About the Club

Did you know that all alumni, parents, and students from the Buffalo area are automatically members of the Buffalo Cornell Club? No dues required. We invite you to come to our events, join a committee, propose ways the Club can do a better job, or volunteer to help.

Since 1880, Buffalo Cornellians have been actively supporting the University. Today, the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is dedicated to engaging area alumni, students, parents, and friends of Cornell with each other, the University, and Buffalo civic life.

There are over 2000 Cornell alumni in the area, and Cornell currently enrolls over 175 students from the Buffalo-Niagara region, or around 45 students in every entering class year.

Officers (2017 – 2018)
President Kent Roberts ’94
Vice President, ProgrammingCatherine March ’14
Secretary — Tess Williams ’15
Treasurer Dave Meade ’81
Past President — Jack McGowan ’80
 

Director — Celinda Crego ’79
Director — Erin Decker ’12
Director — Rahul Kapoor ’13
Director — Peggy Kingsley ’00
Director, CAAAN Chair — Matthew Nagowski ’05
Director — Sarah Piskun ’05
Director — Kelly Scherer ’11
Director — James Schneider ’87
Director — Brian Sullivan ’16
Director — Jenn Warner ’04

Alumni Office Contact

Mindy Hillenbrand

Past Presidents of the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo

J. Tim Vanini ’91 (2016 – 2017)
Jack McGowan ’80 (2013 – 2016)
Jennifer Shirk Warner ’04 (2011 – 2013)
Matthew P. Nagowski ’05 (2009 – 2011)
Julie Stiles ’91(2007 – 2008)
Tim Kane ’84 (2005 – 2007)

Dave Schiller ’74 (2002 – 2003)

David Zygaj (1994-1995)
Herbert R. Johnston (1993-1994)
Robin Secord ’88 (1992-1993)
Jay Brett ’53 (1991 – 1992)
Shelly DiGiulio ’90 (1990-1991)
Robin Secord ’88 (1989-1990)
Mark Bauer ’79 (1988-1989)


Jack McGowan ’80 (1982-1983)
David K. Diebold J.D. ’67 (1979 – 1981)

Norman E. Joslin ’52 (1963-1964)
Henry R. Keller ’39 (1962-1963)
Roy T. Black Jr. ’38 (1961-1962)
Allan W. Carpenter ’16 (1960-1961)
Richard H. Wile ’26 (1959-1960)
John H. Gridley ’44 (1958-1959)
John T. Elfvin ’41 (1957-1958)
William S. Petrillo ’25 (1956-1957)
E. Alan Norstrom ’31 (1955-1956)
Robert J. Landsdowne ’23 (1954-1955)
Robert M. Rublee ’41 (1953-1954)
George Y. More ’38 (1952-1953)
William H. Harder ’31 (1951-1952)
John H. Berean ’25 (1950-1951)
Arthur M. Shelton ’14 (1949-1950)
Harold H. Williams ’09 (1948-1949)
Alfred M. Saperston ’19 (1947-1948)
Harold J. Tillou ’13 (1946-1947)
John Pennington ’24 (1945-1946)
James W. Oppenheimer ’32 (1944-1945)
Paul E. Fitzpatrick ’20 (1943-1944)
George A. Newbury ’17 (1942-1943)
Harry E. Harding ’05 (1941-1942)
Spencer E. Hickman ’05 (1940-1941)
Neil M. Willard ’18 (1939-1940)
Herbert R. Johnston ’17 (1938-1939)
Franklin R. Brown ’07 (1937-1938)
William T. Huber ’08 (1936-1937)
H. Halsey Miller ’11 (1935-1936)
Arvin J. Dillenback ’11 (1934-1935)
Floyd K. Smith ’93 (1933-1934)
Sidney S. Walcott ’16 (1932-1933)
James B. Wilson ’21 (1931-1932)
W. Morgan Kendall ’19 (1930-1931)
Fay H. Battey ’09 (1929-1930)
Frederick C. Backus ’14 (1928-1929)
James W. Persons ’06 (1927-1928)
Louis W. Simpson ’96 (1926-1927)
William H. Kennedy ’10 (1925-1926)
Lewis R. Gulick ’04 (1924-1925)
J. Fred Schoellkopf Jr. ’06 (1923-1924)
Ralph McCarty ’96 (1922-1923)
Parton Swift ’98 (1921-1922)
Arthur L. Jones ’06 (1920-1921)

Harry L. Taylor ’88 (1909)

Charles S. Jones ’84 (1905-1906)

E.B. Green ’78 (1880 – 1905) ?

Past Presidents of the Buffalo Club of Cornell Women


Elizabeth M. Howell ’51 (1980 – 1981)

???