Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Adrienne T. Chatfield.
Originally From: Bronx, N.Y.
Family: Son, Atticus Dillard, 20; daughters, Victoria, 24, and Alexis Chatfield, 10; grandson, Tairl, 3 months.
Job Title: Admissions representative.
Degrees: Associate of science, Macon State College; bachelor of business administration and master of education, Georgia College & State University.
Year she joined the Macon State staff: 1990.
What she does on the job: “I sell people on the importance of furthering their education. While communicating with all types of students, I also review and accept students to the college. I am also the activities coordinator for the admissions office.”
One thing people don’t know about Macon State is … “Its positive reputation. Having a degree from Macon State College will go a long way on a resume. Employers know if a student completed the curriculum for graduation, they are well prepared for whatever comes their way.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I love to sit and watch the clouds move. Nature is just amazing. It’s God’s gift to all mankind. It is something that you have no control over. It makes you realize that there is a higher power that you can not control. Another thing people don’t know about me is that I'm a big fan of the movie 'The Sound of Music.'”
What she likes to do in her spare time is … “I love spending time with my family. I love to travel and I love to dance to old school tunes. And I love to sit in my rocking chair and just read book after book.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Tina Turner. She has had a life worth talking about - from the country girl raised by her grandmother to trying to adapt to city life with newfound fame and fortune. She has endured many life experiences. She’s aged gracefully and still has plenty of energy.”
What she likes best about working at Macon State is … “Touching the souls and hearts of people. This position is not just compiling numbers and pushing paper. In this position, we change lives and offer better futures. We treat all people that enter this office as if they were a member of our family. If we help one student enroll and eventually earn a degree, we have changed a generation of lives.”