Scudder Awarded Manager of the Year

Elaine Scudder, materials manager and purchaser in the School of Science and Mathematics, was named the Outstanding Scientific Materials Manager of the Year during the NAOSMM convention July 24-29 in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Manager of the Year award is the highest honor given by the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM). The nomination process includes compiling many letters of recommendation from colleagues, members of NAOSMM and vendors. Community service is also considered, along with contributions to the profession and exemplary work at the nominee’s institution.

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Elaine Scudder, left, accepts the plaque for Outstanding Scientific Materials Manager of the Year from Carol Bowman, president of NAOSMM.

Scudder has been a University employee for 23 years. Throughout her 20-year membership with NAOSMM, she has occupied a number of leadership positions, including six years as national secretary, and was honored with the organization’s Outstanding Service Award in 2005.

In addition to a plaque from NAOSMM, Scudder was also awarded a dolphin sculpture of Frabel Glass, donated and presented by Kimble-Chase Glass Company.

NAOSMM is a group of approximately 500 individuals involved in purchasing, receiving, warehousing, distribution and inventory control of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, glassware, plasticware and instruments, as well as special services in research, teaching and research and development fields. Members include representatives from universities, colleges, manufacturers, research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies.