NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March. 4, 2015) – Ginia Bevis,
administrative support assistant at the Tennessee River Area Office at Wilson
Lock in Florence, Ala., is the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month
for January 2016.
Bevis is recognized for her significant contributions and
demonstrated professionalism, administrative expertise and her untiring efforts
to rally required training for area managers and 44 employees from Guntersville, Pickwick, Wilson and Wheel
locks that resulted in meeting a required deadline, which saved
both time and money.
Tom Hale, Tennessee Navigation Area Office operations
manager, said Bevis’ hard work, dedication, and communication with each
lockmaster on the Tennessee River ensured all project files were up-to-date in
a timely manner. He said Bevis went
above and beyond to expend a lot of effort helping her co-workers complete
critical training, and in particular proved especially valuable ensuring
training and the smooth transition to the new timekeeping process.
“Ginia is most deserving for her award because of the
communication, extra effort she puts forth to her work and be the best at her
job,” said Hale. “Her willingness to make smart decisions, answer questions,
and provide assistance to anyone at any time shows her dedication to her
profession and the personnel in the district.”
Bevis attributes the surprise recognition to the support
she receives from the whole team.
“I really enjoy my job, the opportunities it has to offer
and the training I have received over the years,” said Bevis. “I count it a
privilege to receive this award and I share this award with my co-workers because
it’s very much a team effort.”
Shelby Putman, administrative assistant at Wheeler Lock,
said Bevis trained her when she arrived and her work ethic, expertise and
knowledge makes the Tennessee River area team better.
“She is a great person and can work many projects at a time
and can handle multiple issues at one time,” said Putman. “One of her best
qualities is that she is a communicator, well-organized and very professional.”
Bevis began working for the Nashville District as a
student at the main Wilson Lock in 1990 and admits that she has enjoyed
learning various administrative jobs, working with many great people and owes
much of her success to Betty Enlow, a former Nashville District employee who
loved people, and passed on a few of her characteristics to Bevis.
“I’ve worked at this job for 26 years and have had the
opportunity to be surrounded by great people that have passion for their jobs
and care about what they do,” said Bevis. “But Betty was a wonderful lady that
taught me so much about the Corps, how to work well with other employees and I
Col. Stephen F. Murphy, Nashville District
commander said that Bevis’ commitment and initiative to the Nashville
District’s mission makes her an outstanding employee.
Murphy said Bevis’ knowledge empowered her and she has used
her extensive professional and personal knowledge to improve the Tennessee Area
River Office and the lives of the employees with whom she interacts.
“This kind of impact is immeasurable and invaluable and
goes a long way towards making the District such a great place to work,” said
Donna Parker, budget technician in the Mid-Tennessee River
Area Office, said Bevis is well deserving of the award because she is a great
person to work with, who is friendly, smart, professional and dedicated to
helping and exceeding the needs of those she serves.
“I have worked with Ginia for many years and she is not
only a role model employee but a great team player both personal and
professionally,” said Parker.
Hale said Bevis is just one of many employees that make the
Nashville District great
– “hard working, competent, and always caring about other employees.”
Bevis said she loves her job and appreciates the kind words
and support she experiences every day at work.
“It’s really nice that your work is recognized and
co-workers appreciate you,” Bevis said.
“I was really pleased to hear about the award.”
Bevis is a native of Killen, Ala., and has a bachelor’s
degree from Athens State University and
an Associate degree from Northwest
Shoals Community College in Alabama.
Bevis and her husband Billy have been married for 20
years. They have a daughter, Emily, 14 and
a son, Matt, 10. She loves spending time
with her family and working with her church family. She is a very active sports-and-band mom with
her children. She also loves watching
the University of Alabama play football
and the Atlanta
Braves play baseball. Her
hobbies include cooking, baking and traveling.
Murphy said Bevis’ professionalism, dedication to mission
execution, and superior performance is a credit to the Nashville District, the
region, and the Corps of Engineers.
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