Fond Memories of J. J.
I am happy to see that each day
more alumni are taking advantage of all the IC Web site has to
offer, including the new alumni e-mail
directory and e-mail list
The site gives alumni the opportunity
to keep up with what's happening on campus. And we can contact
old friends and air opinions on many different issues via the
list server. I joined the list because it is a great way to discuss
issues related to IC and to network. If used properly it serves
as a great tool to keep people informed and connected, especially
since members can live anywhere in the world.
I think, based on the profile
in the ICQ [fall
1997] and the positive changes already happening at the College,
that Peggy Williams was an excellent choice as president, but
by no means does that diminish all that James J. Whalen accomplished
during his years at Ithaca. The reputation Ithaca has today is
due to the hard work and love he has had for the College. I remember
meeting him as a freshman in 1986 and then four years later talking
to him on the day of my graduation in 1990. I was fortunate enough
to meet him again when he came to Atlanta several years ago for
a reception. How many of you recall meeting J. J. as a student
or as an alumnus? J. J. was a "hands-on" college president,
and that made my four years on campus, as well as subsequent
years, special memories.
We as alumni have a responsibility
to work with the administration to preserve and/or improve the
level of education that current and future students receive at
Ithaca for the College to survive and thrive in the years to
Leah F. Ackerson
A Pat on ICQ's Back
I would like to add my voice
in congratulating you on a fine publication. The articles in
the fall issue of the Ithaca College Quarterly
were great. It is a wonderful way to "stay in touch"
with changes on campus, and I do like to read when friends and
classmates have reached landmark events in their lives.
Neil Simons '85
Silver Spring, Maryland
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