At the end of August, Ithaca College will conclude its 125th anniversary. As in the lyrics of the college’s alma mater, “Ithaca Forever,” community members have reveled in their memories and are looking ahead to what may come next.
The yearlong event began with the 25th annual Founder’s Day Concert in September paying tribute to Patrick Conway, a teacher at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, which later became Ithaca College. The Weekend on South Hill, which took place in November, celebrated the college’s anniversary and included the inauguration of our new president, an academic symposium titled Conversation: Started and the unveiling of the college’s top 25 icons. Regional events followed in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. People joined the celebration virtually by sharing their favorite memories, stories about the faculty members who inspired them, and throwback photos, and using the #IC125 hashtag.
Throughout the yearlong celebration, alumni, students, faculty, and staff have shared what keeps the college near and dear to their hearts. They reflected on the relationships they formed, the transformations they experienced, and the impact the college had on them. They also talked about how IC inspired them to make the world a better place, and they expressed their hopes for IC’s future.
View the following videos to see what they had to say.