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Welcome to

THE CORNELL CLASS OF 1978

 

A Message from the Class President

Dear Fellow '78 Classmates!

Save the Dates:  

Class of ’78 Reunion Kickoff Weekend! - June 3-4

 

Our 45th Reunion is just around the corner! Join your classmates in person in NYC for two very special reunion kickoff events.

 

Friday, June 3:

The Class of ’78 Knickerbocker Rooftop Reception 
(5:30 to 8:00 p.m.)

 

Meet up on the St. Cloud rooftop terrace of the historic Knickerbocker Hotel overlooking Times Square (easy walking distance from Grand Central, Penn Station or the Port Authority).  At this Beaux-Arts style venue where Caruso lived and F. Scott Fitzgerald met Zelda, gather with your classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  Reconnect, and relive some history of your own from a perch on the 17th floor as New York eases into its weekend below.

 

Questions?
Contact Mary Bowler Jones or 302-252-1729.

 

 

Saturday, June 4
The Class of ’78 Baseball Benefit Bash - Yankees vs. Detroit 
(Suite opens at 12:30 p.m. - game at 1:05)

 

Join your classmates to renew friendships, make new ones and hear the crack of the bats in Yankee Stadium.  We’ll enjoy the Bronx Bombers taking on the Detroit Tigers (hope to have a few Detroit area alumni make the trip) from a reserved suite overlooking the field (complete with ballpark food and beverages). Best of all,100% of every ticket purchase benefits our Class of 1978 Memorial Scholarship.  (Please note – ticket price is not tax deductible.)

 

Questions? 
Contact Jeanne Arnold or 631-655-2663. 

     

We know classmates based in the greater New York area are most likely to attend, but we encourage all classmates to visit New York to join us for a beautiful spring weekend in the city.

 

Look for details and registration info coming soon!

 

The Class of '78 Officers

cornellclassof78@gmail.com

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Kent Sheng
President, Class of 1978

Class Officers

Homecoming

September 23-24, 2022

45th Reunion!

June 8-11, 2023

President
Kent Sheng

 

Vice President
William Cavanaugh

 

Immediate Past President/
Class Historian

Mary Bowler Jones

 

Membership Chair
Lori Wasserman Karbel

 

Secretary
Pat Reilly

 

Treasurer
Victoria Hartman

 

Social Media Chair
Sharon Palatnik Simoncini

 

 

Reunion Chairs

Laura Day Ayers

Kathy Morris Duggan

 

Reunion Registration Chair

Suzanne Bishop Romain

 

Class Correspondents

Cindy Fuller
Ilene Shub Lefland

 

Cornell Fund Representative

Cynthia Kubas

 

Class Council 
Roger L. Anderson
Jeanne Arnold Schwetje

Michael H. Bernard
Mary Bowler Jones

Archangela DeSilva
Polly E. Kreisman
Nancy Adler Manket

Susanne Solomon
Libby Waldman Strugatch

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Timeline

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To read, click images to open in new window. 
 

Events

Red Hot Hockey at Madison Square Garden -
November 27, 2021

40th Reunion - June 2018

Weren't able to make it to our FABULOUS 40th reunion?  Here are some memories of the weekend! (If you have reunion photos you'd like to share, please email them to cornellclassof78@gmail.com and we'll include them on the website!) 

 

And be sure to click on the video shown at our Saturday night cocktail party that highlights our four years on the hill!   

 

Mark your calendars for our 45th reunion - June 8-11, 2023!

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Dues

Things have changed for the Cornell Alumni community with the creation of a new digital communications hub called Cornellians which debuted in July 2021. In addition to a full range of interesting articles, you can also find the Class Notes and In Memoriam pages.  Alumni no longer have the option to subscribe to Cornell Alumni Magazine with their dues payment. The May/June 2021 issue was the last printed issue of the magazine. 

Pay your Class of 1978 dues here.

 

Photos

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Class of '78 officers at the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC) in Las Vegas, February 2020 (pre-pandemic!)