In December 2016 the Law School’s Staff Representative Group recognized the library’s circulation manager Marie Mize with the Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award. This comes as no surprise to those who know Marie. She is a pleasure to work with and brightens everyones day. Marie was described by those that nominated her as bright, dedicated and “an inspiration to colleagues”. Other nominations noted her “superior customer service”, “100 percent effort”, and that “her work ethic is beyond reproach … she never misses a detail.” There was even a nomination from a law student commenting on the positive impact on her personal law school experience.
Marie began working for the law library in 2008. She is currently vice chair of the university’s Staff Council in which she serves as UGA’s representative to the University System of Georgia Staff Council. Marie earned her undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University and her M.B.A. from Auburn University. She currently is the assistant director for the Moina Michael Poppy Project, a nonprofit that works to better the lives of veterans through fundraising and education.