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68 Graduate from 1,000 by the Year 2000 Program

GSA #9762

November 9, 2000
Contact: Bill Bearden (202) 501-1231
bill.bearden@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On November 9, 2000, the U.S. General Services Administration honored 68 government employees during graduation ceremonies for the eighth class in the 1,000 by the Year 2000 (1Kx2K ) Program. The 1Kx2K Program is an effort to advance information resources management (IRM) education and to help prepare the next generation of Federal workers in this area. Its goal is to offer details about the advancements in IRM technology and to keep employees up-to-date.

GSA presented IRM certificates to the 68 participants who completed six graduate level courses in IRM, information technology and information management at a participating college or university. GSA also recognized 51 of those students who completed requirements for a Master's Degree through the program. The reception and graduation ceremony were held in the auditorium at the GSA Building at 1800 F St., N.W., in Washington, D.C., beginning at 9 a.m. The 1Kx2K program initially set its sights on registering 1,000 students by 2000. That goal was met on May 30, 2000, when the 1,000th student, Patricia L. Wallace, a Computer Specialist Acquisition Intern at the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia, registered for the program. As of November 1, 2000, there are 1,050 participants in the program.

Graduates of the 1Kx2K program for 2000 are: Darnell K. Palmer; Sean C. Killeen; Susan M. Hargrove; James J. Goudouros; Avis A. Hawkins; Tesfaldet Bocure; James E. Coates; Tina K. Crawford; James F. Deming; Frances Chin Han; Edward B. Hickman; Thomas L. Koontz; Janet Allen McBride; Bellorh M. Mirin; Emmanuel L. Moise; Emil D. Morrow; Anthony Z. Nuriddin; Ronald B. Smith; Ernest A. Doring; Matthew J. Jankowski; Marcia F. Keplinger; Krista L. Newhard; Melissa A. Ord; Cathleen R. Owen; Arnado M. Parra; Joseph M. Pressley, Jr.; Pamela A. Wilsey; Felisa Hiteshew; Judith J. Bednar; Gareth L. Beitzel; Judith Ann Beussink; Sanjeev Bhagowalia; Jeffrey H. Blackwood; Fritz J. Bryant; Patricia Ann Carroll; Donald L. Chestnutt; Lori D. Davis; John M. Drzemala; Richard S. Eckstein; E. Marie Harris; David O. Hasek; Carl C. Knickerbocker; Stephen P. Kupferberg; Christie L. McCarthy; John S. Myers; David L. Payne; Dianna J. Pearson; Phyllis A. Schaefer; Robert W. Schmitz; Hilary E. Schultz; Roger W. Seedorf; Michael W. Todd; James J. Toone; Mark K. Ward; Michael S. Wills; Yvonne M. Harrison; Anita M. Washington; Bridget M. Keogh; Gail Blaufarb; Joseph M. Burkot; Kim L. Cain; Pamala G. Caldwell; Velma Crawford; Cynthia E. Dekle; Paul Garcia; Sandra M. Pierce; Darlene A. Thomas; Hang Thuy Tran.

Graduates participated in programs at more than 30 colleges and universities across the nation. Colleges and universities participating locally and within the region include: American University, Capitol College, Catholic University of America College, Drexel University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Marymount University, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, University of Maryland University College, and University of Southern California-Washington Center.