On Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Office of Sustainability, Auburn University, and the sustainability movement lost a passionate and dedicated friend, educator, and advocate. Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Associate Professor in the College of Science and Mathematics and Director of Academic Sustainability Programs, died as a result of injuries received in a senseless and tragic auto accident on Tuesday, March 3 while returning home from a musical performance.
Nanette was a woman pioneer as a research scientist studying coral reef ecosystems all over the world for more than thirty years. As Director of Academic Sustainability Programs she educated dozens of Auburn University faculty from colleges and schools across the university so they could effectively incorporate sustainability into their classes. She oversaw the maturation and expansion of the Minor in Sustainability Studies, a truly interdisciplinary minor that serves students and offers classes from nearly every school and college at Auburn University.
We want to honor and acknowledge Nanette for who she is and all she has done on behalf of a better world. We would like to share a recent Campus Changemaker story about her in our blog. Nanette is and will be mourned and missed.