Select News Release

Select Announces Winner for the Scot Stoney Award for Excellence  

Trumbull, CT March 6, 2009:

To honor Scot Stoney, a long time employee and major contributor to our company who passed away last year, Select created the "Scot Stoney Award For Excellence." This award is presented annually, and given to the company, or individual within that company, that best exemplifies the spirit, passion, and innovation that Scot demonstrated throughout his life and his career with Select.

We are happy to announce that the 2009 winner of the Scot Stoney Award for Excellence is Doug Nystrom, who works for the State of Illinois. Doug used NOMAD to create a Staff Directory that is used extensively throughout the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Within the application, NOMAD writes names, job titles, locations, supervisors, and phone numbers for about 7,000 child welfare staff members into HTML files. These files are used to create an online (internal) DCFS staff directory. With this online directory, these thousands of employees and other contractors spread across the state can easily communicate with each other regarding thousands of child protection and child welfare cases, court-related cases, and manage countless administrative tasks.

What makes this application unique and innovative is that Doug used NOMAD to generate the HTML code that links to Google Maps to provide an employee's physical location as well as frequently used driving directions. Written in HTML, this directory is then available from employees' Web browsers where they can sort the directory by user name or user location (city, county, region, and administrative entity) for easier and faster access to the information required.

As the first winner of this prestigious award, a plaque signifying his accomplishment will be given to Doug. In addition, a significant donation in Scot's honor will be made in Doug Nystrom's name to Swim Across the Sound, a charitable organization that provides a variety of services to cancer patients and their families.

Congratulations, Doug, on a job well done!

 

 

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