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Alumni celebrate at Reunion 2019

Alumni celebrate at Reunion 2019


Nearly 500 SUNY Cortland alumni returned to campus for a fun-filled Alumni Reunion 2019, July 11-14.

Reunion coincided with the end of SUNY Cortland’s Sesquicentennial celebration. On Saturday, July 13, the party shifted to Courthouse Park in downtown Cortland and featured music, fireworks and remarks by President Erik J. Bitterbaum and Cortland Mayor Brian Tobin ’94. 

Highlights from the evening are available on YouTube:

The Musical Legacy Commemorative Project committee held a ceremony to unveil a sculpture created by Scott Oldfield ’06 that pays tribute to the College’s history of hosting major musical acts. A video of the unveiling is available on YouTube:

The Corey Union Voice Office had a grand reopening during Reunion and the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office welcomed back Voice members as well as Kente and Educational Opportunity Program alumni. Photos of those students are available in a photo gallery.

SUNY Cortland’s softball program celebrated 50 years of history in an event on its field on Saturday. Former team members honored Julie Lenhart, who retired this spring after 25 years as head coach. They also welcomed the team’s new head coach, Molly O’Donnell M ’16 and held a ceremony to rename the softball press box for the late Gerry Gentner ’66. A gallery of images is available online.