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Athens State 2013 Cooperative Education Students of the Year Named

June 14, 2013

ATHENS, Ala. - Athens State University’s Career Development Center recently announced its Cooperative Education Student of the year, and named an Honorable Mention for the academic year 2012-2013.

Marka Duke, a Business Management major from Hanceville, was named Cooperative Education Student of the Year. She was assigned an internship at the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority beginning in May 2012.

“Marka aggressively comes up with ideas and concepts for new strategies and is not afraid of implementing them,” states Connie Torbert, Office Manager for the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority. “She willingly accepts any task that we assign and does it well. Marka understands what we are doing, what is important and why it is important. We depend on her tremendously.”

Jody Willoughby, a Human Resources Management major from Madison, received Honorable Mention for the Cooperative Education Student of the Year. He has worked as an intern at the Tennessee Valley Authority for over a year and a half, supporting both the Employee Relations and Recruiting Staff.

Students entering the Cooperative Education Program at Athens State must be recommended by a member of the faculty and be degree-seeking with at least at 2.5 GPA. They must have completed at least one semester at Athens State and should not be in their final semester before graduating.


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