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ALUMNI

Outstanding Alumni Awards

Each November, the CALS Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honor alumni who have achieved recognized success in their businesses, professions, or other endeavors; have been actively involved in, worked for, and demonstrated leadership on behalf of the college and Cornell University; and have made significant contributions to the betterment of society through humanitarian and charitable efforts.

Outstanding faculty and staff are also recognized for significant contributions in teaching, research, extension, or administration.

 

Alan Kligerman

Alan Kligerman ’52

Outstanding Alumni Award

Alan E. Kligerman is a leader in developing products that have changed the way people process and enjoy food. Now a seasoned entrepreneur, he began in 1962 with SugarLo Company, which produced and marketed low-sugar frozen desserts and other food products. In 1974, he established the business that evolved into Lactaid Inc., which marketed over-the-counter lactase enzyme tablets and dairy products for people with lactose-intolerance.

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Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner ’85

Outstanding Alumni Award

Kimberly Wagner has an eye for business opportunities and demonstrated commitment to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is a senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), an international strategy and general management consulting firm whose mission is to help corporations create and sustain a competitive advantage. Wagner is a senior member of BCG’s Operations, Global Advantage and Healthcare practices and primarily serves clients in the pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, agribusiness, and food/nutrition sectors.

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Lubna Olayan

Lubna Olayan ’77

Outstanding Alumni Award

Lubna Olayan is an influential businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the CEO and Deputy Chairperson of Olayan Financing Company (OFC), the holding entity for The Olayan Group’s operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, OFC holds and oversees all of the Olayan Group’s investments and commercial businesses, including 40 affiliated companies, in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

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Mitchell Kornet

Mitchell Kornet ’76, DVM ’79

Outstanding Alumni Award

Mitchell Kornet is an esteemed veterinarian, a passionate Cornellian, and a respected community leader. Kornet is the owner and director of Mid Island Animal Hospital, where he has worked since 1981. Mid Island Animal Hospital is a five-doctor companion animal practice in Hicksville, N.Y., certified by the American Animal Hospital Association.

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Jonathan Levine

Jonathan Levine ’76

Outstanding Alumni Award

Jonathan Levine, DMD, PC, is an oral health expert, author, social entrepreneur, and visionary inventor. In practice in New York City for nearly 30 years, he is also an associate professor at the New York University School of Dentistry and the program director of the Advanced Aesthetics Program in Dentistry for NYU Continuing Education. In 2011, Levine founded GLO Science LLC, and he holds three patents for oral care advances. His Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device received an Edison Award in 2012 for innova¬tion in a personal care product.

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Joshua Wolfe

Joshua Wolfe ’99

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Joshua Wolfe is a dedicated Cornellian and successful entrepreneur in the niche markets where business and science intersect. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Lux Capital and focuses on emerging technologies in the physical and life sciences. Wolfe manages Lux’s investments in Nanosys, Cambrios, and Siluria, and he serves on the boards of directors of Kurion, Silicon Clocks, Crystal IS, and Lux Research.

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Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Outstanding Faculty Award

Susan Brown is an outstanding scientist with a passion for breeding apples. She oversees the apple breeding program at Cornell—one of the largest fruit breeding programs in the world—and serves as the Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and associate chair of the Department of Horticulture.

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Marvin Pritts

Marvin Pritts

Outstanding Faculty Award

Marvin Pritts is a world expert in small fruits and berries, known for his engagement with the community and enthusiasm for teaching. As a professor in the Department of Horticulture, Pritts works primarily with strawberry and raspberry production, including ways to extend the harvest season, use cultural practices to reduce pest damage, and manage weeds without herbicides.

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