1 2 10 , 20 E 7- JUNGreetings Cornell Black Alumni:Please make plans to join your fellow CBAA alumni in Ithaca June 7–10, 2012 to celebrate what will be rememberedas the most phenomenal Reunion weekend ever!The 2012 Reunion committee has worked hard to put together a weekend of events that will interest alumni fromthe classes of the 60s to recent years. There will be events and activities that will appeal to both your intellectual andsociable sides. All are designed to help you reconnect with one another and discover what is new at Cornell. If yourclass year ends in a 2 or 7, this is a significant milestone in your post-Cornell life. You will receive additional Reunioninformation from your class in a separate mailing. You can also visit the Reunion website: alumni.cornell.edu/reunion.This CBAA Reunion is taking place during an election year in which most Americans are facing increased challenges.The CBAA Reunion committee has planned a very diverse program that focuses on surviving in a struggling economy,maintaining balance, and establishing good health and financial well-being in 2012!If this is your first time or if you are a repeat CBAA Reunion attendee, plan to arrive early this year! On Thursday, wewill have game night and light refreshments at Ujamaa. Friday morning we will enjoy an exhilarating morning stretch.Later in the afternoon we’ll settle in with nutrition experts to get a holistic approach to our daily living and participatein a Zumba® Fitness Class. In the evening, the group will meet at Appel Commons for a co-hosted evening with thealumni of Delta Mu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Mu Gamma Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sororityfor a cocktail reception and dinner. Come to enjoy some delicious food, network, and listen to good music.On Saturday morning, make plans to join other CBAA members and participate in Reunion Run. Then attend CBAA’sgeneral body meeting and election of its new officers. Later, join us in making connections in a very differentenvironment with Speed Networking, or join alumni in an optional wine tasting tour or a pick-up game of basketball.If you are interested in wealth management, Cornell Mosaic will host a seminar with experts and professors to helpyou put your finances in good perspective. In the evening, we welcome Wilma Ann ’92 who will perform a shortmusical selection prior to our banquet dinner. Our keynote speaker this year will be Liz Ngonzi ’98, the HotelSchool’s Entrepreneur in Residence for 2011-2012 and founder of Amazing Taste, LLC. Liz will wow you with herviews on the importance of entrepreneurship in African-American economic empowerment and the necessityfor achieving balance on the entrepreneurial journey. We have also secured a special guest, DJ Rich Medina’92, who will entertain us with music spanning generations at the Big Red Barn. Rich has performed in front ofcrowds of thousands with artists like Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Jill Scott, and many others.And, of course, there will be time for attendees to relive the “sweat box” parties at Ujamaa with Club 131.For those of you looking to give your small business a boost, we have something new this year calledEntrepreneur Corner. We will have a table available for you to display, sell, or discuss your products with CBAAalumni in Ujamaa.So, begin planning and packing. We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca!To see the list of who will be at the 2012 CBAA Reunion and to register online, please visit our website atwww.cbaa1976.com or alumni.cornell.edu/Reunion.Your CBAA Reunion Co-Chairs,Chimene Liburd Brown ’92Angela Sykes Celestin ’92 Illustration by Birgitta Sif ’03
Reunion WeekendJune 7-10, 2012: Register online now: alumni.cornell.edu/reunion 1. Choose a registration packageIt’s time to 2. Select housingregister for 3. Get information on attending Reunion with the family/childrenReunion! 4. Please consider making a gift to our Reunion campaign at giving.cornell.edu/give 5. For details about events, transportation, parking, weather, and clothing (as we get closer to the event), check cbaa1976.com1. ADULT REGISTRATION PACKAGE AND FEESWhat it costs and which meals are included Early Bird pricing available Thursday Friday Friday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday until May 10 Dinner Breakfast Lunch Dinner Breakfast Lunch Dinner Breakfast Button Full Weekend $299 ($280 Early Bird) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Mini Weekend $245 ($225 Early Bird) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Young Alumni (’07-’12) $235 ($200 Early Bird) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔Note that registration fees for children are much lower. Please see the registration website for details.Package FAQsWhat else does the registration fee include?All packages include class receptions and meals, souvenirs, class shuttles, tent parties, headquarters snacks and beverages, andmost university events.What is NOT included: the university Youth Program, Ithaca Community Child Care program (IC3), some athletic events, groupphoto, concerts, and the optional events listed on your registration form.What if I register and then can’t come?We are happy to offer refunds if you cancel before May 25.Can I register when I get there?Yes, you can—but please consider that it’s much easier on your class Reunion planners if you sign up beforehand so they orderenough food and beverages for the weekend. Register online now: cbaa1976.com
2. HOUSING AT OUR CAMPUS HEADQUARTERSUjamaa Low Rise #10, North Campus 1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights SAVINGS (by staying all 3 nights) Questions about Adult $56 $112 $132 $36 registration, Child $29 $58 $58 $29 (one night FREE) housing, or other Housing rates are on a per person/per night basis, not per room.Housing FAQs class Reunion details, contact:What’s included in the room fee?The university provides bath towels, bed linens, hangers, broadband Internet, and a daily towelexchange. You’ll want to bring your own radio, alarm clock, hair dryer, iron, and mobile phone, asthe only landline phones are in the hallways. Reunion co-chairs Chimene LiburdWhen is check in/check out? firstname.lastname@example.orgThursday at noon/Sunday by noon Angela CelestinCan I smoke in the residence halls or bring my pet? email@example.comNo, you may not smoke, and only service animals are welcome. In addition to registering,Can I get a room near my friends? you can visit alumni.We can try! Although we are unable to pre-assign rooms, you may request to room near someone cornell.edu/reunion towhen you check in—housing will do their best to accommodate your request. learn more about athletics and recreational events—I have special medical or mobility needs—is it practical for me to stay in the residence halls? from the Reunion Run,Yes! To communicate specific medical or mobility needs, please contact your class registration chair Beebe Lake canoeing, theby May 25. Hoffman Challenge Course, golf, the Lindseth ClimbingDoes our class have a block of rooms at a hotel? Wall, bicycle tours ofA limited number of hotel rooms are being held for our group on a first-come, first-served basis at campus, and the HemlockEcono Lodge and Holiday Inn. Please keep in mind they may be limited at this point. Gorge zipline. Be sure to add some playtime to yourCall the hotels directly for information and be sure to ask for our class block. itinerary!Econo Lodge: 607-257-1400Holiday Inn: 607-272-10003. REUNION WITH THE FAMILY/CHILDRENWe’ve got an exciting range of class and university activities planned for everyone, including futureCornellians! Bring your family and introduce them to your alma mater. Go to our website for allthe details on the exciting programs we offer for children, including child care options (separateregistration required) and our Fun in the Sun extravaganza on Saturday.4. MAKE A GIFT IN HONOR OF OUR REUNION CAMPAIGNOur goal is to have every classmate make a gift to Cornell as part of our Reunion campaign. Eachgift to Cornell, regardless of the amount or designation, counts in CBAA’s totals and helps supporttoday’s Cornellians. You can make your gift by visiting giving.cornell.edu/give, or by calling theCornell Annual Fund at 1-800-279-3099. We will announce our totals during Reunion weekend.Please consider making your gift today so we can count your gift.5. WHERE TO FIND DETAILSVISIT OFTEN: cbaa1976.comGENERAL REUNION INFORMATION: See all the events the university is planning and createyour own itinerary at alumni.cornell.edu/reunion.For questions about university events visit alumni.cornell.edu/reunion or call 607-255-7085.
Reunion WeekendCBAA Activity ScheduleTHURSDAY, JUNE 7 8:30–10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m. Continental breakfast/general body meeting at Africana CenterCBAA headquarters open for check-in at Ujamaa, Low Rise #10 10:30–11:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. President’s State of the University Address at Bailey HallGame night at Ujamaa, cocktails, and pizza welcome reception 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.– Saturday Speed Networking Lunch at Baker Atrium in the Physical SciencesEntrepreneur Corner at Ujamaa Headquarters Building 1:30–3:00 p.m.FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Cornell Mosaic Wealth Management Panel in Milstein Hall7:00–1:00 a.m. 1:30–3:30 p.m.CBAA headquarters open for check-in at Ujamaa Wine tasting with CALS at Trillium7:30–8:30 a.m. 1:30–3:30 p.m.Morning exercise with Gale Jones ‘82 in Ujamaa main lounge Fun in the Sun on the Arts Quad8:00–10:00 a.m. 3:30–4:30 p.m.Continental breakfast at Ujamaa Black Law School Alumni Panel Discussion in the Law School11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. courtyard: Reflections on Race and the LawTaste of Ithaca All-Alumni Lunch at Barton Hall 3:00–5:00 p.m.1:30–2:15 p.m. Free time for a golf outing, Zumba® Fitness Class, volleyball, orService of Thanksgiving and Remembrance at Anabel basketballTaylor Chapel 5:30–6:00 p.m.2:30–4:00 p.m. Group Photo at Baker Hall archFree time for a gorge tour, golf outing, Zumba® Fitness Class, 6:00–7:00 p.m.volleyball, or basketball Cocktail hour at Flora Rose3:00–4:00 p.m. 7:00–10:00 p.m.Olin Lecture at Bailey Hall - Michelle Rhee ‘92 All White Attire Banquet at Flora Rose with Elizabeth Natasha4:00–5:00 p.m. Ngonzi ‘98; Dr. James & Janice Turner Scholarship update; WilmaOnline Dating Discussion in the Singles Tent Ann ’92 short musical selection6:00-7:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Omega Psi Phi and Delta Sigma Theta cocktail reception at Cornelliana Night at Bailey HallAppel Commons patio 10:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.7:00–10:00 p.m. Dance Party at Big Red Barn with DJ Rich Medina ‘92Dinner and music at Appel Commons North Star Dining 1:00 a.m.–3:00 a.m.9:00-1:00 a.m. Ujamaa Sweat Box with Club 131Tent Parties on the Arts Quad9:15–10:30 p.m. SUNDAY, JUNE 10Glee Club Concert at Bailey Hall 7:00 a.m.–Noon CBAA headquarters open at Ujamaa10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.Ujamaa Sweat Box with Club 131 7:00–10:30 a.m. Farewell breakfast at Robert Purcell Dining HallSATURDAY, JUNE 9 11:00 a.m.–Noon7:00–1:00 a.m. Morning worship at Anabel Taylor ChapelCBAA headquarters open at Ujamaa 12:00 p.m.7:00–8:00 a.m. CheckoutMorning exercise/yoga with Gale Jones ‘82 in Ujamaa mainlounge7:30 a.m.Reunion Run (pre-registration required at Reun io 20 nalumni.cornell.edu/reunion) 12