"Cornell students dream bigger dreams."

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

35. Sheryn Baxter

Denver, Colorado · Engineering


Tell us about what you're doing with your life.

I am a telecommunications professional, wife and mother.  My mind and heart are full, although my house is a mess.

What was your favorite class at Cornell, or the one you found the most useful?

Spanish - it was a respite from Engineering and now I can talk to my mother-in-law.  Linear Algebra - it was a mental discipline similar to what I do today.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Cornell?

Looking upon the lights of Ithaca (from the Blue Light bus); swimming in the falls; laughing with student and local friends...

What advice would you give to a student starting at Cornell this year?

Be kind to yourself and persist in finding what enriches your life and others.

If you could change anything about your Cornell experience, what would it be?
They say not to take yourself seriously.  I get that now.  I would experience Cornell with a lightness in my mind, heart and soul.