Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Ryan Thomas Tucker.
Residence: Warner Robins.
Family: Parents, Larry and Barbara Tucker; brother, Jared, 28; sister, Leah, 22.
Job Title: Communications Coordinator, Office of Admissions.
Degrees: Bachelor of science in business and IT from Macon State College and currently pursuing a master’s in business administration from Georgia College & State University.
Year he joined the Macon State staff: 2004.
What he does on the job: “I maintain a database of all prospective students and coordinate electronic and traditional communications to Macon State prospective students and applicants. I also send out e-mail and paper correspondence to prospective students.”
One thing people don’t know about Macon State is … “The quality of student that Macon State College produces. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with several recent graduates from Macon State in some of my graduate courses. They are well-prepared students that are competitive in terms of participating in class/group discussions and overall performance at the graduate level.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I really enjoy watching ‘The New Yankee Workshop.’ It’s interesting to see things being built from start to finish. You don’t really realize how much time and effort goes into something until you get to see all the steps along the way. All of those cool tools and machines are really fascinating as well.”
In his spare time he likes to … “Spend time outdoors. I enjoy fishing, camping and anything to do with the outdoors. I have played the guitar for a number of years now and it’s always fun to learn new songs.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “Ernest Hemingway. I don’t have a clear answer as to why. I just think he would be an interesting person to get to meet.”
What he likes best about working at Macon State is … “Having the opportunity to make a difference in the educational experience of our students. Whether that is something as simple as helping a student find his/her classroom, or a more complex issue, it is very rewarding. Additionally, working in the admissions office is great. We have a really good group of people that are knowledgeable, willing to help and a lot of fun to work with.”