Shirley T. Streeter, the park’s administrative officer/chief of administration, retired on January 3rd.
The National Park Service was fortunate to gain her expertise from Tuskegee University, where she worked as a secretary for several years. Spanning just over 34 years, Shirley began her career on November 6, 1978.
Beginning as a clerk typist, she later advanced to administrative technician, administrative support assistant and finally as administrative officer/chief of administration. Streeter was the longest tenured employee of all three sites, reporting for duty two years after the opening of Tuskegee Institute NHS. She was instrumental in the establishment and opening of the Tuskegee Airmen NHS and the Selma to Montgomery NHT, participating and assisting in the coordination of all activities and events.
All of her federal service has been with the National Park Service. Along with the numerous special achievements and outstanding performance awards received, Shirley has supported all six superintendents, managed the budgets and recruitment for all three sites, and served in the role of contracting officer for 25 years.
Shirley was born and reared in Union Springs, Alabama, where she still lives with her husband of 43 years. She plans to stay in the area for now. Traveling, more quality time with family and friends, increased involvement in volunteer services, church and community activities are in her immediate future. Anyone wishing to send letters or emails to Shirley may do so by sending correspondence to: Tuskegee Institute NHS, 1212 West Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.