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PCCW Annual Meeting: 25 Years!
Visionary Women, Past, Present and Future
March 6-8, 2015
Women's Power Lunch with undergraduate students
From Vision to Impact, L-R: Jill Goldy MS ILR '78 (PCCW co-chair); Patricia Carry Stewart '50 (PCCW co-founder); and Linda Gadsby '88 (PCCW co-chair)
Susan Murphy '73, PhD '94, VP, Student and Academic Services, keynote speaker at the Friday dinner
Cornell University Chorus performs at the Friday dinner
Former chairs, founding members, and other long-time PCCW members
Lucy Jarvis signs the PCCW impact infographic
Sunday Panel: Visionary Women Students
PCCW Group Photo
April 2015: Highlighting some of our international volunteers!
Curtis Bartosik '89
Arts & Sciences
Favorite Cornell Spot: Plantations wildflower/herb garden
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Swimming in the gorges
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cornell Club of France (President, Director, Board Member-Zinck's Night Coordinator); Cornell University Council (CUC); International Programs Committee, CUC
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Cornell Club of San Francisco
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: President of the Cornell Club of France for the past 13 years
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: When then-president of Cornell, Jeffrey Lehman, visited Paris, I helped organize his visit with the French government, universities and research institutions, and the press. Many cooperation agreements between Cornell and France resulted in the visit.
Alice Chan '01
Hong Kong and Shanghai
Favorite Cornell Spot: I have always enjoyed absorbing the college atmosphere between the Campus Store, Willard Straight Hall and McGraw Tower. My favorite time of the day to be there has to be lunchtime, when there is a continuous flow of actions, conversations and emotions that are conveyed in that short stretch of walk.
Favorite Cornell Tradition: It has to be Slope Day and Dragon Day, when the entire school is out for a celebration.
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cornell Club of Hong Kong (Ex-President and Ex-board member); Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN); Cornell University Council (CUC)
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: My first volunteer experience was working as an Executive Chef during Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC) at the Hotel School. Since 2005, I have been active with the Hong Kong Cornell Club.
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: Along with Cornell and Hong Kong volunteers, we worked together in organizing the Sesquincentennial celebrations in Hong Kong. It was a very rewarding weekend of events in addition to a full house banquet of 700-plus Cornellians.
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: I think it is very difficult to describe a most impactful experience. One thing I can say is that the Cornell network continues to amazes me. The more involved I am, the more enthusiastic people I meet. No matter from where and in what capacity, the dedication and the school spirit I see from our alumni carries on with them over the years; no icebreaker is needed between Cornellians. This is unparallel to any other organizations or associations I have been associated with.
Jeffrey Kabel MBA '97
Favorite Cornell Spot: Law Library
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Singing of the Alma Mater (poorly) at all alumni events
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cornell Club of London; Johnson Alumni Club of London (Co-Chair); Cornell Club of London UK Scholarship (Chair); Sesquicentennial Events – London (Lead Volunteer); Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN); Cornell University Council (CUC); Johnson Advisory Council
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Cornell Club of London
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: Chair - Cornell Club of London UK Scholarship, and Lead Volunteer - Sesquicentennial Events - London
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: Johnson Advisory Council—A challenging yet exciting and rewarding time spent on AC during changes in leadership, program direction, and within the context of the recent economic downturn
Jeffrey MacCorkle '88
Arts & Sciences
Menlo Park, CA
Favorite Cornell Spot: Olin Library
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Chicken on the hockey ice
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cornell Club of Hong Kong; Cornell Club of Beijing; Cornell University Council (CUC); Cornell Alumni Association (CAA) Board
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Phonathons in Hong Kong in early 1990s
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: Sponsoring graduate student to do research on the alumni of the Cornell North China Student Association in around 1914
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: Cornell University Council member. I like to meet with different international alumni groups. I have used the Cornell Council to engage with different Cornell groups around Asia including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, and most recently Vietnam. Now we even have an active group in Vietnam!
Stanley Sun '00, MBA 05
Hotel Administration; Johnson
Favorite Cornell Spot: Ice Rink
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Hotel Ezra Cornell; Dragon Day
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Cornell Club of Hong Kong (President); Cornell University Council (CUC); 150th Anniversary Committee (Hong Kong)
First Cornell Volunteer Experience: Class gift to my Business School
Most Recent Cornell Volunteer Experience: 150th Anniversary Committee (Hong Kong)
Most Impactful Cornell Volunteer Experience: 150th Anniversary: Helped the university to put on one of the best celebration parties in Hong Kong!
Chiaki Tanuma MPS '80
Favorite Cornell Spot: Beautiful sight of Cayuga Lake from Statler Hotel room
Favorite Cornell Tradition: Zinck's Night
Cornell Volunteer Communities Experience: Board of Trustees 2012-2015; Cornell Club of Japan (President); Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) (Regional Vice President)
First CU Volunteer Experience: Cornell Club of Japan
Most Recent CU Volunteer Experience: Chairman, Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Okinawa
Most Impactful CU Volunteer Experience: Chairman, CHS Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Okinawa