Employee Receives Sparks Award

Posted On June 27, 2016
Categories News 2016

Georgia State University student and Student Center employee Alexis Collier received the prestigious George M. Sparks Award on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the annual Georgia State Service and Recognition Ceremony.

The award is named for Dr. George McIntosh Sparks, the university’s first president, and the Sparks Award recognizes Georgia State faculty, staff, and students who exemplify a willingness to go the extra mile with good humor and perseverance, some of Dr. Sparks’ characteristics. Collier is a rising senior and health informatics major in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. She was described as

very dedicated to anything she puts her mind to

~ Jacory Battle, the person who nominated her

She was also described as

one of the hardest working, dedicated, dependable and positive employees I’ve ever had the chance to work with

~ Sarah Johnson, the Information Center supervisor

Collier began working in the Student Center as an event technician and in May 2015 she also began working as an Information Center assistant. Over the past year, her leadership made a positive impact on the Information Center staff and she recently transitioned to the role of Information Center manager which includes overseeing a staff of 15 students, tracking and ordering inventory and scheduling employees’ shifts. To see the full video of Collier’s nomination, please visit the Georgia State University YouTube page.