Anneliesa D. Finch
State University of West Georgia
Honors House

Carrollton, Georgia 30118
770-836-4449

EDUCATION

M. Ed. in Higher Education Administration 1994
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

B.A. in Communications 1987
MERCER UNIVERSITY MACON, GEORGIA

SKILLS

· Over three years experience in planning, developing and analyzing recruitment strategies for gifted high school students in an early-entrance college program.
· Manage and update Microsoft ACCESS student databases
· Prepare Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheets for demographic marketing
· Exceptional communications skills.

EMPLOYMENT

Program Specialist 1999-Present
ADVANCED ACADEMY OF GEORGIA CARROLLTON, GA
Promote the Advanced Academy of Georgia through high school visits, college fairs, counselor workshops, professional conferences, and organizations for gifted students. Plan and organize visitation days for prospective Academy students, guidance counselors, and parents. Initiate direct mailing for targeted high-potential academic students. Maintain contacts with prospective students through and telephone and written correspondence. Coordinating application procedure, evaluate student transcripts, and process student applications. Participate in student interviews. Serve as media contact: write and distribute newspaper articles about Academy scholars to area newspapers.

Tax Examiner 1989-1999
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ATLANTA, GA
Initiated a teambuilding program for the department. Developed budget plans for taxpayers, adjusted tax returns, filed levies and tax liens. Recipient for three consecutive years for the overall performance award for quality communications, customer service skills. Served as mentor and trainer for new employees.

Minority Advisory Coordinator & Recruiter 1987-1989
NORTH GEORGIA COLLEGE DAHLONEGA, GA
Developed the Minority Advisory Program at North Georgia College. Improved Student Retention of minority students. Utilized improvement strategies in academic counseling. Initiated Career Field Day. Served as staff advisor for Students for Social Awareness group.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and SERVICE

Staff Advisor- Advanced Academy of Georgia Community Builders
Georgia Math and Science Fair-session presented for the Advanced Academy of Georgia
Member National Association for Gifted Children
Member Georgia Association for Gifted Children
Member National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology