Class Scholar, Homecoming, Presidential Debate and More

unspecifiedThough it still feels like summer, Cornell students have been in class for three weeks. Among the nearly 4000 new students on campus is our new Class of 1974 Scholar, Wendolyn Gonzalez from High Point, North Carolina. Wendi is a freshman in the College of Art, Architecture & Planning and excited to be at Cornell. You will hear more about her in the months ahead. Our former Class Scholar, Garrett Guillen ’16 ILR, recently accepted a job in NYC at Harlem RBI, which works with inner city youth from East Harlem and the South Bronx.

The Class of ’74 is involved in two events this month. First is a tailgate party at Cornell Homecoming on Saturday, September 24 in Ithaca. This lunch is at 12:30pm in the parking lot near the Cornell Wrestling Center. No charge to attend, family members welcome. Look for the Class of 1974 banner. Classmate Roberta Bandel Walcer,, is the organizer. No pre-registration required. (In case of inclement weather that day check the class Facebook page for any change of venue details.) Homecoming weekend festivities include fireworks and a family-friendly festival where you can meet a miniature companion horse named Miss Minnie, ride the ferris wheel, and sample varied foods and treats. The football game versus Yale is at 3pm. Homecoming details can be found here.

With the presidential election season in full swing, please consider participating in a live on-line chat with other Cornellians during the first Presidential debate on Monday, Sept. 26. Cornell grad Dave Ross, Class of ’73, a long-time Seattle-area radio talk show host, CBS Network commentator and two-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for best commentary, will moderate the Live Chat, which is open to classmates from 1971-74. No preregistration and no charge—the link will be provided a few days before the event. Number of participants is limited to 250. Thanks to the Class of 1973 for organizing this chat.

Looking ahead, we will have an informal class event in Baltimore the weekend of February 3-4. A number of classmates will be attending Cornell meetings in Baltimore over that weekend. Please let me know if you are interested.

I hope to see you at the Homecoming tailgate or at another class event soon.


Dale Lazar
President [Notable] Class of ‘74