- New statistics posted for '55 in Numbers-Numbers-Numbers. See Hot Links! below.
- Andy Dadagian is now a new member of the '55 Class Council.
- Cornell Health dedication set for Oct. 21
- Register for Homecoming, October 20-21. Bus service from NYC is available.
- September - October Class Notes are posted
- Member of our Class Council, Rex Boda, has passed away. Go to the Community Tab to find out about his memorial service which will be in Ithaca, and to read about his life since Cornell.
Cornell Health dedication set for October 21
On Saturday, October 21, 2017 the new Cornell Health facility will be dedicated. At our 60th reunion the Class of 1955 donated $100,000 to name a room in this facility. As you can see the Class of 1955 gift plaque is located next to the office of the Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and is in a high traffic area. No other alumni class has made a naming donation. Cornell Students and staff will remember our great class in perpetuity.
Cornell Health is staffed by 220 full time employees including; 30 mental health professionals, 2 post-docs, 16 medical clinicians (physicians/mid-level clinicians), a large staff of nursing professionals (RNs, LPNs, medical assistants), 6 pharmacy staff as well as lab, x-ray, physical therapy, care managers, health records, health educators, occupational medicine, and administrative services staff.
Sharon Dittman, our contact at Cornell Health, said they would be happy to welcome class of ’55 alumni for a tour any time they happen to be on campus. Sharon’s email is SD15@cornell.edu
To see the complete article, click HERE. The university's web page for Cornell Health is https://health.cornell.edu.
Cornell Homecoming Oct. 20-21, 2017
Save the date or register now !
Classmates in NYC, bus transportation is available! There's a pick-up location at the Cornell Club and three drop-off locations in Ithaca. To find out more, go to: NYC Homecoming bus.
Go Big Red!
An Executive Committee meeting was held Saturday, September 16 at Phil Harvey's home in Chadds Ford, PA. Meeting notes are being prepared and will be posted when they are ready.
After the meeting the committee went to the Cornell - University of Delaware football game (don't ask about the score). Attending were Co-President Michael Avery and his wife Catherine Millian, Co-President Phil Harvey, Secretary Eva Ray, Past President Fred Antil, and Lauren Coffey, our alumni go-to person, and husband Jamie.
Andy Dadagian joins Class Council
Andy, an active ENT surgeon in New Bedford, MA has joined the '55 Class Council. He and his wife Barbara, who soon will be celebrating their 58th anniversary, have five children and eleven healthy and bright grandchildren.
As you can see by the accompanying photo, Andy is a die-hard Patriots fan - and yes, those are five Super Bowl rings and yes, that's a Super Bowl trophy.
Now that he is part of the Class Council he says he is looking forward to schmoozing with other members of this august body. Spoiler alert - you will be hearing soon about a luncheon he is planning for classmates in his area this fall.
If you missed the live-streaming, watch Recent Events here!
Pollack Inauguration - August 25
Dedication of Cornell Tech in NYC
Class Dues Alert!!
Check out the statistics just posted in Numbers-Number-Numbers. We've had a drop in the number of classmates paying dues. This is a very distrubing trend since our class had the most dues payers for the decade classes of the 50s.
Our dues are very important to our class, they fund class activities, mailings, meetings and, of course, help pay expenses for our reunions – and our next one is in 2020 - only a few years away! These are not contributions to the university but to the class of 1955.
38 classmates previously had automatic renewals (AR). You may have had an AR in the past but may need to check with Lauren Coffey, our AA&D engagement officer, to see if you do have one or for any other questions about dues. She can be reached at (607) 255-6582 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can send a check to Cornell University, PO Box 25841, Lehigh Valley, PA 18003-9695
Better yet, arrange to pay online. To do this, to do this either click HERE or scroll all the way to the bottom of this page and click on “PayClass Dues”. This will take you to another page where you can enter the necessary information as well as opt for automatic renewal.
We’re depending on you and thanks for your support of the great class of 1955 !!!