Susan Abraham, NYUCD’s Director of Administration, has been awarded the prestigious 2006–2007 Distinguished Administrator Award presented by New York University in recognition of outstanding achievement as an administrator and dedicated service to students, faculty and staff. The award is a special acknowledgement of the value that NYU places on administrative excellence, and a way to formally honor the significant contributions of administrative and professional staff. It carries with it a $5,000 stipend.
Noting that only seven individuals from throughout the University received this distinction, Interim Dean Richard I. Vogel said, "Susan was selected for her remarkable ability to execute the demands of her many administrative responsibilities through thoughtful and compassionate interactions with staff, students, administrators and others throughout the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing. She does this with apparent effortlessness through an unparalleled work ethic, exemplary prowess for organization and administrative excellence of the highest quality. I look forward to adding her name to the monolith in our lobby recognizing NYUCD University Distinguished Teachers and Administrators."
And that’s not all. Susan has another big reason to celebrate. She has been invited to represent the United States at the First International Monterrey Marble Sculpture Symposium to be held in Monterrey, Mexico, in October 2007. The event, an international forum on world peace, is designed to celebrate encounters between Ameridian and AngloSacon cultures by focusing on cultural diversity, sustainable development, indigenous knowledge, spirituality, education, technology, human rights and justice. Over one million people are expected to attend the event, which will run through October. Susan is one of only 10 artists from around the world selected to participate in the forum.
For the Monterrey forum, Susan will use black marble measuring 7 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet, weighing over 6,000 pounds, to carve a functional sculpture that will be donated to Mexico and placed on display at a local museum. To view photos of Susan’s sculptures, go to www.sabrahamsculpture.com.