Founded in 1865, Cornell University is renown as one of the best colleges in the country, with an outstanding reputation for excellence across the academic spectrum. Currently, the university boasts 245,000 alumni which includes dozens of notable Marshall Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Truman Scholars, Gates Scholars, and Nobel laureates. Additionally, Cornell has produced notable politicians, business executives, medical professionals, astronauts, inventors, award-winning novelists, actors, and media personalities. The Digital Magazine of Cornell Alumni is an unofficial alumni publication dedicated to celebrating the many accomplishments of past alumni. It is additionally our goal to help alumni stay connected with the university and with one another.