In early August, Cornell alumni got together for a series of events on Martha’s Vineyard sponsored by Diversity Alumni Programs and Cornell Mosaic, joining a rich summer tradition of intellectual and cultural offerings on the island.
A reception hosted by Dr. Deborah Arrindell ’79 at her home on August 6 started the week. More than 115 alumni, family members, and friends registered for five events, which offered a range of fun, socializing, and intellectual engagement. The enthusiasm throughout the week was palpable, said Renee Alexander ’74, associate dean of students.
“I was impressed with how many Cornell alums frequent the island. It is truly a paradise,” said Michael Huyghue ’84, who owns a home on the island and has been vacationing there with his family for years; the summer atmosphere on Martha’s Vineyard, he said, fosters learning and connection. “I think Cornell has a unique opportunity to make this an important summer happening,” he said.
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