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Sixth Class of IRM Graduates Receive Recognition from GSA

GSA #9566

March 12, 1999
Contact: Eleni Martin (202) 501-1231

WASHINTON -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) honored its sixth graduating class of students from the 1,000 by the Year 2000 IRM education program at a ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Research Triangle Park, NC on March 3. Twenty students graduated from North Carolina Central University, the only Historically Black University participating in the program and the only university that has allowed undergraduates to take graduate courses.

The 1999 certificate graduates were: Wanda R. Allen, Carolyn P. Chamblee, Rebecca M. Doty, John L. Gibson, Durward B. Jones, Jr., Tonya D. Jones, Robert S. LeVine, Robert D. Lewis, Ravi Nair, John K. Shirey, Lawrence J. Simon, Susan Joan Smiley Baker, John B. Smith, and Gregory P. Wadsworth, Environmental Protection Agency; and Diane L. Crawford, National Institutes of Health. Special recognition was given to the following EPA undergraduates who completed course requirements for the program: Deborah K. Baker, Sheridan S. Jameson, James M. Pilkington, Nettie A. Reeves and Nancy D. Thomas.

GSA's Associate Administrator of Governmentwide Policy G. Martin Wagner recognized the graduates for their commitment to investing in their future and for addressing the Federal government's critical need to meet the IT workforce shortage in the Year 2000 and beyond.

Designed to prepare the government's next generation of IRM leaders, the GSA 1,000 by the Year 2000 program offers Federal employees graduate-level courses at 29 universities and colleges nationwide. More than 700 Federal employees are registered in the program work in various areas in government including: telecommunications, computers, contracting, financial, network management, IRM operations, engineering, security, and systems. GSA and the participating universities each award graduates an IRM certificate after they have completed six graduate level courses that provide a common background in IRM, information technology and information management. As the program title implies, the intent is to have 1,000 information management professionals trained by the year 2000.

For more information, contact Annie Barr (202) 208-2780 or annie.barr@gsa.gov or visit the website at http://www.itpolicy.gsa.gov then click on 1000x2000.