Gentleman of the Day: Mark LaPointe

March 13, 2014 | Alyssa Condrey

Meet today’s gentleman: Mark LaPointe is proof that chivalry is far from dead. #NeWGents

Mark LaPointe

When we see Mark, we know that chivalry is not dead. For Mark LaPointe, being a gentleman is a lifestyle. That is why the members of the Cornell chapter of the Network of Enlightened Women are very proud to nominate Mark for Gentleman of the Year 2014. He has stood out in many ways that truly embody what it means to be a gentleman in the 21st century. For Mark, gentlemen span beyond the behaviors of simply opening doors and pulling out chairs; Mark truly demonstrates what it means to be a gentleman because to him, a gentleman puts others before himself. This extraordinary sophomore greatly displays a strong commitment to serving and uplifting others. He was the Scholarship Chair of his fraternity and is currently the Second Vice Chair of the Cornell Republicans. Mark is dedicated to the cause of liberty for all. Mark was part of the initiative to bring Republican Scott Brown to speak on campus. As the Second Vice Chair of the Cornell Republicans, he uses his influence to promote NeW events and speakers. As an Electrical and Computer Engineer on the Engineering Dean’s List, he always finds time in his busy schedule to support and attend NeW events. Mark served a flight commander and executive officer in the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary. Fun fact: Mark has also been a military background actor on the popular television show House of Cards. We at Cornell NeW are very inspired by Mark and his commitment to being a gentleman in a place where his kind is rare. That is why Cornell NeW is incredibly honored to nominate Mark LaPointe as Gentleman of the Year 2014.

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