Call for Buffalo Area Alumni Mentors this Summer

2018 High Road Fellowship Mentorship Program

The inaugural High Road Fellowship Mentorship Program will match fellows with alumni through the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo. Since 1880, Buffalo Cornellians have been actively supporting the University, and this presents another fantastic opportunity for our region to give back to Cornell.

Your commitment as a mentor will be to attend an orientation and meet at least twice during the summer with your assigned mentee. Mentors will serve as Buffalo ambassadors for the fellows and also provide consultation on academic and career paths.

Interested alumni should email Nicole Golias ’16 at njg56@cornell.edu by May 30th 2018. Mentors will be assigned to students based on alignment to student background and interests. Please include:

  • name
  • college and class year
  • current (or most recent, if retired) profession
  • city/town of residence
  • any non-profit or board involvement
  • any hobbies
  •  a brief statement (1-2 sentences) indicating why you would like to mentor a High Road Fellow this summer!

Marotto’s Soirée

You are cordially invited to the Marotto’s Soirée, a winter social at one of our favorite Cornellian owned businesses. Our host, Mark Marotto ’82, has arranged  a menu of smoked fish, bruschetta, clams casino, pork bell pibil, and sharp cheeses.

Marotto’s Restaurant is in Kenmore, NY, meet us there on Wednesday, February 7th 5:30 – 8 pm.

Cost: $22 includes appetizers

Please register in advance.

Cornell Cares Day

The winter edition of Cornell Cares Day, an international day of volunteer and service for Cornell students and alumni, is scheduled for January 6. We will be observing as a group at a the Goodwill of Western New York. Head over to the  North Buffalo store and donation center at Delaware Place Plaza, 2625 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY.   We will help in the donations processing and retail areas 9am-12pm.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will provide lunch to volunteers after completion of our shift.

Burchfield Penney Tour

burchfieldpenneyartcenterlogoOn Saturday, December 2, Nancy Spector (Agriculture and Life Sciences ‘79; BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago ’90) will lead us on a tour of the galleries at the Burchfield Penney based upon a theme near and dear to all Cornellian hearts: SEEING RED.  Tapping into her knowledge as a current Burchfield-Penney docent, Nancy will facilitate a conversation allowing participants to look at and learn about selected artworks with the theme and express their own reactions and interpretations.

After the tour, those who wish are welcome to stick around for a self-funded “healthy-style” lunch at the Museum Café run by Don Wharfe, formerly manager at the Buffalo Yacht Club & Albright-Knox.

Kickoff Event for Cornell Buffalo Business Network

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Buffalo community:

The mission of the Cornell Buffalo Business Network (“CBBN”) is to Promote interaction among Cornellians in the WNY business community and facilitate access to business resources at Cornell University.  Join us at our inaugural event on November 16th to:

  • Network and build relationships with other Cornellians in the Buffalo business community
  • Hear about input received from our survey of suggested CBBN events & initiatives
  • Learn about our Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Directory on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2141930
  • Suggest events & initiatives that interest you

 

We hope to see you at Lakeward Spirits on November 16th, please registerby November 14, cost is $10 and includes light refreshments. Cash bar.

Please contact Kelly Scherer kkm53@cornell.edu with any questions.