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LIFTING LEADERS PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

Lifting Leaders, a pilot mentoring program for college women, was launched in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 26-27, 2010. The program pairs college women with established women political leaders. Click here to learn more about the Lifting Leaders Program.



CELEBRATION DINNER HELD HONORING 111TH CONGRESS STENNIS FELLOWS

The Stennis Fellows of the 111th Congress, all senior level staff members on Capitol Hill, held their graduation ceremony on September 20, 2010 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The Fellows released their final report, Reflections on Governing Responsibility and Campaign Politics, which examined three questions: How have personal relationships and partisanship changed over time within Congress? Can governing responsibility and campaign demands co-exist productively? How can Congress strengthen two-way communication with the public and improve governing in the new media environment?

USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) SAILORS HONORED WITH STENNIS AWARDS

Former President George H.W. Bush presented two sailors with The Stennis Center's Honorable George H.W. Bush Leadership Award and the Stennis Center's Senior Chief Storekeeper (SW/AW) Charles G. Zwierzynski Leadership Award for outstanding leadership during his visit on board USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77), July 15, 2010.

The Stennis Center's Honorable George H.W. Bush Leadership Award recipient was Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Morris, who serves as the Air Department V-2 Division Officer. The Stennis Center's Senior Chief Storekeeper (SW/AW) Charles G. Zwierzynski Leadership Award recipient was Chief Electrician's Mate (SW/AW) Ernest Cruz, a GEORGE H.W. BUSH plankowner and currently the Reactor Training Division Officer, who was also recently selected for advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

Cruz's award honors the memory of Senior Chief Storekeeper Charles G. Zwierzynski, who passed away in 2008. During his two years aboard GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Zwierzynski exemplified the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment and motivated those around him to excel. Cruz, who was mentored by Zwierzynski upon selection as a Chief Petty Officer, said Zwierzynski was an outstanding leader and a great mentor. "It was a great honor to receive an award in honor of such a great leader. He is greatly missed, and I hope to continue to live up to the standard that he has set," Cruz said.

Both recipients said it was an outstanding honor to be presented their award by former President George H.W. Bush.

STENNIS CONGRESSIONAL INTERNS VISIT U.S. SENATE FLOOR

Congressional interns participating in the Stennis intern program visited the U.S. Senate Reception Room on Monday, July 26, 2010, prior to touring the Senate floor with Ms. Lula Davis, Secretary for the Majority.

 
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