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Tuckey gets top chamber woman award

Posted: April 24, 2013 - 5:33pm  |  Updated: April 28, 2013 - 12:06am
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Donna Davis, with EDTS, received the chamber's Administrative Professional of the Year award Wednesday.  Barry Paschal
Barry Paschal
Donna Davis, with EDTS, received the chamber's Administrative Professional of the Year award Wednesday.

On a day set for honoring “superwomen,” a couple of women received superlative awards Wednesday.

Kathy Tuckey, the programming director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Augusta, was named the Columbia County Businesswoman of the Year by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce during its annual Successful Superwoman’s Brunch.

“Her active role in this area has made a great impression,” said the award’s presenter, Risa Gay, from brunch sponsor Spherion. “Her primary passion has been to (work) for those who cannot live as independently as others and rely on the support of family and friends to give a sense of stability in their lives.”

Tuckey applauded the other women nominated and said she felt honored to be among them.

“What I do everyday is my mission, it’s my passion,” a tearful Tuckey said. “This is just an ordinary person who wants to make a difference, who can maybe see a world someday that will not have Alzheimer’s disease.”

Tuckey’s advocacy has a powerful effect, said Chamber President and CEO Tammy Shepherd.

“She can talk with the top elected officials, our congressmen and senators, about this disease and make a difference. She deserves this honor very much.”

Donna Davis, with EDTS, was named Administrative Professional of the Year.

Davis’ nominator wrote that she “has been a role model for her team and office since the beginning,” Gay said.

OTHER NOMINEES

Businesswoman of the Year

Kellie Johnson, Shane’s Rib Shack

Julie Miller, Columbia County Community Connections

Sloane Wiggins, Cudos

Susan Jernigan, First General Services of the CSRA

Aimee Hall, Safe Homes of Augusta

Lynn Huff, EDTS

Angela Swarts, Spherion

Betty Carter, Candlewood Suites

Beth McLeod, Fulcher Hagler

Betty Kendra, Kendra Financial Group

Kathy Crist, Right at Home of the CSRA

Aubrey Nesbitt, Zaxby’s

Rosemary Lynn, Allegra Print Marketing and Mail

Angelina Townes, McDonald’s

Administrative Professional of the Year

Mandy Lemon, Blanchard and Calhoun

Maria Davis, GIW Industries

Phaedra Bennett, Serotta Maddocks Evans

Barbara Lowe, MAU

Frances Elliott, GIW Industries

Kay Rogers, GIW Industries

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