Deputy Provost John Siliciano presented Cornell faculty members Sahara Byrne, (Kit-Yee) Daisy Fan, María Cristina García and James P. Lassoie with 2016 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 28 at a trustee-faculty dinner.
Fan, senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, teaches programming, scientific computing and optimization. From 2003 to 2012, she was a faculty fellow at Court-Kay-Bauer Hall, where she developed and participated in academic-social events, and she is active in local K-12 education. Her students have described her as a “beacon” whose understanding and advice about how to succeed at Cornell has proved invaluable.
Carpenter award recipients receive $5,000 each. The awards, which underscore of the importance of undergraduate advising, were established by trustee Stephen Ashley ’62, MBA ’64, to honor his adviser, the late Professor Kendall S. Carpenter, who taught business management from 1954 to 1967.
Excerpted from the Cornell Chronicle