July 18th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Colleen O'Rourke, formerly of Cumberland, was recently recognized for communications excellence by the Navy's Chief of Naval Information with the Thompson-Ravitz Award for Junior Civilian Public Affairs Officer of the Year.
O'Rourke, an employee of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters located in Washington Navy Yard, received the award for contributions on high profile projects for NAVSEA. She helped examine publications across the command to determine if efficiencies could be realized from elimination or product delivery methods. Implementation of audit findings is expected to achieve a savings of more than $1 million.
O'Rourke is the daughter of Mary Jane O'Rourke and the late Thomas M. O'Rourke of Cumberland. She is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Walsh High School and a 2007 graduate of Marymount University.