In recognition of the cumulative and consistent impact of her veterinary and volunteer work in and around her hometown, Barbara Mix, CVM ’82, was named the newest recipient the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.
New York State Impact
“The U.S. is one of only three industrialized countries that does not guarantee universal access to paid sick leave. Especially low-wage earners, part-time employees and employees in the hospitality and service sector typically do not have access to paid sick leave. Many have to go to work sick. Mandating sick leave enables those employees to take paid sick leave and reduces the spread of influenza-like-illnesses.”