Sandi Mulconry

Sandi Mulconry is founder and principal of Group M Communications, a public relations consultancy in Skaneateles, NY, that serves institutions of higher education and the travel/tourism sector. Before founding Group M Communications in 2005, she held a variety of communications posts at Syracuse University, her alma mater, and served seven years as associate vice president for university communications.

Building in serenbe

To save their back yard, they built a town

Hotelie Garnie Nygren ’05 discusses the inspiration and vision for Serenbe, a model built environment that she is helping to create in the woods southwest of Atlanta.

Photo of four students and Reneta sitting around a patio table with blueprints

A spa-tacular learning experience with Inns of Aurora

The Inns of Aurora is moving ahead with plans to develop a destination spa. And they’re involving students from the Hotel School in the process.

Photo of Lele with her son, Abhijeet, MBA ’89, and Ralph Christy, professor and director of Cornell’s International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development.
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Uma Lele, “a leader in the world of economic development,” receives Dyson’s Wharton Award

To the many significant honors and awards she has accrued in her career, Uma Lele recently added one from the Dyson School, the Clifton R. Wharton Jr. Emerging Markets Award.

Photo of Gary Mendell standing in front of a fireplace and mantel

Looking addiction straight in the eye—and treating it with science and empathy

Through Shatterproof, the national organization that Gary Mendell ’79 founded to change how addiction is perceived, prevented, and treated, his son Brian is continuing to help others years after his death in 2011 at the age of 25.

Photo of Cheryl Stanley facing hundreds of students in Introduction to Wines

Cheryl Stanley’s winning ways with wine

Four years after taking over the legendary Introduction to Wines course, Stanley has won deep admiration, respect, and affection from many (many) hundreds of Cornellians.

Photo of Dejah Powell ’18 (left) and Nancy Chau, Dyson professor (right); Powell launched Greening Chicago with the help of the S2 Scholars Program
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Societal Solutions Scholars are bettering the world, one grant at a time

Dyson’s Societal Solutions (S2) Scholars Program allows students to follow their passions, refine their career goals, and help create a better world.