The IMesh Toolkit
Susan Calcari 1956-2001
The Internet Scout Project is sad to report that after a gallant battle with breast cancer, the founder and Executive Director, Susan Calcari, passed away on July 8, 2001. The project and the community at large deeply mourn her passing --- we will miss her vision, her sense of humour, and her leadership.
Rachel Heery, on behalf of the IMesh Toolkit Project, writes:
Susan Calcari, 1956 -- 2001
Susan was the founder and Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Internet Scout Project, which publishes the Scout Report and does research related to online resource discovery. The Scout Report is one of the Internet's longest-running and most respected publications.
Highlights of her professional career include being interviewed on Good Morning America, being the subject of a New York Times article, and being quoted by many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. She was also co-author of a successful book about the Internet.
Susie loved attending live blues, jazz, and rock concerts, was an ardent fan of the Green Bay Packers, and was an avid movie buff. She cherished her warm relationships with her extended family, work colleagues, and her many close friends, some living close to her, some across the country, and some around the world.
Susan's family has set up at scholarship fund to honor her memory -- donations can be made to "Iron Mountain High School - Susan Calcari Scholarship Trust," Iron Mountain High School, 300 West "B" St, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.
The Scout Project is also collecting remembrances from colleagues, friends, and family and would love to get stories or recollections you have from your time spent (in person or virtually) with Susie. Please let us know whether you'd be comfortable with us publishing your recollections on this page. You can send these emails to her brother Greg Calcari (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Rachael Bower (email@example.com).
Susan was a wonderful person who touched so many lives -- the Scout Project will miss her visionary leadership, her rich sense of humor and her amazing generosity of spirit. (Rachael Bower, Director, Internet Scout Project)