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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

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For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: March 24, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Department of Correction to honor outstanding employees

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Correction this week will honor 22 employees who have demonstrated outstanding job performance, heroism or exceptional community service.

Department officials will formally congratulate the workers as employees of the year at a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, in the Martin Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh

Among the 22 employees will be 10 correctional officers, eight probation/parole officers and six who were nominated by the department for the Governors Award for Excellence.

Correctional Officers of the Year
Sgt. Elizabeth Harrington, Orange Correctional Center - Outstanding Performance
Officer Donald Hunt, Lumberton Correctional Institution - Heroism
Officer Pamela Jezik, Mountain View Correctional Institution - Outstanding Performance
Officer Pedro Jimenez, Western Youth Institution - Heroism
Lead Officer Dwayne Jones, Lumberton Correctional Institution - Heroism
Officer John Moore, Nash Correctional Institution - Community Service
Lt. Jeffrey Pope, Wayne Correctional Center - Heroism
Sgt. Teresa Price, Fountain Correctional Center for Women - Outstanding Performance
Lt. William Warner, Eastern Correctional Institution - Outstanding Performance
Sgt. Gary Wright, Caledonia Correctional Institution - Community Service

Sgt. Terry Wayne Peacock, Piedmont Correctional Institution - Outstanding Performance

Probation/Parole Officers of the Year
Eddie Berry, Probation/Parole Officer II, Catawba County - Outstanding Performance
Donald Harris, Surveillance Officer, Orange County - Heroism
Charles McDaniel, Probation/Parole Officer II, Fayetteville - Heroism
Mitzi Quinn, Probation/Parole Officer II, Cabarrus County - Outstanding Performance
Beverly Turner, Probation/Parole Officer II, Bertie County - Outstanding Performance

Probation/Parole Officer of the Year
and Governors Award for Excellence Nominee

Joseph Hackett, Probation/Parole Officer II, Wayne County - Heroism
James Hadden, Chief Probation/Parole Officer, Richmond County - Outstanding Performance

Governors Awards of Excellence Nominees
Mary Beth Carroll, Division of Prisons Administration, Raleigh - Outstanding Service
James Langston, Superintendent, Wake Correctional Center - Public Service
Glenn R. Weeks, Chief Probation/Parole Officer, Swain & Jackson counties - Human Relations
Robert Whalley, Probation/Parole Officer II, Randolph County - Outstanding Service

News media are invited to the ceremony. They should contact the N.C. DOC Public Affairs Office if they plan to attend. Media can also obtain details and photos from the office. Call 919-716-3700.

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Phone (919) 716-3700      Fax: (919) 716-3795

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