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FC: 2011

1: "Only love can be divided endlessly, and still not diminish." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

2: UCSC Thesis: Giant Impacts During Planet Formation: Parallel Tree Code Simulations Using Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (Peter Bodenheimer & D.N.C. Lin) Current Location: Milford, CT - Psychiatrist on the voluntary clinical faculty at Yale University / starting a private practice | Randi Cohen (2006) | "Thanks, Sandy - for your keen intelligence and immense dedication to the field of astrophysics, in so many different capacities." | Randi with her graduating class from the Psychiatry Dept at Yale University

5: UCSC Thesis: Extragalactic globular cluster subpopulations and galaxy formation (Jean Brodie) Current Location: Cambridge, MA - Menzel Fellow at Harvard College Observatory | "I'll never forget 206265" | Jay Strader (2007)

6: UCSC Thesis: Chemistry of Planet Formation (Greg Laughlin) Current Location: Austin, TX - assistant professor in University of Texas Astronomy Department | "Even though I'm a Longhorn now, I'm still a Slug at heart!" | Sally and her husband Eric after completeling the Longhorn Run | Sally Dodson-Robinson (2008)

7: "Sandy, thank you for all of your work to make UCSC an exciting and encouraging place to learn how to be an astronomer." | UCSC Thesis: Carbon and nitrogen abundance variations in globular cluster red giants (Graeme Smith) Current Location: Heidelberg, Germany - Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Heidelberg | Sarah Martell (2008)

8: Karrie Gilbert (2008) | UCSC Thesis: The Global Properties and Substructure Characteristics of Andromeda's Stellar Halo (Raja GuhaThakurta) Current Location: Seattle, WA - Hubble Fellow at the University of Washington | "Sandy, I feel I was one of the lucky ones- I got to take your galaxies class my first quarter at UCSC. Although it felt like boot camp, the knowledge you passed on in class is still serving me well. Thanks for your dedication to the department and especially to the graduate students. Good luck in your next endeavors!"

9: Nicholas Konidaris (2008)

10: Gregory Novak (2008) | UCSC Thesis: Simulated Galaxy Remnants Produced by Binary and Multiple Mergers (Joel Primack) Current Location: Princeton, NJ - Postdoctoral Researcher and Teaching Fellow at Princeton | "I have been inspired by you over the years. Best wishes."

12: UCSC Thesis: Probing the Chemical Composition of the z < 1 Intergalactic Medium with Observations and Simulations (Jason Prochaska) Current Location: Somerville, MA - NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research | Kathy Cooksey (2009) | "Sandy, of all you have done and do, I most appreciate your support of the social aspect of the Department: attending morning coffee, hosting soirees at your house, organizing department ski trips... All the best!"

13: UCSC Thesis: Iron and Alpha Element Distributions in Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies from Medium-Resolution Spectroscopy (Raja GuhaThakurta) Current Location: Pasadena, CA - Hubble Fellow at Caltech | Evan Kirby (2009) | "At my dissertation defense, I asked Sandy, 'Did you ever expect DEIMOS to be able to pull out multi-element abundance measurements for individual stars?' She said, 'Of course!' I'm glad that I was able to help DEIMOS realize its full potential!"

14: UCSC Thesis: Planet Formation and Searches (Greg Laughlin) Current Location: Santa Cruz, CA - Lecturing Intro Astronomy classes and working with the CfAO Professional Development Program | Ryan Montgomery (2009) | "Sandy, you are an absolute force of nature. It has been inspiring to work with you and to see how much you've been able to accomplish. And thank you for your support of education and outreach career paths for grads."

15: S. Mark Ammons (2009) | "Sandy, I will certainly borrow heavily from your exhaustive class notes for 240A when I have the opportunity to instruct on similar topics. Thank you for these invaluable resources." | UCSC Thesis: Towards advanced study of Active Galactic Nuclei with visible light adaptive optics (Claire Max) Current Location: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

18: Candace Joggerst (2010) | UCSC Thesis: Rayleigh-Taylor Mixing in Supernovae (Stan Woosley) Current Location: Los Alamos, NM - Postdoctoral Researcher in T2 at Los Alamos National Laboratory | "Sandy has a talent for asking deep, insightful questions of speakers at talks and morning coffee, without the questions ever coming off as hostile or meant to put people in their place, as is often the case with other senior scientists. It's a talent I would dearly love to develop." | Candace with her daughter Eleanor

19: UCSC Thesis: Planet Formation in MRI-Active Disks (D.N.C. Lin) Current Location: Boulder, CO - Postdoctoral Researcher at Southwest Research Institute | Katherine Kretke (2010) | "Thank you Sandy for all your hard work as department chair, especially for working with the graduate students to make a collaborative and supportive environment!"

20: Shannon Patel (2010) | UCSC Thesis: The Dependence of Galaxy Star Formation Histories on Environment at 0.6

21: Bülent Kiziltan (2010) | UCSC Thesis: Reassessing the Fundamentals: On the Evolution, Agse and Masses of Neutron Stars (Stephen E. Thorsett) Current Location: Cambridge, MA - Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics | "I thank Sandra Faber for leading the way in pushing the envelope to make the departmentnot only a nurturing environment for students but also a center for excellence. She has been truly a role model."

24: Kathleen Morzinski (2011) | "When I visit other departments, I realize how unique UCSC is with strong female role models at all levels. Sandy's leadership has created a supportive climate for women in the department." | UCSC Thesis: Adaptive Optics for High-Contrast Imaging of Faint Substellar Companions (Claire Max, Bruce Macintosh, and Jonathon Fortney) Current Location: Tuscon, AZ - Sagan Fellow at the University of Arizona

25: Kevin Schlaufman (2011) | UCSC Thesis: Halo Substructure & Milky Way Formation (Connie Rockosi) Current Location: Santa Cruz, CA - Data Scientist at LinkedIn | "Thank you for all of the work you've done to enhance the PhD program to make our graduates more competitive for life after grad school!"

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