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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2001
Contact: Keith Acree
             Public Information Officer
             (919) 716-3700

THOMAS HONORED AS CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Teresa ThomasAPEX - Sgt. Teresa Thomas of Caswell Correctional Center in Yanceyville was recognized today by Correction Secretary Theodis Beck and the North Carolina Department of Correction as one of 12 Correctional Officers of the Year.

Thomas was selected for her high productivity and exceptional work habits. As shift sergeant at Caswell, Thomas was given the additional responsibility of monitoring inmate housing assignments.

She recently passed the lieutenant's exam and was assigned to the position of administrative sergeant supervising the road squads and coordinating the mentoring program.

"Sgt. Thomas is respected by her peers, subordinates and supervisors," said Assistant Superintendent Charles Walters. "She is knowledgeable in policy and is available to all staff when they have questions."

Thomas is a graduate of Bartlett Yancey High School. She joined the Department of Correction in 1992 as a correctional officer at Caswell. She lives in Leasburg.

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