Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full name: Melanie J. Brown.
Originally From: Macon.
Family: Husband, David; daughter Jessica, 21, who is a senior at Georgia Southern University; son, David, 19; and son, Colton, 3.
Job Title: Assistant Manager, Macon State College Bookstore.
Education: Associate’s degree in business administration from Macon State.
Year she joined the Macon State staff: 1998.
What she does on the job: “I handle the everyday financial accounting in the bookstore. I assist students with issues that arise concerning their financial aid as it applies to their bookstore purchases. I oversee the ordering and buying of all general merchandise and assist faculty and staff with any special purchases or requests.”
One thing people don’t know about Macon State is … “How well-prepared the students of Macon State are when they graduate and enter the workforce. The staff and faculty go to great lengths to make sure students succeed.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I love watching college football and NASCAR. I even do a little fishing.”
In her spare time she likes to … “Spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy listening to music or watching a great movie.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Sarah Palin. She seems so down to earth and it would be very interesting to sit down with her and have a conversation about what she has gone through both politically and in her personal life.”
What she likes best about working at Macon State is … “The people. I enjoy working with the students, staff and faculty. Everyone you come into contact with on campus is helpful and friendly. The atmosphere at Macon State is warm and welcoming.”