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Gwynne Wilcox ’74 Recalls Her SU Experience, Start of CBT (Q&A)
Since its inception in 1983, the triennial Coming Back Together (CBT) reunion has far exceeded the expectations of Gwynne A. Wilcox ’74. She was one of a small group of alumni who helped plan the first reunion.
“When we started, the thought was we wanted to still connect with the University and the students—and that’s still the heart of what CBT is,” says Wilcox, a partner in the New York law firm Levy Ratner. “We have this expanding community of alums who all share this special bond. There are stories we can share and learn from each other.”
It’s also an opportunity to be mindful of those who have gone before them and those in the next generations to come.
“We definitely stand on the shoulders of people who fought for the opportunities so that we could be on college campuses,” says Wilcox, who will be awarded one of five Chancellor’s Citations during the CBT dinner gala Sept. 16. “We have the responsibility to continue to create opportunities for others because we are the beneficiaries.”