WASHINGTON - This year’s winners of Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) National Awards were recognized at an official awards ceremony in conjunction with FEW’s 41st National Training Program (NTP), “Jazz Up Your Career”, held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Each year nominations are received for individuals, Department or Agency officials or members of Congress who have supported our goals of helping women advance in government. FEW’s Annual Awards Program gives us the opportunity to recognize the special achievements of individuals, Chapters, and Regions that have worked tirelessly throughout the year to advance the purposes of our organization. In addition, FEW was honored to recognize six members of the military for distinguished service, significant contributions, and leadership to their service and our nation. FEW National President Sue Webster stated, “It is with great pleasure that I add my congratulations to the following Chapters/Regions, officers, individual members, and partners in the private sector for their support and commitment to FEW.”
FEW’s National President’s Award–-Recipients, Tonya Toon, Hoosier Hills Chapter, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana and
Dawn Nester, Northeast Regional Manager, Farmington, New Hampshire
Federal Department/Agency Award—Recipients, Gerald Boyd, Department of Energy-ORO, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and
Daniel Oliver, Naval PostGraduateSchool, Monterey, California
Private Sector Award–Recipient, Timothy Wagner, Stimulus Engineering, Crane, Indiana
Barbara Boardman Tennant Award–Recipient, Cecelia Davis, Latimer Chapter, Washington, D. C.
Allie Latimer Award–Recipient, Bernice Waller, Northwest D.C. Chapter, Washington, D. C.
Regional Achievement Award–Southeast Region, Nashville, Tennessee, Regional Manager – Sylvia Brown
Chapter Achievement Awards--–First place winners
Newsletter: SpaceCoast Chapter, Kennedy Space Coast Center, Florida–Southeast Region
Best Program: BluffCenter Chapter, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Southwest Region
Fundraiser: (Tie) Hoosier Hills Chapter, Crane, Indiana, Great Lakes Region and the DenverFederalCenter Chapter,
Denver, Colorado–RockyMountain Region
Membership: DenverFederalCenter Chapter, Denver, Colorado–Rocky Mountain Region
Special Emphasis Project: Parklawn Chapter, Rockville, Maryland–D.C. Metro Region
Special Project: Women on the Move Chapter, Washington, D. C.—D. C. Metro Region
Helen R. Dudley Overall Chapter Achievement Award–Hoosier Hills Chapter, Crane, Indiana—Great Lakes Region
Joneta Saceda, Willamette Chapter, Vancouver, Oregon—Pacific Northwest Region
Alexandria Thomas, parent Georgia Thomas from the Greater Houston Chapter, Southwest Region
National Training Program Scholarships -
Lamar Anglin, Pensacola Chapter, Pensacola, Florida—Southeast Region
Jayne Cousins, Greater MerrimackValley Chapter, Andover, Massachusetts—Northeast Region
Kimberly Higdon, Heart of America Chapter, Kansas City, Missouri—Mid-Continent Region
Elaine Jenkins, Tri-County Maryland Chapter, PerryPoint, Maryland—Mid-Atlantic Region
Bernita Marshall, Federal Triangle Chapter, Washington, D.C.—D.C. Metro Region
Rosemary Martinez, Alamo Chapter, San Antonio, Texas—Southwest Region
Bethany Mills, DenverFederalCenter, Denver, Colorado–Rocky Mountain Region
Janet Picha, Greater Atlanta Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia—Southeast Region
Joneta Saceda, Willamette Chapter, Oregon—Pacific Northwest Region
Retirees: Patt Franc, DenverFederalCenter Chapter, Denver, Colorado—Rocky Mountain Region
Military Recognition Award Recipients
Air Force—CAPT (03) Angela Jacobson
Army—MAJ (04) Ranee Rubio
Coast Guard—CAPT (06) Donna Cottrell
Marine Corps—MSgt (E8) Shalanda Raynor
Navy—CAPT (06) Myles Esmele, Jr.
National Guard—LTC (05) Gloria Sherman
About FEW: Federally Employed Women is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1968 after Executive Order 11375 was issued that added sex to the forms of prohibited discrimination in the federal government. FEW has grown into a national organization serving over one million federally employed women—both in the military and civilian workforce. FEW’s many accomplishments and activities have impacted the federal workplace and contributed to the improved working conditions for all.