Welcome to the Alumni Class of 1975



Upcoming Event for Class of 1975


Cornell Classes of 1969-1979
MSG Pre-Game Reception
Cornell vs. BU Hockey

(Or just to meet up with a decade of classmates)

November 25 | New York City

Register Here

Join the Classes of 1969 - 1979 for a Red Hot Hockey pre-game reception at Local West Cafe and Cocktails (see website here). Catch up with classmates and get ready to cheer on the Big Red as they take on BU!

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Local West Cafe and Cocktails, 1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10019
(Located directly across the street from Madison Square Garden).

Cost: $5 per person in advance / $10 at the door
Cash bar and hosted finger foods. A dinner menu will be available for your ordering.

RSVP by November 24, 2017

Hockey tickets can be purchased here.

Register Here

Questions: Contact Deb Gellman at dsg24@cornell.edu



Hello 75er’s,

Greetings from Canada. Born in Queens, raised in Lindenhurst, Long Island, Cornell was my dream school. I was admitted, early decision. Never applied anywhere else!

My passion has always been gliding on ice, figure skating. I practiced my way to achieving U.S. Figure Skating Champion. Yes, if you attended hockey games your freshman year, I was, “the skater,” who skated between the periods of the games.

After graduation, married and have lived in the Toronto area of Canada ever since. Skip all the way to, we are retired!

My son is a very eligible bachelor who is living the life. My daughter’s two little boys, Beckham, 5, and Dylan, 4 give us great joy. They are already building their resumes for a shot at a spot in the class of 2030. Just kidding!

Louise Vacca Dawe

President, Class of 1975


Class Officers


Louise Vacca Dawe

Vice President/Immediate Past President

Deborah S. Gellman


Pamela J. Hanna 


(unfilled position) 

Reunion Chair
Susan E. Fulton

Web Community Manager/Head of Social Media

Barbara Peterson Champion

Lynn Saltz

Interested in becoming a class officer? We still need a Membership Chair and a Secretary. Contact Louise Vacca Dawe to find out more about these positions and their responsibilities.
The best way for you to stay connected with Cornell and the Class of 1975 is to pay your class dues. Not only does this get you a subscription to the Cornell Magazine, but now thanks to the new Dues Payer Rewards Programs, it also entitles you to a number of interesting discounts and special offers. For more information and for a secure online link to pay your dues, please go to: http://www.alumni.cornell.edu/participate/classes.cfm

By the way, even though this isn't a reunion year, we still encourage you to make a contribution to the Cornell Annual Fund. The online giving page can be found at: www.alumni.cornell.edu/fund.

How to Make a Gift

Mail checks to:

Cornell University
Box 25841
Lehigh Valley, PA 18003-9695

  • Visit us online at www.giving.cornell.edu
  • Call our Annual Fund gift line. 1-800-279-3099
  • Classmates interested in making gifts of stock can call the
    Office of Trusts & Estates at 1-800-377-2177.
  • Ask if your company will match your gift!