Hope your new year is off to a good start. Students are back at Cornell after winter break and spring semester classes began last week. A snowy December has given way to a relatively snow-free Ithaca in late January.
We thought you might enjoy an update from our CU ‘74 Scholarship recipient Wendi Gonzalez of North Carolina, Class of 2020 in Art, Architecture & Planning. Many classmates have donated money to this scholarship over the past 20 years. We–and Wendi—thank you for that support. Her note is below.
A couple of additional items…. We are co-hosting a Classes of the 70’s Party in Philadelphia on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:45pm. Learn more here.
We are beginning to plan our 45th Reunion, June 6-9, 2019. We’re reaching out for ideas on how to make this reunion the best ever for our Notable Class. Please send ideas or suggestions to Shelley Cosgrove DeFord, Reunion Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s Wendi’s letter:
My second Fall semester was just as amazing as the other two, if not better because now I feel like I know what I am doing. I started off receiving the toughest professor for our studio class (I promise I am not exaggerating). In fact, by the end of the first month my entire class agreed that she was the hardest to please. However, the work our section produced was incredible.
I am happy to say that my other classes went great as well. I was taking Building Technologies, which helps me become a ‘safer’ architect, which follows regulations and code. In my Structural Systems class I learned how to make my building stand (although there is always going to be an engineer to help us). I learned how to analyze buildings and integrate this into my own design in Analysis. And last, but not least my team and I built a 9-foot column for our Special Topic: Forms of Making class.
I really enjoyed my third semester at Cornell! I cannot believe time went by so fast, but I plan to make the best of it!
Hope to see you at a Cornell or class event in 2018!
Dale Lazar, President [Notable] Class of ’74