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September 2018: Hellos, goodbyes and HR update

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

New Hires

  • Patrick Crane, Technician III, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Cassandra Fay, Licensed Veterinary Technician - Anesthesia, CUHA
  • Jessey Jones, Licensed Veterinary Technician - Oncology, CUHA
  • Elena Kamynina, Research Associate, Baker Institute for Animal Health
  • Ryan Keilman, Applications Programmer II, RMSS-IT
  • Joanne Kenyon, Data Reporting Coordinator/Business Systems Analyst, AHDC
  • Elizabeth Aguilera Nunez, Technician II, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Makenzie Peterson, CVM Wellness Program Director, CVM-LEARN
  • Michelle Porter, Lecturer - Community Practice Service, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Cindy Whittaker, Administrative Assistant IV, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Ian Winick, AHDC Diagnostic Assistant - Clinical Pathology, AHDC


  • Richard Hackett, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Laura Mathews, Assistant to Associate Dean, ADMIN-RGE

Human Resources Update

Child Care Grant – DEADLINE September 30, 2018

Applications for Cornell’s 2017 Child Care Grant will be accepted beginning September 5. 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 their website or contact them at (607) 255-3936,

What is the Inclusive Excellence Academy?

Cornell University’s Inclusive Excellence Academy (IEA) offers programs designed to advance an inclusive educational environment and workplace. The IEA features customized seminars designed for participants at all stages of their understanding of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Specific seminars, prioritized based on the university’s needs, are offered each semester. Our programs incorporate personal narratives from experienced speakers that encourages participants to engage in dialogue, self-reflection and the development of action oriented skills that foster a culture of belonging.

Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Category: Understanding Difference
September 24, 9-10: 30 a.m.
700 Clark Hall

This is Me, but How Did I Get Here: Social Identity 101

Category: Self Awareness
September 25, 2:30-4 p.m.
700 Clark Hall

Removing Exclusive Language from Job Descriptions

Category: Transformative Action

See Something, Do Something: Responding to Unfair Treatment

Category: Transformative Action
October 23, 9-10:30 a.m.
G10 Biotech

The Experience of Veterans in the Workplace

Category: Understanding Difference
November 7, 9-11 a.m.
King-Shaw Hall 423

Responding to Unfair Treatment: A Case Study Approach

Category: Transformative Action
December 4, 9-10:30 a.m.
G10 Biotech


Finding the right kind of care for your family, pets and your home can be challenging. Cornell now provides free unlimited membership to help you locate and arrange care - see eligibility and details below.


After creating an account, you can search or post a position for a variety of caregiving jobs such as:

  • Babysitters and nannies
  • Pet sitters and dog walkers
  • Elder and adult care assistants
  • House sitters and cleaners
  • Tutors is home to over 11 million caregiver profiles and offers customer reviews, scheduling tools and add-on features such as payroll management and background checks. Use the app or the mobile-friendly website to simplify your experience.

Current Nonacademic Open Positions

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

  • Client Service Representative - Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists - Located in Long Island
  • Administrative and Program Coordinator
  • Diagnostic Technologist I - Virology
  • Research Support Specialist II - Soloway Lab
  • Veterinary Patient Care Administrator

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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