Welcome to the Alumni Class of 1953

See You Around The Quad?


Cornell reunions are so rewarding  that many people go every year.  They are  drawn by more than the Arts Quad tents (which are still going strong.) This year there's the added attraction of the new president Martha Pollack's first State of the University address.

We can't promise anything about the weather, but you can savor the pleasure of the company of old and new friends and the mellow music of the Cayuga's Waiters of the Fifties.  '53 headquarters will be at the Statler June 7-10 but some may opt to  bunk elsewhere.   

Be there, bring friends.  There's only one 65th Reunion.   

 See you around the Quad, I hope. 


Jim Hanchett '53
Class President


Remember When...

John Nixon announced the class fund raising success, the Cayuga Waiters sang, our First VP Claire Moran Ford shared a story or two, and our class clerks helped keep things organized with the guidance of reunion chairs Dick Halberstadt and Caroline Owens?  Doesn't seem that long ago, does it?  

Get involved!

Contact Dick or Caroline with comments or suggestions (or just to say "Hello") or, better yet, to volunteer.  Just click on the address below to email them.

Caroline Owens - cornell.53reunion@gmail.com 

Dick Halberstadt - trh47@cornell.edu

Class Officers

President, Correspondent

James C. Hanchett

First Vice President

Claire Moran Ford

Vice Presidents

Rosalyn Zalutsky Baron
Morton S. Bunis
David M. Gatti
T. Richard Halberstadt
Caroline Owens
Joyce Wisbaum Underberg

V.P. Membership, Webmaster

James M. Blackwood



T. Richard Halberstadt


William F. Gratz

Class Historian

Dorothy Clark Free 

Fund Chairs

James M. Blackwood
Morton S. Bunis
Barbara Zelfman Gross
John Nixon
Lea Paxton Nixon 

Nominating Chair

Joyce Wisbaum Underberg