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Susan Cardinal Wins Chemistry Department Sandra Beach Award

July 8, 2016

Susan Cardinal

Congratulations to Susan Cardinal, who was this year's recipient of the Sandra M. Beach Memorial Award for outstanding service to the Chemistry Department. 

Sue began working for the Carlson Science & Engineering Library sixteen years ago, after graduating from Syracuse University's School of Information. Since then, she has been our "house librarian”, helping our faculty and students with tasks from researching chemistry problems, to tracking down books and journals, to doing Internet searches. Whether participating in Chemistry Departmental events, or assisting with faculty and student recruiting, she does so with an enthusiasm for helping that is very unique and infectious.  Sue is also responsible for the Chemistry Guide, a valuable resource that is much like Sue herself - a wealth of information. In short, we consider Sue an essential part of the staff that supports Chemistry. Her ongoing efforts certainly make everyone's lives in the Department better, and for that she is well deserving of the award. 

The Sandra M. Beach Memorial Award was established as a tribute to Sandra Beach, who served as the Department Secretary from 1991 until her tragic death in an automobile accident in 1993. She was an extremely important and well-liked staff member whose cheerful and helpful attitude made her an invaluable asset. Each year, co-workers, faculty and students nominate a Chemistry staff member whom they feel has contributed significantly to the welfare and camaraderie of the Department.

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