2020 News & Events

Cathy Weable receives NOAA Silver Sherman Award

3 April 2020

Cathy Weable wearing pin
Cathy Weable with her Silver Sherman pin

Cathy Weable, one of CSD's Administrative Assistants, receives a NOAA Silver Sherman Award. This award was initiated during Dr. Kathy Sullivan's tenure as NOAA Administrator, to recognize individuals who excel in their work, achieve a milestone that contributes significantly or critically towards a particular program's goal, or demonstrate leadership toward process improvement of a significant magnitude. Dr. Sullivan was particularly invested in reaching down into the organization to recognize those who made extraordinary efforts to keep the mission moving forward.

Cathy is recognized "for outstanding support of the Foreign National Guest (FNG) program within the ESRL Chemical Sciences Division. Ms. Weable went above and beyond her normal work requirements and demonstrated leadership by working closely with the Office of Security and by guiding CSD sponsors and Guests in meeting all requirements of the Foreign National Guest program. Her successful leadership in managing the FNG process has improved CSD morale."

Silver Sherman award and pin
Silver Sherman award and pin

Cathy virtually receives a Silver Sherman pin and certificate at the lab gathering via Google Meet on 3 April 2020. The pin that accompanies this award "... is dubbed the 'Silver Sherman' because it features Sherman the Shark from Jim Toomey's popular daily comic Sherman's Lagoon. Artist and conservationist Jim Toomey has long been a friend of NOAA. Besides sharing the exploits of the comic strip's namesake shark and his underwater friends, Mr. Toomey uses the cartoon to educate his readers about the environment."