all about, so we used it as our theme throughout the reunion year.

Facebook group
Facebook info
For all the latest news on the class, with photos and live posts from classmates, please refer to our Facebook page by clicking the icon.

Are you LinkedIn? 
Hundreds of classmates use the business networking site LinkedIn. We have started a group for the Class of 79 as a way to stay in touch. 
Join us on LinkedIn

Class Officers Elected for 2014-2019
At each Reunion, the class elects a new slate of officers. Nominations Chair Jeff Berg has done a super job of attracting classmates who have never served as officers, along with retaining experienced leaders for some positions. These classmates will assume their roles from June 2014 until the next 5-year reunion in 2019.

If you are interested in serving on the Class of ’79 Council that advises the officers, please contact Jeff Berg at

2014-2019 Class Officers
President Jeff Weiss
 VP-Affinity              Lisa Barsanti Hoyt
 VP-Regional Events 
 VP-eCommunications  Larry Stone
 VP-Membership  Mary Wilenski Kahn

Danna Levy Riback
Mary Maxon Grainger

 Treasurer Margie Wang
 Reunion Co-Chairs      
 Class Correspondents  
 Recording Secretary Janet Goldin Rubin
Cornell Fund Cindy Williams
 Cornell Fund- Major Gifts
 Cornell Fund- Scholarship Daniel Mansoor
 Nominating Chair             Jeffrey Berg

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