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Ethel “Sue” Susan Palmer

Ethel "Sue" Susan Palmer

Title: Technical Information Specialist (Retired)

Company: Chevron Oil Field Research Company

Location: Fayetteville, New York, United States





  • Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Catholic Charities of Syracuse Refugee Program (volunteer, 2007-2011)
  • Chevron, Adopt-a-School Program (instructor)
  • City of La Habra, CA (instructor, 1984, 1991-present) (program coordinator, 1989-1991)
  • City of Syracuse, NY (ESL and citizenship trainer, 2001-2010)
  • Collecting cans and bottles to bring to a recycling plant, donates up to $100 to CAP
  • Community Action Partnership for Madison County
  • Cornell University
  • Geoscience Information Society
  • Girl Scouts of the United States of America (member)
  • Governor’s and First Lady’s Conference on Women (participant, 1986)
  • Information Society of Sciences
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Whittier Laubach Literacy Program (volunteer, 1986-1988)
  • Women’s Rights Group (advocate)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Recipient, Outstanding School Volunteer Award, Kraft General Foods and Walt Disney World Company (1992)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1991-1992)
  • Recipient, Volunteer of the Year Apple Award, La Habra Masonic Lodge (1991)
  • Honoree, Certificate of Recognition, YWCA of Orange County (1990)
  • Honoree, Certificate of Recognition, YWCA Greater Los Angeles (1986)
  • Grantee, National Science Foundation (1979-1982)
  • Author, “The Peacock on the Roof: A Memoir about Life on the Road in California”


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