The Platform @ Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Back by popular demand, we’ve rented the platform at Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost on Sunday, August 4th.

Meet at the platform at the top of Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park at 6:30pm for snacks and wine. This event is free but registration is required as space is limited on the platform.

Alumni are encouraged to bring a friend and/or a dish to pass!

Register here and contact Sarah Piskun ’05 at with questions.

New Year’s Resolution? Read More!

Since 2010, the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo has sponsored a book club whereby area Cornellians and their friends can gather on a monthly basis to read, discuss, and dine their way through great works of literature. The reading list has included Nobel Prize winners, Cornellians, Buffalo-based authors spanning the range from fiction and non-fiction, illustrated books and short stories.

Interested in joining the Club’s book club?

Join us January 15th at the home of Catherine March ’14 and Matthew Nagowski ’05 where we’ll discuss Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.

All are welcome at Book Club – this is often a great time of year for a resolution to read more often, or to bring a friend to Book Club.

Contact Celinda Crego ’79 at for more information.

Matthew Nagowski ’05 Receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

On December 7th, alumni and Cornellians from WNY gathered at the Market Arcade building to celebrate Matthew Nagowski ’05, past president of the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo, as he received the NYS Hometown Alumni Award.

In case you missed it, the Cornell Chronicle published this article about Matt.

Congratulations Matt!

Cornell, community partners help drive Buffalo’s revival

From research to hands on development, Cornell University has been a big part of the Buffalo community–from revitalizing housing communities on the West Side to cultivating research on urban farming to enhance the availability healthy local food.

“The world of work is such a big part of every regional economy. There are very few sectors of the economy or parts of the community that Cornell and ILR haven’t influenced in this city.’ – Lou Jean Fleron, Cornell ILR extension faculty

This week, Cornell published a feature package about transformative work by community groups and Cornell in Buffalo to help achieve smart, sustainable, grassroots growth in neighborhoods throughout the city. It is a great story to showcase all of Cornell’s incredible efforts in Buffalo!

Cornell Hometown Alumni Award – Breakfast Ceremony for Matthew Nagowski ‘05

The Division of University Relations, Engaged Cornell, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Office of the Provost and the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo cordially invite you to…

An Engaged Cornell Convening Breakfast
Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Recognition Ceremony for Matthew Nagowski ’05, Group Vice President, M&T Bank

With a featured talk by Katherine McComas Ph.D. ’00, Vice Provost for Engagement and Land Grant Affairs on the role of the university in civic participation and community development.

Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award recipients are Cornell graduates who have contributed in a meaningful way in their home community.

Additional speakers include:

Sean Ryan, New York State Assembly member, District 149

Joel Malina, Vice President of University Relations, Cornell University

Lou Jean Fleron, Director, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab

Breakfast will be provided. RSVPs are requested by 12/3, contact Catherine March ’14 at for more information.