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June 14, 2005

NASA Public Affairs Office
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Perwien Awarded NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal

Rena L. Perwien, deputy chief financial officer for Resources Management in the Business Management Directorate at NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC), was awarded NASA's prestigious Exceptional Achievement Medal.

SSC Director Adm. Thomas Q. Donaldson V, USN (Ret.) and NASA's Glenn Research Center (Ohio) Director Dr. Julian M. Earls presented the medal to Perwien during a ceremony held at SSC on Thursday, June 9, 2005.

The NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal is given for a significant, specific accomplishment or contribution that significantly improves operations, efficiency, service, financial savings, science or technology that contributes to NASA's mission. Perwien was given the award for her exceptional contributions to SSC's implementation of Integrated Financial Management Programs, e-Payroll and Full Cost budgeting and management.

Perwien, a resident of Kiln, Miss. and a St. Paul native, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She attended high school in Dade County, Florida.

SSC is America's largest rocket engine test complex, and manages NASA's rocket propulsion testing. Besides rocket engine testing, SSC's Applied Sciences Directorate uses remote sensing technology to assist in solving problems related to erosion, agriculture and other practical problems. The center is located in Hancock County near Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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