Outstanding Student Award
"When CCGA agreed to partner with two other schools to develop an economic development targeted to minority communities in Brunswick, Ms. Armstrong initially volunteered to support the team's effort on her own time. She served as the secretary and archivist for the group, and her contributions from the student perspective were incredibly helpful in developing the plan. When the opportunity presented itself to make an even greater contribution, she volunteered to be the team leader for a group of students looking to address the issue of public transportation in the city This issue is critical for underserved members of the community to be able to gain access to education, workforce development, and job opportunities that they cannot participate in due to the lack of transportation.Ms. Armstrong has worked late into the night, and on the weekends to support this effort, all as a volunteer. I work with students across the country, and she stands among the very best. She is absolutely deserving of this award."
- Michael Burns, Founder and Executive Director, Community and College Partners Program (C2P2)
"Mìchelle Armstrong has been instrumental in bringing together a multi-organization economic development project aimed at serving underserved communities in Brunswick, GA. She has participated in many stakeholder meetings, organized our efforts administratively, and adds valuable contributions to our bi-monthly meetings. In the spring 2021 semester, she served as the project lead in the PUBM 4200 Managing State and Local Government class. This service learning class was conducted by zoom each week (a challenge in and of itself) and worked to provide ridership and transit structure information to the City of Brunswick as they work on a public transit plan. She has successfully led the research of a 9-person student team, drafted the recommendations for the team based on that research, and will be presenting the research to the City of Brunswick at the end of May 2021. She is, quite simply, one of the most motivated, passionate, and hard-working students I have had the pleasure of advising and teaching."
- Dr. Heather Farley