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Employees Mix and Mingle at Nottingham

By Eddy Ball
December 2007

The event gave Nottingham staff, such as John Peterson of OCPL, second from left, and Nancy Stegman, second from right, a chance to chat with Associate Directors Chris Portier, Ph.D., left, Allen Dearry, Ph.D., right, and Wilson, center.
The event gave Nottingham staff, such as John Peterson of OCPL, second from left, and Nancy Stegman, second from right, a chance to chat with Associate Directors Chris Portier, Ph.D., left, Allen Dearry, Ph.D., right, and Wilson, center. (Photo by Eddy Ball)
With many of his staff located at Nottingham, Hollander was a familiar face.
With many of his staff located at Nottingham, Hollander was a familiar face. (Photo by Eddy Ball)
Before the visitors arrived, some Nottingham regulars spent a little time mixing and mingling on their own. Shown left to right, Dona McNeil, second from left, Nancy Powell and Ellen Moul listened as Kelly Powel, left, gestured as she made a point.
Before the visitors arrived, some Nottingham regulars spent a little time mixing and mingling on their own. Shown left to right, Dona McNeil, second from left, Nancy Powell and Ellen Moul listened as Kelly Powel, left, gestured as she made a point. (Photo by Eddy Ball)
Lang, left, chatted with OCPL News Director Robin Mackar about his upcoming trip to Ireland, where, he noted,
Lang, left, chatted with OCPL News Director Robin Mackar about his upcoming trip to Ireland, where, he noted, "my Blackberry won't work." (Photo by Eddy Ball)

It didn't take long for most people at the Institute's first Mix and Mingle session in Nottingham Hall November 14 to see the wisdom behind the new series of get-togethers initiated by NIEHS Acting Director Sam Wilson, M.D. Once the event was underway, Nottingham staff and their visitors alike seemed to agree about the desirability of getting together more often in the future.

When he arrived at the gathering, Wilson humbly admitted that he had followed Associate Director of Management Marc Hollander's motorcycle over to the satellite office space because he thought he might get lost. "The last time I tried to drive to Nottingham," he joked, "I ended up at the airport."

The group of nearly fifty employees and contractors had a chance to chat with Wilson and, in some cases, put faces to several names they may have heard many times before - as well as meet some people they didn't know even existed.

Along with Wilson, the Nottingham visitors included four suited-out associate directors, Acting Director of DERT Dennis Lang, Ph.D., Acting Scientific Director Perry Blackshear, M.D., D.Phil., and B-module heavy lifters Lindsay Lloyd and Angie Sanders. Although some of the people who call Nottingham home knew all of the visitors, almost no one had yet met the newest NIEHS associate director, Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., who spends most of her time in Bethesda.

Refreshments were simple, but popular among the mix-and-mingle crowd, and the success of the event was evident from the paucity of leftovers in the Nottingham break room the next morning.

The series continues in December with Mix and Mingle sessions slated for East Campus and Main Campus.


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