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GCE Names Employee of the Year

Pensacola, Fla. (February 24, 2017) – Global Connections to Employment (GCE) honored Tan “Tommy” Huynh as its Employee of the Year during a banquet held at The Pensacola Beach Hilton on Thursday, February 23. Huyhn was selected from a pool of approximately 1,800 employees.

The GCE corporate offices are located in Pensacola, and the agency manages work contract sites locally and in 12 states and the District of Columbia providing jobs to people with disabilities. Huynh is among 236 people with disabilities who work aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola on a Food Services contract.

He works in the scullery (dish room) where much of the production is made possible by people with disabilities. They are part of a team that serves approximately 9,000 meals to service members and military personnel each day. Huynh came to the NAS Pensacola in 2015, but the path to employment wasn’t easy.

When he was 8 years old, Huynh witnessed a horrific crime that resulted in the death of his mother, brother and a sister. Years later, he was involved in a near-death motorcycle accident that left him with a disability. Following a long recovery, Huynh was hired by GCE. Since then, he has emerged with an unshakable spirit. Read his story at > successes.

An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, Lakeview Center Inc. is a network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services. These services address a broad spectrum of human needs, reflecting a longstanding commitment to helping people overcome life's challenges.

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