Welcome to the Alumni Class of 1956



Welcome to the Class of 1956

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Memories from Reunion 2016

Dear Members of the Class of ’56,

Click here to view the wonderful 60th Reunion Notebook “Cayuga Memories” desk-top published by classmate Judy Frankel Woodfin and distributed to the more than 100 classmates who attended our recent 60th Reunion. (Reminiscences from all: attending or not.)

For our 60th, my Reunion co-chair, Cid Brandon Spillman, and I tried to present a program with a broad appeal to those attending.  Included, were a talk by one of the current “star” professors at the University, a special bus tour of the campus by an expert in Cornell’s history, the naming of a shell donated to the women’s crew team by a member of our class, a talk by classmate Jon Lindseth on his amazing “Alice in Wonderland” project, and a lovely reception honoring the Class of ’56 hosted by the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of the Library. We made sure to allow lots of spare time for individual pursuits. 

At our class lunch/meeting, re-elected class officers Ernie Stern and Joe Henninger presented our honored guest, President Rhodes, with a check for a record-breaking $38 million from our class! And at our Saturday banquet, held at the stunning, brand new Klarman Hall, Chris Oechsli, head of the Atlantic Foundation, joined us at the head table.

Next step: our 65th at the Statler. 

All the best,

Carole Rapp Thompson

Co-chair, Class of ’56 60th Reunion


Dear Classmate,

If you're reading this short note, you're online at our Class of '56 website. Welcome! We hope you'll visit often as we update the various links on a regular basis.

Want to track the Ithaca weather—just scroll down to find the link. How about listening to the chimes—well that's possible too. Of course there's lots of Cornell news available, and articles of interest are well written and cover a broad range of subjects. Stay in touch and thanks for your interest in our Class and Cornell.

Warm good wishes,
Ernie Stern
President, Class of '56

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CornellCast:  Video and audio recordings of compelling lectures, discussions, and performances featuring members of the Cornell community and distinguished guests.

Listen to the chimes on McGraw Tower.

Live View of Cornell

Ithaca Weather

Keep up with Big Red Sports

Visit the Lab of Ornithology

CAU (Cornell's Adult University)

Cornell Daily Sun

Cornell Chronicle

Class Officers

Mr. Ernest L. Stern

Executive Vice President
Mr. Joe D. Henninger

Vice Presidents
Ms. Priscilla Edwards Browning

Mr. Keith Raven Johnson

Mrs. Judith C. Lowry

Mr. Thomas R. Merryweather

Mr. Michael D. Nadler

Mr. James H. Quest

Howard Schneider Esq.

Dr. Eli R. Shuter

Vice Presidents (cont.)
Mrs. Roberta K. Silman

Dr. Barbara S. Starr

Mr. Jeremiah Tarr

Ms. Carole Rapp Thompson

Mr. Burton M. Siegel

Class Correspondents
Ms. Phyllis R. Bosworth

Reunion Co-Chairs
Ms. Cidney Brandon Spillman

Ms. Carole Rapp Thompson