Wells wins Governor’s Award

Published 5:02 pm Friday, January 16, 2009

Bainbridge has new bragging rights thanks to the creative teaching of Bainbridge College math instructor Amy Wells.

The college community learned Thursday that Wells has been selected to receive the Governor’s Commendation for Excellence in Customer Service. She was chosen from more than 715 nominations from 52 different agencies across the state and is one of only two individuals in the University System of Georgia (USG) to be selected. USG Senior Vice Chancellor Dr. Tom Daniel is the other individual.

Wells is to be honored by Gov. Sonny Perdue in Atlanta Jan. 29. The Governor’s Office reported that she was chosen from the largest and most competitive group of nominations to date.

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“This is a significant honor that speaks highly of Amy and Bainbridge College,” said Dr. Tonya Strickland, who nominated Wells in 2007 for USG customer service honors.

Details of that award and her work creating and teaching a 6 a.m. math class are at the USG Web site http://customerfocus.usg.edu/recognition/2008

BC President Tom Wilkerson noted, “Amy Wells is a marvelous teacher and a great asset to this college and our community.”

Wells was honored by USG Chancellor Erroll B. Davis with one of only two Excellence Award of the Year—Individual, for persons who demonstrated the most outstanding service to USG customers during the previous year.