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Cornell Volunteers Celebrate
Old Saybrook, CT
Castello Banfi in Montalcino, Italy with owners, John-'54 and Pam Mariani
Logan Cheek '60, ILR '63
Arts & Sciences; ILR School
Favorite Cornell Spot: Ivy Room
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Glee Club concerts in Bailey Hall
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cornell Club of Rochester Board; Cornell Club of NYC; Cornell Rowing Association; Rochester area Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN) (past chair); Cornell Club of Rochester Essay Contest ("founder" and chair); occasional guest lecturer at Johnson School, Dyson School, and ROTC classes; active in rechartering Cornell chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha and in reconstructing its early history; 35th Reunion Class Souvenir project: remastering and producing CD of "The Concert"—Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Bailey Hall with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Cornell Glee Club and Chorus to dedicate the new Olin Library. Nominated for a Grammy Award. The project actually earned its cost back and then some, which the Reunion chair claimed was a first!
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Cornell Club of Rochester Board
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: Guest lecturing, while writing the history of the first 25 years of my fraternity at Cornell—Pi Kappa Alpha—a work still in progress. I keep uncovering all kinds of distinguished alumni of great accomplishment that had I never heard of.
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: Starting the Cornell Club Essay Contest, building participation to nearly 800 area high school juniors, then seeing its format copied by the NYS Board of Regents for the 11th grade NYS Regents English tests. A truly most excellent and mind blowing experience.
Lindsay Liotta Forness '84
Langhorne, PA and Bermuda!
Favorite Cornell Spot: Andrew Dickson White Library
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Too many! Reunion, probably.
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN); Cornell Clubs (Northern NJ; Twin Cities, MN; Boston, MA; NYC; Northern Virginia; London, England; and Philadelphia); Class Officer (multiple roles); Kappa Delta volunteer; Cornell University Council (CUC)
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Secondary Schools Committee as an undergrad—visited high schools to share the Cornell experience.
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board Member
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: It's a tie between Class Officer and CAAAN. The first helps alumni and the second helps prospective students.
Dick Halberstadt '53
Favorite Cornell Spot: Benches in front of Rockefeller—listen to the chimes with a magnificent view
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Reunion
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cincinnati Alumni Club (President); National Secondary Schools Committee; Class of 1953 (Vice President and Secretary); Reunion (Registration Chair for 45th; Chair for 50th and 60th)
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Chair of freshman class elections as an undergrad. Local alumni club as an alumnus.
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: Reunion chair (2013)
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: Reunion chair: It's a lot of work, but the stream of people who come up to you on Sunday morning and say what a good time they had makes it one of the most rewarding experiences ever.
Philip McIndoo '57
Arts & Sciences
Favorite Cornell Spot: Willard Straight Hall and Ho Plaza
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Swimming in the gorges; Cornell songs; the Glee Club; the Women's Chorus
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Class President; Reunion Co-Chair; Alumni Ambassador; Annual Fund Co-Chair
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Alumni Ambassador
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: President, Cornell Class of 1957
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: All experiences were impactful. Nevertheless, being an alumni ambassador was the most enjoyable because it put me in touch with the follow-on generation of Cornellians.