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Robin Lampman Wins the CALS Core Value Staff Award for Adaptability

November 16, 2016

Dean Kathryn J. Boor and Robin Lampman

On Monday, Nov. 7, Dean Kathryn J. Boor presented Robin Lampman with the Core Value Staff Award for Adaptability. Lampman was assistant to the chair of the department of molecular biology and genetics. She began working here in 1985, first in the Veterinary College and other divisions, before finding a home with molecular biology and genetics in 2001.

Since 2004, Robin has been assistant to three MBG chairs. Her responsibilities were challenging, because they not only included the complicated tasks of coordinating the chair’s schedule, assembling tenure packages, and creating schedules for faculty candidates, but they also required preparing annual reports for both CALS and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as organizing MBG’s two annual and semi-annual endowed lectures. Lampman did all of this while coordinating with forty faculty members and fifteen staff.

Lampman has shown her adaptability throughout these projects and many more, each of which often changed at a moment’s notice. Lampman recently retired, and in her time at Cornell, she earned the trust of faculty, staff, and students.

The Adaptability Award is given to a team or individual who is flexible, open, and receptive to new ideas; adapts to multiple or changing priorities and demands; shows an ability to modify his or her preferred methods of operation; and focuses on long-term vision rather than short-term gains.

Lampman joined 12 other CALS faculty and staff who received awards that night in different categories that highlighted the best and brightest of CALS. Learn more about the winners here.