Celebrating 150 Years of Making a Difference:
Trustee-Council Annual Meeting 2014
TCAM and Homecoming: United for the Sesquicentennial
Welcome from Council Chair, Jay Carter '71, MEN '72
One of the foundations of Cornell University is the support and engagement of its alumni. In fact, President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes has said: “The University has an enormous secret weapon in its volunteers. It’s the lifeblood of this place. ... Our greatest asset is the activism and commitment of volunteers.” I hope you will join me at TCAM 2014 as we all celebrate 150 years of Cornell and its "greatest asset."
Our program for TCAM 2014 is bold, ambitious and offers something for everyone. It combines TCAM, Homecoming, and Sesquicentennial celebrations into one inspiring, informative and engaging event. As in past years, you will have the opportunity to directly interact with university leaders, professors and students. Equally important is time spent becoming reacquainted with old friends and making new ones.
I know you will enjoy choosing from the variety of offerings on the program. Please click the link above for the full TCAM schedule.
Of special note to new members
We look forward to welcoming you at the New Member Session on Thursday, October 16, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This will be a relaxed introduction to the weekend, where you will have an opportunity to meet some of Council’s mentors and members of its Administrative Board.
For all members
There are numerous “don’t miss” speakers and events this year, including Professors Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick’s discussing Cornell history from 1940-2015 on Thursday afternoon; the gala dinner and fireworks show on Friday night; and the thrilling energy of the Cornell Forensics Society debating a topic of prime importance to higher education.
Please click the link above for online registration. If you prefer to fax or mail your registration, please click here to download a registration form.
This year, we are again offering an incentive to those who register early. If you register before 8:00 p.m. on September 30, your fees will remain at the same level as last year ($350). Registration fees will then increase by $50 on October 1. I strongly encourage you to register early—several programs have limited seating and will fill up quickly.
If you have any questions, our staff is ready to help. Please e-mail or phone Trudy Curtis, 607-254-7115.
I look forward to seeing you at TCAM.
Jay Carter ’71, Chair
About Trustee-Council Annual Meeting
Every October, the Cornell University Council holds its annual meeting in Ithaca in conjunction with the Board of Trustees. At Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) members are informed about current Cornell concerns, activities, and priorities. The meeting provides an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the university and to ask questions, as well as to express views and ideas. Members also become more acquainted with Cornell faculty, staff, students, and administrators through committee meetings, discussions, lectures, and social events.
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