- Sphinx Head
The Sphinx Head Society is the oldest senior honor society at
Cornell University. Sphinx Head recognizes Cornell senior men and women who have demonstrated respectable strength of character on top of a dedication to leadership and service at Cornell University. [http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Nov07/sphinx.head.html 10 faculty and staff members honored by Sphinx Head society] , page 14, Cornell Chronicle, December 7, 2007] Election into Sphinx Head has been recognized by " The New York Times" as "the highest non-scholastic honor within reach of undergraduates." [ [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30715F8355A127A93CBA8178ED85F4D8285F9 63 Juniors Elected to Cornell Societies] , The New York Times, May 19, 1929, p. N3.]
Sphinx Head was founded in 1890 by a group of men from the senior class."History of Some of the Later Cornell Organizations", Cornell Alumni News,
December 18, 1901, p. 89. http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/bitstream/1813/3166/12/004_12.pdf] The Society was founded in order to "create and maintain a stronger feeling" for Cornell University and to promote "a closer and stronger friendship among members of the Senior class." In 1891, " The New York Times" referred to Sphinx Head as "a secret senior society of the nature of Skull and Bones", a senior honor society at Yale Universityof which Andrew Dickson White, Cornell University's Co-founder and first President, was a member. ["Cornell University", The New York Times, May 10, 1891.] White encouraged the formation a secret society system on the Cornell campus. [ [http://cornellsun.com/node/21711 The Secret Life of A.D. White | The Cornell Daily Sun ] ]
Each year, Sphinx Head usually taps fewer than forty men and women of the senior class for membership. Since the Society's founding, membership has been "reserved for the most respected" members of the senior class. [http://www.dos.cornell.edu/wsh/history_2.html Willard Straight Hall ] ] The names of newly tapped Sphinx Heads were published in "The New York Times" through the 1930s, but are now published exclusively in "
The Cornell Daily Sun". [ "Cornell Societies Elect", "The New York Times", October 19, 1930.] ["Cornell Societies Elect New Members", "The New York Times", May 13, 1926.] [ "Cornell Societies Elect", "The New York Times", October 14, 1938.] Sphinx Head also awards honorary membership to Cornell administration, faculty, staff, and alumni for their "significant personal and/or professional accomplishment, outstanding leadership, distinguished service to the university and interest in and commitment to undergraduate student life and development."
Sphinx Head has "retained an aura of mystery throughout its history on campus", holding some "closely guarded secrets and traditions." [Secret's Out, Cornell Alumni Magazine, May/June 2003, p. 36.]
Although membership in Sphinx Head is public, the proceedings of the Society remain concealed. Since the founding the Society, Sphinx Head members have been responsible for starting many long-standing Cornell University traditions such as the annual
Dragon Daycelebration, the use of "The Big Red" to describe Cornell athletics, as well as Spring Day, the precursor to the current Slope Daycelebration. [http://www.slopeday.cornell.edu/2008/history.php] "Cornell Alumni News", October, 1950]
Members of Sphinx Head have held many prominent positions within Cornell University serving as Presidents, Provosts, Deans, Directors of Athletics, Cornell Council members, Trustees and Chairpersons of the Board of Trustees. More than one-third of the Presidents of the Cornell University Alumni Association have been members and twenty percent of the Chairpersons of the Cornell University Board of Trustees have been affiliated with the Society. [Alumni Association: Larry Gubb, William Kleitz, Elbert Tuttle, Robert White, Walter Nield, Charles Werly, Richard Vanderwarker, Bruce Hackstaff, Joseph Driscoll] [Chairman: Becker, Purcell, Noyes; Mieing holds honorary membership.] Names of alumni can be found on the Cornell campus on Bartels Hall,
Fernow Hall, Samuel C. Johnson School of Business Management, Robert Kane Track, Jansen Noyes Community Center, Jerome H. Holland International Living Center, Robert Purcell Community Center, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives, Willard Straight Halland Upson Hall.
Many Sphinx Heads have attained great success and distinction in their post-collegiate careers:
*In Athletics, members have gone on to become Olympic Gold Medalists, Winners of Wimbledon, Presidents of the
U.S. Olympic Committee, and members of both Cornell University and National Athletic Halls of Fame.
*In the Arts, members have been immortalized in the
Hollywood Walk of Fameand been Academy Awardsnominees.
*In Business, members have gone on to become CEO, Chairman and Board Members of
American Red Cross, AT&T, British Petroleum, Chevron Corporation, Coors Brewing Company, Emerson Electric, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Paramount Pictures, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Union Carbideand other Fortune 500companies.
*In Education, members have won
Rhodes Scholarships, Fulbright Scholarships, and have become deans and presidents of top universities.
*In Government, members have gone on to become members of the
U.S. Presidential Cabinet, United States Senators, Representatives of the United States Congress, U.S. Secretary of Armed Forces, U.S. Ambassadors, and members of state and local legislators.
*In Journalism, members have earned
Emmy Awardsand Pulitzer Prizes.
*At Cornell, members have become chairmen and members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, Cornell University Council, major Cornell University donors, Cornell University Entrepreneurs of the Year and Frank H.T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award recipients. [ [http://www.alumni.cornell.edu/council/member_list.cfm List of current Cornell University Council Members] ] [ [http://www.cornell.edu/trustees/members.cfm List of current Cornell University Board of Trustees Members] ] Numerous members are also profiled in "The 100 Most Notable Cornellians". [cite book | last = Altschuler | first = Glenn C. | coauthors = Isaac Kramnick, R. Laurence Moore | year = 2003 | title = The 100 Most Notable Cornellians | publisher = Cornell University Press | location=Ithaca, N.Y. | id = ISBN 0-8014-3958-2]
*George W. Bacon ["Cornell Alumni News",
October 1, 1953] (1892): Former President of Sierra and San Francisco Power Co. (which later became Pacific Gas and Electric Company).
*Charles H. Blair"Cornell Alumni News" February, 1964] (1897): Grandson of
Ezra Cornell; Cornell University Trustee.
*James H. Gannon (1898): Internationally famous financial advisor directing US policy toward German debtors; Financial Editor of
The New York Times; Vice-president of J.P. Morgan Chase
*James P. Hall (1894): Dean of the
University of Chicago Law School; Cornell UniversityTrustees. ["The Cornellian", 1894]
*Royal S. Haynes ["Cornell Alumni News",
March 1, 1956] (1899): Medical Doctor and recipient of the Légion d'honneur, the highest civil honor awarded by the French government, for his work with French orphans following World War I.
*Carlton E. Ladd (1893): Defending counsel to
Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of United States President William McKinley["Cornell Alumni News", October, 1936]
*Henry H. Sanger ["Cornell Alumni News",
February 1, 1956] (1891): Organizer and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Commerce.
*Robert L. Shape (1895): Renowned engineer that lead construction of the
New York Stock Exchange; Captain of first American rowing eight to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta["Cornell Alumni News", July, 1941]
*Maxwell M. Upson"The Cornellian", 1899, pg. 183. ] (1899): Namesake of Upson Hall on the Engineering Quad of the Cornell campus; Cornell University Trustee for over 35 years; former President of Raymond International Inc.
*John H. Wynne ["Cornell Alumni News", March, 1961] (1898): Executive of the
American Locomotive Company; Donor of 30,000 volumes to the Cornell University Library.
*Neal D. Becker"The Cornellian", 1905, pg. 261.] (1905): Chairman of the
Cornell UniversityBoard of Trustees (1947-1953); Member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Co-founder of the American Australian Association in 1948. [ [http://www.americanaustralian.org/Aboutus/history.php American Australian Association | History of the Association ] ]
Romeyn Berry"The Cornellian", 1904, pg. 263. ] (1904): Dubbed Cornell Athletics "The Big Red" while composing the lyrics to the "The Big Red Team" (a Cornell song) in 1905 [ [http://cornellbigred.com/Sports/general/2007/FAQ.asp?tab=bigred Cornell Athletics - Frequently Asked Questions ] ] ; Graduate Manager of Cornell Athletics (1919-1935) [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9B02E5D6143AE03ABC4153DFB1668382609EDE] ; Authored "Dirt Roads to Stoneposts" (1949), "Stoneposts in the Sunset" (1950) [cite book | last = Berry | first = Romeyn | year = 1950| title = Stoneposts in the Sunset | publisher = Century House| id = ASIN B0007EETVA] , and "Behind the Ivy" (1950).
*George G. Bogert (1908): Dean of
Cornell Law School(1921-1926). ["Cornell Alumni News", May, 1921]
John C. Carpenter(1907): Olympic Athlete in the 400 meter race at the 1908 Olympic Games.
*Frederick D. Colson ["Cornell Alumni News", February, 1959] (1900): Deputy Attorney General of New York State (1915-1924).
*Adolph H. J. Coors, Jr. (1907): Second President of the
Coors Brewing Company.Fact|date=February 2008
*Bernard E. Fernow ["Cornell Alumni News" June, 1964] (1904): Mechanical Engineer, inventor of the Electric Lifting Magnet, the Electromagnetic Clutch [http://www.google.com/patents?id=Nv5EAAAAEBAJ] , and the Electromagnetically Controlled Brake [http://www.google.com/patents?id=oEpnAAAAEBAJ] ; son of
Bernhard Fernow, family namesake of Fernow Hall.
*Elmwood T. Foote (1906): Inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame (1956). [ [http://www.natrowing.org/HoF/11_frames%20both.htm Honorees ] ]
Charles M. French"The Cornellian", 1910, pg. 359. ] (1909): Olympic athlete in the 800m race in the 1908 Olympic Games.
*George A. Larkin (1900): Justice of
New York State Supreme Court(1923-1948) ["Cornell Alumni News" September, 1955]
*David C. Munson (1906):
Gold medalist in the 4 mile team race track & field event at the 1904 Olympic Games.
*Andrew W. Newberry ["Cornell Alumni News", March, 151] (1905): Grandson of
Andrew Dickson White, first President of Cornell University.
*Nicholas H. Noyes (1906): Business Advisory Council of the
U.S. Department of Commerce; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago director; Eli Lilly and Companydirector; Owner and donor of a copy of the Gettysburg Address(handwritten by Abraham Lincoln) to Cornell University. [ [http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/footsteps/exhibition/foundingcollections/foundingcollections_5.html In the Founders' Footsteps: Builders of the Cornell University Library] ] ["Cornell Alumni News", July 1949]
*James O'Malley (1901): Justice of
New York Supreme Court1925-1940
*Julian A. Pollak ["Cornell Alumni News", May, 1961] (1907): Chairman of the Board of Pollak Steel Company and Founder of the Bureau of Government Research.Fact|date=February 2008
John L. Senior"The Cornellian", 1901, pg. 211. ] (1901): First Graduate Manager of Athletics for Cornell University(1901-1907) [ [http://www.cornellbigred.com/Sports/general/2007/History.asp?tab=history Cornell Athletics - History of Athletics At Cornell University] ] , organized the first Spring Day, the predecessor to the current Slope Day.
*Richmond H. Shreve"The Cornellian", 1902, pg. 227. ] (1902): Architect who led the construction of the
Empire State Buildingwith his firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon.
*Andre Smith (1902): Architect and Sculptor; designed the Distinguished Service Cross. ["Cornell Alumni News", April, 1959]
*Willard D. Straight (1901): U.S. Diplomat; Namesake of
Willard Straight Hall, a student union that was constructed in 1925 after Straight's death in 1918; Founder of Cornell's annual Dragon Day; Cornell University Trustee; Donated money for the construction of Schoellkopf Field[ [http://www.cornellbigred.com/Sports/general/2007/SchoellkopfField.asp Cornell Big Red.com] Schoellkopf facts/history accessed 10-09-2007]
*Ray Van Orman (1908): U.S. Olympic lacrosse coach (1928-1932); Inducted into the
National Lacrosse Hall of Famein 1992.Fact|date=February 2008
*William J. Warner (1903): Inducted into the
College Football Hall of Famein 1971.
*R W. "Cy" Weed (1909): Inducted into National Rowing Hall of Fame (1959), Stroke of the undefeated Cornell crew of 1909
*Charles C. West (1900): President of the
The Manitowoc Company, received the President's Certificate of Meritfor building 28 submarines in less than 5 year during World War II, President of Shipbuilders Council of America. ["Cornell Alumni News", October, 1957]
*Ward B. White ["Cornell Alumni News", April, 1951] (1908): Former Chief of the Food Division,
US Food and Drug Administration
*Tell S. Berna"The Cornellian", 1913, pg. 307. ] (1912):
Gold medalist in the 3000m team track & field event at the 1912 Olympic Games.Fact|date=February 2008
*William E. Blewett Jr. (1918): President and Chairman of
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, recipient of President's Certificate of Merit. ["Cornell Alumni News" December, 1965]
*Robert S. Byfield (1917):
United Nations General Assembly1951-1953 ["Cornell Alumni News" January, 1965]
*Carlton P. Collins ["Cornell Alumni News", April, 1962] (1917):Banker and former Director of
Eastern Air Lines.
*Edward E. Conroy ["Cornell Alumni News",
March 15, 1956] (1919): Special Agent in charge of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigationand responsible for taking into custody four German agents involved in Operation Pastoriusduring World War II.
*Edward T. Cook, Jr. (1910):
Gold medalist in the pole vault track & field event at the 1908 Olympic Games.
*Ivan C. Dresser"The Cornellian", 1919, pg. 433. ] (1919):
Gold medalist in the 3000 meter track & field event at the 1920 Olympic Games.
*William H. Farnham (1918): Dean of the Cornell University Faculty, received the Romanian Chevalier of the Order of the Crown for his work with the American Relief effort following World War II ["Cornell Alumni News" September, 1952]
*Stanton Griffis (1910): U.S. Ambassador to Poland (1947), Egypt (1948), Argentina (1949), Spain (1951-1952); Former Chairman of
Paramount Pictures, Lee Tire & Rubber Co. and Shuron Optical, Cornell University Trustee. ["Cornell Alumni News, May 1, 1950]
*Henry J. Kimball ["Cornell Alumni News", November, 1938] (1911): Justice of the
New York Supreme Court.
*Joseph B. Kirkland ["Cornell Alumni News", February, 1939] (1918): Former Director of The Boys and Girls Club of America.
*William L. Kleitz ["Cornell Alumni News", February, 1947] (1915): President of Guaranty Trust Company of New York that became
*F. Jansen Noyes (1910): Namesake of Noyes Community Center on the
Cornell West Campus.
*John "Jack" E. O'Hearn (1915): Inducted into the
College Football Hall of Famein 1972.Fact|date=February 2008
*Austin G. Parker (1910): American Screenwriter ["Cornell Alumni News", May, 1938] [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0662059/ Austin Parker (I) ] ]
*H. Wallace Peters ["Cornell Alumni News", December, 1938] (1914): Second Provost of Cornell University (1938-1943).
*Murray N. Shelton (1916): Inducted into the
College Football Hall of Famein 1973.
*Roy Taylor (1910): Inducted into the
National Lacrosse Hall of Famein 1957; President of the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association; Helped introduce Lacrosse to West Point; Served on the U.S. Olympic Committee, recipient of the Légion d'honneurfrom the French Government during World War I.
*Elbert P. Tuttle"The Cornellian", 1918, pg. 395. ] (1918): Chief judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Atlanta, GA (overseeing many Civil Rights cases); Recipient of the
Presidential Medal of Freedomin 1981.
Charles E. Ackerly(1920): Gold medalist in the wrestling (132 lb. weight class) at the 1920 Olympic Games.
*Victor L. Butterfield"Cornell Alumni News", July, 1946] (1927): Eleventh President of
Wesleyan University(1943-1967) [ [http://www.wesleyan.edu/175/presrow/victor_butterfield.htt Wesleyan University: Celebrating 175 Years ] ] ; Cornell UniversityTrustee.
*William D. P. Carey (1923):
Cornell UniversityTrustee for 28 years; Rhodes Scholar; Endowed the D. P. Carey Exhibition Prize in the Cornell Law School. ["Cornell Alumni News", July 1947.]
*Charles E. Cassidy (1924): Served as Attorney General for the
Territory of Hawaiiand U.S. Commissioner after Hawaiibecame a state.
*Walker L. Cisler (1922): Nuclear Energy Advocate; Chairman of
Detroit Edison Company(1948-1964), Founder of National Academy of Engineering; Chairman of the International Executive Council of the World Energy Conference; President of the Atomic Industrial Forumand the Fund for Peaceful Atomic Development [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C02E1DE1F3CF932A15753C1A962958260 Walker L. Cisler, 97, Advocate of Nuclear Energy - New York Times ] ] ["Cornell Alumni News", April 15, 1950] ; Recipient of the IEEE Edison Medal"for a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts."
*Daniel E. Duryea"The Cornellian", 1928, pg. 179. ] (1928): Film and TV actor [ [http://imdb.com/name/nm0002053/ Dan Duryea ] ] immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Actor in four Broadway shows [http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=38811] .
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr."The Cornellian", 1924, pg. 375.] (1924): U.S. Congress Representative for Missouri11th District (1934-1940); Senator, Missouri (1951-1960), vigorous proponent of civil liberties, Director of the Foreign Policy Associationand Director of Big Brothers of America. ["Cornell Alumni News, December, 1960]
*Eddie L. Kaw (1923): Inducted into the
College Football Hall of Famein 1954.
*Edward B. Kirby (1924):
Bronze medalist in the 3000m team track & field event at the 1924 Olympic Games.
*George R. Pfann (1924): Secretary of Staff to General
George S. Pattonduring his campaign in North Africa, Sicily and Germany; Rhodes Scholar; Cornell UniversityBoard of Trustees ["Cornell Alumni News", May 1, 1950] ;Inducted into the College Football Hall of Famein 1957.
*Henry A. Russell"The Cornellian", 1926, pg. 341. ] (1926):
Gold medalist in the 4x100m race track & field event at the 1928 Olympic Games.
*Walker Smith (1920): 5th Place in the high hurdles track & field event at the 1920 Olympic Games.
*Frank L. Sundstrom (1924): U.S. Congress Representative for
New Jersey11th District (1943-1949); Inducted into the College Football Hall of Famein 1978.
Franchot Tone"The Cornellian", 1927, pg. 327. ] (1927): Actor nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actorin 1935 for "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935) [ [http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp?curTime=1197314709726 Session Timeout - Academy Awards® Database - AMPAS] ] ; Immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Stage actor featured in twenty-four Broadway shows [http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=62458] .
*Charles M. Werly ["Cornell Alumni News", November, 1960] (1927): Chairman of the George Putnam Fund of Boston.
*Jerome "Brud" H. Holland [ name='1939yearbook'>"The Cornellian", 1939, pg. 193. ] ["Cornell Alumni News", September 1960.] (1939): President of
Delaware State College(1953-1959) and Hampton Institute(1960-1970); U.S. Ambassador to Sweden(1970-1972); Chairman of the American Red CrossBoard of Governors (1980-1985); First African-American to serve on the board of the New York Stock Exchange; Inducted into the College Football Hall of Famein 1965.
*Robert J. Kane"The Cornellian", 1934, pg. 129. ] (1934): President of the
U.S. Olympic Committee(1977-1980) ["Robert J. Kane, 81, Ex-Olympic Official And Aide at Cornell", The New York Times, June 1, 1992.] ; Director of Athletics at Cornell (1946-1971); Author of "Good Sports: A History of Cornell Athletics," [cite book | last = Kane| first = Robert J. | year = 1992 | title = Good Sports: A History of Cornell Athletics | publisher = Cornell Magazine | location=Ithaca, N.Y. | id = ISBN 0963327402] namesake of the Robert J. Kane Track.
*Theodore Kheel (1935): Executive Director of the
National War Labor Board["Cornell Alumni News" January, 1944] ; Author of "The Keys to Conflict Resolution".
Jansen Noyes, Jr."The Cornellian", 1939, pg. 193. ] (1939): Chairman of the Cornell UniversityBoard of Trustees (1978-1984) [ [http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/04/3.25.04/Obituaries.html Obituaries ] ] ; Director of Helen Keller Internationalfrom 1946-1996.
*Robert W. Purcell"The Cornellian", 1933, pg. 183. ] (1932): Chairman of the
Cornell UniversityBoard of Trustees (1968-1978); Donor and namesake of Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC).
Henry S. Reuss(1933): U.S. Congress Representative for Wisconsin(1955-1983); co-founder of the Peace Corps.
*Robert V. Tishman (1937): Founder of
Tishman Speyer Properties. [ [http://www.tishmanspeyer.com/about/Bios.aspx?id=1 Tishman Speyer ] ]
*Alfred F. VanRanst (1939): Former Chairman and CEO of
Phelps DodgeIndustries; CEO Phelps Dodge Cooper; Director, First Wayne National Bank; Governor, National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
E. Stewart Williams"The Cornellian", 1932, pg. 165. ] (1932): Palm Springs, California-based architect with a distinctive moderniststyle.
*Henry E. Bartels (1948): Namesake of Bartels Hall on the Cornell campus.
*Knox B. Burger (1943): Flew first Naval Mission in a
B-29over Tokyo during World War II.
*Nicholas Drahos (1941): Inducted into the
College Football Hall of Famein 1981.Fact|date=February 2008
*Edward T. Peterson (1948): Professional basketball player with the Syracuse Nationals and Tri-Cities Blackhawks.
*Samuel R. Pierce, Jr."The Cornellian", 1944, pg. 93. ] (1944): Secretary of the
United States Department of Housing and Urban Developmentunder President Ronald Reagan(1981-1989).
*Walter S. Ashbaugh (1951): 4th Place in the triple jump track & field event at the 1952 Olympic Games.Fact|date=February 2008
*James L. Broadhead (1957): Chairman and CEO of
Florida Power and Lightfor almost ten years; Namesake of the James L. Broadhead Award, the highest honor given to Florida Power and Light employees for their contributions to improving quality; President of the Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. [ [http://www.fpl.com/about/quality/the_presidents_cup.shtml#P16_190 FPL | James L. Broadhead Award ] ]
Colin G. Campbell"The Cornellian", 1957, pg. 295. ] (1957): Chairman, President, and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation[ [http://www.history.org/Foundation/presmess.cfm A Message from the President of Colonial Williamsburg ] ] ; Thirteenth and youngest President of Wesleyan University(1970-1988) [ [http://www.wesleyan.edu/175/presrow/colin_campbell.htt Wesleyan University: Celebrating 175 Years ] ] ; President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund(1987-2000).
Kenneth T. Derr"The Cornellian", 1958, pg. 151. ] (1958): Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation(1989-1999); Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Fact|date=February 2008
*G. Michael Hostage (1954): Chairman of the
Howard Johnsoncompany (1981-1987).
*Samuel C. Johnson, Jr."The Cornellian", 1950, pg. 161. ] (1950): Former Chairperson of
S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.; Major donor and co-namesake of the Johnson Graduate School of Managementat Cornell University.
Robert D. Kennedy"The Cornellian", 1954, pg. 139. ] (1954): President and CEO of Union Carbide(1986-1995).
Charles F. Knight(1957): Emerson ElectricCEO (1973-2000), President (1986-1988, 1995-1997), and Board Chairman(1974-2000); Board member of many other companies including Anheuser-Busch(1987-present), AT&T(2006-present), IBM(1993-present), Baxter International, British Petroleum(1987-2005), Caterpillar Inc., Missouri Pacific, Morgan Stanley(1999-2005), Ralston Purina, SBC(1983-2006), Southwestern Bell (1974-1983).
*Gordon B. Lankton (1953): Chairman of the Board and owner of Nypro, Inc.; Member of the National Plastics Hall of Fame; Co-founder and former Chairman of the National Plastics Center and Museum. [ [http://www.nypro.com/Company/Company_Officers.aspx Nypro: Company: Company Officers ] ]
*Richard Ramin, Jr."The Cornellian", 1951, pg. 203. ] (1951): Vice President of Public Affairs for
Cornell University(1971-1995); Namesake of the Ramin Room in both the Johnson Graduate School of Managementand Bartels Hall on the Cornell campus.
Thomas C. Reed"The Cornellian", 1955, pg. 195. ] (1955): U.S. Secretary of the Air Forcefrom January 2, 1976- April 6, 1977under Presidents Gerald Fordand Jimmy Carter.
*Richard "Dick" Savitt (1950): Professional tennis player; Winner of Wimbledon in 1951; ranked 2nd in the world for tennis in 1951; Inducted into several halls of fame including the
International Tennis Hall of Fame(1976), the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame(1986), Tennis Association Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame (1986), and the USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame (1999).
*Richard "Dick" J. Schaap (1955): American sports broadcaster for
NBC, ABC and ESPN, received two Emmy Awards, author and co-author of 33 books
*Steven B. Belkin (1969): Founder and Chairman of Trans National Group; Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year (2004), Cornell University Trustee; Owner of the
Atlanta Thrashersand Atlanta Hawks. [ [http://www.news.cornell.edu/chronicle/04/7.15.04/Belkin-CEY.html Belkin is Entrepreneur of the Year ] ]
*Samuel W. Bodman"The Cornellian", 1960, pg. 105. ] (1961): the current
United States Secretary of Energy, former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury(2004), and former Deputy Secretary of Commerce(2001-2004).
*Peter H. Coors"The Cornellian", 1969, pg. 94. ] (1969): Chairman of the
Coors Brewing Company. [ [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=101929&p=irol-govboard&ID=122769 Molson Coors - Investor Relations Executive Bios ] ]
*Louis C. Ferraro, Jr."The Cornellian", 1965, pg. 379. ] (1965): U.S. Major General in the Air Force Reserves; Author of "The Right Side of Leadership". [cite book | last = Ferraro, Jr.| first = Louis C. | year = 2007 | title = The Right Side of Leadership | publisher = BookFactory | id = ISBN 1596720107]
*Peter K. Gogolak"The Cornellian", 1964, pg. 79. ] (1964): American Football player for the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills.
*David P. Hanlon"The Cornellian", 1966, pg. 197. ] (1966): President and COO of Rio Suites Hotel & Casino (1996-1999). [ [http://www.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromPersonIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedPersonId=888305 David Hanlon Profile - Forbes.com] ]
*Norton H. Lamb (1966): CEO of Norton Lamb and Company.
*H. Peter Larson III (1967): Professional football player with the
*Mark H. Lytle (1968):
Fulbright Scholar, Author of "Nations of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic"
*Phillip Ratner (1966): Former President of
*William A. Stowe (1962):
Gold medalist in the Rowing Mens-8 at the 1964 Olympic Games.
*George S. Warren III (1966): Co-founder and President of
Quaker Steak and Luberestaurants.
*Gary F. Wood (1964): Professional football player for the
New York Giants(1964-1966, 1968-1969) and the New Orleans Saints(1967); Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Famein 1996.
*Jon P. Anderson"The Cornellian", 1971, pg. 405. ] (1971): Winner of the 1973
Boston Marathon[Time: 2:16:03, [http://www.bostonmarathon.org/BostonMarathon/PastChampions.asp Boston Marathon Past Champions] and 1981 Honolulu Marathon[Time: 2:16:54 [http://www.honolulumarathon.org/l/Facts___Figures/history/Historybyyear/1981.htm Honolulu Marathon - Facts and Figures] ; Member of the 1972 US Olympictrack and field team.
*D. Craig Brush (1972): President of the
Florida Everblades[ [http://www.floridaeverblades.com/team/hockey/index.html?staff_id=9 floridaeverblades.com: Hockey Staff ] ] .
*Michael G. French (1976): First Team All-American lacrosse player; Inducted into the
National Lacrosse Hall of Famein 1991.
*Christopher J. Kane (1978): First Team All-American lacrosse player; Inducted into the
National Lacrosse Hall of Famein 1994.
Ed Marinaro(1972): Runner-up for the 1971 Heisman trophy[ [http://www.heisman.com/winners/p-sullivan71.html Heisman.com - Heisman Trophy ] ] ; Inducted into the College Football Hall of Famein 1991; Actor most known for his portrayal of Officer Joe Coffey in " Hill Street Blues"; Selected as one of the "100 Most Notable Cornellians"
*William G. Marino (1976): First Team All-American lacrosse player; Inducted into the
National Lacrosse Hall of Famein 1996.Fact|date=February 2008
*Charles "Chip" G. McClure (1975): Chairman and CEO of
ArvinMeritor; Member of the President's Advisory group for the US Chamber of Commerce. [ [http://www.arvinmeritor.com/media_room/mcclure.asp ArvinMeritor - Media Room - Officers and Directors ] ]
John M. Paxton, Jr.(1973): United States Marine Corps general officer; chief of staff for Multi-National Force-Iraq; Nominated for a third star and appointment as director of strategic plans and policy, J-5, Joint Staff by President George W. Bush. [ [http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2008/03/marine_officerpromo_031308/ 4 nominated for third star - Marine Corps News, news from Iraq - Marine Corps Times ] ]
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*Darren J. Eliot (1983): Professional hockey goaltender; Member of the 1984 Canadian Olympic Ice Hockey team. Fact|date=February 2008
*James Knowles (1987): Head Coach of the
Cornell UniversityMen's Football team (2004-Present).
*Leo J. Reherman (1988): American professional football player (
Miami Dolphins); Competed on American Gladiatorsas "Hawk" (1993-1996); Sports broadcaster for ESPN.
*Michael C. Schafer (1986): Head Coach of the
Cornell UniversityMen's Ice Hockey team (1995-Present).
*Mitchell D. Belisle (2007):
Major League Lacrosseplayer on the Los Angeles Riptide(2007-Present).
*Patrick T. Dutton (1999):
Major League Lacrosseplayer on the Rochester Rattlers; Helped the Rattlers secure their first Steinfeld Cupin 2008.
*Shaun P. Hannah (1994): Head Coach of the
Sacred Heart UniversityMen's Ice Hockey team (1996-Present).
*Seth C. Payne (1997): American professional football player.
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