HICKORY, NC, February 12, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Sarah S. Kaylor with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Kaylor celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Prior to her retirement from the Catawba County Department of Social Services in North Carolina in 2001, Ms. Kaylor garnered a laudable reputation as a welfare fraud investigator for more than three decades. Originally hired in 1971 as an eligibility specialist, she continually progressed and attained numerous promotions over the course of her tenure. By 1984, Ms. Kaylor became an income maintenance investigator in the program integrity unit, where she was responsible for establishing investigations for suspected overpayment cases from public assistance programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Special Assistance.
After concluding her career as an investigator, Ms. Kaylor began serving as a coordinator for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The program, which is run by the Department of Community Affairs, is a federally funded initiative that assists eligible households in paying for their heating bills. Ms. Kaylor served in this capacity between 2002 and 2010. Presently, she works in hospitality as a hostess on behalf of the Parkway House Restaurant, through which she is proud to serve the community.
As a dedicated civic advocate, Ms. Kaylor has supported various initiatives over the years. She was involved with election polls as an appointed chief judge during 2005 and 2006. She also served on the program integrity planning committee for the State of North Carolina as a member between 1985 and 2000 and was Co-chair on the Claremont Central High School 40th Reunion committee and remained a member from 2004 until 2019. She also enjoys volunteering her time on behalf of such nonprofit organizations as Meals on Wheels. Additionally, Ms. Kaylor was prolifically active through her church, and served as the chairperson of community services at Hickory Seventh-Day Adventist Church from 2010 to 2015 and in the same capacity for the school board for William Johnson Seventh-Day Church between 2012 and 2017.
To realize her professional goals, Ms. Kaylor took courses and trainings at Catawba Valley Community College, Catawba Valley College, North Carolina Justice Academy and the North Carolina Department of Human Resources. She received a certificate of completion from the Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in 1978 at its national career workshops seminar on 'How to Work with People' and became a certified welfare fraud investigator in 1989 through the United Council on Welfare Fraud.
Through her work, Ms. Kaylor maintained activity with several professional organizations. Among them, she was a member of the North Carolina Social Services Association, the National Eligibility of Workers Association, and the United Council on Welfare Fraud. Likewise, Ms. Kaylor was the secretary of the North Carolina Region I Fraud Network and president of the North Carolina Region I Fraud Network.
Proud of her achievements, Ms. Kaylor found that her time with social services gave her an opportunity to truly make a difference through her work. Recognized for her accomplishments, the Catawba County Department of Social Services bestowed her with an Employee of the Month Award in 1989, and 2001, a Certificate of Nomination in Recognition of Outstanding Performance of Duties While Providing Excellent Customer Service in 1996 and, among other honors, a Recognition Award in Appreciation for 30 Years of Service and Dedication from the Region I Fraud Network in 2000. Other honors to her credit include a Special Recognition Award from the National United Council on Welfare Fraud Association in 1994. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Kaylor has been cited in the 22nd and 23rd editions of Who's Who of American Women.
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