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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release

Juanita Zapata Flint Photo

DALLAS – Juanita Zapata Flint, Ph.D., of Brookhaven College located in Farmers Branch, TX has been appointed by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, deputy director of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the 2009 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

As an examiner, Dr. Flint is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award. The board is composed of approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and government. She currently serves at Brookhaven College as the executive dean for the Health and Human Services Division overseeing the disciplines of nursing, radiologic technology, emergency medical services and child development.

Those selected as an examiner meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition. All members of the board must take part in a preparation course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring and evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award.

Awards may be given annually in each of six categories: Manufacturing, Service, Small Business, Education, Health Care and Nonprofit. Awards have been presented to 77 organizations, most recently as recipients for 2008: Cargill Corn Milling North America, Iredell-Statesville Schools and Poudre Valley Health System.

Information about the Baldrige National Quality Program can be found on the Baldrige National Quality Program's website at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige. The Award Program is managed by NIST in close cooperation with the private sector. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Milwaukee, WI, administers the program. For further information about Juanita Zapata Flint, contact Brookhaven College at 972-860-4694. For further information about the Baldrige Award, reporters may contact Michael E. Newman, NIST Public Affairs Office, 301-975-3025, michael.newman@nist.gov.




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