Sue McKee McCormick '79
...Sue McKee McCormick '79Susan McKee McCormick received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in 1979.
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, Sue
was responsible for developing the RFQ/RFP process used by the NYSDEC for retaining consulting services on Superfund projects, and wrote the technical requirements for the New York State Superfund Standby Consultant contracts.Ms McCormick
was responsible for hazardous waste investigation projects up to $2 million each and remediation projects up to $8 million each.She
was the project director for over 100 sites and consultant to regional staff on over 50 more, where Sue
was responsible for the technical and administrative consistency, and program and policy compliance.Sue
has been the technical lead for developing the guidance for the New York State Voluntary Clean-up Program.Sue 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 an office of 30 in-house staff.Currently, Sue is working as a Grant Project Coordinator at Union College where she is responsible for the coordination and management associated with two National Science Foundation grants to enhance retention of under-represented students in engineering, science, computer science, and math.Sue is also currently working on a Masters of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling at Sage Graduate School.
Volunteerism has been a hallmark in Sue's career.Examples of her
community involvement have been her
commitment to the Project Lead the Way program serving as Chairperson from 1997-2002.She
is currently the Chairperson for the US FIRST Robotics, Capital Region Robotics Team 250, and Sue
has been a mentor to high school technology students for the past seven years providing advice and guidance on selecting colleges and majors, many of whom have ended up at Clarkson
commitment to Clarkson
has been outstanding having been involved with the Alumni Association
Executive Council since 1993 serving as a member-at-large, member of the executive committee, and serving as president of the Alumni Association
in 2002-2003.Regionally, she
has been involved with the Capital District Chapter
since 1988 and has organized many chapter events.Sue returns to Clarkson
each year for reunion weekend to support and contribute to the women's hockey mini-reunion.Along the way Sue
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.