Dr. Colleen Hewes Receives Patriot Award

June  9, 2010

Hewes ESGR

Photo (L-R): Dr. Colleen Hewes, Air Force Reserve Captain Corrine Sawyer, and Dennis Newell.

Dr. Colleen Hewes, LWTC's Director of Nursing Programs, received the Patriot Award as presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

The Patriot Award recognizes employers that provide extraordinary support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

"The Patriot Award was created to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve," says Dennis Newell, ESGR's Washington Employer Outreach Coordinator.

Dr. Hewes was honored for "being highly supportive of the US Air Force Reserve Captain Corrine Sawyer. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's National Guard and Reserve units."

Captain Sawyer is a member of LWTC's Nursing program faculty.