Generator program team recognized with IPP's Keystone Award

From left: Bill Sitzabee and members of the generator program team: Dean Andersen, Joe Shields, Dave Hart, Jim Bovard, Chris Wayman, Bob Murray and Jessica Sczepanski.  Absent is  Allen Phelps.


About 800 staff gathered June 13 in Bartels Hall for the ninth annual Infrastructure, Properties and Planning (IPP) Employee Celebration. The event highlights the contributions of staff who have gone “above and beyond expectations” during the past year.

Michael I. Kotlikoff, dean of Vet College, named provost

Michael I. Kotlikoff, Cornell University's 16th provost.

Michael I. Kotlikoff, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine since 2007, will be Cornell University’s next provost, President Elizabeth Garrett announced July 16. Kotlikoff will assume the office Aug. 1.

Building projects team receives Keystone Award

KyuJung Whang thanks IPP staff for all they do.


A project management system that will improve communications regarding the status of building and construction projects across campus soon will be implemented, thanks to those who selected, purchased and piloted the system, tested client, user and executive needs, and trained users in the project management system’s capabilities.

12 staff graduates recognized at May 19 reception

2015 staff graduates, framed by Vice President Mary Opperman, left, and President David Skorton, right

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When Pamela Andersen began working toward her associate’s degree in business administration, her sons were ages 9 and 6. This year she is completing her AAS degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). Her sons are 18 and 15.

Due to have a baby this July, Katelyn Godoy finished her master’s in information design and technology from SUNY Polytechnic Institute with a 4.0 GPA while working full-time and doing freelance assignments.

Leadership 'gets things done,' Cornell staff members learn

Leading Cornell participants and presenters 2014-15

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Whether it’s creating collaborative spaces to foster innovation and creativity, increasing giving to the United Way campaign or providing resources to those with chronic illnesses, leadership is about “getting things done,” this year’s Leading Cornell class learned.

Human Ecology dean attributes success to staff commitment

Ted Boscia (left) and Angelica Hammer (right), receive the Human Ecology Staff R

On October 28, approximately 75 faculty and staff of the College of Human Ecology gathered to celebrate staff service and recognize individuals who made extraordinary contributions to the college during the past year. Thirty-seven employees, representing the College of Human Ecology, Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) and the joint CALS-CHE Business Service Center, celebrated milestone anniversaries this year. Cheryl Howe of the Business Service Center was the longest serving employee recognized, with 35 years of service.

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