The 9th president of Cornell University, Frank H. T. Rhodes is one of the most beloved and respected administrators in Cornell's history. He is an international advocate for education and research, and has played a significant role in the development of national science policy under several U.S. presidents. As Cornell's president he established initiatives that continue to shape the university today, including Asian studies, supercomputing, biotechnology, and nanofabrication.
A Prestigious Honor
The Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award honors alumni who have given long-term volunteer service to Cornell throughout the broad spectrum of alumni organizations. Up to six alumni receive this prestigious award each year.
Congratulations to the 2012 recipients:
- Priscilla Edwards Browning '56
- Rolf A. Frantz '66, MEN ' 67
- Carolyn Chauncey Neuman '64
- Almeda C. Riley '58
- John L. Riley '55
- Elizabeth C. Staley '60 Arts
- Robert W. Staley '57, MBA '59
- Martin Y. Tang '70
We Want Your Nominations!
Honorees are chosen each year from candidates nominated by Cornell alumni. Know someone deserving? Tell us! A special committee reviews nominations and announces honorees each summer.
To nominate someone, first consider these criteria:
- Length and breadth of the nominee's activities and leadership
- Unique or unsung contributions made to Cornell
- Involvement with Cornell since the nominee's graduation
- Having celebrated his or her 35th Reunion
- University trustees are not eligible until their term ends
Then, complete the nomination tool.
Gifts to Cornell, professional achievements, and non-Cornell volunteer service are not considered when selecting honorees.