HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--Alabama A&M University named Army Contracting Command's associate director for Small Business Programs as a finalist for its diversity award. The award winner was announced during the 12th Annual Black Tie Gala April 12.

Alice Williams was one of three finalists for the award. Lee Rosenberg, Missile Defense Agency, won the award.

Williams said she was honored to represent ACC and its emphasis on diversity.

"Having been in the (Huntsville) community for not quite a year, I was both surprised and honored to be nominated for such an award," Williams explained. "I share this recognition with the ACC family for all the hard work we do in promoting a very diverse workforce."

Her nomination said she "is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and doing business with diverse suppliers. Her success in meeting the needs of her organization requires the full and active participation of talented and committed individuals regardless of our differences. Embracing individual uniqueness brings creativity and vitality to the Army Contracting Command."

The diversity award recognizes an individual, company or organization that contributes to diversity and inclusion initiatives. These are defined as organizational programs, activities and
individual efforts designed to promote and support differences in people and society, that may include race and ethnic origin; gender, physical abilities, religious beliefs, age, education, sexual orientation; and/ or other perceived differences within or for Alabama A&M, its students and the
community it serves.