Welcome to the Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Houston!


About the Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Houston


Thursday, October 19, 2017

International Spirit of Zinck's Night in Houston, TX
Location: Houston, TX

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Houston - Houston Grand Opera
Location: Houston, TX

The Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Houston (CAAGH) serves as the local Cornell alumni club for over 2,000 alumni in the area. Thanks to the dedication of many volunteers, CAAGH is a well-established, active organization that seeks to help Houston-area alumni reconnect with Cornell.

Connecting Past, Present, and Future Cornellians

Throughout the year, CAAGH sponsors a variety of social, cultural, and educational events, allowing for numerous opportunities to mingle with fellow Cornell alumni. In addition, CAAGH strives to reach out to prospective students and support current students. Local Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN) volunteers are involved in such recruiting activities as contacting local applicants, staffing college fairs, and hosting receptions. For current Cornell students, the club awards about $15,000 in scholarships annually to Houston-area students eligible for financial aid.

Getting Involved

Please support CAAGH's programming and scholarship efforts by joining the club as a dues-paying member. Both annual or lifetime memberships are available, and dues vary based on your location, status, and years since graduation. If you would like to become a board member or volunteer your services in another capacity, contact CAAGH Vice President of Membership, Joanne Bush '01.

To become a member online, please click here.


The Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Houston seeks to fulfill the following objectives:

To reach, attract, and serve increasing numbers of Cornell alumni through quality programs that promote awareness, interest, and involvement in Cornell; to help attract and support highly qualified students to attend Cornell; to provide service to fellow Cornellians and the University; and to help connect Cornellians with the world-wide Cornell community.

CAAGH Board Members


Josh Barvin '09

Vice President - Programs
Deborah Barrash '91/'01

Vice President - Membership
Joanne Bush '01

Co-Vice Presidents - Communication
Laura Gerardi '06
Helen Hunsinger '16

Chairperson - Scholarship
Eric Neumann '96

Chairperson - Volunteerism
Ridley Smith '76

Chairperson - CAAAN
Antoine Bryant '97

Chairperson - CAAAN
Jaclyn Popeil Goodell '05