One hundred years in the making: Cornell University holds its first 80th Reunion for centenarian alumni
ITHACA, N.Y. th Forget octogenarians. They're too young. Think centenarians, since Cornell University will hold its first 80th Class Reunion in school history. Consider this, all of the 30 remaining members of Cornell's Class of 1931 are 102 years old.
(Media-Newswire.com) - ITHACA, N.Y. – Forget octogenarians. They’re too young. Think centenarians, since Cornell University will hold its first 80th Class Reunion in school history. Consider this, all of the 30 remaining members of Cornell’s Class of 1931 are 102 years old.
To celebrate the occasion, two 1931 class members will attend the reunion to present a spirit banner for Cornell’s newest alumni class – the Class of 2006 – on Thursday, June 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Statler Hotel Ballroom on the Cornell campus.
Decades ago, the class was dubbed “The Thirty-Wonders” – and the alumni who plan to return are Ruth Laible Tallmadge ’31 of Rochester, N.Y. and Rosemary Hunt Todd ’31 of Hollis, N.H. A third attendee – Bill Vanneman – wrote to his classmates and encouraged them to return for the reunion had planned to attend, but he died April 26, 2011. Vanneman was also the class president since 1931.
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