Welcome to Classmate News

When Cornell discontinued Cornell Alumni Magazine (CAM) last year, we decided to post here all the news from classmates that we had been accumulating. “Classmate News” not only features current news but includes an archive of postings from the past year and earlier.

Everything that is sent to Judy Prenske Rich is also passed along to the editor of Cornellians. The biggest differences between the entries in Class Notes in Cornellians and Classmate News our website are that we have no deadlines or limits on word-length. This allows your postings to be timelier, longer, and can include photos. And, of course, our website is dedicated to all things Class of 1962.

Thank you for submitting your news. To see if your email address is on the list to receive Cornellians, contact Lauren Coffey, Director of Class Programs. To find out what is now and has been going in the Class for the past 60+ years, check out this website it its entirety.


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June 2022

In the provided runup to our 60th reunion, many classmates have sent updates. Thank you all!! We’re looking forward to seeing many of you soon!!! And be sure that those of us in attendance will hoist one for each of you who are otherwise occupied….. Steve Schmal: “My...

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March 2022

We are in the countdown to our 60th reunion, and classmates are still writing about their lives and Cornell memories. Thank you all for your vibrant, interesting, and varied contributions! Bill Brozowski writes, “Foreign travel and cruises have stopped. We visited...

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February 2022

Mui Ho Members of the Ho Family – Mui Ho ’62, B.Arch. ’66; Hau Wong Ho ’55, Christine Ma Ho ’61, Jet K.S. Ho ’91 – were honored at the 2022 Pan-Asian Celebration on January 29, 2022, sponsored by the Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA). The virtual event was...

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December 2021

Neil Schilke writes, “The Schilkes are going to Reunion!  With cautious optimism, we have begun to travel.  We just completed a wonderful bus-tour-blitz of the National Parks in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.  This was followed by a scenic train ride through the Rockies...

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September 2021

In the transition from print to on-line communications, we have gotten behind on the classmate news that was sent to the Alumni Office.  Some of these items date back to late winter/early spring, and we are sorry for the delay.  However, we do want to be...

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August 2021

Mike Duesing, who died on August 4, was a stalwart leader of the Cornell Class of 1962.  He was a class officer for 54 years, serving as class correspondent, secretary-treasurer, membership/outreach chair and whatever else it took to help the Class. More importantly,...

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July 2021

Paul Marantz writes, “After Neil Krieger died of COVID-19 in April 2020, his two children, Hilary’98 and Jonathan, came up with a novel way to remember him and his playful sense of humor that had its origins in his freshman year at Cornell in 1958-59. Neil’s...

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Welcome to our first virtual class column!

Whoever said, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks” didn’t know the Cornell Class of 1962!!! Just watch us pivot!   Speaking of the specialness of our class and of our time at Cornell, the recent death of Walter LaFeber at age 87 sparked a lot of reactions...

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May/June 2021

What a wonderful group of memories and updates we received in response to Neil’s email! Thank you all! Apologies to all our classmates whose items are not included in this column because of CAM’s word limit. But the good news is that the virtual class column, to which...

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March/April 2021

Thanks to all of you who responded to the requests for memories of Cornell! Here are some thoughts from our classmates about their time on the Hill. Cal Simon shared an excerpt from her Cornell journal. “It is St. Patrick’s Day,1961. While that has just jolly...

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