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August 2018: Hellos, Goodbyes and HR Update

Help us welcome new employees who joined the CVM community in June and July and bid a fond farewell to those who have retired.

New Hires

  • Julie Allen, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Kellyann Baxendell, AHDC Lab Processing Assistant II - Clinical Pathology, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Alisia Marie Beck, Animal Attendant S04, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Li Chi, AHDC - Diagnostic Tech I - Molecular Diagnostics, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Sarah E. Clark, AHDC Diagnostic Tech - Endocrinology, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Elisha A. Frye, Extension Associate - AHDC Veterinary Support Services, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Geoffrey Hall, Supervisor of Animal Care - Teaching Dairy Barn, Veterinary Curriculum
  • Ashley Judith Hull, CAH Animal Attendant, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Elena Kamynina, Research Associate, Baker Institute for Animal Health
  • Elizabeth Hawley Learn, AHDC Diagnostic Tech I - Virology, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Adam MacDonald, Lab Processing Assistant III, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Emily Marcene Madan, Instructor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Patrick K. Mitchell, Bioinformatics Analyst, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Toby L. Pinn-Woodcock, Extension Associate - AHDC Veterinary Support Services, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Virginia Rose Seewald, AHDC Diagnostic Tech Asst - Virology, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Carolynn R. Steele-Law, Administrative Assistant IV, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Jennifer Anne Sweet, Licensed Veterinary Technician - CAH Surgery, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Amy Kristin Vasquez, Research Associate, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences


  • Steve Barr, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Stephen Dannic, Lab Processing Assistant III, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Clare Fewtrell, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Shelagh M. Johnston, Administrative Assistant V, Baker Institute for Animal Health
  • Ellis Roger Loew, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Nancy Ada Lorr, Lecturer, Undergraduate Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Vicki N. Meyers-Wallen, Associate Professor, Baker Institute for Animal Health
  • Christine V. Parks, AHDC Diagnostic Tech II - Clinical Pathology, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
  • Francis L. Welcome, Senior Extension Associate AHDC QMPS, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Gerald W. Willis Jr., Supervisor of Animal Care, Veterinary Curriculum

Human Resources Update

Development Opportunities

New and improved University resources

There are many university resources you can leverage to drive your development and career including Experiential Development Opportunities (EDO); Career Management Toolkit; Career Navigator; and CU Learn.

  • Update to Workday look and features

Access to a new dashboard called, “Career, Talent, and Performance” which consolidates prior career and performance resources, available in one location.  You can view current internal job postings, explore development opportunities, view your Workday performance dialogues and find links to helpful University career tools and more.

  • Brown Bag Workshops to learn more!

To learn, see and experience these tools, please join us for Brown Bag Workshops coming soon!  Sessions will be facilitated by Toral Patel, CVM talent lead, and Maria Wolfe, senior consultant for talent management in Central HR.


  • August 28th  - 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • September 10th – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • September 13th – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: A meeting invite via Outlook will be sent with the location once your sign up below

How do I sign up:

Please contact Toral Patel (; 253-3718) with questions for more information!

President's Awards for Employee Excellence - The 2018 nomination period is open!

The Employee Excellence Awards were established in 2011 to recognize the achievements of staff who excel in their roles, both in skills and performance. The program has grown over the years, increasing in award categories and awardees – and it has morphed yet again.  We've re-named the program the President's Awards for Employee Excellence, and redefined the categories and criteria to expand the program's scope to all staff, in all roles, while highlighting the cultural elements that make working at Cornell so special. The deadline to nominate someone for the 2018 award program is Friday, September 7.

  • The Game Changer Award
  • The ONE Cornell Award
  • The Mission-Possible Award
  • The Culture of Belonging Award
  • The Thoughtful Leader Award

Child Care Grant – Deadline September 30, 2018

Applications for Cornell’s 2017 Child Care Grant will be accepted beginning Sept. 5th. Grants of up to $5,000 per year are awarded, tax free, to eligible faculty and staff for childcare expenses.  This covers infant and toddler care, preschool programs, school-age summer day camps and before/after school care for dependent children.  For additional information, please visit:  Contact: (607) 255-3936

Campus services expand for faculty and staff with disabilities

The university launched two new initiatives to create a more inclusive workplace experience:

  • Central funding for workplace accommodations for faculty, staff and visiting or guest lecturers with disabilities; and
  • Free Red Runner rides (door-to-door transportation for university-related activities)) for individuals with Cornell-issued AP/PO parking permits or who have documented disabilities that impact their mobility, transportation access or navigation.

Visit Cornell’s Diversity and Inclusion web site or for disability initiatives, resources and the strategic plan for disability access. Additionally, Cornell’s Disability Colleague Network Group provides education, mentorship and support to faculty and staff with disabilities.

Current Nonacademic Open Positions

The list below is dynamic and updated regularly.  For additional information, please visit the Cornell Careers Page at

  • Veterinary Materials Warehouse Supervisor
  • Technician III – Clinical Sciences
  • Assistant to Associate Dean - CVM Research and Graduate Education
  • Administrative Asst IV - Molecular Medicine
  • Administrative Asst IV - Microbiology & Immunology
  • Necropsy Technician
  • Program/Extension Aide II (Canton, NY)
  • Temporary Animal Attendant-Companion Animal Hospital
  • Admin. Asst. IV- Business Office
  • CUHA- Customer Service Representative (Part-time, Weekend position)
  • Veterinary Patient Care Administrator
  • Diagnostic Technologist Asst.

Academic Open Positions

For a listing of open academic positions, please visit:

Should you have any questions related to the topics above, please contact the CVM HR office (607-253-4111 or

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