Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner
Director of Public Information
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Corrections recently honored Kathy Lowery at the Fourth Annual GDC Awards program on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Capitol Education Center Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Kathy Lowery is an exemplary role model among the Correctional professionals on our team,” said Corrections Commissioner James E. Donald. “Employees are the centerpiece of the organization and we are proud to recognize Kathy for her outstanding efforts.”
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony that 300 guests attended. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Governor Sonny Perdue, Board of Corrections Chairman Wayne Dasher and Assistant Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens.
A 27 year veteran of Corrections, Lowery, who works at Coastal State Prison, received the Customer Service Champion Award. When dealing with inmate family members, she handles the most sensitive situations with grace, tact and warmth. Family members often call her or send thank you notes for handling their situations with dignity. Lowery always greets people with a smile and exhibits a friendly, courteous and helpful attitude. She always goes beyond what is required to get the job done. Lowery is truly a representative of the type of individual the Department of Corrections is seeking.
The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 15,000 employees.