For Immediate Release

April 22, 2005
Contact: Holly Baker
Phone: (609)485-6253

Patricia King of Pleasantville has received the annual "Distinguished Woman of the Year" award from the Federal Women's Program of the William J. Hughes Technical Center. King was presented the award for her outstanding achievements as a volunteer and her support and mentoring efforts for fellow employees.

King is an administrative professional in the Center's Office of Innovations and Solutions, Verification and Services Division and has been an FAA employee for 16 years. Prior to joining the FAA, she worked for the Department of Health and Human Services and has 23 years of government service.

King has a special interest in young adults and students. She spends countless hours mentoring young employees and helping them prepare resumes and applications for promotions and job details. In her award nomination, she was cited for her patience, steadfastness and continued commitment to helping others.

King has been an active member of the Technical Center chapter of the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees for 14 years, and has served as training conference coordinator, special events coordinator, newsletter editor, regional treasurer, and member of the education, recruitment and training committee. She is a member of the NAACP and she serves on the planning and development board of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.

She is active in her community and has served on the South Main Street and Pleasantville High School PTAs, along with other city activities and events.