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Trustee-Council Annual Meeting 2014
President Emeritus Frank Rhodes at the All-Council Lunch
President Skorton delivers his last TCAM State of the University address
Sesquicentennial Grove Dedication
Reconnecting at Friday dinner
Sesquicentennial showcase at Friday dinner
Susan Murphy acknowledging audience tribute at Friday dinner
President Elect Beth Garret at Friday dinner
Frank & Rosa Rhodes with award recipients at FHTR Exemplary Alumni Service Awards dinner
November Feature: Cornell University Council and Young Alumni
Joseph Cartafalsa '89
New York, NY
Favorite Cornell Spot: Taking in the view from the plaza below McGraw Tower
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Dragon Day
Cornell Volunteer Communities: Cornell University Council (CUC); ILR Dean’s Advisory Council; ILR Alumni Association; Cornell Labor and Employment Law Program Advisory Board
First CU Volunteer Experience: CAAAN
Most Recent CU Volunteer Experience: Coordinating the annual alumni career panels, keynote speaker and networking BBQ for ILR Students (September 19, 2014)
Most Impactful CU Volunteer Experience: Sponsoring Cornell student interns at my law firm during winter break, through the ILR WISP program
Wai-Leong Chan '83, MEN '84, MBA '85
Favorite Cornell Spot: Willard Straight patio on Sunday mornings (in great weather) having breakfast and reading the NY Times
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Too many to choose a favorite, but I like Dragon Day, which is always fun, colorful and noisy. I studied engineering but was a closet architect. Plus, there are dragons in both Western and Asian cultures.
Cornell Volunteer Communities: Cornell University Council (CUC); help out at CAAAN; Cornell Club of Singapore (advisor)
First CU Volunteer Experience: Can't really remember! More than a decade ago... it was most likely helping out at the Cornell Club of Singapore.
Most Recent CU Volunteer Experience: Participating in TCAM 2014 and attending the various meetings
Most Impactful CU Volunteer Experience: Alerting many Cornellians (both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans) in Singapore (and neighboring countries) that there is a large and vibrant Cornell community and getting them together in various events to meet fellow Cornellians and revive their Cornell spirit. One of these events involved Jay Walker '77 being very kind in meeting young alumni when he was in Singapore. Helping out to ensure successful well-attended Cornell events in Singapore involving President Skorton, Provost Kent Fuchs, Dean Soumitra Dutta, and other senior folks was also satisfying.
Susan Phelps Day '60, MED '62
Favorite Cornell Spot: Johnson Art Museum, top floor views in all directions
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Cornelliana night
Cornell Volunteer Communities: Cornell University Council (CUC) (Life Member); 55th Reunion Campaign; Class of 1960 (President)
First CU Volunteer Experience: Class of ’60 Correspondent for Cornell Magazine/CAAAN
Most Recent CU Volunteer Experience: Coordinating our 55th Reunion and serving as Class President
Most Impactful CU Volunteer Experience: President of the Cornell Association of Class officers
Olivia Moore '12
Favorite Cornell Spot: Top of the Clocktower; Hart Reading Room on the 3rd floor of Olin Library
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Cornelliana night—Bailey is absolutely electric with Cornell spirit and songs!
Cornell Volunteer Communities: 2012 Class Council (Co-Chair); Alumni Duff Ball Planning Committee; Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO); Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN); panelist for parents of new Cornellians at Cornell Club - New York; four years as student employee at Cornell Annual Fund / Parent's Fund
First CU Volunteer Experience: Various Parents Fund events; 2012 Senior Class Campaign
Most Recent CU Volunteer Experience: Collaborating with the Class of 2012 council and other young alumni classes this summer to put on events all over the country
Most Impactful CU Volunteer Experience: Speaking with prospective students about life as a Cornellian in Ithaca. I love getting them excited about one of my favorite places.
Michael Zuckerman '06, JD '09
Favorite Cornell Spot: Ives Hall Computer Lab… that's where I met my wife
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Though this is not a formal tradition like Dragon Day, my favorite Cornell tradition is public service. Cornell instilled in us a commitment to knowledge with a public purpose and I am proud that so many of us use our education to improve the world around us in any number of direct and indirect ways.
Cornell Volunteer Communities: Cornell University Council (CUC); Cornell Annual Fund; Cornell Chicago Regional Campaign Committee; Cornell Law School Dean's Special Leadership Committee; Cornell Class of 2006 Council
First CU Volunteer Experience: I served as co-president of my undergraduate class until our five-year reunion. This was a great experience right after graduation. We worked hard to keep our class connected with each other and Cornell.
Most Recent CU Volunteer Experience: I recently attended the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting on campus. It was great to meet other volunteers and learn more about what is happening on campus.
Most Impactful CU Volunteer Experience: Rather than one particular experience, I'd look to my experiences meeting with current students. I enjoy mentoring current students and helping them explore post-graduation options, including graduate programs and creative job possibilities.