Zoom quilt, illustrated

Numerous hand drawn sketches of people and situations.

These sketches, done by Carol Hsiung ’86, depict weekly Zoom calls with members of the classes of ’85 and ’86 that were held last spring.  Says Michael Erlanger ’86, who organized these meetings, “Each week more ‘congregants’ join the call, and our most recent (eighth) call included 32 classmates filling the Zoom quilt, including friends … Continue reading Zoom quilt, illustrated

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Mike Marrero ’82

A shaggy bear statue sports a CU scarf, pompom, and foam sports fan paw

In honor of my significant birthday and to commemorate our full-house legacy with youngest son Troy’s acceptance to Class of 2023, Cathy Caliguire Marrero ‘84 had Essex, MA, sculptor Chris Williams create Touchdown 6.0, the newest addition to this Cornell family. Mike ’82, Cathy ’84, Tyler ’13, Trevor ’16, and finally Troy ’23 cannot wait … Continue reading Mike Marrero ’82

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Cornell’s “FJ” sailboats out on Cayuga Lake

The FJ sailboat sailing on the lake.

One of the new FJ boats was recently christened “Class of 1954,” after the class’s notable achievement in the history of sailing at Cornell. In 1954, the team qualified as one of ten schools invited to compete in the spring at the Large Yacht Championship Regatta. Racing with a crew of seven ’54 classmates for … Continue reading Cornell’s “FJ” sailboats out on Cayuga Lake

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To raise awareness of the coconut crab

Mark holds a coconut crab

Mark Laidre is a professor in the biology department at Dartmouth. Mark is trying to raise awareness of the coconut crab. The amazing animals are in critical need of conservation help. He will return to Cornell on April 30, 2018 to give a seminar that will touch on the topic (in the Department of Ecology … Continue reading To raise awareness of the coconut crab

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Philadelphia Student Sendoff Party

Philadelphia send-off party

This photo was taken on 8/3/17 at our Philadelphia Student Sendoff Party, held at Drexelbrook Catering, courtesy of our generous host Bill Kay ’51. Pictured are CAAAN chairs and members, identified below. Front row: Marcia Epstein (Arts ’64). 2nd row (left to right): Christine Whaley (Arts ’84), Nancy Krablin (Hum Ec ’69), Sue Meyers (Arts … Continue reading Philadelphia Student Sendoff Party

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A Cover Girl at last!

Stephanie Lane Rakofsky

After 45-plus years as a hospital director of social work, case management, counseling, and related divisions, I was thrilled to learn that I had been named a 2017 Barry University Distinguished Alum, where I had earned my master’s degree in social work in 1981. The president of the university declared, “Stephanie has dedicated her professional life to … Continue reading A Cover Girl at last!

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