• Hiring Cornellians

    Derek Johnson ’04, is executive director of Global Zero, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating nuclear weapons around the world. Though based in Washington, D.C., his work regularly takes him worldwide. Johnson graduated from the Boston College Law School in 2007, having been chosen as one of 10 Boston College Law School students to participate in its London Program. Read More

  • Mentoring Cornellians

    Given the number of Cornell College students he’s mentored, John Mark Dean ’58 could be forgiven for sometimes feeling like he’s running a bed and breakfast. That’s a risk you run when you mentor students—that the relationships you develop will go beyond the classroom and into the rest of your life. Read More

  • Recruiting new Cornellians

    Tahllee Baynard ’97 was named 2012 Scientist of the Year by Black Engineer magazine. He and his wife, Kanesha Lee Baynard ’94, met at Cornell, and both have been involved with the college ever since, with Tahllee teaching a course at Cornell and Kanesha serving as a class agent. She also served on the college’s alumni board. Read More

  • Alumna founds the fusion band Muningu

    Amber Swenson Junker ’05 thought that moving to the Republic of Congo in 2012 with husband Barry in the Foreign Service might delay a musical theater career. Junker, a theater and vocal music education major at Cornell, had worked five years as a professional actor in Minneapolis, held a master’s degree in musical theater from the Boston Conservatory, and was making progress in the tough New York scene. Read More

  • A liberal arts education, John Steinbeck, and me

    Susan Shillinglaw ’73 received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and has taught at San Jose State University for nearly 30 years. Recent publications are “Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage” (University of Nevada, 2013) and “On Reading ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ ” (Penguin, 2014). Read More

  • Alumnus making change through poverty law

    Eli Wade-Scott ’10 was active in Student Senate and Cornell College Mock Trial. Through the Center for Law and Society he found help with school selection, LSAT preparation, and his personal statement. After a year as an Americorps VISTA, he headed to Harvard Law School, where he is now a third-year student. He has been awarded a Skadden Fellowship, described as a legal version of the Peace Corps. Read More

  • Alumnus featured at Weatherhead

    Thu Ra '12 was a part of the Cornell Fellows program as the Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Supply Chain Management at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After graduating from Cornell, Ra entered the Weatherhead School of Management's Operations Research and Supply Chain master’s program, and his career has continued to flourish. Ra was featured on the Weatherhead School of Management website at Case Western Reserve University for his success in graduate school. Read More

  • The liberal arts and the internet

    Every Cornell student wants a meaningful summer job. For George Strawn ’62, the work he got between junior and senior years led to a prominent career in computer science as well as a key role in the creation of the Internet, arguably the most significant development of the 20th century. Read More

  • International student becomes international fundraiser

    Zarnigar Zahra Khwaja ’09 arrived in Mount Vernon, Iowa, as a freshman from Lahore, the teeming, ancient capital of Punjab province in Pakistan with approximately 10 million people. This was her first trip to the United States. Zarnigar flourished at Cornell College, and went on to complete an M.B.A. at Harvard. Now, she does international fundraising. Read More

  • Making the world a safer place

    Holly Davis ’06 is Managing Director of Global Zero, connecting the international grassroots movement to the resources they need to fight effectively for a world without nuclear weapons. At Cornell she majored in sociology and child development and care systems (individualized major), then earned a master’s degree in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C., where she currently lives. Read More

  • Cornell provided ‘balanced attack’

    Eric Sudol ’03 is the director of Sponsorship Sales for the Dallas Cowboys. He graduated from Cornell College with a degree in economics and business, earned master’s degrees in business administration and sports administration from Ohio University, and has worked with professional sports teams, including the Cowboys and the Memphis Grizzlies, since 2005. Read More

  • The changing world of publishing

    When Jay Fairfield ’83, CEO of the HF Group, the largest library and specialty binding firm in the country, left the financial services industry in 1989 to join his father in a specialty bookbinding business, he said there were signs of change in the book world, though few could imagine the Internet’s impact or the technological advancement in digital content. Read More

  • A glimmer of hope in North Korea

    David C. Hilmers ’72 was an astronaut and is now a doctor and professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is devoted to international and local volunteer service and disaster relief, and is involved in the selection and evaluation of biomedical equipment and countermeasures for long-term manned space flight, including the International Space Station, and he is an advisor to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Read More

  • Reed strives to make an impact

    Harper Reed ’01 is a hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same. Harper loves using the enormity of the Internet to bring people together, whether as chief technology officer of Obama for America, chief technology officer of Threadless.com, or on his own projects. Harper and his Obama for America team created Dashboard, a site that connects volunteer teams and acts as an online component of the field office. Read More

  • Career at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    Stephanie Schmeling ’09 works as collections cataloguer for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. A history major on the Hilltop, Schmeling left Mount Vernon to attend New York University’s graduate program in Archives and Public History. This choice came after working for three years in the Cornell archives, where she discovered that a love of history with talent for organizing could become a career. Read More

  • Kinnard wins lifetime achievement award

    Graphic designer and cartoonist Rupert Kinnard ’79 won the 2013 "Standing on the Shoulders" Lifetime Achievement award from the World Arts Foundation. Kinnard was honored for his work as a graphic designer and cartoonist, as well as his advocacy for LGBT causes. The award, presented on Martin Luther King Day, notes: "Your artistic talent and leadership to reach out to the LGBT community honors the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Read More

  • Alumna is violence prevention leader

    Rachel Johnston ’94 works at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, the research and policy center focused on improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities. She is developing a multi-agency collaboration project to support anti-violence initiatives in Chicago. Read More

  • Alumna focused on clean energy

    Katrina Pielli '00 is the senior policy advisor to the deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Energy, working with the White House and state agencies on smart grid, energy efficiency, industrial, and utility policy. Read More