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SPECIAL FEATURE

Outstanding Alumni Awards

Laurey G. Mogil ’76

Laurey MogilWhether through her roles with the CALS Alumni Association, the CALS Advisory Council, the President’s Council of Cornell Women, as a current parent of a CALS student, or as an alum more generally involved in events and outreach, Laurey G. Mogil is a tireless advocate for the University, and her remarkable enthusiasm motivates others to become informed and involved in the Cornell community.

A committed alumna, Mogil has held numerous leadership positions on behalf of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell as a whole. She served as district director of New York City for the CALS Alumni Association and as president of the CALS Alumni Association. She is a strong advocate for young alumnae pursuing their careers upon graduation from Cornell, and is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, as well as University Council and the CALS Advisory Board. As co-chair with her husband of her 25th Reunion Cornell Fund participation committee, she made it possible for the Class of 1976 to gather the highest number of donors ever for a 25th Reunion. During the following five years, they served as co-Presidents of the Class of ’76.

Mogil has also dedicated a large part of her time to meet with prospective students through the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, and sponsored receptions for under-represented minorities in New York City to introduce them to the academic opportunities available at CALS.

Mogil is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. She is a partner of Kochman, Lebowitz & Mogil MDs, LLP, (also known as KLM Ophthalmology) and Brooklyn Eye Surgical Center, a single specialty ophthalmic ambulatory surgical center which was the second such center to open in the state of New York.

Having begun her practice in 1985, Mogil has over 25 years of clinical experience. She was a resident at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and continued her education at Mount Sinai as a glaucoma fellow and then later served as the chief resident of ophthalmology from 1984 to 1985. She now holds a voluntary teaching position at the institution, serving as an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Mogil is a fellow of the American College of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, as well as the New York Glaucoma Society, and has recently been nominated to the American Glaucoma Society. Mogil is a published author on ocular complications in pregnancy. She has been recognized for many years by Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in New York City.

Mogil and her husband, Robert J. Hellman ’76, live in New York City. They have two children, Allison ’14 and Evan Matthew ’07. Allison is currently an editorial director for Slope Media on campus; Evan is a member of the Quill & Dagger Society and a former president of the CALS Student Ambassadors.