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Tribute To Margaret Heller

Rep. Joe Wilson

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Mr. Speaker, the following resolution was passed in honor of Margaret Heller Percell by the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.

Whereas Margaret Heller Percell will retire on February 1, 2006, after thirty-eight years of service to the state of South Carolina and Whereas Margaret began her service to the State of South Carolina in May, 1967, at South Carolina State University in the Career Planning and Placement Office and Whereas Margaret became a member of the Governor's staff in August, 1968, as the first black since reconstruction serving under Governors Robert E. McNair and John C. West, respectfully, and Whereas Margaret jointed the staff of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission in September, 1975, as staff assistant to the Commissioner and was appointed to the position of Procurement Officer in 1978 where she has served for the past twenty-seven years and Whereas Margaret has served as a member of the South Carolina Governmental Fleet Managers Association (SCGFMA) and the South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officers (SCAGPO), Bethune-Westside Chapter of National Council of Negro Women, the Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation, Hope School Preservation/Restoration Committee, the Ryan Street Home Owners Association and a member of Brookland Baptist Church where she served as president of the Deaconesses for fifteen years. It is hereby resolved that the members of the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission commend Margaret for her exemplary service to the Commission and the State of South Carolina.