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National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin recently announced that Park Ranger Mary Doll was selected as the Southeast Region Park Employee of the Year (2014).Ranger Doll serves as the National Park Service Outer Banks Group Chief of Interpretation, managing visitor center and lighthouse operations, public programs, exhibits, publications, social media, and volunteer services for the three parks of the Outer Banks Group –Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial.
The Southeast Region Park Employee of the Year award recognizes a park employee who has made exceptional contributions, demonstrated exemplary performance, and produced significant accomplishments that benefitted the National Park Service during the current year.
"Mary's strong leadership and her staff's endeavors help meet the needs of almost 3 million visitors a year," Austin stated."Her outreach efforts helped our agency to develop interpretive themes and exhibit plans, educational materials, and other innovative interpretive media products."
Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle complemented Mary Doll on her many accomplishments including comprehensive interpretive plans, wayside exhibit design and fabrication, installation of new interactive exhibits at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, providing programming to recognize the area's involvement in the Civil War and Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony, implementation of a vibrant social media presence for all three parks, partnering with the Cape Hatteras Secondary School in development of a Junior Naturalist Club, initiating the Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing operations, and shepherding a multitude of events at Wright Brothers National Memorial.
The annual Southeast Region awards exemplify the best of what the National Park Service offers to the American people and ensure that national treasures are protected and shared with the visiting public.
In addition, the Outer Banks Group's Interpretation staff was also honored as a recipient of the National Park Service Southeast Region coveted Keeper of the Light Award this year.This award is bestowed annually to recognize exceptional contributions in Interpretation and Education.Deputy Superintendent Dowdle expressed his sincere thanks to Mary Doll and her staff on their many achievements in 2014.Congratulations Outer Banks Group Interpretation Division!