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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Georgia on our minds

Georgia Washington-Blow is a familiar face and voice among the local media.

As director of public affairs for Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, she calls, brings press release, prods, pleads, cajoles to get this worthy news in the local media.

With her wide smile and gregarious personalty, she is a popular person on the scene.

She is retiring and heading home to Dixie where she grew up, the youngest of eight children of Floyd and Rosie Washington. She’ll be returning the favor of their nurturing by helping them out.

And she will complete work for a doctorate from Grambling in education leadership. (Good luck, Georgia! We’ll miss you out and about!)
But before she departs, there will be a reception for her and it is open to the public: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the VA education center. Everyone is invited. So, y’all come.

Washington-Blow signed on with the VA in 1977. Among the work accomplishments she is proudest of: "The distinction as one of the youngest service chiefs ever hired at the Medical Center!"

The inspiration of her life? "Son Brandon Blow of Houston... (who) is with the prestigious accounting firm of Grant Thornton."


Blogger Dock Voorhies said...

Georgia Washington Blow has made it her mission in life to teardown the invisible walls separating the VA Medical Center from the rest of the community. Parntership, collaboration, coordination has been her focus as a veteran and veteran service advocate. A christian, a positive role model and "can do" attitude can best describe her.

Dock Voorhies

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