The NASA Honor Awards have been presented. In addition to presenting awards, Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, received NASA’s Equal Employment Opportunity Medal for outstanding leadership qualities in promoting diversity and inclusion at Stennis.
Three Stennis employees received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. The recipients are: Beth Bradley of Slidell, Louisiana, chief of the Center Management Support Division in the Stennis Office of Procurement; Wendy Houser of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an attorney and mentor in the Stennis Office of the Chief Counsel; and Ronald Rigney of Poplarville, chief of the Propulsion Test Project Office in the Stennis Project Directorate.
Six Stennis employees received NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal. They are: Dinna Cottrell of Covington, Louisiana, acting deputy director for the Stennis Center Operations Directorate; Sallie Bilbo of Pearl River, Louisiana, public affairs specialist in the Stennis Office of Communications; Thomas Jacks of Mandeville, Louisiana, design lead on the B-2 Project Team at Stennis; Bryon Maynard of Slidell, Louisiana, B-2 Test Stand project team; Sonia Rushing of Escatawpa, contract specialist in the Stennis Office of Procurement; and Katrina Wright of Picayune, industrial hygiene manager.
William Turner of Bay St. Louis received NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal for his work as project manager for ISS Action Inc. on the Stennis Protective Services Contract.
Andrew Martin of Upper Arlington, Ohio, received NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal for his work as the lead structural design engineer on the B-2 Test Stand restoration project.
Four Stennis employees received NASA’s Early Career Achievement Medal. They are: Justin Junell of Slidell, Louisiana; Nicholas Nugent of Carriere, mechanical design lead for the B-2 Test Stand restoration and adaptation project; Michael Perotti of Slidell, Louisiana; and Rebecca Strecker of Slidell, Louisiana.
Two Stennis employees received the NASA Silver Achievement Medal. They are: Andrew Guymon of Diamondhead; and Steven Rathbun of Slidell, Louisiana.
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