Jim Hanchett, Get Well Soon!

UPDATE 10/27/2018
We received the photo below of our Jim Hanchett who sends “Big Red” greetings from his daughter Susie’s in Michigan.
We wish Jim a speedy recovery!

Jim Hanchett ‘53, Cornell Football Association Historian suffered a fall and is currently recuperating with his family in Michigan. Jim’s contributions to the CFA & Cornell Football have spanned nearly 7 decades, affecting the lives of many! If you would like to send along your well wishes to Jim, please do so below.


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Chris Metz, '82 Chris Metz, '82 wrote on September 12, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Get well soon, you need to be at Homecoming. Beer pong at Phi Psi after the game.
Peter Gogolak '64 Peter Gogolak '64 wrote on September 8, 2018 at 11:45 am
Hi Jim........I told you a number of times to stop trying to kick those long field goals because you might fall! Thinking of you.....see you at the games soon!

John Webster John Webster wrote on September 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm
Hi, Jim. The care the football community is showing you is inspiring. Thank you. Get better and we all look forward to seeing you back on campus this fall for a big game.

Lauren Coffey Lauren Coffey wrote on September 6, 2018 at 1:08 pm
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jim! As I told your daughter, Jim Hanchett IS Cornell! You embody all that it means to be a true Cornellian--devoted and generous in every sense! Sending a Big Red hug and hope to talk to you soon!
Cathy Hogan '70 Cathy Hogan '70 wrote on September 6, 2018 at 1:03 pm
Hi Jim,
Hoping you have a speedy recovery and are back on the Hill soon. We miss you!
Heather Allen ‘05 Heather Allen ‘05 wrote on September 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm
Things on “The Hill”, especially in the CFA Board Room just haven’t been the same without you Jim! Your smile, your wonderful knowledge of Big Red Football history, and your thoughtful ideas are all greatly missed. Wishing you a speedy recovery and looking forward to tailgating with you again soon!

With love and well wishes,
Heather (and the kids too!)
Sue Detzer Sue Detzer wrote on September 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Hi Jim,
Hope you are feeling better with each passing day and that you will be able to catch the Big Red in action in Ithaca this Fall.
Clancy Fauntleroy Clancy Fauntleroy wrote on September 4, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Don't let Michigan get you down!
Up and at 'em.!
Go Big Red!

Clancy '54 and Barbara'55
Margaret Gallo '81 Margaret Gallo '81 wrote on September 4, 2018 at 10:09 am

Lots of hugs and best wishes from the Hill.
Mike Landsman - Parent of current Player #94 Mike Landsman - Parent of current Player #94 wrote on September 3, 2018 at 10:52 pm
Feel better and here's to a speedy recovery! We need you at the Games!
Penny Haitkin Penny Haitkin wrote on September 3, 2018 at 6:27 pm
Jim, All good wishes and love,
Steve Garrison '85 Steve Garrison '85 wrote on September 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm
Best wishes and Gods' Blessings for a quick, speedy and healthy recovery!!
Dana s.johnson. ‘52 Dana s.johnson. ‘52 wrote on September 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm
Hope you get better soon. I have been reading your stuff. For 68 years and hope it continues.
Jones, C. Richard "Dick" '53 Jones, C. Richard "Dick" '53 wrote on September 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm
When I learned you were in Michigan during the football season, it brings back memories of the game you often wrote about. 1951 when mighty Michigan lost to Cornell. The Cornell team leaders were mostly from the Class of '53. As I look at the letters being sent, you will have the biggest response probably ever for the next Alumni News class report. It is so important to have a quick recovery for the next Class '53 report & to continue the consecutive Reunion attendance record. My prayers are with you.
Dan Leonard Dan Leonard wrote on September 3, 2018 at 11:15 am
Hi Jim, Get well soon so we can see you on the hill this fall!

Best, Dan
p.s. I noticed your picture above with Richie Moran -- did he push you down the steps????
Ken Hershey Ken Hershey wrote on September 3, 2018 at 10:36 am
Hope you recover quickly Jim!

All Best Wishes!
Ken Hershey '54
Georgian Leonard Georgian Leonard wrote on September 3, 2018 at 10:04 am
Jim, you better hurry to get up and around! The first Cornell home football game is September 22 against Yale, HOMECOMING, Freshmen on the Field, the Big Red Band Alumni day, everything that is important to Cornell Football! I will be looking for you under the CFA TENT! CHEERS.
Howard Fries Howard Fries wrote on September 2, 2018 at 4:12 pm
Recover quickly. The Big Red needs you - the season is STARTING! Wishing you all the best! Cheers.

Bill and Nancy Bellamy Bill and Nancy Bellamy wrote on September 1, 2018 at 7:47 pm
We are so very sorry to learn of your fall. We wish you a speedy and complete recovery and look forward to your return to Ithaca and Cornell athletics soon.

Warmest best wishes-
Bill and Nancy
Paul Sammelwitz Paul Sammelwitz wrote on September 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Jim, follow all the good advice that your fellow Cornellians have offered and get back to your former self. Best regards