Going above and beyond

  • Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 3:40 pm

Alma Carter (center) is surrounded by her Y-12 work family and guest speaker Kristin Farley (to the left of Carter).Alma Carter (center) is surrounded by her Y-12 work family and guest speaker Kristin Farley (to the left of Carter).

Congratulations to Alma Carter, this year’s Y-12 winner of the Jackie Kelly Award for Administrative Excellence. She’s supported Y-12’s Sustainability and Stewardship group since 2009.

“I absolutely love working with my group,” Carter said. “It brings me so much joy and satisfaction to be able to help and take care of them. I order supplies, take care of their travel arrangements, really whatever they need. I love the people I work with.”

And Carter’s group feels the same about her.

“An internal driver for Alma’s dedication and commitment to the Sustainability and Stewardship organization is her concern and caring for every employee within S&S and within Y-12,” said Jan Jackson, Carter’s manager.

“With her background as a Navy retiree and longtime Y-12 employee, she sees the importance of the work the S&S program performs in support of the Y-12 mission,” Jackson noted. “Alma is committed to ensuring that S&S and Y-12 in general ‘sparkles’ from the inside out by doing the right thing and always thinking ahead and planning to prevent issues.”

CNS established this award in 2017 in honor of Y-12’s Jackie Kelly, who met every challenge head on, including the cancer that ultimately took her life. Nominees are evaluated on performance in five categories: dedication, conscientiousness, caring, can do attitude, and capability.