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Cornell Association of Class Officers

On this page, you'll find resources to help you.

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Undergraduate Affinity Networking

Class Affinity Networking 2012 Powerpoint
Affinity networking powerpoint that was presented at CALC in 2012. The powerpoint lays out the information and timeline for a successful affinity networking plan.

Class Affinity Networking 2012 Recording with Powerpoint
Affinity networking powerpoint that was presented at CALC in 2012 featuring Mike Avery '55, Paul Cashman '73, and Nancy Sverdlik '79. This presentation helps you plan sucessful affinity networking.

Class Affinity Networking Groups
This is a master list of all the Cornell Affinity groups that you can find coded in our database. When you run a class affinity list you will see which classmates are coded in the affinity grops that are on this master list.

Class Affinity Networking Template
This template spreadsheet is helpful for use during your affinity networking campaign. It provides you with the master list of affinity groups and columns for you to enter contact name and email address.

Class Affinity Networking Tip sheet
This tip sheet provides you with concise suggestions and information on the process and options for proceeding with an Affinity Networking plan.

 

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Bad Addresses/Deceased

Bad Address list
Undergraduates only from 1935 - 2014 (updated November 2, 2015)

Classmates with Bad Addresses Tipsheet
A resource to help tackle the task of finding the highest number of classmates.

Deceased Classmates
This is a Deceased Classmates list of undergraduates from 1935 - 2015 (updated January 29, 2016)

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CACO Grant 2017 Recipients

Class of 1988
U

Class of 2001
A

Class of 2004
T

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Class Accounts

Account Financial Kuali Instructional Video
Watch this short instructional tutorial video on how to run and view your class account statements. Any questions, please feel free to contact Kathy Davis, at 607-254-1218.

Account Statement Tipsheet
Some requirements and tips on how to access your account statements online and use Kuali.

Sample Treasurer Report
This is a sample of a class treasurer report.

Treasurer Job Description
This document explains the overall responsibilites of a class treasurer with some specific examples of duties in Reunion mode (Year 5 of the Cornell Class Cycle).

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Communications & Marketing

 

Class Logo: Creating and Using it
Criteria for revising your class logo and guidelines for using it.

Email Best Practices Tipsheet
Tipsheet containing suggestions for building an effective email broadcast from set up to send.

Email Black Out Date Calendar

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CornellConnect

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Event Planning

Event Planning Guidelines - 2014-2015
This 2014-2015 Event Planning guide provides all the details and the process for which a class needs to follow when planning a class event.

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Fundraising

Group Project Guidelines
This is a supplemental resource and reminder to work with a reunion campaign officer on your class project.

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Leadership

Class Activity Timeline Chart- 5 Year Life Cycle
This chart provides a comprehensive list of categories and when the classes should address them throughout their 5 year life cycle. This chart was just updated 2013-2014. Replaces the cicle chart previously used.

Class and Annual Fund Contacts
List of 2015-2017 CACO and Class and Annual Fund contacts by class. (note that this contains two sheets, tab is at bottom of document to access other sheet. Staff contacts and CACO contacts)

Class Constitution Tip Sheet
This tip sheet gives you infomation about why and what needs to be in a class constitution

Class Grant Program Application and Criteria

This CACO Leadership Development initiative for 2017 allows class officers to submit proposals that will engage their classmates with Cornell while supporting important class activities and unversity priorities.

 

Class Officer Blank Slate for 2017-2022
This blank form is to be used by class officers who are preparing and proposing the list of future class officers for 2017.

Class Officer Guidelines
The 2014-2015 Class Officer Guidelines booklet.

Class Officer Nominations Guide
This booklet describes the Class Officer Nominations process and information guide for 2014-2015.

Class Officer Role Definition Worksheet
Worksheet to define specific class officer roles.

Five Year Class Life Cycle Power Point
This powerpoint slide presentation explains the five year class life cycle and explains what the class officers can expect in planning and organizing their class through the life cycle leading up to the reunion year.

Ins and Outs of Your Class Council
This FAQ explores the role of your class council.

Leadership Recognition
At the 2015 Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), Cornell Alumni Affairs recognized the class leadership with a video tribute to the Reunion classes of 4 & 9's.

Leadership Transition
Start early and use this document to guide you through the process of transitioning leaders.

New Officer Leadership Training Webinar 10/2012 Webinar with Recording
CACO sponsored an New Officer Leadership Webinar on October 9,, 2012 for new class volunteer officers that introduces them to the Five Year Class Life Cycle model. The link is the actual recording of the powerpoint presentation.

Recruiting New Volunteers
This tipsheet provides your class with strategies to recruit a diverse group of classmates who will engage in meaningful roles as ambassadors to Cornell.

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Photo-Scanning & Memorabilia Gathering

Plan a "Throwback Thursday" Photo-Scanning party
Learn more about how to plan and execute a "Throwback Thursday" scanning party. Review the tipsheet to understand all the programmatic and technological aspects of planning a party. In addition to the tipsheet, a powerpoint presentation is offered for your review.

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Reunion

Class Programs works with you to start planning your Reunion at the start of your 5-year Class lifecycle. For information, please contact your Class Programs staff member.

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Social Media

Facebook Groups 101: Mashable Article
Learn more about the advantages and the how to of setting up a Facebook Group compared to Facebook pages.

Facebook Pages 101 Powerpoint
This Facebook Pages 101 powerpoint walks you through the process of setting up a page for your organization on Facebook, as well as provide some basic tips for page management and building your audience.

Promoting Your Reunion Using Social Media: 1/2013 Video with Recording from CALC 2013 Track
Promoting Your Reunion Using Social Media Track Session from CALC. Listen to two class officers, Scott Pesner and Shane Dunn, who successfully cooridnated their social media tools in order to communicate with classmates and market their class Reunion, We encourage classes who are in their 3, 4, and 5 year of their class life cycle to watch and utilize these practices.

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Statistics

Historic Reunion Attendance
This spreadsheet contains alumni Reunion statistics for classes from 1930 - 2015 from 5th - 80th Reunions.

Classmates by Region
This spreadsheet is the most recent 2011 breakdown of alumni by class and specific region.

Ethnicity Breakdown
This spreadsheet contains the most recent 2011 data of the breakdown of ethnicity by class.

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Young Alumni

2nd Decade (classes of 1996-2005) Meeting -Recording of meeting held on 2/12/16
Due to the weather coniditions in January, CALC 2016 in Philadelphia was cancled. The 2nd Decade classes conducted their class meeting via a webinar recording on 2/12/2016.

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Webinars (recorded)

CACO Annual Meeting for Class Officers 3/15/2016 Webinar Recording                                          Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) 2016 Annual Meeting for Class Officers webinar, featuring CACO President, Simon Krieger '76, and Vice Presidents of the CACO Board.

CACO Class Officer Survey Results 11/26/13 Webinar Recording
This webinar was presented by Jennifer Cunningham '92, Senior Director of Metrics + Marketing, Office of Alumni Affairs. Jennifer compiled and summarized feedback from the 600+ class officers who took the CACO survey this past August. Take a look and see what your fellow class officers had to say!. NOTE: Please hit Playback when the player pops up.

 

Inside Look at Class Programs 10/30/14 Webinar Recording
This webinar was presented by Lisa Bushlow '91, Director of Class Programs and Margaret Gallo '81, Senior Director of Class, Student and Young Alumni Programs to provide an overview of Cornell University's Class Programs This 30 minute webinar discusses what Class programs does outside of just supporting classes during Reunion. It looks at how alumni classes currently engage with the university and their alum.

New Officer Leadership Training Webinar 10/2012 Webinar with Recording
CACO sponsored an New Officer Leadership Webinar on October 9,, 2012 for new class volunteer officers that introduces them to the Five Year Class Life Cycle model. The link is the actual recording of the powerpoint presentation.

New Student Reading Project , When the Emperor Was Divine, Webinar Recording
The College Library presented the New Student Reading Project book discussion, When the Emperor Was Divine, featuring Africana Library Director Eric Kofi Acree.

Plan a "Throwback Thursday" Photo-Scanning party 1/7/15 Webinar Recording
Learn more about how to plan and execute a "Throwback Thursday" scanning party. Review the tipsheet to understand all the programmatic and technological aspects of planning a party.

Leadership Lunch and Learn - webinars targeting the needs of "second decade" alumni - those 10-20 years past graduation

 

Leadership Lunch and Learn: The Killer Resume, 8/17/16 Webinar Recording

Featuring Lauren Myers ’97, Global Executive HR and Talent Acquisition Strategist at The Myers Group, Inc. & Vice President, Player Development and Marketing at Sports West Football, Matthew West ’98, Director, Talent Recruitment, Advice Personnel and moderator Lori Busch ’04, Talent Acquisition Operations Strategist at TripAdvisor. The topic of conversation coverst the ins and outs of effective resume writing, and how to best represent oneself on paper when applying for a job.

 

Leadership Lunch and Learn: Ignite Your Inner Leader, 3/15/16 Webinar Recording

Featuring Molly Tschang ’85 and moderated by Andrew Berry ’04 offering tips on how to think of yourself as a leader and be an agent of change, helping your organization capitalize on its collective talent.

 

Leadership Lunch and Learn: Wine and Leadership, 11/19/15 Webinar Recording
Featuring Cheryl Stanley '00, Lecturer in Food and Beverage Management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, and David Pittard '04, Proprietor of Buttonwood Grove Winery on Cayuga Lake. Moderated by Julia Greenman '03, Director of Restaurant Operations a Wynn Las Vegas. Click here to access the toolkit for this conversation.

Leadership Lunch and Learn: Knowing Employee Legal Rights, 8/12/15 Webinar Recording
A discussion featuring Professor David Sherwyn '86, JD '89, John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a Professor of Law at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, and Jay Wolman '97, Counsel at Randazza Legal Group, PLLC. Moderated by Meghan Bass Gearhart '04, Attorney at Lathrop & Gage LLP. Click here for Jay's full powerpoint presentation.

Leadership Lunch and Learn: Moving up in Your Career, 4/15/15 Webinar Recording
A discussion featuring Heather Madland '99, VP Business Development at Huron Capital Partners and Mark Seneker '91, VP/GM at NikeID. Moderated by Andrew Berry '04. Click here for a toolkit of suggestions and takeaways provided by our speakers during the talk.

Leadership Lunch and Learn: Integrating Career, Family and Volunteerism 10-20 years out, 12/10/14 Webinar Recording
Nicole DelToro '91 and Paul Hayre '91 share their experience navigating this stage of life. They discuss leadership, volunteerism and work/life integration.

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