Welcome to the Alumni Class of 1954

Greetings and Welcome!

On this page is current information about the class and a list of class officers.



What have you been up to??  Let us know!

Whether it's travel, volunteering, playing golf or tennis, why not share your experiences with Class Correspondent and Class News maven Les Reed so she can share them with the rest of us.  She's always looking for news for the Class Notes.  

There are so many talented '54s - photographers, artists, as well as those whose time is invested in their communities in a variety of ways -  your experiences and insights might benefit others, or just be enjoyable reading.  

We've put a Class Notes form on our site that you can download, fill out, and send in - or scan it, or just use it as a guide and send Les an email.  Her address is lesliejreed@me.com.  Just click on it to open an email.  To access the Class News Form, click HERE.

By the way, Class Notes are posted to this site throughout the year.  You can read the most current version or search the notes going back at least five years.  If you haven't tried it yet, go to the Community Tab and take a look


 Just Posted!


November - December Class Notes now posted on the Community page.  Click "Community" at the top of this page to see the notes.

Hear the dedication of Cornell Tech - available on the Cornell Tech dedication website - and watch a video of the inauguration of our new president, Martha Pollack.

Go on trips to wonderful locations around the world with the Symons from the comfort of your easy chair - look on the Community page

Recent Cornell events:

Cornell Tech Campus dedicated September 13 - The dedication will be live-streamed on the Cornell Tech dedication website.  The website itself is worth a look all by itself. 

Pollack Inauguration - Watch a video of the ceremony  To to to the official inauguration website: Click HERE.

Thank You from Scholarship Recipient Cindy Chen

We have provided student scholarships for many years.  Occasionally we get a thank you which is posted for all to see.  Last year’s recipient, Cindy Chen, has been much more forthcoming.  Enjoy her newsy thank you letter as well as a follow up email describing what she is doing now and how her goals have changed.  She has provided her email address so you can contact her.

See both letters by clicking HERE.

New to the Website?  Here's what's what....

The site has three tabs at the top which take you to this information.

  •  "About" is the first page see, has news of what's happening now and a list of class officers and their contact information.
  • "Community" contains information about the people in our class -- our activities, people who have been honored for their contributions to the university, as well as a list of classmates who are no longer with us.  This list is for the current year but has a link to the university's list which is matriculation-to-date.
  • "Get Involved" contains information about university services available to us.  Information has already been posted.  Take a look!

Then, at the bottom of each page are links that allow us to pay our dues online, find alumni and events, volunteer, and more.   You'll also notice that there are also links to Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram.


2014 - 2019 Class Officers


Jack Vail jdvail@aol.com  

Vice Presidents

Ken Hershey kenhershey@rochester.rr.com and Chick Trayford ctrayford@comcast.net

Membership Chair

Charles "Chick" Trayford ctrayford@comcast.net





Secretary & Correspondent

Leslie Papenfus Reed lesliejreed@me.com


Jim Settel goodolejim@earthlink.net

Reunion Chairs

Mary and Dave Call dlc3@cornell.edu 

Cornell Fund Representative

Warren Breckenridge rwbreck@aol.com 





Janice Jakes Kunz jankunz5475@gmail.com

Class Historian

Peg Bundy Bramhall pegbramhall@sbcglobal.net