2022 Walter B. Jones, Jr. Award for Excellence

Tina Haddock, the winner of the 2022 Walter B. Jones Jr. Award for Excellence, faced some challenging health issues earlier this year. Although her doctors recommended medical leave, she was determined to work as long as possible. When she became too weak to come into the office physically, she continued to process payroll at home, sometimes from her bedside. She only missed completing one payroll out of the many months she suffered through her illness.

Not only did she fulfill her regular job duties during this difficult time, but she also provided People Guru software training to the new HR personnel. With her level of expertise, she served as an excellent resource for helping new hires learn the system. Throughout her most challenging days, she maintained a positive attitude and demonstrated the same strong work ethic she exemplified during her 19 years at ECVC. Rarely does an employee portray that level of dedication and loyalty, especially in today’s world.

For these reasons and more, we proudly present the Walter B. Jones, Jr. Award for Excellence for Distinguished Service to Tina Haddock, Payroll/Benefits Specialist.

2022 Walter B. Jones, Jr. Award for Excellence

In February 2019, the ECVC Foundation Board established this award in memory of Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr., who had been a long-standing ECVC Foundation Board member since 1985. Those who knew or worked with Congressman Jones spoke of his decency, moral character, and work on behalf of those in the military. “Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith, and integrity.

He was never afraid to take a principled stand. He was known for his independence and widely admired across the political spectrum. Some may not have agreed with him, but all recognized that he did what he thought was right.”
“Jones’ legacy will undoubtedly be the unequivocal advocacy he put forth for the men and women who serve in this country’s armed forces, and not just those who lived in his district, but across the nation.”

Congressman Jones represented ECVC’s core values: Mission, Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, and Customer Focus. The Board chose to honor the legacy and memory of Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. by establishing the “Walter B. Jones, Jr. Award for Excellence” to be awarded to an ECVC staff member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and represents ECVC’s core values.