Cincinnati Resident Nominated for National Peter J. Salmon Award
Carmelita Harvill has been named the Clovernook Center employee of the year, and is a nominee for the NIB (National Industries for the Blind) Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award. Dr. Salmon was instrumental in advocating passage of the Wagner-O’Day Act of 1938 and subsequent formation of NIB. “It is such an honor to be a 2014 employee of the year nominee, and represent Clovernook Center at the national conference,” says Harvill. She was recognized for her achievements during the 2014 NIB National Conference held October 6-9 in Arlington V.A. In her three years in the file folder assembly and production division, Carmelita has become a team leader and role model for other staff. Her natural mentoring abilities have helped Carmelita increase production in the department while serving as a guide for employees new to the workforce. Carmelita is a member of Clovernook Center’s Quality Work Environment committee, and last year traveled to Washington D.C. with Clovernook Center’s CEO to lobby on behalf of the blind community. Carmelita, a graduate of Cincinnati State College, is very active in her church and volunteers with local shelters for the homeless and for battered women.Carmelita Harvill’s nomination for The Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award is significant as it recognizes both her work ethic and outstanding achievement over the previous year. Established in 1968, the award serves to honor employees who excel in their positions at NIB associated agencies, who have an outstanding work ethic, and high level of achievement.
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