HII Women Recognized at National STEM Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that 30 employees were recognized for achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 19th annual Women of Color STEM Conference.

The recipients were honored during the conference held Oct. 23-25 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The conference provides a national forum to celebrate the achievements of women in STEM, creates an environment for professional networking, and offers opportunities for role models to develop and nurture professional mentoring relationships.

Fourteen HII shipbuilders received Technology Rising Star awards, which recognize young women who are helping to shape technology for the future. HII's 2014 Technology Rising Stars are:

  • Sabrina Austin, administrative support, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Mijisha Butts, subcontracts administrator, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Shineka Dixon, structural engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Leslie Galon, structural engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Linda Hammler, procurement planner, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Arkimla Hill, shipfitting foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Claudette Hill, coating foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Donna Mamolo, welding foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Artensie Sabino, coating foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Tawanna Scott, planning/scheduling manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Bettina Soost, systems engineer manager, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Beverly Thompson, procurement planning control, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Kelley Tucker, subcontracts administration manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Towanda Tyler, nuclear engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding

Sixteen HII shipbuilders were recognized with Technology All-Star awards, which recognize accomplished women of color from mid-level to advanced stages of their careers who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities. HII's 2014 Technology All Stars are:

  • Lisa Avery, electrical foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Verdie Bradley, manufacturing analyst, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Luella Farmer, superintendent, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Gloretha Garrett, production planner and scheduler, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Trina Garrett, nuclear engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Paula Gibbs, pipe foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Nina Hamilton-Stinson, boat foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Carolyn Howell, administrative generalist, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Sherra Hughes, administrative support, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Rachel Lee, electrical general foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Judy Martin, ship superintendent, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Denise Moore, progress coordinator, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Dara O'Neal, administrative support, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Robin Poppenhouse, administrative generalist, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Mary Taylor, electrical general foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Althea Washington, electrical foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear- and conventionally powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs more than 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

Contact information

Christie Miller
Manager of Media Relations
Newport News Shipbuilding Communications
(757) 380-3581
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