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GMC Names 2020-2021 Employee of the Year

Georgia Military College 2020-2021 Employee of the Year
Shanta Davis, GMC-Milledgeville

Georgia Military College named Shanta Davis the 2020-2021 Employee of the Year. Davis has been a part of the GMC family for a combined seven years, first joining the Milledgeville campus in 2012 and returning later to serve in her current role as Advising Center Supervisor.

When nominating Davis for GMC Employee of the Year, Colonel (Ret) Nelson Kraft, Executive Director for the Lake Country Region said, “No employee has contributed more to the accomplishments of the GMC vision, mission, and strategic plan over the past year than Shanta Davis.” Kraft goes on to say, “Shanta is incredibly dedicated to providing the best possible service to our students, working days, nights, and weekends without complaint all for the benefit of GMC. It’s obvious that Shanta’s main focus is student success, and she is committed to GMC’s future and truly embodies ‘Character Above All.’”

“We have some really amazing students and I love building lasting relationships, guiding them towards their milestones, and watching them walk across the stage at graduation,” Davis said. “As an Advisor, we’re able to see all the hard work they put into their studies and it’s refreshing to see their dreams come to fruition.”

In addition to the overall Employee of the Year, many others across GMC’s campuses were recognized for their hard work at Georgia Military College.

Georgia Military College Employee of the Year (overall): Shanta Davis, GMC-Milledgeville

GMC-Augusta, Eastern Region: Andrea Parker, Advising Center Supervisor
“Ms. Parker is passionate about education and how it can impact not only the individual, but their family and the community as well.  The personal connection that she builds with students encourages their retention and ultimately, leads to their walking across the stage on Graduation day.” –Ms. Jennifer Montgomery, Eastern Regional Assistant Director

GMC-Columbus, Western Region: Marissa Readinger, Assistant Campus Director
“Ms. Readinger has fully embraced the GMC vision and mission and has ensured that the staff and faculty of the campus are trained, empowered and are all working towards the common goal of student success.  Marissa is truly a “Unique” individual and absolutely compliments the statement that Georgia Military College has “A Unique Mission.” –David Coburn, Western Regional Director

GMC-Fairburn, Atlanta Metro Region: Theresa Gullatt, Registrar Library Associate
“Theresa is the ultimate researcher and go to person when students need academic help or simply have questions. It is the caring way of helping students that makes her special, she wants to see every student succeed.” –BG Scott F. “Rock” Donahue, Atlanta Metro Regional Director

GMC-Valdosta, Southern Region: Ellory Bishop, Academic Success Coach
“Ellory Invests In The Future of GMC by offering a variety workshops for students in subjects like, resume writing, how to dress for success, goal setting, and time management. One student’s comment was, “her ability to empathize with students, and her experience in counseling are a benefit to us all!” –Mrs. Latoya Costello, Southern Regional Assistant Director

GMC-Warner Robins, Central Region: Kenneth Wilkerson, Academic Advisor
“Mr. Wilkerson engages students as a mentor, helping students line up their course plans with their personal and professional goals.  He is particularly good at using our latest technologies, Starfish, Zoom, and Mongoose testing, to encourage students in their coursework and program paths.” –Mr. Ted Ramsdell, Central Regional Director

Georgia Military Global Online College: Taylor Flanagan, Enrollment Coach
“Taylor has gone above and beyond her duties to bring in copious amounts of new students and making each and every one of them feel prepared for success.” –Dr. Jeff Wells, Academic Dean for GOLC

Institutional Nominee: Wendy Smith, Nurse Director
“Wendy has been the front-line person to speak with parents of both our Prep School student and our JUCO students.  Many times, this has not been an easy task, as the parents were scared, and needed facts, as well as reassurance.  She did an absolutely beautiful job speaking with all of the concerned parents and I received many compliments on how she had made our parents feel reassured that their students were safe with in-person learning.” –Pamela Grant, Prep School Principal

Congratulations to all our hard-working faculty and staff! Thank you for all you do!