Nelson F. Gibbs of Los Angeles, Calif.; Richard R. Griffith of Utica, N.Y.; Daniel C. Heintzelman of Loveland, Ohio; and Susan McKee McCormick
of Schenectady, N. Y., have been honored with Clarkson University's highest alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award.
...Susan McKee McCormick, an environmental engineer and grant project coordinator at Union College, received her bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University in 1979.
graduation from Clarkson
has had over 20 years of environmental engineering experience.
As an associate environmental engineer and section chief at the New York State Department
of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), McCormick
was responsible for developing the RFQ/RFP process used by NYSDEC
for retaining consulting services on Superfund projects, and wrote the technical requirements for the New York State Superfund Standby Consultant contracts. McCormick
was also responsible for hazardous waste investigation projects budgeted up to $2 million and remediation projects budgeted at up to $8 million.McCormick has been the project director for over 100 hazardous waste investigations and remediation.She has been a consultant to regional staff on over 50 similar projects, where she was responsible for the technical and administrative consistency, and program and policy compliance.McCormick
has also been the technical lead for developing guidelines for the New York State Voluntary Clean-up Program.After working for NYSDEC, McCormick moved on to be a business line manager for Shaw Environmental Inc., where she was responsible for financial management, business development, and overall client management for the company. As a Grant Project Coordinator at Union College, she is responsible for the coordination and management associated with two National Science Foundation grants to enhance retention of underrepresented students in engineering, science, computer science, and math. McCormick is also currently working on a master's degree in guidance and counseling at Sage Graduate School.
Over the years, McCormick's commitment to her
alma mater has been outstanding.She has been involved with the Alumni Association Executive Council since 1993, serving as a member-at-large of the executive committee and as president of the Alumni Association in 2002-03.
has been involved with the Capital District Chapter
since 1988 and has organized many chapter events.
McCormick returns to Clarkson
each year for reunion weekend to support and contribute to the women's hockey mini-reunion.Along the way McCormick has been the recipient of the Gordon C. "Stub" Baker '27 Chapter Service Citation, the Alumni Admissions Recognition Award, and the Woodstock Award for young alumni achievement.
PHOTO CAPTION: Four Clarkson University
alumni were honored this past weekend with Clarkson University's highest alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award. [L-R] Nelson F. Gibbs '59, Richard R. Griffith '69, Susan M. McCormick
'79, and Daniel C. Heintzelman '79.