"Cornell students dream bigger dreams."

--Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University Commencement, May 28, 1995

Monday, February 10, 2014

68. Shawn Morris

New York, New York · Architecture, Art, and Planning

Every few weeks, Cornell '95 Faces features a profile of one of our class officers. This week, meet the Treasurer.

Name at Cornell
Shawn Hecht


Tell us about what you're doing with your life.
I'm a master juggler!  I’m a mother of a toddler, wife, and project manager at an large international bank. I love living in Soho NYC, travelling the world, and hanging out with my four nieces and two nephews.

What are your duties as class officer and what have you enjoyed about the job?
I am currently the Treasurer for the Class of '95. For those who know me, not to worry, everything is on a spreadsheet.  I'm in charge of keeping the Class's finances in order, ensuring we increase the treasury, and helping to spend some of it on reunion and/or other Class activities. This is my third officer position; I was VP as well as Class President.  My commitment to our class keeps me involved and connected with Cornell.

What does being a Cornell alumnus mean to you?
I am so proud to be a Cornell alumnae. My father, brother, and a sister-in-law all went to Cornell and I have already started teaching my son, nieces, and nephews to say "Go Big Red."

What extracurricular activity or hobby from your time at Cornell was the most meaningful?

I was very involved in the Greek system and my junior-senior years I was Panhellenic President. Regularly speaking in front of hundreds of students and members of the administration plus organizing events for 1,200 women was great training for project management at a big bank. Plus a lot of fun.  And most importantly, I made long lasting friendships with women inside and outside of my sorority.  During my annual Oscar Party, I usually have three sororities and at least ten “sisters” represented.

What are you most looking forward to at Reunion 2015?

I can't wait to connect with friends from the Hill I don't get to see very often. A lot of us waited a while to have families so I'm excited to see pictures (or meet!) the next generation of Cornellians.