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June 2006

Katy Schmoll, COMET win awards in May

Katy Schmoll
Katy Schmoll. (Photo by Carlye Calvin, UCAR.)

Katy Schmoll, UCAR vice president for finance and administration, has been honored with the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She traveled to Bloomington, Indiana, to receive the award on May 5.

The award, which is the school's highest accolade for graduates viewed as exemplars in their fields, recognizes a graduate who is making or has made an outstanding contribution to public service or environmental science professions. Katy was chosen "in recognition of her tremendous work in public service."

A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Katy holds a B.S. in public administration from Indiana University. "I got a great education there," she says. "Getting this award brings back wonderful memories, and I'm very flattered and honored by it."

Before coming to UCAR in 1997, Katy was comptroller at the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to that, she worked in NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.

COMET has won the 2006 Excellence in Geophysical Education Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for "outstanding efforts to provide and improve access to quality science education materials worldwide."

John Orcutt, president of the AGU, presented the award during the group's Joint Assembly held in Baltimore on May 23-26.

The award was established to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by a team, individual, or group that has made a long-lasting, positive impact on geophysical education through professional service.

"I would like to recognize the staff of COMET for its outstanding talents and dedication to the advancement of weather forecasting," COMET director Tim Spangler said upon receipt of the award.

In this issue...

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Katy Schmoll, COMET win awards in May

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