Two A&S alums honored for volunteer efforts

Two Arts & Sciences alumni — Kamillah Knight ’13, MPA ’15, MBA ’22 and Julia Buffington ’14 —are among the winners of the inaugural Robert S. Harrison ’76 Recent Alumni Volunteer Awards.

The awards celebrate the service of a new generation of alumni volunteers and honor Harrison’s long-standing commitment to Cornell. Harrison served as a student trustee from 1975 to 1976, launching what would become nearly five decades of service to the university. He recently offered a $10 million gift that is enhancing the College Scholar Program in the College of Arts and Sciences and supporting undergraduate scholarships.

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Provided Buffington, far left, and her family supporting Cornell lacrosse at the 2022 NCAA championships in Hartford, Conn.

Winners of the new volunteer awards represent a range of class years, colleges, volunteer organizations, geographies and types of service. They will be honored in person at the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference in San Diego in February.

Knight works with a myriad of Cornell organizations, including the Cornell Black Alumni Association, Cornell Association of Class Officers and Cornell Campaign Cabinet. Buffington’s leadership has spanned regional clubs, affinity groups and her class.

Read more about their work, and other honorees, in this article on the Alumni Affairs and Development website.

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