September 1999

ORNL people

Four ORNL secretaries have earned the Certified Professional Secretaries designation from the International Association of Administrative Professionals. The new CPSs are Stacey Himesand Lisa Lester of the Plant and Equipment Division, Sherry Samples of the Metals and Ceramics Division and Cindy Wilson of the Instrumentation and Controls Division.

Presidentís Awards for Continuous Improvement were presented at a downtown ceremony recently.

The Life Sciences Divisionís Charmaine Foltz was cited for her involvement with the re-engineering of the ORNL Mouse Genetics Research Facility operations, particularly with animal care and use.

Barry Berven, David Edds, Diane Embleton, Ken Isham, Dennis Rice, Doug Rose, Janet Swenson, Jerry Wells and Bill Winton helped Life Sciences Division with an orderly move from buildings 9220 and 9211. The move involved significant logistical hurdles.

The Computing, Information and Networking Divisionís Ta-chang Liu and Della Elliott reduced the cost of library acquisitions by pointing out a tax rule that exempted items that ORNL had previously paid tax on.

A multidisciplinary team moved quickly to get ORNL back into high-performance computing initiatives. Richard Alexander, Buddy Bland, Mike Huie, Debbie McCoy, Rolf Migun and Dave Neusel helped with the prompt acquisition and installation of an IBM 1 TFLOP system.

ORNL Photography was recognized for its smooth transition to digital photography. The Labís photography team includes Curtis Boles, Gail Cooper, Dobie Gillispie, Harry Richey, Jim Richmond, Brenda Robertson, and Earnestine Sloan.

Two ORNL staff members were among the nine honored at the Oak Ridge YWCAís Night of Tribute. The Environmental Sciences Divisionís Virginia Dale received the award for health, science and technology. Computing, Information and Networking Division graphic artist Tina Curry received the award for arts and culture. Also, Shanea Gethers, who received the young woman of distinction award, is the daughter of Fusion Energy Divisionís Frank Gethers.


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