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Featured Alumni Profile (June 2018)      



Alumna of the Month, VORESA E. BOOKER, CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY (RETIRED)

Alumnus of Dec 2018Our alumna of the month of June is Lane Lady Captain Voresa Booker. Captain Booker is a native of Jackson, Tennessee. She graduated from Jackson Central-Merry High School in 1978 and Lane College in 1981, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Shortly after graduating from Lane, she joined the United States Navy and served honorably for over 30 years. Voresa also earned a Master's Degree in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

As a Human Resources Officer, Voresa's assignments were primarily in the areas of manpower, personnel, training, and education. Among her many assignments, she served as Chief of Navy and Marine Corps Personnel at Special Operations Command; Director of Human Resources for Recruiting Command; and Head Human Resources Detailer for Navy Personnel Command. She also served as Commanding Officer of two commands: Tampa Military Entrance Processing Station and Navy Recruiting District Nashville. After screening for Major Command, Voresa served as Commodore for Navy Recruiting Region West, where she was responsible for half of the Navy's Recruiting Mission. Her territory encompassed 28 States (including Alaska and Hawaii) plus Japan and Guam. After 30 years of wearing the cloth of our great Nation, Voresa retired in August 2013.

Tori Haliburton, a member of the Lane College Class of '05, offered these words, “Captain Booker is everything that I ever wanted to be in life had I chosen the path that I wanted to go. I have watched her and mimicked her in many ways. She is the epitome of a Lane Lady. She goes above and beyond to ensure that Fair Lane is always treated with honor and respect. I take great joy and pride in knowing that she is "one of my mentors."

Her military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Commendation Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, three Recruiting Ribbons, and the Expert Pistol Marksmanship Medal.

Her civilian awards include UNCF Outstanding Alumnus of the Year; Lane College National Alumni Association Presidential Superlative Award; National Association of Equal Opportunity Distinguished Alumni Award; Lane College Top 100 Alumni Award; National Association of Equal Opportunity Presidential Citation, and Lane College Scroll of Achievement.

Voresa serves as Vice President of the Lane College National Alumni Association, and also serves on other boards and councils that include the VA Mental Health Council and the Administrative Leadership Team for Bible Study Fellowship. She is a mentor for high school students and is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

You may congratulate Lane Lady Captain Booker at voresabooker@aol.com

Don't forget to send in your nominations for alumna/alumnus of the month to ia@lanecollege.edu.

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