March 2000


ORNL people

Karen Downer has been named director of the Office of Environmental Protection, a post she’s been filling for almost a year.

Craig Little, head of the Grand Junction Office of the Life Sciences Division’s Assessment Technology section, has been elected to the Health Physics Society’s board of directors for a three-year term.

Sherry Wright of the Energy Division’s Center for Energy and Environmental Analysis has again won the Liaison Office of the Year trophy for the International Greenhouse Gas Emission-Reducing Technology Information Exchange, or GREENTIE. She won the award last year and has won three of the past four years. The GREENTIE directory, the principal information system for U.S. clean energy technologies, saw a 113 percent increase in use from last year.

Dad James of the Plant and Equipment Division won the ORNL Committee for African American History Month’s barbecue sauce contest. More than100 voted. When asked if he would share the recipe for his “Big Daddy’s Sauce,” Dad said, “It’s a family secret. I can’t let it go.”

The Computing, Information and Networking Division’s annual awards recently included “beyond the call” winners Angie Wampler, for electronic publishing support to the Spallation Neutron Source project, and the team of Warren Everett, Chuck Fisher, Dave Giles, Russ Hand, John Long, Don Maxwell, Jim Simmons, Suzanne Willoughby and Greg Winfree, for volunteering their time in preparation for Y2K. Outstanding customer service awards went to Jim Simmons (networking), Judy Benton (electronic publishing) and Nancy Getsi (Web applications). Peggy Tinnel received the cornerstone award; Peggy Brown and Walter Dykas received outstanding initiative awards. Rick Phillips received the technical achievement award for his programming solutions. Finally, the outstanding team award went to Charlie Horak and Angie Wampler for their publishing support to the SNS project.

(Ed. note:) Angie Wampler, whose name appears twice in the above item, also applied her considerable energy and skills to ORNL Reporter, the internal ORNL Today, and to DOE Pulse. She recently left the Lab for a job that allows her more time with the family. We commend her for making that choice and wish her a lot of love and luck.