Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


State University of New York honors ORNL geochemist

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 1999 — Dr. David Cole, leader of the Geochemistry Group in the Chemical and Analytical Sciences Section of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been named to the Alumni Honor Roll of the State University of New York.

The honor recognizes SUNY alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and significant contributions to their respective professions. Cole, a graduate of the SUNY College at Cortland, N.Y., was recognized in the science and technology category for contributions to the understanding of geochemical controls on the relative abundances of the naturally-occurring stable isotopes of oxygen, hydrogen, carbon and sulfur in minerals and fluids.

Cole earned a bachelor's degree in geology from SUNY Cortland, followed by a master's degree and a doctorate in geochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. He also recently earned a Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY Cortland.

He and his wife, Victoria, reside in West Knoxville, Tenn. Their three children are Ragan Cole-Cunningham of Fillmore, Calif., a graduate student at the California Institute of the Arts; Jeremy, a junior attending the University of Tennessee, and Aaron, a junior who attends Farragut High School.

ORNL is a DOE multiprogram research facility and is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.