Kathy Gardinier Recognized for 30 Years of Service

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Image (from left to right): ChBE Chair Peter Kofinas, Kathy Gardinier and Clark School Dean Darryll Pines. Credit: Alan Santos, UMD.

Kathy Gardinier - assistant director of undergraduate and gradute studies for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) - was honored at a ceremony on April 16, 2019, for 30 years of service to the University of Maryland (UMD). Gardinier, a Maryland native, has been instrumental in increasing recruitment and retention rates of students to the chemical engineering program. 

“Kathy is truly a unique person and an asset to our department,” said Peter Kofinas, ChBE Professor and Chair. “She makes being a student, faculty or staff member in ChBE more enjoyable because of her sunny disposition. Kathy’s friendly and welcoming personality makes it easy for students to ask any questions and get assistance in making important decisions regarding their academic career, or just having a welcoming ear for emotional support and guidance. She is incredibly well informed which makes her great at her job, and her door is always open. Her characteristic laugh fills the halls and brightens everyone’s day. Her talent, hard work, and warmth make her an important person to all of us in ChBE.”

Published May 28, 2019