Mike Jackson Receives Chancellor’s Service Excellence Award
On October 21, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby awarded the Chancellor’s Service Excellence Award to N. Mike Jackson, Ph.D., P.E., chair of the Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Management.
The Service Excellence Award – Outstanding Leader recognizes administrator-level employees who, through their extraordinary leadership over the last year, demonstrated outstanding service to students, colleagues and other customers of the USG, and promoted a workforce culture that fosters “above and beyond” service experiences.
Dr. Jackson was nominated by Philip Bruce, Director of Career Services at Georgia Southern, who wrote: “Dr. Jackson has significantly enhanced and expanded the experiential learning program for Civil Engineering and Construction Management. Students in these majors have benefitted greatly from his increased focus on internships and co-op opportunities and more and more recruiters are hiring these students because they participate in these experiences. For these reasons and countless others, Dr. Jackson is most deserving of this award.”
In the 2014-15 academic year, Dr. Jackson incorporated a significant service learning component into the civil engineering and construction management programs. The department promotes community immersion and experiential service learning projects as the central theme of a transformative educational experience.