President’s Message and New Board of Directors


Dear Fellow Cornell Alumni,

It has been a pleasure serving as Cornell Club President. When I joined the Board of Directors back in 2011, I found a community of individuals dedicated to their local Cornell community and enthusiastic about their alma mater. I joined with the intention of giving back to the University that has given so much to me and I have learned and gained so much in return. Thank you all for the wonderful experiences.

In July, our Annual Student Send Off, hosted by our very own All Ivy+ Chair Lauren Gould, was a resounding success with almost 60 people in attendance. Students were able to interact with each other and alumni to prepare for a new chapter of their lives in Ithaca. This was followed by our Annual Board Meeting in late August where our new Board of Directors were confirmed.

Going forward, your new Co-Presidents will be Diana Hsu and Michelle Talbert. I am confident that with these two in charge, the Club will continue to flourish for years to come. As they plan new activities for our Club feel free to reach out to them with your ideas.

Before I go, I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to become more involved in our local Cornell community. There are so many ways to leave a positive impact, both big and small. You could conduct a few contact meetings with prospective students through the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Network (CAAAN), for example. If that interests you, please reach out to our CAAAN Director, Dr. Larry Reese. Plus, there are always opportunities to join our Board of Directors or host an event!

So farewell for now, I appreciate your continued support of our Cornell Club and hope to CU soon at future events!


Nicole Patriese Gumbs
Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton – Immediate Past President


Co-President: Michelle Talbert
Co-President: Diana Hsu
Treasurer: Avi Aisenberg
Social Media Chair: Victoria Aisenberg
Membership Chair – Thom DeVita
CAAAN Director – Dr. Larry Reese
Community Service Chair – Bradford Ress
All Ivy+ Chair – Lauren Gould

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