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Mills-Fleming receives the 2019 Betty-Ware Wray Staff Award

Angela Mills-Fleming

The Betty-Ware Wray staff award is given annually to a College of Education (COE) staff member who has excelled in his or her job performance as well as University service. During the College’s annual meeting on August 12, COE’s Certification Officer, Angela Mills-Fleming, was named the 2019-2020 award recipient.

Mills-Fleming serves as the liaison to the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Certification Division and handles all certification processes for the COE’s initial educator preparation candidates in undergraduate and graduate programs. She also is the TEACH Grant Scholarship Coordinator. Mills-Fleming has served in this capacity for Georgia Southern and (formerly) Armstrong State University since 2014. Prior to that, she served as an administrative assistant for the College for 11 years and a patroller and clerk for Armstrong State’s Public Safety division for nine years.

Staff members are nominated for the Betty-Ware Wray Award by COE faculty, staff and students, and the nominations are reviewed by the College’s Staff Advisory Council. The nomination letter for Mills-Fleming included comments about her dedication and exemplary work performance.

One nominator wrote, “While she has taken on numerous roles in the college, she has approached every role she has assumed with professionalism and dedication. Ms. Mills-Fleming is always available to students, staff and faculty. She answers any and all questions promptly and thoroughly and has guided our programs and its students in numerous, critical ways.”

Another added, “Ms. Mills-Fleming is is a thoughtful and personable individual, very popular with her peers who perceive her as a model of professional and personal integrity. Many times, Ms. Mills-Fleming created procedures that helped teacher candidates and faculty with teacher certification requirements and field placement details. Most notably, she created explicit instructions for teacher candidates and faculty to use during teacher certification and field placement orientation meetings. These details saved time and avoided confusion among the teacher candidates and faculty when reading these detailed documents.”

An alumnae of Armstrong State, Mills-Fleming holds a master’s in adult education and community leadership and a bachelor’s in political science.

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