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Vicksburg District announces annual Engineer’s Day awards

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony, honoring employees with individual awards:

Colby Bankston, Real Estate Division, received the Employee of the Year Award for his accomplishments and excellence in contributing to the district’s mission, his demonstration of Army and USACE values and his leadership and mentorship.

William Shows, Engineering and Construction Division, was the recipient of the Commander’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Shows received this award for his contribution to the EEO program, assuring full opportunity in employment for all persons.

Kent Parrish, Programs and Project Management Division, was the recipient of the Engineer Award for his dedication and expertise in the field of engineering.

Jason Overstreet, Emergency Operations Division, received the Emergency Management Award for his initiative, commitment and leadership in performing and completing specialized emergency mission assignments.

Drew Smith, Engineering and Construction Division, was the recipient of the Commander’s Public Service Award for his achievement in high-profile public service, including media relations that enhanced the USACE’s image among partners, stakeholders and the public.

Dana Moree, Engineering and Construction Division, was the recipient of the STEM Employee of the Year Award for her pattern of achievement, excellence and leadership in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math for USACE.

Michael Leblanc, Engineering and Construction Division, received the Paddle Wheel Award, which recognizes an employee for excellence in specific craft and trade skills, for his performance of duties and significant support to the district’s mission and goals.

Anita Griffin, Programs and Project Management Division, received the Professional Award for her performance of duties and dedication to the USACE and district mission.

Brian Everitt, Engineering and Construction Division, received the Scientist Award for his performance of duties as a cartographer and dedication to the USACE and district mission.

Tonya Gregory-Lyons, Executive Office, was the recipient of the Administrator Award for her administrative support to the district.

Thomas Hale, Sardis Lake Field Office, was the recipient of the Park Ranger Award, for his professionalism and communication skills while performing his duties.

Lakierra Brown, Engineering and Construction Division, was the recipient of the Volunteer Leadership Award for her dedicated leadership in planning and coordinating successful projects for the district.

Baylee Jeter, Programs and Project Management Division, and Amy McAdams, Arkabutla Lake Field Office, each received the Student of the Year Award for their demonstration of initiative, commitment, competence and leadership while performing duties as students for their respective offices.

Billy Williams, Jr. was the recipient of the Wage Grade Leadership Award for his pattern of excellence as a supervisor, serving as a role model for other wage-system employees and leading his team to accomplish quality, productive and safe work.

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