Category Archive: Alumni Spotlight

Apr 28

Alumni Spotlight – Janet Bell ’82 and Michael Bell ’83

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Janet Bell and Michael Bell met at Cornell University as college undergraduates.  In 1982, Janet graduated from the College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and, a year later, Michael graduated from the same college with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.  The two went on to …

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Oct 31

Alumni Spotlight – Garth Rockwood Parker ‘57 and Rosalie (“Lee”) Coe Seely-Brown Parker ‘57

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  Garth Rockwood Parker ‘57 and Rosalie (“Lee”) Coe Seely-Brown Parker ‘57 Garth Parker was the President of SOMAY Products, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of paints, waterproofing coatings and maintenance coatings for commercial and residential markets.  Mr. Parker received his BA from Haverford College and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management …

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Aug 12

Alumni Spotlight – Jonathan Kracer

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – JONATHAN KRACER  Jonathan Kracer is the founder and managing principal of SION CAPITAL LLC, a hospitality and real estate consulting and investment firm focused on the North American, Latin American, and Caribbean regions, with offices in Miami and Mexico City. Mr. Kracer has been invited as a moderator and featured speaker at …

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Jun 11

The Cornell AguaClara Program


The Cornell AguaClara Program Come learn about AguaClara! AguaClara is a program borne in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering nearly a decade ago. To date 9 water treatment plants have been installed in rural Honduras and 3 water filtration plants in rural India. These technologies provide safe, clean water to nearly 50,000 people …

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Jun 11

2013-14 Cornell Black Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award


Monet Bell is the Recipient of the 2013-14 Cornell Black Alumni Association Outstanding Student Leadership Award Monet Bell, a senior in the College of Human Ecology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013-14 Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) Outstanding Student Leadership Award. This award is given to a senior of African descent for …

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Aug 20

August 2013 Alumni Spotlight – Seth Bramson ’69


       Seth Bramson is Miami’s foremost and premiere historian.  He is America’s single most-published Florida history book author with 16 of his 21 books dealing directly with the villages, towns, cities, counties, people and businesses of the South Florida Gold Coast. He is the Company Historian of the Florida East Coast Railway—the only person …

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Jul 30

July 2013 Alumni Spotlight – Abe Ng ’85


  Abe Ng (Hotel 1995) is the founder and CEO of Sushi Maki – South Florida’s award-winning leader in innovative Japanese cuisine serving fresh, premium quality fare in a relaxed, modern and out-of-the-box environments (restaurants, airports, high schools, sports arenas, universities and gourmet markets) throughout Miami Dade and Broward County.  In this role, he oversees …

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Jun 20

June 2013 Alumni Spotlight – Carlos Garcia ’83


Carlos D. Garcia, ’83, is currently the President of the Latin America and Canada offices of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Mr. Garcia received his Masters in Business Administration from the Johnson School of Business in 1983.  After graduation, Mr. Garcia was employed by Eli Lilly and Company, working in Columbia, the Philippines, Argentina, Mexico, and Austria, …

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May 20

May 2013 Alumni Spotlight – Ibrahim Barakat ’08


  Ibrahim Barakat is an associate at the law firm White & Case LLP, a leading global law firm with 38 offices across 26 countries.  Mr. Barakat graduated from Cornell University Law School in 2008 and from the University of Miami, cum laude, in 2000.  While at Cornell, he co-authored an article with Professor Robert …

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Apr 20

April 2013 Alumni Spotlight – Alex Counts ’88


  Alex Counts, ’88, is currently the President and CEO of Grameen Foundation. Mr. Counts graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences with a B.A. in economics. Mr. Counts’ commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he witnessed innovative poverty solutions being developed by Grameen Bank. He trained under …

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