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Outstanding Alumni Awardees

The CALS Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding and uncommon achievement in their professional field and/or distinguished civic or public service. Recipients are committed and proven leaders who are a positive reflection of CALS and Cornell.

2019 Recipients

Jessica Lattman ’90 and David Rosenberg ’89 MD ’93

Dr. Jessica Lattman was born and raised in New York City by Michelle ’63 MA ’64 and Norman Lattman. She graduated with honors in biology from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1990 and received her medical degree from New York University in 1994. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at The Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in 1998 and then went on to an advanced fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

After her surgical training, Jessica opened her private practice, specializing in oculoplastic surgery in New York City. She is now a leading expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyes. Jessica currently serves on the CALS Advisory Council and is a member of the Cornell University Council.

Dr. David Rosenberg graduated from CALS in 1989 having majored in biology. He then went on to Weill Cornell Medical and earned his degree in 1993. Afterward, David entered a six-year training program in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, based at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital where, on the first day, he first met Jessica.

During this residency program, David spent a year and a half at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Jessica and David wed, and they had their first child, Alexandra, CALS ’21. After graduating, David performed an advanced facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship which concluded in the year 2000.

At this point, David opened his Manhattan-based private practice. His goal was to provide understated and beautiful facial plastic surgery outcomes with the shortest recovery time possible. This was at a moment in time when the most prolific plastic surgeons in New York created the “tightest facelifts”. David recognized natural facial beauty as soft, authentic and balanced, not severe or tight. His work reflected this aesthetic and it struck a chord with an ever-expanding pool of patients.

After two years of practice, Jessica and David’s second daughter, Samantha (now 17), was born. Then in 2006, their son Zachary (13) arrived and completed their family. Over the years, Jessica and David have shared their love of science, learning and exploring the natural world with their children. As a family, they love to travel, cook, hike the trails of Westchester County and explore the waterways of eastern Long Island.

In 2013, Jessica and David opened a boutique ambulatory surgery center, Manhattan Facial Surgery Suites, where all their operations now occur. They work together in their state-of-the-art, private surgical center. They often operate together, combining their specialties to give their patients the highest level of surgical care.

Both Jessica and David are not only medical professionals, they are artists as well. When they first launched their practice with its customized medical space, there were many uncovered walls. Instead of purchasing art, David set out to paint all the works that now decorate the office. Without a formal art education, but with endless hours spent working with his hands, David created paintings that bridge abstraction and conceptualization. This autumn several of these works are being shown at the Sponder Art Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida.

While David is doing his art, Jessica enjoys being a musician and songwriter. She plays multiple instruments, sings and performs her original songs at venues throughout New York City. She has recorded her music with multiple Broadway singers, at studios in Nashville and with other talented musicians and producers in NYC. Jessica also plays the keyboard and sings in a band that features her original songs.

Mark ’78 and Lisa Sellew ’79 MBA ’82

Mark and Lisa Sellew own Prides Corner Farms, a large, diversified wholesale nursery in Lebanon, CT, with satellite operations in Cromwell, CT and Ledyard, CT. It is the largest agricultural employer in the state of Connecticut, with 550 employees during peak times. Prides Corner  grows more than 2,200 varieties of nursery stock, perennials, roses, trees, herbs and vegetables, and supplies plants to independent garden centers, landscapers and landscape distributors throughout the northeast quadrant of the country, from Maine to Virginia and west through Ohio. In addition, Prides Corner also grows and supplies a pre-vegated green roof system called LiveRoof®, which is designed to grow plants on rooftop environments, and is installed on the rooftop of the newly renovated Warren Hall.

Mark joined his father in the start-up phase of the operation in 1980 and has been running it ever since. Lisa’s first career was in commercial banking and real estate lending in both NYC and Hartford, CT.  She joined Prides Corner on a part-time basis in 1990 and then full time in 2006. 

During the course of his career, Mark has served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association, the New England Nursery Association, the Wholesale Nursery Growers of America and AmericanHort. In addition, Mark served on the CALS Dean’s Advisory Council. He also recently served as a USDA- Farm Service Agency State committee member.

Lisa is currently in her second term as a member of the board of directors of Farm Credit East, which serves the ag credit and financial services needs of producers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. In addition, she recently served on the Agriculture Policy Committee for Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s transition team. 

Mark and Lisa have been married for 35 years and raised three sons in Glastonbury, CT. Paul (Bowdoin ’10) works for Salesforce.com in Boston, MA. Ben ’13 and Jack ’15, both CALS graduates, are working with their parents at Prides Corner.

Peggy Koenig '78

Peggy Koenig is chair of Abry Partners, LLC, which is a top-ranked, North American private equity investment firm focused solely on investing in the media, communications, information and business services industries. She was a 2018 fellow in Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Program.

Abry has completed over $80 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments. The firm manages buy-out, growth equity and senior debt funds. Koenig joined ABRY in 1993 as a partner when the firm organized its first $250 million buyout fund. During her tenure as co-CEO, she was responsible for the oversight of the firm’s employees. She initiated a myriad of professional development activities to enhance the firm’s employee base. She also co-chaired the firm’s investment committee and was responsible for raising nearly $7.5 billion of capital. 

Prior to ABRY, Ms. Koenig was a vice president, partner and member of the board of directors of Sillerman Communications Management Corporation, a merchant bank making investments principally in the radio industry.  She participated in the formation and success of SFX Broadcasting, a publicly traded radio industry consolidator.  Earlier in her career, she was involved in motion picture financing (Columbia and TriStar Pictures), investment banking (Thomson McKinnon Securities), and the magazine publishing industry (Savvy and American Photographer magazines). 

Koenig is a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, where she is chair of the Research and Innovation committee and a member of the Executive Committee. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of Cornell’s New York Tech Campus and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Millstein Program in Technology and Humanity. She is a member of the national board of the non-profit Cradles to Crayons and a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. She is a founding member of the World Frontiers’ Forum, member of Citi Private Bank North American Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Board of the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Recipients Prior to 2019

CALS Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients Prior to 2019
Last First Class Year Year Won
Koenig Peggy 1978 2019
Lattman Jessica 1990 2019
Preger Sellew Lisa 1979, MBA '79, MBA '82 2019
Rosenberg David 1989, MD '93 2019
Sellew Mark 1978 2019
Mullarkey David 1988 2018
Mullarkey Kim 1988 2018
Simon Gross Lorette 1989, MBA '90 2018
Teich Natalie 1965 2018
Thompson Michael 1977 2018
Braunstein Scott 1986 2017
Grainger Brad 1979 2017
Grainger Mary 1979, MPS '87 2017
Mackey Catherine 1977, PhD '83 2017
Dukart Gary 1976 2016
Troy Michael 1981 2016
Westring Pike M. Elizabeth PhD '83 2016
Dalrymple Dana 54, MS '56 2015
Everett Elizabeth 1997 2015
Gaffney Catherine 1989 2015
Magee William 1981 2015
Nozzolio Michael 73, MS '77 2015
Baccile Peter 1984 2014
Malchoff Godfrey 1943 2014
McGonigal Jane 50, PhD '84 2014
Mueller George 1954 2014
Pamkowski Peter 1974 2014
Ambrosia Lynn 79, MBA '81 2013
Bornstein Dale 1985 2013
Goldman Daniel 1987 2013
Hooker Patrick 1984 2013
Lamb Jonathan 1994 2013
Kligerman Alan 1952 2012
Kornet Mitch 1976, DVM '79 2012
Levine Johnathan 1976 2012
Olayan Lubna 1977 2012
Wagner Kim 1985 2012
Atkinson David 1960 2011
Joh Sun Paik MS '77 2011
Joh Yongkeun MS '78 2011
Marino Thomas 1978 2011
Mogil Laurey 1976 2011
Pollard Ken 1958 2011
Calpeter Lynn 1986 2010
Fessenden Edwin 1954 2010
Frank Frederick 1979 2010
Janick Jules 1951 2010
Manelski Joseph 1956 2010
Bleyler Ruth 1962 2009
Curtiss III Roy 1956 2009
Eckhardt Lawrence 1980 2009
Resnick Gene 1970, MD '74 2009
Teele Stephen 1972 2009
Fenstermacher Gary 1961, PhD '70 2008
Lele Uma MS '63, PhD '65 2008
McManus Geraldine 1978 2008
Pulver Mary  1980 2008
Vincent Richard 1959 2008
Borton Raymond 1953 2007
Houseknecht Karen PhD '94 2007
Lincoln John 1960 2007
Saltonstall Peter 1975 2007
Tobin Robert 1960 2007
Lamont George 1957 2006
O'Connell Frank 1965, MBA '66 2006
Rippy Marian MS '79 2006
Van Deusen Marie 1974 2006
Wilcox* G. Harris 1943 2006
Bishop III C. Morton 1974 2005
Byrnes James 1963 2005
Herdt Robert 1961 2005
Stern Ernest 1956 2005
Yunker Craig 1972 2005
Bandler Ned 1949 2004
Herendeen Nathan 1964, MS '69 2004
Malchoff Kevin 1974 2004
Odak Perry 1968 2004
Rodee Celia 1981 2004
Coombe, Jr. Richard 1964 2003
Han In Kyu PhD '65 2003
Holliday Susan 1977 2003
Jeffers Thomas 1963 2003
Wilkerson L. John MS '67, PhD '70 2003
Bickford* Robert MS '50 2002
Everingham* Robert 1941 2002
Lo Winston MS '67 2002
Putnam Lloyd 1944 2002
Tetor David 1965 2002
Clark J. Thomas 1963 2001
Dallas Glenn 1958 2001
Marrone Pamela 1978 2001
Nolan Peter 1980 2001
Valla Michael 1976 2001
Gellert George 1960 2000
Kent Thomas 1971 2000
Lipinski William 1979 2000
Mondy* Nell PhD '53 2000
Rice David 1951 2000
Colby* James 1950 1999
DeGolyer Willard 1969 1999
Ladd, Sr.* Robert 1943 1999
MacMillen Glenn 1954 1999
Noble John 1976 1999
Ashley Stephen 1962 1998
Bitter Carole 1981 1998
Hicks Alfred 1962, MBA '63 1998
Voss Elwyn 1964 1998
Wickham Thomas 1962 1998
Niederhauser* John 1939 1997
Nolan David 1949 1997
Offutt Susan 1980 1997
Ten Eyck, II Peter 1960 1997
Winch, Jr. Fred 1937 1997
Coombe, Jr. Philip 1958 1996
Keene Richard 1957 1996
Meister Richard 1940 1996
Mulcahy J. Patrick 1966 1996
Wille* Charles 1950 1996
Francis Cheryl 1976 1995
Longley-Cook* Jane 1969 1995
Teng-Hui Lee 1968 1995
Walkley* Frank 1943 1995
Widger Bruce 1951 1995
Wing Kenneth 1958 1995
Boek Walter 1946 1994
Flora Cornelia 1966 1994
Mix Lewellyn 1946 1994
Mix Maurice 1950 1994
Rowley Jean 1954 1994
Axinn George 1947 1993
Curtis, Jr. Austin 1932 1993
Gowen Gordon 1952 1993
Lynch* Ronald 1958 1993
Warner* Richard 1951 1993
Beard, Jr.* Albert 1952 1992
Brodie Douglas 1955 1992
Cook Solomon 1942 1992
Johnson Raymond 1954 1992
Kennedy W. Keith 1941 1992
Baker* Robert 1943 1991
Longhouse* Alfred 1937 1991
Riehlman Judith 1980 1991
Sands* Fenton 1942 1991
Smith* Steve 1935 1991
Bay Donald 1955 1990
Gellert Philip 1958 1990
Hurd* T. Norman 1936 1990
Kling* Herbert 1936 1990
Earle* Wendell 1948 1989
Greig* Robert 1936 1989
Levine Gilbert 1949 1989
Peck Joseph 1960 1989
Slusarczyk* Edwin 1949 1989
Abraham* George 1939 1988
Abraham* Katherine 1943 1988
Bitz Robert 1952 1988
Conklin Gordon 1949 1988
Thompson Robert 1967 1988
Allen Norman 1946 1987
Mellor John 1950 1987
Severinghaus* C. William 1939 1987
Shepardson* E. Stanley 1936 1987
Smith* Robert 1942 1987
Bondareff Esther 1937 1986
Hamilton, Jr.* William 1926 1986
LaBastille Anne 1955 1986
Lounsbury* Albert 1955 1986
Pendergast* H. Joseph 1938 1986
Bernays* Edward 1912 1985
Call Richard 1952 1985
Call, Jr. Robert 1950 1985
Dalrymple* Daniel 1927 1985
Neel, III Harry 1962 1985
Dyson John 1965 1984
Luders* Clifford 1938 1984
Warren* Stanley 1927 1984
Wigginton B. Eliot 1965 1984
Wiley* Frank 1944 1984
Brody Jane 1962 1983
Carter* Julian 1937 1983
McClintock* Barbara 1923 1983
Robinson, Sr.* Donald 1941 1983
Sipher Erton 1943 1983
Davis Lloyd 1942 1982
Edick* Glenn 1940 1982
Jones* Robert   1982
Potter* Bernard 1943 1982
Smith, II* William 1938 1982
Fuerst* Myron 1929 1981
Talmage John 1952 1981
Adams* Mort 1933 1980
Creal* Harold 1919 1980
Wickham* Don 1924 1979
Shaul* Max 1942 1978
King* Joseph 1936 1977