Sigma Pi - Cornell University

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Mu Chapter of Sigma Pi at Cornell University, Educational Foundation

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MU CHAPTER OF SIGMA PI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Mu Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity Cornell University P.O. Box 442100 Lawrence, KS 66044-2100 Address service requested participate in the spring. Mu Chapter returned to leadership positions with Alex Tucker '21 serv- ing as activities director and Jordan Jones '22 serving as general manager. We look forward to continuing our large leadership presence in the program during the upcoming school year. Board Member Changes Pending a final board vote in July, the Founda- tion is excited to welcome Joe Zanetta '75, Mike Reiner '78, and Nick Ornitz '16 as new members of the board of directors. They will bring a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and re- sources to the Foundation, and we are thrilled they are joining the organization. Because of transitions and departures, including the pass- ing of beloved board member James Keene III '57, we are looking to fill open board seats with individuals who can help take the Foundation to the next level. Please contact me or anyone else on the board if you are interested to learn more. Thankful for Continued Support We thank all of you who have supported the Foundation with generous donations during this year thus far. The 2018-19 fiscal year has been a success, as 51 alumni and friends of Mu Chapter contributed $26,312. We look forward to con- tinuing to build the Foundation and its impact within the brotherhood as well as the Cornell and Ithaca communities. Fraternally, Tom Silver '81 President • (914) 582-1604 A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT (Continued from page 1) A Spotlight on Adomas Hassan '20 A domas Hassan '20 is a junior studying informa- tion and computer sciences with a concentration in data science. Adomas transferred from CUNY Macaulay Hon- ors College in New York City as a sophomore spring trans- fer, and he joined Sigma Pi in spring 2018. In Mu Chapter, Adomas acts as the career services intern and sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Board. Outside of the fraternity, Adomas is the corporate director of URMC, a computing club on campus, and has co-founded and acted as the CTO of a student organization within the start- up incubator at his old school. Last summer, Ado- mas interned at Bank of America as a technology analyst, and he has accepted an offer with Palantir Technologies as a forward deployed software engi- neer intern for summer 2019. W e are pleased to welcome three brothers, Joe Zanetta '75, Mike Reiner '78, and Nick Ornitz '16, to the Educational Foundation board— pending final approval in July. Each of them brings different strengths and backgrounds that will help further our mission. Their commitment to education and Sigma Pi will help our board reach new heights in the coming years. Joe is a seasoned non-profit leader with more than 30 years of strategic fundraising and institutional advancement experience. He works at the Bryant Group and has (previously) served as CEO of Citrus Valley Health Foundation, a nonprofit integrated community health care system serving one million residents. Joe also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Log Cabin Republicans, chairman of the board of Holy Family Services Adoption Agency, and chairman of the Pasadena Enterprise Center. Joe is a double Cornellian, having also graduated from Cornell Law School. Mike is a resident of Weston, Connecticut, after recently moving from Tenafly, New Jersey. The 1978 School of Industrial and Labor Relations graduate is a partner/ co-owner of Resource International, an importing firm specializing in the home and giftware industries, with his wife, Erica (Cornell '78). He has two daughters, Sara and Leah, married to Jason and Ben respectively, and one granddaughter, Cara. Nick was the Foundation's inaugural David Harrop Memorial Scholarship winner back in 2015. A 2016 graduate of the College of Engineering, Nick has spent the past three years consulting with McKinsey & Company, most recently as an engagement manager. In the fall, Nick will pursue his MBA at Harvard Business School. As an undergraduate, Nick held a number of positions in Sigma Pi, including alumni secretary, recruitment chairman, technology chairman, and academic chairman. He also is a co-founder and was vice president of finance for College Mentors for Kids. Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

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