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Sherian Oakley named finalist for NCHC Award for Administrative Excellence

August 13, 2015

The National Collegiate Honors Council selected Motlow administrative assistant Sherian Oakley as one of six finalists for the 2015 Award for Administrative Excellence. Motlow College photo.

Sherian Oakley, administrative assistant at Motlow College, was recently named a finalist for the 2015 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Award for Administrative Excellence.

In order to commemorate 50 years, the NCHC national office wanted to give institutions the opportunity to honor the many administrative coordinators and assistants who have dedicated decades of hard work and commitment to ensure the standard of honors education is carried.

"Being nominated for the 2015 NCHC Award for Administrative Excellence was a nice surprise," said Oakley. "While being acknowledged for doing the job you are expected to do seems ironic, hearing you are appreciated is always good for the soul. I am humbled by their faith in me."

Forty-one administrators from colleges across the United States were selected as candidates. The NCHC named Oakley and five others as finalists for the award.

"Working with the Motlow College Honors Program is gratifying and always interesting," continued Oakley. "I see young freshmen students come through my office and watch them grow in spirit and confidence as the semesters go by. I am very proud to get to be a part of their Motlow experience and I'm blessed by their friendships."

"Simply put, as the coordinator of the program, the program could not function at the high level it does without her dedication and support," said Dr. Scott Cook, assistant vice president for academic affairs at Motlow. "She has a genuinely positive attitude and cares for our students, the faculty and the program. We value Ms. Oakley tremendously, and while we tell her about the wonderful things that she does to make our program great, she is most certainly deserving of external recognition."

Victoria Marshall Clegg, administrative assistant at Greensboro College in Greensboro, N.C. was selected as the recipient of the award.