Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full name: Mary Ann Miller.
Family: Husband, David; and children, Melinda, Evonia, Monte and Byron.
Current Employment: Macon State student worker.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in public service.
Class Rank: Senior.
Macon State Activities: Student member of the library committee; CASA tree holiday charity project.
Career Goals: “I want to become an educator through TAPP (Teacher Alternative Preparation Program). I love kids and I want to make a difference in their lives.”
She chose Macon State College because … “It was convenient and the tuition was reasonable.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “How beautiful the campus is. I love watching the trees change with the seasons. My favorite place on campus is the lake.”
Her favorite professor is … “Dr. William Upton. I took psychological statistics, social psychology and research methods from him. His classes are very interesting and entertaining."
Her favorite place to study is … “My living room.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I am a huge fan of Lucille Ball. Needless to say, I have every episode of the ‘I Love Lucy’ show thanks to DVD box sets.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I am very frugal.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Prince, because he is my favorite artist. In my opinion, he is a musical genius. I would love to sit in on one of his recording sessions and watch a master at work.”
Five years from now she sees herself … “Teaching in an inner-city school.”