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Two COE staff members nominated for Merit Award

Carol Fox (pictured right) with Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D.


Jennifer Stocking (pictured right) with Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D.

On Thursday, January 5, two staff members from the College of Education (COE) were recognized at a University-wide ceremony for 2017 Merit Award Nominees. Carol Fox, senior administrative secretary of the Office for Undergraduate Teacher Education and Accreditation, and Jennifer Stocking, assistant to the dean of the College, were presented with certificates for their nomination.

The University’s Staff Merit Awards recognize staff members whose commitment goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service to the Georgia Southern campus and community.

Fox began her career at the University in 2008 in the mechanical and electrical engineering department. She joined COE in 2012 and provides support to the Office of Undergraduate Teacher Education with placements of teacher candidates for field experiences and student teaching in regional schools. Fox completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southern. Prior to joining the University, she served as a court reporter in the Superior Court System.

Stocking joined the University in 2010 where she served as an academic advisor for the College of Health and Human Sciences. She began her position as the assistant to the dean in the College of Education in September 2012 where she provides administrative and analytical support to the dean in a variety of areas including budgets, correspondence, and special projects. She holds a bachelor’s of American Studies from the University of Minnesota and a master’s of American Studies from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her start at Georgia Southern, Stocking was employed at Emory University for 12 years.

To be nominated for a Merit Award, a staff member must have been employed at the University for at least one continuous year and in good standing. Nominees must receive one endorsement form outlining how the candidate meets the criteria for the award  and two supporting endorsement forms from those who are familiar with the candidate’s work. Staff Merit Awards criteria include examples of character, dedication, job performance and customer service.


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