Law School recognizes staff and former dean

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The Law School celebrated the end to another successful school year at its annual Staff Service Recognition picnic, June 4, when staff and faculty came together to honor employees who have reached milestones in their careers at Cornell University.

Lunch was catered by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and held at Fork and Gavel Café in Myron Taylor Hall. Stewart J. Schwab, Allan R. Tessler dean and professor of law, recognized 17 members of the Law School’s staff, who were presented with awards for five or more years of service.

Provost Kent Fuchs also attended, honoring Schwab for his 10-year deanship and more than 30 years of service to Cornell. Schwab was presented with a gift and memory book from the Law School community. He officially retired on July 1; Eduardo Peñalver, former professor of law at Cornell, began his term as the 16th Allan R. Tessler Dean in the Law School’s history and the first Latino dean of an Ivy League law school.

Anne Lukingbeal, dean of students office, and Kathleen Hartman, Law Library, were recognized for 35 years of service. Richard Robinson, associate dean of administration and finance, was recognized for 30 years.

Charlene Uhrovcik, facilities; Patricia Halstead, registrar’s office, and Pearl Bryan, facilities, celebrated 25 years, while Terry Thompson, registrar’s office, and Karen Comstock, assistant dean for public service, were each honored for 20 years of service. Additionally, Charles Cramton, assistant dean for graduate legal studies, was celebrated for 20 years of service to the Law School and his announcement of retirement in early July.

Recognized for 15 years were Maren Herman, information technologies; Nicola Hanna, human resources; Carl Torrey, alumni and development; and Paul Miller, Legal Information Institute. Michael D’Esteries, information technologies, was recognized for 10 years. Mark Hickey, building coordinator, and Susan Arotsky, alumni and development, celebrated five years.