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ILR 75th Anniversary

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the ILR School

Alumni

John Bickerman ’78, MS ’80

“My professors became friends,” says the 2021 Groat Award winner, in sharing his ILR experiences. “I consider them all part of my Cornell family.”
John Bickerman with Professor David Lipsky
John Bickerman ’78, MS ’80

Harold Oaklander ’52

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Harold Oaklander ’52, the proud patriarch of a multigenerational Cornell family, will celebrate his 100th birthday this summer. A member of the fourth class to graduate from ILR, he has remained an active alumni, serving as a guest lecturer at age 97.
Harold Oaklander ’52 at work in the ILR School in 1952.
Harold Oaklander ’52

Bobbie Horowitz ’61

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Having recently celebrated her 60th Cornell Reunion, Bobbie Horowitz ’61 continues to count the faculty at ILR and her human relations courses among the things she loved the most about her alma mater.
Bobbie Horowitz '61 and her son, David Slone ’91, JD ’94
Bobbie Horowitz ’61

Katie Falb DeNitto ’15

Katie Falb DeNitto ’15 took the lessons she learned at ILR and used them to help the Big Red men’s lightweight rowing varsity eight win consecutive IRA National Championships.
Katie Falb DeNitto '15 holding the Platt Cup
Katie Falb DeNitto ’15

John Frinzi, MPS ’21

MPS student John Frinzi used the skills he learned at the ILR School to help his company adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Frinzi, MPS ’21
John Frinzi, MPS ’21

Barbara Loreto Peltz ’55

A graduate shares the experiences of the mid-1950s ILR, including the bus rides, Quonset hut classes and May Day singing.
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Barbara Loreto Peltz ’55

MILR “Just Clicked”

Liz Heitner, MILR ’06, has been tapped by Penn Mutual to lead its human resources division through the post-pandemic world.
Liz Heitner, MILR ’06
MILR “Just Clicked”

James Lowell Jackson ’17

ILR graduate is taking his international education to the U.S. State Department.
James “Lowell” Jackson ’17
James Lowell Jackson ’17

ILR Alumni Find Success In Storage Business

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When Nick Huber ’12 and Dan Hagberg ’12 started a storage business out of their Collegetown basement, they didn’t realize it would change their lives.
ILR alumni Nick Huber ’12 and Dan Hagberg ’12
ILR Alumni Find Success In Storage Business

ILR Alumnae Instrumental in Online Workers’ Rights Handbook

Cecilia Faringer-Perez ’18 has helped launch a practical online guide for workers through the Tompkins County Workers' Center.

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ILR Alumnae Instrumental in Online Workers’ Rights Handbook

Jeffrion Aubry ’99

The NBA’s Jeffrion Aubry relies on what he learned at ILR daily.
Jeffrion Aubry ’99
Jeffrion Aubry ’99

Roxi Bahar Hewertson, MPS ’04

A leadership expert with more than 30 years of experience, Roxi Bahar Hewertson, MPS ’04, has carved out a career focused on developing high performing leaders.
Roxi Bahar Hewertson, MPS ’04
Roxi Bahar Hewertson, MPS ’04

Ricky Rahne ’02

Every day, an ILR education serves Cornell football great Ricky Rahne ’02 in his collegiate coaching career.
Ricky Rahne ’02
Ricky Rahne ’02

Shaloni Pinto ’20

Shaloni Pinto had many experiences while at ILR, including leading the Scheinman Dispute Resolution Club.
Shaloni Pinto ’20
Shaloni Pinto ’20

Josh Mendelsohn ’04

Josh Mendelsohn is the author of "The Cap: How Larry Fleisher and David Stern Built the Modern NBA," published in October.
Josh Mendelsohn ’04
Josh Mendelsohn ’04

Ann Muhvich, MILR ’21

Ann Muhvich moved across the country to join ILR's MILR program. Her next stop is Chicago, where she will be part of a human capital strategy practice.
Ann Muhvich MILR ’21
Ann Muhvich, MILR ’21

Marcia Greenbaum ’62

A leading dispute resolution professional, Marcia Greenbaum helped guide industrial and labor relations into the future.
Marcia Greenbaum ’62
Marcia Greenbaum ’62

Alex Bores '13

Alex Bores has combined his background in ILR with a master's in computer science to develop a career helping those struggling with government debt.
Alex Bores '13
Alex Bores '13

Simon Boehme ’14

As a tech entrepreneur and mediator, Simon Boehme ‘14 has founded and advised multiple legal tech companies, along with writing and teaching online dispute resolution for the past 10 years.
Simon Boehme ’14
Simon Boehme ’14

Laurie Ann Atienza ’11

Laurie Ann Atienza ’11 has been able to live her values, thanks to a career that allows her to fight for working people.
Laurie Ann Atienza ’11
Laurie Ann Atienza ’11

Angelica Allen-McMillan ’91

Learn about one ILRie’s path to public education leadership.
Angelica Allen-McMillan ’91
Angelica Allen-McMillan ’91

ILR: “Like My Family”

A member of the ILR School’s first-ever class, Jerry Alpern ’49, MBA ’50, has provided a lifetime of commitment to his alma mater.
Jerry Alpern ’49, MBA ’50
ILR: “Like My Family”

Sonia Guior ’15

Sonia Guior ‘15 is a self-described New Yorker, transportation nerd and aspiring Adirondack 46er. She also relies heavily on her ILR degree in her roles as employee, manager, union member and regulator of a rapidly evolving industry.
Sonia Guior ’15
Sonia Guior ’15

Liel Sterling ’21

ILR is preparing a generation of leaders to take on difficult questions and enact legal and policy change, according to ILR senior Liel Sterling.
Liel Sterling
Liel Sterling ’21

Ben Francis-Fallon ’01

Ben Francis-Fallon ’01 takes the lessons he learned at ILR and applies them to educating the next generation as a history professor at Western Carolina University.
Ben Francis-Fallon ’01
Ben Francis-Fallon ’01

Alex Kantrowitz ’09

“ILR taught me how to think. Looking at labor through multiple lenses … helped me build a 360-degree view of the way the world works,” alum says.
Alex Kantrowitz ’09
Alex Kantrowitz ’09

Betsy East MILR ’89

Betsy East worked in a variety of positions at Cornell for nearly 40 years, using her MILR degree nearly every step of the way.
Betsy East, MILR ’89
Betsy East MILR ’89

Dennis Woodside ’91

Dennis Woodside ’91 took his ILR degree to Stanford Law School, to a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to the boardrooms of some of the most recognizable companies in the country.
Dennis Woodside ’91
Dennis Woodside ’91

Dustin Liu ’19

Dustin Liu ’19 is the son of Taiwanese immigrants who fostered in him the belief that individuals can inspire social change – a belief that was solidified during his time at ILR.
Dustin Liu ’19
Dustin Liu ’19

Jeanell English ’10

The career path of Jeanell English ’10 emerged from a traditional human resources role into sport production, where she led the resource operations function that delivered Discovery’s first broadcast of an Olympic Games to Europe.
Jeanell English ’10
Jeanell English ’10