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  • 26 Feb 2013 9:29 AM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)

     RESOLUTION NO. 13-01 in recognition of the Honorable Martha Lynn Sherrod, District Court Judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit for 23 plus years of judicial service.



  • 26 Feb 2013 9:25 AM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)

    Brenda Martin retirement.jpg

    Brenda Martin, who has spent the past five years trying to fulfill Mayor Tommy Battle's "One City, One Vision" campaign pledge, is retiring from the city.

    "Thank you for being a great ambassador for the city," said Battle.


  • 01 Nov 2012 9:09 AM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Think you're well-educated? Try Kimberly A. Ford's resume.

    She has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Spelman College, a master's in business from Alabama A&M, and a law degree from the University of Tennessee.

    "I want to do more," she said. "I'm always striving to do better and reach another goal.

    "I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. If something on the left dries up and I have something on the right, I want to have multiple streams of income."

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  • 24 Jul 2012 4:40 PM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)
    Decatur school board names principal, HR supervisor

    Yvette Evans, supervisor of Federal Programs for Decatur City Schools, has been named by the city school board to be supervisor of human resources.

    Supervisor of human resources is a new position that replaces the role of assistant superintendent, which was eliminated when the former assistant superintendent, Ed Nichols, was promoted to superintendent.

    Also, the school board has appointed Shannon Whitfield, a teacher at Chestnut Grove, to principal at Frances Nungester.


  • 14 Apr 2012 11:20 AM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)

    Jack and Jill Childrens Ball-Cit Jack and Jill Childrens Ball.jpgGreater Huntsville Chapter of Jack and Jill of America President Bettina Moore, Foundation Chair Dr. Belinda Edwards, Service Chair Lakiesha Hawkins and Technology Chair Ane Debro hold silent auction items for the Childrens Ball Fundraiser on April 21,2012. (The Huntsville Times/Robin Conn)

  • 27 Mar 2012 11:23 AM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator),-Links-Inc/36404-Advantage-Volume-1-Issue-5/index.html#/1

    Mrs. Brenda Martin (page 2) and Ms. Kimberly Ford, Esq. (page 18) are featured in the Southern Area Advantage, The Links, Incorporated Southern Area E-Publication.

  • 23 Jan 2012 8:01 PM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)

    HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Healthy Huntsville 2012 initiative kicked off a new four month program today to encourage citizens to adopt healthy lifestyles. The goal is to change the way Huntsville citizens eat and exercise and to reduce the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in our community.
    Huntsville Leaders Challenge You To Get Healthy In 2012
    The complete article can be viewed at:,0,3165247.story

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    HudsonAlpha Newsletter Winter 2012

    HudsonAlpha Newsletter Winter 2012.pdf

  • 20 Jan 2012 1:14 PM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)



    For Immediate Release   




    Greater Huntsville Chapter,

    The Links, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 18084

    Huntsville, Alabama 35804

    Contact: Link Brenda M. Martin

    Cell: 256-503-2944



    Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has partnered with the City of Huntsville, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and other local businesses to make Huntsville a healthier city in 2012. This initiative, known as Healthy Huntsville Initiative, was kicked off January 20, 2012 at Hudson Alpha’s McMillian Park.


    The Links, Incorporated is an organization of women whose purpose are to be agents of change, linked in friendship and service to the communities in which they live. Founded in 1946, The Links, Incorporated is comprised of 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 states. 

    The members of The Links, Incorporated are committed to working on five Program Facets that impact our communities - one of which is Health and Human Services.  This Facet was developed in response to the chronic health disparities that persist in the African American community.  This Facet brings greater focus, resources and coordination to organization’s health initiatives already in existence. 


    The adoption of the Childhood Obesity Resolution at The Links Incorporated 35th National Assembly in Philadelphia, PA in 2006 recognized the need for targeted intervention strategies to address and produce sustained results among African-American children battling to control their weight and manage pre-diabetes and diabetes. Obesity rates have reached epidemic portions among African-American children. Overweight and obese children are at a higher risk for a host of serious illnesses. The Links Incorporated have embraced the childhood obesity initiative to develop and implement culturally-informed, replicable community-based strategies targeted to addressing the specific health needs of our children.

    Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is excited about this collaboration because the sponsors’ efforts can positively affect our community. Locally, it is estimated that nearly one-third of adults in Madison County are obese, and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle hopes the Healthy Huntsville Initiative can change that statistic.


    The Healthy Huntsville Initiative is a four-month journey that will raise awareness on the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  It will also educate the public on the science of health, promote fitness and nutrition and provide practical tips for a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGE for everyone.

    In support of this Initiative, Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host a seminar on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Student Health & Wellness Center on the campus of Alabama A&M University entitled “Linking Solutions to Prevent Childhood Obesity” from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  In addition, Greater Huntsville Chapter will assist with the execution of the “Double Helix Dash” on April 10, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in McMillian Park at the HudsonAlpha campus in Research Park.  Greater Huntsville Chapter will also host “Linking Families, Physical Activity & Healthy Eating to Combat Childhood Obesity,” an afternoon designed to engage families in physical activity, as well as educate them on cooking healthy, in collaboration with the Student Health & Wellness Center at Alabama A&M University, on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


    The members of Greater Huntsville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are extremely excited about this Initiative, and invite everyone interested in improving their health to come out and participate in the many activities planned from now to April 2012.


    Please register at to receive calendar updates and tidbits on healthy living throughout the four month initiative timeframe!

  • 19 Jan 2012 7:27 PM | Kelli Curry (Administrator)

    On December 7, 2012, Kelli Curry participated in the Graduation Ceremony for the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command's (AMCOM) Leadership Investment for Tomorrow (LIFT) program. The LIFT program is designed to prepare future Army leaders for the challenges and requirements of leadership and supervision, while enhancing and formalizing their communication and team-building skills.

    The formal ceremony, held at Redstone Arsenal, was the culmination of an intensive nine (9) month leadership training program which included classroom training, executive briefings, staff field trips, team research projects, etc. Certificates of Completion were presented to all graduates by the AMCOM Deputy Commander. Supervisors, Co-workers, Family and Friends were in attendance at the ceremony.

    Kudos and Congratulations to Kelli on her milestone achievement!!!


  • 28 Nov 2011 9:45 AM | Lakiesha Hawkins (Administrator)


    The GMD WSE&IT IPT is pleased to nominate Gina E. Jones for GMD Star of the Month. Gina is the lynch pin to the System Engineering Problem Resolution Board (SEPRB) technical review

    process for anomalies and test incidents that are assessed for impacts to the GMD Ground and Flight Tests. She proactively schedules, administers and leads and reports on the SEPRB which

    consists of Mission Assurance, Quality Assurance and Engineering Integrated Product Team (IPT) representatives evaluating technical issues for applicability and risk to System Test Events. She also executes the process to either close out or assign an acceptable condition for that issue so the test can proceed on schedule. Gina goes above and beyond her normal duties on a regular basis to work with both Boeing GMD internal and GMT and GME external customers to ensure the SEPRB has a thorough understanding of root cause and corrective action for each of these technical issues. Additionally, Gina has routinely been requested by name for her initiative, experience and knowledge of handling classified technical data in supporting Boeing Strategic Missiles & Defense Programs Next Generation Aegis Missile (NGAM) Program prepare classified briefings to Missile Defense Agency.


    Gina is also an outstanding role model in cross-training and mentoring other employees to assume these responsibilities in the future. She has been outstanding in performance her duties and alwaysexceeds expectations as a valued team member for the WSE&IT IPT. Congratulations for a job well done!


    Taken from: “Midcourse: Events and Happenings in GMD.30 September 2011. GMD Program Newsletter”

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