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ESF Alumnus Will Chair Paper Science Program


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has selected an alumnus as the next chair of the Faculty of Paper Science and Engineering.

Dr. Thomas E. Amidon earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at ESF between 1968 and 1974. He served as an instructor for a computer programming and process control course from 1974 to 1976.

Amidon has been employed with International Paper since 1976. He most recently served as laboratory manager at the company's Corporate Research Center in Tuxedo, N.Y. In that position, Amidon managed a staff of 74 people in facility operations, business technical support, engineering and capital management.

ESF, founded in 1911, is the oldest college in the nation devoted exclusively to sciences related to the wise use and replenishment of natural resources. The paper science program was established in 1920.