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08-09-2000

Herman '85 Of Potomac Receives Clarkson University's Top Honor For Young Alumni

[A photo of Ellen Herman for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/herman.jpg]

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Ellen Herman of Potomac, Md., vice president and senior associate at the Staubach Company, has received a Woodstock Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.  Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers. herman

Herman was also elected to serve as a member-at-large of the Clarkson University Alumni Association Board of Governors for a five-year term through the year 2005.

Herman graduated from Clarkson in 1985 with a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering.  She began her career with Boston Properties, serving as a Construction Manager before joining the Staubach Company, a U.S.-based real estate services firm providing transaction and consulting services to clients in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. As a vice president and a senior associate, she is responsible for the company’s northeast region design and construction consulting activities and oversees the Non-Profit Practices Group of the firm. 

Herman has been responsible for the development of world headquarters facilities for MCI and the American Public Health Association, and is currently consulting with organizations such as the District of Columbia, The Village Foundation, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.  She is active professionally as a member of the Washington Board of Trade and the American Society of Association Executives.  Herman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jubilee Alliance, a non-profit organization which delivers housing aid services to the homeless, and is President of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women).

Herman has regularly participated in regional alumni events in Washington, D.C., serves as her class Reunion Activity Chair, and is a member of the Clarkson Alumni Association Board of Governors.  She has also assisted with her class reunion gift program, and is serving as a Class Partner for the Campaign for Clarkson. 

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  The University has 2,902 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

PHOTO CAPTION: Ellen Herman (center) is presented with the Woodstock Award by Clarkson University President Denny Brown (right) and Alumni Association President C. Michael Elliott.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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