For the past three years, alumni from classes of 2000 to recent graduates of Cornell SAE have gathered in Manhattan to reunite with old friends for a night of music and dancing on the weekend before Super Bowl. This year, on January 25, 70 brothers from NY Alpha and their dates convened at Avenue Nightclub for the third annual alumni formal.
The formal was similar to those hosted at Hillcrest each year for Homecoming, Valentine’s Day, or Paddy Murphy. Several alumni gathered with other members of their pledge classes for large group dinners beforehand and then came to Avenue for a night of fun with familiar faces. The private event was staged at one of New York’s premier nightlife venues, and it promoted a message of post-graduation support for the house at a young age. A portion of each ticket sale was donated directly to the Hillcrest SAE Development Fund at Cornell. Numerous alumni traveled to the formal from locations outside of the tri-state area, including Ohio, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Panama.
We hope this tradition will continue for many years to come!
James Norton ’08