Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Marie Ruth Dixon.
Hometown and Residence: Macon.
High School: Clarke Central High School, class of 2007, in Athens, where she was part of the tennis team, cross country, FBLA Future Business Leaders of America, and a peer mediation group.
Family: “I have my loving parents and two crazy sisters, Gigi and Marianne.”
Current Employment: “I am a full-time student but I have two part-time jobs as well! I work at CVS as a photo lab technician and on campus at the Wellness Center.”
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in health information management.
Class Rank: ”I’m a junior!”
Activities: “I’m involved in a lot of programs, clubs, and sports at Macon State. I really enjoy sports. I’m on the tennis club team and am the treasurer for the tennis club. I really enjoy participating in the volleyball intramurals as well. Other clubs that I am currently involved in include the following: FHIP (Future Health Information Professionals), (ISSA International Student Studies Association), and (MSCAHCE) Macon State College Association of Healthcare Executive Students.”
Career Goals: “I am really interested in nursing. I heard about a master’s program in nursing offered by the Medical College of Georgia on the Macon State campus. That is my primary goal and is what I will pursue once I get my bachelor’s degree.”
She chose Macon State College because … “It’s so convenient and a great bargain. It’s a plus that many of my friends are here as well.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “How much it is growing. Many students here probably don’t even realize what all Macon State can offer.”
Her favorite professor is … “That would have to be Dr. Patrick Brennan! He offers one of the coolest classes I have ever taken, the perspective course on film! It was a great class and overall very interesting! You get to watch movies in class and talk about them. How cool is that!”
Her favorite place to study is … “The group study rooms upstairs in the Library.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I can speak Thai. My mom is from Thailand and she taught me and my sisters the language.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I have the tendency to get really jumpy after watching scary movies. Even during scary movies I’ll shut my eyes or jump during a scary part.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “This is a toughie. I suppose I would like to meet God. I would have a ton of questions for him.”
Five years from now she sees herself … “This is a hard question, too. There are so many things I want to pursue and try and so many places I want to go.”