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Press Release 94-52
 
 
Immediate
Mary Ann Peto
(Bus: 216/433-2902)

Minority Business Awards Ceremony to be held October 14

Cleveland, OH -- NASA Administrator Daniel C. Goldin will present the National Association of Small Disadvantaged Business (NASDB) Meritorious Award to the honorable Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio's 11th Congressional District, in a ceremony on October 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) located at 22800 Cedar Point Road, Cleveland, Ohio.

The NASDB meritorious award is presented to those who have performed deeds beyond the normal standard that promote the advancement of minority-owned companies into the mainstream of American business.

Ralph M. Thomas III will receive NASDB's National Advocacy Award for his work in fostering the well-being of small disadvantaged business. Thomas is NASA's Assistant Administrator for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

NASA Lewis Research Center Director, Donald J. Campbell, will present Lewis' Minority Contractor of the Year to Mid-America Consulting group. The award cites their "outstanding contributions in the performance of contracts at the NASA Lewis Research Center and in assisting the Center in developing a total quality environment."

Campbell also will recognize the following three Lewis employees for their exceptional achievement in furthering NASA's efforts to assist Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs) and fostering better working relations between NASA Lewis and SDBs:

Dallas Lauderdale, Jr.-- SDB Program/Support/Architect
Thomas A. Spicer--Procurement/Contracting Officer
John M. Brett--Small Business/Procurement Analyst

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