Three Marshall Center women recognized for outstanding leadership
NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., today recognized three employees as Outstanding Women Achievers during a Womens Equality Day event.
The three NASA women, recognized at ceremonies at the Sparkman Center on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, are Dr. Jan Davis, deputy director of the Marshall Centers Flight Projects Directorate and three-time Space Shuttle astronaut; May Wales, ombudsman in Marshalls Center Operations Directorate; and Beth Partain, executive support assistant in the office of Marshall Center Director Art Stephenson.
Davis, Wales and Partain were selected by fellow Marshall employees to receive the honor. They were chosen from Marshall nominees, ranked according to career accomplishments, community involvement and leadership qualities.
Iris Bulls, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army, spoke at todays ceremony.
Womens Equality Day, observed nationally on Aug. 26 each year, was established in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The annual observance also calls attention to womens continuing efforts toward equality.