Winter Employee Celebration capped by basketball win

Nancy Doolittle
Zachary, left, and Mike Quartuch, at the 2017 Winter Employee Celebration.


More than 2,300 Cornell employees, retirees and family members enjoyed chicken parmesan and pasta dinner at the Winter Employee Celebration, Jan. 28, in Bartels Hall.

The discounted tickets for the celebration also included the men’s basketball game at Newman Arena, at which Big Red evened its Ivy record to 2-2 with a 75-62 victory over Dartmouth. A limited number of men’s ice hockey tickets were available for men’s hockey; Big Red fell to Dartmouth, 4-2.

Other attractions included information and children’s activities provided by the Cornell University Police, Campus-to-Campus Bus Service, Cornell Astronomical Society, Environmental Health and Safety, and the Cornell United Way campaign, which is still accepting pledges and gifts.

Canine Officer Chase and Crossroad Clown also provided entertainment.

“My thanks to all of the employee volunteers as well as to all of the students who helped out,” said Cheryl McGraw, event manager for human resources and coordinator for the day.

McGraw also thanked the Cornell University Police, Environmental Health and Safety, Transportation Services, Cornell Astronomical Society students and volunteers for the United Way for adding to the festive event, and sponsors Cornell Catering, Cornell Federal Credit Union, the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, the Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning, the Division of Human Resources, Pepsi and Utz Quality Foods