Cornell College Alumni Association

Class of 1985 Reunion photo

The Alumni Association promotes the mission, goals, and best interests of Cornell College in order to foster a vigorous and positive relationship between the College and its alumni.

In collaboration with the Alumni Engagement Office, the Alumni Association facilitates life-long connections to strengthen the future of Cornell College. Cornellians are encouraged to:

  • attend events on and off campus throughout the year;
  • volunteer to support the college through admission, career development, regional club, class reunion, class agent, or other leadership activities;
  • enhance the Cornell experience by making a donation every year to help change lives of students


Alumni Association Board of Directors


The Alumni Association is led by a Board of Directors. The Alumni Association Board  is comprised of 24 directors, a president, a past president, and a president-elect. The Board of Directors meets twice a year on campus.

Allan Ruter '76 has written a brief history of the Alumni Association that chronicles the founding and evolution of the association. The Alumni Association Board of Directors are the stewards of the Constitution and the By-Laws of the Alumni Association.  


Alumni Awards


Cornell College honors alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to the life of the college and to society. Awards are presented annually at Homecoming Convocation as well as other select events throughout the year. 


Welcome from the Alumni Board President

Whether strolling the Hilltop as a prospective student, marching to class, or reveling in memories from your time here, Cornell will always be a part of us – as we will always be a part of it.

The Cornell College Alumni Association seeks to celebrate that connection, and insure that it continues for subsequent generations of Cornellians.

The Alumni Association represents the family of 14,000 alumni scattered around the globe. We work to maintain connections: between alumni, with the college, and to secure our alma mater’s future. This may be through regional events, homecoming, or making our collective voice known on pressing issues of importance.

To accomplish that, we work with the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. These fine folks provide opportunities for us to connect to Cornell – many of which are available on this site. Their office, in the Paul K. Scott Alumni Center at Rood House, is a wonderful place to stop and visit when back in Mt. Vernon.

I encourage you to look around the site. Learn who is presently serving on the Alumni Board – and feel free to contact them to share your ideas and views. Submit nominations to the Alumni Board – for membership on the Board, and for some of the awards bestowed during the Homecoming Convocation. It is through doing these things that we remain invariably connected to Cornell. Whether it is through monetary connections, attending alumni events, returning for homecoming, or encouraging students to apply - the Hilltop is easily, and always accessible.

Go Rams!

Alumni Board President Andy Briscoe '96