Sue Snow, a guiding presence in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation for over three decades, retired on July 1. Friends and colleagues, including Bob Adams, the former department head for whom she first served as administrative assistant, gathered for a send-off reception in May, with many attendees recalling Snow’s warmth, kindness, and helpfulness. “Sue was highly effective as an administrative assistant due to her cheerful demeanor, in-depth knowledge of university processes and procedures, and special ability to work in an environment of regular interruptions and relentless deadlines,” said former department head Harold Burkhart.

“I feel very blessed to have spent the last 32 years with so many special people,” Snow said. “The great relationship in the department between faculty and staff — the mutual respect and appreciation — is not something you find very often. I have especially enjoyed working with both our undergraduate and graduate students. They are fun and intelligent and energetic and enthusiastic. I look forward to enjoying my retirement, but I am going to miss my friends in Cheatham Hall and the friends I’ve made across campus and across Virginia very much.”