ELIZABETH CITY, NC, September 16, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Frances Hammer Sutton with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Sutton 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.
Ms. Sutton is a retired computer science lead programmer and educator who worked in the field for more than two decades. After obtaining a consulting position with the Watermark Association of Artisans, where she provided expertise in database management from 1986 to 1987, she became a computer science instructor at her alma mater, the College of Albemarle, for more than 15 years. She also began a tenured position as a database administrator, head of quality control and testing, and computer analyst for the U.S. Coast Guard in 1990, which Ms. Sutton maintained until 2006 at the rank of GS-12, which is roughly the equivalent of a first lieutenant.
Initially inspired by her late husband, who served in the Coast Guard, Ms. Sutton very much enjoyed working in an environment that permitted her to display her talents. Among her most mentionable success stories while serving at the U.S. Coast Guard Logistics Center, she led programming efforts for Y2K, an assignment given to her by the division chief's office. At the beginning of her career, Ms. Sutton served as a secretary and procurement assistant for the Central Intelligence Agency in from 1959 until 1962 and as a secretary in the aerospace division for Honeywell in Saint Petersburg, Florida, until 1963. It was not until after she returned to college as an adult that she transitioned into computer science.
Engaging her free time as a volunteer, Ms. Sutton is currently a member of the Board of Directors and past president of her local Habitat for Humanity. She is also the vice president of her local camping club. Ms. Sutton was formerly involved in politics as a campaign worker for Winnie Wood for state senate during the 1980s.
Ms. Sutton obtained an Associate of Applied Science in data processing at the College of Albemarle in 1984, where she was notably a Cummings scholar. She subsequently transferred to Elizabeth City State University and, with the help of a Chancellor's Academic Achievement Scholarship, received a Bachelor of Science in computer science in 1987. Years later, Ms. Sutton achieved a Master of Science in quality systems management at the National Graduate School in 2004.
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