Welcome to the Alumni Class of 1976

Welcome to the Class of 76 website. We would happy to share your story and news to other Cornell University classmates, so we encourage you to contact our website volunteers, or the class president with personal news or Cornell events that others may be interested in. 


Reunion 2016

You can come on your own, that's how you came the first time

June 9-12, 2016

The countdown continues - less than 2 weeks to our 40th Reunion!

 We will be celebrating what we enjoyed 40 years ago including the chance to reconnect with friends, to make new ones while attending some of the more than 400 events on campus. Our week-end will feature a lunch at Beebe Lake and a chance to experience new additions to campus - with receptions in Klarman hall - currently under construction in Goldwin Smith, and the Physical Sciences Building - a new addition that connects Baker, Clark and Rockefeller science buildings. Concerts, tours, athletic events, lectures, panel discussions, demos, wine tastings, open houses, college breakfasts and so much more are also happening.

Headquarters will be down the hill at Carl Becker House on West Campus.

Reunion Registration is now Open at: Reunion Registration

Class of 76 Reunion Brochure and Fees: Class of 76 Reunion

See Who is Coming See Who's Coming

Registered Already, but now Plans Changed?  Cornell offers full refunds of your registration if notified by May 26.   Just email change request to cornell76reunion@gmail.com

Transportation On Campus - Special Needs

Our class events will have buses from West Campus directly to our meals.  In addition, there are shuttle buses all over campus, including up and down libe slope.  You will receive a written brochure with this info at registration. Parking is close by so you can drop off your stuff right at Becker and then park.   Also, if you have a handicapped sticker from any state it will be honored on campus.
For those with special needs, we also have a minivan for our class along with clerks who can drive us places.  If you think you will need this, let the clerks know and we'll figure out what works best.   You can plan you itinerary on-line so you have a start on where you want to be when.
follow our Cornell Class of 76 facebook page.

to get updates on all the plans for reunion weekend.

You can also send a reunion E-Postcard to someone you'd like to see at reunion. Send a postcard

We hope you’ll join us!

Some classmates attend all Reunions, while others, might make this the first time they return to the "home" we shared over 40 years ago. Reunion weekend offers a chance to meet and re-connect with other alumni, faculty and friends of all ages.

If you haven’t decided, here is a bit of information about the weekend:

Cornell presents hundreds of events, appealing to all ages and interests: lectures, tours, concerts, performances, panel discussions, and information sessions. There is golf, tennis, canoeing, and a 5K run. In the evenings, there are class dinners and tent parties that transform the Arts Quad with music. A full list of activities that are planned across campus can be found on the reunion website.

Class of 1976

The class of ’76 will host activities at our Reunion headquarters located in one of the newer Cornell dorms, the Carl Becker House on West Campus (site of the old U-Halls). We will be hosting events across campus – combining some old favorites with some of the newest additions to campus. We will have lunch along Beebe Lake and dinner at the Cornell Plantations. We will be one of the first to have a reception in Klarman Hall – a new addition to Golden Smith being completed this spring. Dinner will follow in the new Physical Sciences atrium that connects Baker Lab with Clark Hall.

Staying in the Dorm

Offers a convenient and low cost way to connect with classmates where the Reunion action happens (and where you have free parking). You can request dorm housing as you register for on line. The class of 76 has been assigned the Carl Becker house - you can check it out at : Carl Becker House.

But if you’d rather stay off campus at a hotel, you should reserve now. Click here to view the hotel listings and details.

​Attire:​  Go for comfort first, especially for all the walking you will undoubtably do around campus.  We suggest business casual for our class dinners.

Remember You Can Come with Someone or Come Alone

Worried you might not recognize (or remember) our classmates? Reunion is actually a wonderful time to meet new people who shared our Cornell experience. It is fascinating to hear the range of life experiences following one's time at Cornell. It is also fun to reminisce together, especially since we all have many memories. We will have sign-in sheets by dorm, by team, by musical group, by major- whatever helps us find and remember each other. So you can come alone s you did the first time, and you'll find friends!

Also, please consider making a gift to Cornell in honor of our Reunion campaign by visiting giving.cornell.edu/give.

Questions? Contact our Reunion chairs:

Martha Plass Sheehe: cornell76reunion@gmail.com

Terry Wolff Heinichen: cornell76reunion@gmail.com

Reunion Campaign

As the Bi-Centennial Class we're known for breaking records, and our ambitious goals are to break our own Class record for dollars by raising $11.5 million, with 100 Tower Club members and over 760 donors. Please give by clicking Give to Cornell. Thank you!

Class Dues

Help support the class by paying your dues, and subscribing to the Cornell Alumni Magazine. The funds are used to support reunion, special class activities, and to fund a deserving student with the Cornell Class of 76 Cornell Tradition Fellowship. To learn more about the alumni benefits of membership and to pay your dues, please go to http://www.alumni.cornell.edu/participate/classes.cfm. Annual dues are $55 with the alumni magazine or $30 without the subscription.

Class of 76 Officers

Below are the names and contact information for the class officers. If you are interested in contributing to the class or becoming an officer, please contact our class president, Gary Davis.

Class President
Gary Davis gsd9@cornell.edu

Vice President
Lorraine Mohan lamohan@aol.com

Diane Baker dpb22@cornell.edu

Secretary & Treasurer
Robert Hellman rjh28@cornell.edu

Annual Fund
Simon Krieger sk664@cornell.edu

Martha Plass Sheehe mps66@cornell.edu
Terry Wolff Heinichen tah64@cornell.edu

Ellen Gobel Walsh egw1@cornell.edu

David Daly dwd10@cornell.edu

Class Correspondents
Patricia Relf Hanavan prh42@cornell.edu
Karen Krinsky Sussman kk469@cornell.edu
Lisa Joan Diamant ljd34@cornell.edu