Cornell Class of 1966

Classmate Jeanne Brown Sander
received this year's Frank H. T. Rhodes awards for exemplary service to Cornell.

The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Cornell through long-term volunteer activity. To learn more, follow this link:

Left to Right: Alice Berglas, Mary Everett, Rolf Frantz, Margaret Clark, Jeanne Sander. It is a photo of the class of '66 attendees at this fall's Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award dinner.

Alice and Rolf are previous recipients of the award. Mary and Margaret were on our reunion team.

In 1994, the Cornell Alumni Association established the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award in honor of the Cornell President. This award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Cornell through long-term volunteer activity. Consideration is given to the length and depth of activity; gifts are not among the criteria used to select honorees. University trustees are not eligible for consideration until they are no longer active members of the board. A maximum of six awards may be presented annually.

The award ceremony took place this year on September 21 in Ithaca, NY.

Classmate Nancy Huxtable Mohr publishes
The Well, Poems from Twin Pine Farms

This book illuminates the lives of an American farm family drawn from her own experience growing up on the farm in the 1950s and from the contents of a pine trunk filled with family papers, letters, and diaries of her ancestors who established the farm and made it flourish for more than two centuries. The first half of the book includes poems that recount the lives of four grandmothers beginning with Rhoba Williams McKoon who with her husband Martin McKoon traveled by foot and oxcart from Rhode Island in 1797 to settle the farm in the wilderness of Upstate New York. The poems in the second half of the book trace the author's own life at Twin Pines and the lives of her parents James and Adeline Weaver Huxtable along with her siblings. Throughout the volume, the author focuses on the lives of the women on the farm--how they sustained life, the land and the people who lived there. Her poems reveal how through faith and tenacity these women endured great hardship, as in the loss of children in childbirth and war, showing what these women accomplished through the sweep of history and the cycle of seasons in the evolution of the farm and the country. In these poems, Mohr describes her family's aspirations, their contributions of hard work and ingenuity, and their unconquerable ability to thrive whatever the circumstances they encountered.

Nancy Huxtable Mohr was born a farmer's daughter, raised on Twin Pines, a two hundred-year-old family farm in Upstate New York. She graduated from Cornell University and has a California State Teacher's Credential from San Francisco State. She has worked in the arts for 50 years both professionally and as a volunteer and has taught with California Poets in the Schools as well as the Alternatives Program in the Redwood City jail. Nancy is published in literary magazines. This is her first book.

All the author's proceeds to go the Otsego Land Trust a 501c3 in Cooperstown, NY

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