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2012 Marshall Center Honor Award Recipients
08.08.12
 
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MSFC Director's Commendation Honor Award
The Director’s Commendation Honor Award is the highest award given at the Marshall Space Flight Center. It is awarded to an individual whose job performance and/or special accomplishments merit recognition where other avenues of recognition are not sufficient.

Wayne D. Blocker, Jacobs ESTS/Engineering Directorate
Steve R. Brewster, Engineering Directorate
Brian J. Brown, Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Helen J. Cole, Science & Technology Office
Robert (Ben) Davis, Engineering Directorate
Norma Dugal-Whitehead, Engineering Directorate
Jill H. Fowler, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth R. Frederick, Engineering Directorate
Joseph L. Gaines, Engineering Directorate
Uttam S. Gill, Engineering Directorate
Gary L. Humphrey, Office of Center Operations
Timothy R. Jett, Engineering Directorate
Chana D. Johnson, Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Barry S. Kaigler, Office of Procurement
Laurel J. Karr, Engineering Directorate
Karen Knight, Engineering Directorate
Heather M. Koehler, Engineering Directorate
Steven N. Kurtz, Engineering Directorate
Donna Leach, Office of Center Operations
Seunghee Lee, Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Armando Martinez, Engineering Directorate
Donald H. McQueen, Engineering Directorate
Brian K. Mitchell, Engineering Directorate
Ronda P. Moyers, Engineering Directorate
Mahmoud R. Naderi, Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications
Kimberly A. Narmore, Office of the Chief Information Officer
N. Phan Nguyen, Office of Center Operations
Jason E. Norwood, Engineering Directorate
James H. Perkins, Engineering Directorate
Don Pollitz, Office of Center Operations
Julie A. Ray, Engineering Directorate
Monserrate C. Roman, Science & Technology Office
Allison K. Sandt, Office of Procurement
Todd A. Schneider, Engineering Directorate
Matthew C. Smith, Engineering Directorate
Rhonda Smitherman-Hickman, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Joanne (Jody) Terek, Engineering Directorate
David J. Trice, Engineering Directorate
Amy L. Walden, Engineering Directorate
Amanda Wilson, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Robert D. Woods, Space Launch System Program
Yancy B. Young, Flight Programs & Partnerships Office

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MSFC Certificate of Appreciation Honor Award
The Certificate of Appreciation Honor Award is awarded to an individual in recognition of an outstanding accomplishment which contributed substantially to the mission of Marshall.

Jason R. Adam, Engineering Directorate
Ann S. Bathew, Engineering Directorate
William C. Brandsmeier, Engineering Directorate
Jeffrey G. Branting, Office of Center Operations
Janice P. Burrough, Office of Procurement
Amy B. Campbell, Office of Procurement
Donald (Gregg) Chavers, Engineering Directorate
Charles D. Clark, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Coleman B. Cobb, Engineering Directorate
Stephen C. Gorum, Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Rebecca S. Grimaldi, Engineering Directorate
Norman A. Hardin, ERC-Jacobs/Space Launch System Program
Mark F. Harrison, Teledyne Brown Engineering/Engineering Directorate
Ralph D. Heusinger, Engineering Directorate
Dayna S. Ise, Flight Programs & Partnerships Office
Georgia A. James, Engineering Directorate
Alfrica Jones, Engineering Directorate
Jeremiah J. Kolb, ERT Inc./Office of Center Operations
Cynthia L. Lemaster, Engineering Directorate
Paul Luz, Engineering Directorate
Gail L. Martin, Science and Technology Office
Joe A. Matus, Engineering Directorate
Anne F. Meinhold, International Trade/Shuttle-Ares Transition Office
Graham M. Nelson, Engineering Directorate
Benjamin G. Penn, Engineering Directorate
Alison B. Protz, Engineering Directorate
Erin H. Richardson, Engineering Directorate
Michael P. Schoenfeld, Engineering Directorate
James M. Sharp, Engineering Directorate
Lynn P. Southgate, Office of Procurement
Linda S. Southworth, Schafer/Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications
Myron H. Tapscott, Engineering Directorate
Douglas E. Thom, Jacobs/Michoud Assembly Facility
Carlos A. Velez, Engineering Directorate
Mary Vereen, Engineering Directorate
Paul Viens, Northrop Grumman/Science & Technology Office
David K. Wagner, Space Launch System Program
Terry D. Ware, Engineering Directorate
Lisa L. Williams, Bastion Technologies Inc./Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Whitney C. Young, Flight Programs & Partnerships Office

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MSFC Group Achievement Honor Award
The MSFC Group Achievement Honor Award is given in recognition of outstanding accomplishment that has been made through the coordination of many individual efforts and has contributed substantially to the accomplishment of the mission of Marshall.

'2021' Mission Portfolio Workforce Planning Team, submitted by Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications
Ares I Scale Model Acoustic Test Team, submitted by Engineering Directorate
Ares First Stage Safety and Mission Assurance Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Ares Upper Stage Safety and Mission Assurance Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Ares Vehicle Integration Safety and Mission Assurance Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Chandra Data Archive Development and Operations Team, submitted by Science & Technology Office
Emergency Notification System Implementation Team, submitted by Office of Center Operations
External Tank Safety and Mission Assurance Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Financial Process Controls Team, submitted by Office of the Chief Financial Officer
J-2X Safety and Mission Assurance Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Materials Management Initiative Team, submitted by Office of Center Operations
MC3E Team, submitted by Science & Technology Office
Mission Concept Review Team, submitted by Space Launch System Program
MSFC Audit Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
MSFC Space Shuttle Celebration Team, submitted by Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications
NASA Space Launch System Legal Team, submitted by Office of the Chief Counsel
NTR Element Environment Simulator Test Team, submitted by Engineering Directorate
>Office of Human Capital Transition Team, submitted by Office of Human Capital
POIC Two-factor Authentication Implementation Team, submitted by Engineering Directorate
Reusable Solid Rocket Booster SMA Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
SHE Training Subcommittee, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Shuttle PSE&I SMA Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Shuttle Transition and Retirement Procurement Support Team, submitted by Office of Procurement
SLS System Integration Lab Qualification SMA Team,submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Space Launch System PPBE 13 Team, submitted by Space Launch System Program
Space Launch System Software SMA Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
Space Shuttle Main Engine SMA Team, submitted by Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate
System Engineering Process Management Tiger Team, submitted by Engineering Directorate
Tornado Response Call Center Volunteer Team, submitted by Office of Human Capital

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MSFC Research and Technology Award
The Research and Technology Award is given in recognition of notable achievements in current research and technology development work, particularly for research and technology objectives and plans, and the center director’s discretionary fund projects, with essential hands-on contributions to the success of these activities.

Phillip Allen, Engineering Directorate
Adam K. Gowan, Engineering Directorate
Enrique M. Jackson, Engineering Directorate
Joseph B. Knight, Engineering Directorate
Jeremy D. Myers, Engineering Directorate
Robert C. Richmond, Retired/Engineering Directorate
William Herbert Sims III, Engineering Directorate
Dennis Tucker, Engineering Directorate
Delisa L. Wilkerson, Engineering Directorate
Spun Formed Dome Testing Development Team, submitted by Engineering Directorate

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MSFC Technology Transfer Award
The Technology Transfer Award is given in recognition of directly involved employees who have excelled in responding to government and NASA directives to transfer federal technology development, deployment or adaptation.

Todd Freestone, Engineering Directorate
James J. Richeson, ICRC-Jacobs/Science & Technology Office
William Herbert Sims III, Engineering Directorate
Karthik Srinivasan, USRA/Science & Technology Office
Kosta A. Varnavas, Engineering Directorate
Fluid Harmonizer Absorber Team, submitted by Engineering Directorate

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MSFC 2011 Patent Award
The Marshall Center patent plaque is given in recognition to inventors who within the past year have had a patent issued by the Patent and Trademark Office in support of NASA.

Dean C. Alhorn, Engineering Directorate
Carl M. Benson, Engineering Directorate
Donald (Gregg) Chavers, Flight Programs & Partnerships Office
Richard W. Dabney, Retired
Thomas K. Delay, Engineering Directorate
Robert (Jeffrey) Ding, Engineering Directorate
Susan Vinz Elrod, Engineering Directorate
Darell E. Engelhaupt, University of Alabama in Huntsville
William D. Greene, Space Launch System Program
Mikhail V. Gubarev, Science & Technology Office
Adam (Gail) Hendrickson, Madison Research Corp.
David E. Howard, Engineering Directorate
William D. Jones, Engineering Directorate
Valentin Korman, K Sciences
Brian D. Ramsey, Science & Technology Office
James J. Richeson, ICRC-Jacobs/Science and Technology Office
William Herbert Sims III, Engineering Directorate
John Elihu Sinko, Madison Research Corp.
Dennis A. Smith, Engineering Directorate
William K. Witherow, Engineering Directorate

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MSFC 2012 Patent Award
The Marshall Center patent plaque is given in recognition to inventors who within the past year have had a patent issued by the Patent and Trademark Office in support of NASA.

Dean C. Alhorn, Engineering Directorate
Mark D. Cox, Engineering Directorate
Francis G. Defalco, NewMed, LLC
Robert (Jeffrey) Ding, Engineering Directorate
Kenneth R. Dutton, Engineering Directorate
John (Dwight) England, Engineering Directorate
Alex F. Farris III, NewMed, LLC
Kenneth R. Fernandez, Retired
Lawanna L. Harris, Engineering Directorate
David E. Howard, Engineering Directorate
Anthony R. Kelley, Engineering Directorate
James T. Mooney, University of Alabama in Huntsville
John W. Redmon Jr., Engineering Directorate
Robert C. Richmond, Retired/Engineering Directorate
Harry F. Schramm Jr., Retired
Dennis A. Smith, Engineering Directorate
H. Philip Stahl, Science & Technology Office
Jackie D. Thomas, Engineering Directorate
Mark (Stephen) Whorton, Flight Programs & Partnerships Office

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MSFC 2011 Invention of the Year Award
The Marshall Center Invention of the Year is given in recognition of a recently patented invention which has made the greatest contribution to a NASA program or has had the greatest commercialization success.

Robert (Jeffrey) Ding, Engineering Directorate