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Twenty Year Reunion Summer 2016!

Posted by nmg1 on February 6, 2016

Happy Superbowl 50 Weekend!  Best friends and fellow alumni will be gathering together this weekend – some to watch the game, others to watch the commercials, and the rest to socialize — and some of the conversation will be about summer plans.  One thing I’m planning for this summer is our twentieth reunion!  June 9-12, 2016 at Cornell University.  For details, see this link: and since reunion is more fun with friends, we are going to use the time between commercials and touchdowns to figure out where we’ll be staying and when everybody will be driving up and back.

To stay in touch with our class, it is also a great time to renew your class dues. Dues are $60 and include a subscription to the Cornell Alumni Magazine. Couples dues are $70 and include one magazine subscription. Dues only, not including the magazine, are $35. There is also an opportunity to contribute to our Class of 1996 Scholarship Fund. You may read information about our scholarship recipient here.

Click here to go to the Cornell Class Dues website to participate online. 

On a fun note, Cornell has added some neat email postcards with photographs from around campus to the alumni website.  Here’s one example – click on the picture to see all of them:




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Reunion 2015!

Posted by nmg1 on June 17, 2015

Reunion looks to set class, overall attendance records

Goldwin Smith Hall

Jason Koski/University File Photo
Alumni gather outside Goldwin Smith Hall during Reunion 2014.

Owing to the sesquicentennial or perhaps President David Skorton’s imminent departure for Washington, D.C., registration forReunion 2015, June 4-7, as of May 28 was 276 people ahead of last year’s record-setting attendance.

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Fifteen year reunion registration forms available now

Posted by nmg1 on March 28, 2011

Thursday June 9 to Sunday June 12, 2011
Class of 1996 Fifteen-year Reunion
Headquarters at Low Rise #9
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Registration is now open for this spring’s 15 year reunion!  Register online at or download the forms below and mail them in.

Detailed events are available on the university reunion website, but events start on Thursday morning and continue until Brunch on Sunday.  Some highlights include (’96 only events in bold):

* 12:00 noon Chef’s Selection: Culinary Wine Tour on Cayuga
*  7:30 pm Hot Truck!
*  9:00 pm Stargazing at the Fuertes Observatory

* 11:00 am Plantations Mundy Wildflower Garden Tour
*  2:00 pm Favorite Physics Demonstrations
*  6:00 pm Cornell Chimes Concert
*  7:00 pm Class of ’96 Cocktail Reception at the Johnson Museum
*  9:00 pm  Reunion Tents on the Arts Quad

* 10:30 am State of the University Address
* 3:00 pm Paleontological Research Institution and Museum of the Earth Tour
* 5:30 pm Class of ’96 Reception & Class Photo at Beebe Lake Beach (Canoing & Dinosaur BBQ)
*  9:30 pm Cornelliana Night

Registration form:

Reunion Brochure (update 5-April):

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NYC Pre-reunion happy hour next Wednesday 16-March at the Cornell Club

Posted by nmg1 on March 6, 2011

A special pre-Reunion event:

The Metro-NY Pre-Reunion Happy Hour is March 16 in NYC!

Join friends and classmates on Wednesday, March 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cornell Club of New York for the wildly popular Pre-Reunion Happy Hour. Undergraduate classmates of the 1s and 6s, including graduates of the Johnson and Law schools, are cordially invited to gather in celebration of their upcoming Reunion.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and good conversation, and begin making plans to enjoy Cornell’s campus to the fullest this coming June. Pre-registration is required: we can only accommodate 225 people. On-site walk-ins will be accommodated only if space allows.

Sign up for the pre-Reunion event now »

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Class of 1996 Reunion Events added!

Posted by nmg1 on March 6, 2011

-Hot Truck Dinner Sandwiches on Thursday night at ’96 Headquarters

-Friday night cocktail reception with hors d’ouevres at the Johnson Museum (specialty cocktails have been created for the Class of ’96 by Felicia’s, a local bar in Ithaca that uses only organic local & seasonal ingredients)

-Fun-in-the-Sun carnival for kids Saturday afternoon on the Arts Quad

-Saturday night Dinosaur BBQ dinner on Beebe Lake (canoeing available on the lake during dinner)

-Special farewell breakfast buffet on Sunday morning (continental breakfast also on Friday and Saturday mornings)

-Tent parties with music and drinks on the Arts Quad everynight!

More Accommodations Information:

Rooms for ’96ers are also available at Homewood Suites and Clarion Inn

We’ll try to keep posting more detail as they become available – watch this space!

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In the NYC Area? Come out to the Pre-Reunion Happy Hour

Posted by nmg1 on March 3, 2011

Join friends and classmates on Wednesday, March 16, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Cornell Club of New York for the wildly popular Pre-Reunion Happy Hour. Undergraduate classmates of the 1s and 6s, including graduates of the Johnson and Law schools, are cordially invited to gather in celebration of their upcoming Reunion to be held June 9-12, 2011.

Register for the Happy Hour Here.

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Class of ’96 Fifteen Year Reunion! Thurs June 9 – Sunday June 12, 2011

Posted by nmg1 on February 25, 2011

Reunion 2011 Uris Library Tower Snow

Can you believe that it’s been fifteen years already since we graduated from Cornell?  By now, we’ve all established ourselves firmly in our lives, and for many of us, our time on the hill is a very warm memory from almost half a lifetime away.  This summer we have the opportunity to head back to the university from which many of us set sail into the world to do our big things or our not so big things.

Reunion year brings alumni back from all over the world to catch up with old friends and see what Cornell has been doing with itself since we moved on.  It also gives us the chance to share our stories in the very landscape where they were formed with spouses, significant others, and children who may never have been there.

Please mark your calendar and join hundreds of your former classmates if you can in Ithaca late this springtime for our 15 year reunion!

Watch this space for updates!  We’ll post more information as it becomes available.

Update: Class of 1996 Reunion Headquarters will be on North Campus in Low Rise 9!

Also see Cornell’s Reunion 2011 website for information about local pre-reunion events, like the New York City Metro Area Pre-Reunion Happy Hour on Wednesday March 16 at the Cornell Club in Midtown NYC. Pre-registration is required due to capacity limitations (since ALL graduating classes with years ending in 1 or 6 are invited.)

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2006 Reunion Class Photo

Posted by nmg1 on February 2, 2008

Here’s our reunion photo in all of it’s colorful glory. Click for a larger view.

2o06 Reunion Class Photo
Click here for the larger size version.

Looks like not as many people showed up for the photo as in 2001… Oh, and if you wanted to get your own copy, call Jon Reis Photography at 607-272-1966.

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Reunion Wrapup

Posted by nmg1 on November 20, 2006

Dear ‘96 Classmates:

It was so great to see you and all of your friends and family at our 10th Reunion! An almost record breaking 549 adults and 36 children joined us in Ithaca in June to celebrate the ten years since we graduated. Here is a recap of the weekend:

West Campus changed a lot since we were undergrads. Several of the U-Halls have already been torn down to make way for Alice Cook and Carl Becker Houses, part of the new residential college system. Classmates stayed in Class of ‘18 and Class of’26 Halls. I’m sure many of you have fond memories of freshman year in a U-Hall. We were fortunate to have our Class Headquarters in Noyes Center, which is soon to be demolished to make way for a new community center facility. We had a lounge area, pool tables, a popcorn machine and a big screen TV for classmates to enjoy throughout the weekend.

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