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07-15-2007

O'Toole of Fairport Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

Potsdam, N.Y. -- Kimberly A. O'Toole of Fairport, N.Y., systems engineer in RF Communications at Harris Corporation in Rochester, N.Y., has received the Woodstock Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University. 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.

O'Toole earned her bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson in 2002 and is currently pursuing her master's degree in electrical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

O'Toole has worked since 2002 at Harris Corporation, where she is involved in custom system design, hardware design and military standard testing and manufacturing of systems. She is responsible for project engineering, including budget and schedule management and outsourcing and supplier management. She is also part of the advanced networking team and valued for her situational awareness expertise, receiving the next level award in 2003 and the excellence award in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

O'Toole has assumed the role of reunion giving partner and reunion activity chair at Clarkson, where she is also a volunteer for Project Lead the Way and works as an alumni admission volunteer. She visits campus frequently both as an on-campus speaker and as a recruiter for Harris Corporation.

Photo caption: Kimberly O'Toole (center) receives the Woodstock Award from Clarkson University President Tony Collins (left) and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky.

[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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