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University celebrates great work on campus at Making Things Better Awards

(November 12, 2019) - Clayton State University once again celebrated the efforts of individuals and groups around campus who make a difference at this year’s annual Making Things Better Awards held on Nov. 6. The six winners were recognized for their commitment to serving the campus and helping others.

Making Things Better Awards

Faculty, staff and institutional groups were nominated by their colleagues for the award given out by the President as a “thank you” for their efforts make the campus better each day.

"In most instances individuals are recognized for lifelong achievements or some sort of milestone. Several years ago we decided that what was just as much important in value to the institution were the acts of individuals whose peers, colleagues and students found their actions help them make this a better place," said University President Dr. Tim Hynes. "We want to find an easy way to recognize them so annually we continue to do that, and it continues to be something that is much appreciated by our students, our faculty and our staff."

Winners of the 2018 Making Things Better Awards are:


Erica Dotson

Dr. Erica Dotson, Teacher Education

Carin Lightner-Laws

Dr. Carin Lightner-Laws, Marketing and Supply Chain Management


Yelonda Settles

Yelonda Settles, College of Arts and Sciences

Alicia Myrick

Alicia Myrick, Community Standards


Film Society

CSU Film Society

Clayton State Internet Radio (CSIR)

Winners of the awards receive $500, generously funded by the Clayton State University Foundation. The Making Things Better Awards committee, along with former award recipients, review nominations to recommend current year recipients.

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