Katherine Stramel Honored at Best of Braddock Awards

Katherine Stramel (AL) was recently recognized at the Braddock District Council of Community Association’s annual Best of Braddock (BoB) Awards ceremony. On July 11, Stramel was awarded the “Most Can-Do Public Employee, State Level” for the district. She was one of six people and two community organizations to be recognized for volunteer efforts and contributions in the local community.

Stramel received the award for her work as the campus and community relations specialist for the Annandale Campus. She began her work at NOVA in April 2011 and worked diligently with Supervisor John Cook (Braddock District), Delegate Vivian Watts and Senator David Marsden’s offices as well as NOVA’s government relations, facilities and Annandale Provost Office to overcome obstacles between NOVA and Annandale residents. Her work covered a variety of community issues including traffic and parking concerns, noise and light pollution, and construction projects.

The BoB award recipients were selected by homeowner and civic association leadership within the Braddock District. Council members as well as Congressman Gerry Connolly, Senator David Marsden, Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn and David Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova, and Supervisor John Cook honored each recipient.

Stramel is starting a master’s program in library and information science this fall and is now working as a library specialist at the Alexandria Campus Library. She is extremely proud to have received this award for her work at NOVA’s Annandale Campus.

To read more about the awards, go to http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2012/jul/18/honoring-best-braddock/.

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