b'A myA lexAnDerC Arter r AChelr oBertSonJ ohnSon J AmeSh uGhJ Ayr oBertS2020 Dewar College of Education and2020 College of Science and2020 College of Humanities and Social Human Services Distinguished AlumnaMathematics DistinguishedSciences Alumnus of the Year of the Year Alumna of the Year93 Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice93 Bachelors of Science in Education13 Bachelor of Science in ChemistryJay Robertsserves as a partner at GeorgiaLink Amy Carterserves as the DeputyRachel Johnsonserves the cosmetic industryPublic Affairs Firm. From January 2003 Commissioner, Rural Georgia Initiatives,as a Cosmetic Chemist specializing in theuntil May 2015, Roberts represented House for the Georgia Department of Economicanalysis of raw material and technology in orderDistrict 155 representing Irwin, Ben Hill, Development (GDEcD). Carter was appointedto formulate innovative systems that positivelyTift, Turner, Coffee, Telfair, Wheeler, Wilcox to this role by Governor Nathan Deal inimpact the beauty industry. Johnson formulatesand Jeff Davis counties in the Georgia General March 2018. She leads state efforts to helpskincare and color cosmetics for over 500Assembly. Roberts resigned his position in rural Georgia communities become morebrands providing cutting edge solutions forthe Georgia House of Representatives in competitive for economic developmentclean, organic, and natural formulations.May, 2015 when Governor Nathan Deal projects and identifies new strategies forJohnsons work has greatly impacted the Indieappointed him to the distinguish position of attracting jobs and investment. MostBeauty community as well as improving theDirector of Planning for the State of Georgia recently, Carter served as Executive Directordaily lives of black, indigenous, and/or peopleat the Georgia Department of Transportation of Stewardship and Development for theof color (BIPOC.) Johnson uses her placement(GDOT). He was tasked with the planning of Technical College System of Georgia. Fromto co-create beauty products that addressthe States Transportation projects including November 2006 until December 2017, Cartercommon consumer issues for BIPOC likedeveloping and implementing the Statewide represented House District 175 which includeshyperpigmentation and inclusive foundationTransportation Improvement Plan (STIP).Jay Brooks County and parts of Lowndes andshades. She currently offers custom formulationleft the GDOT in 2019 to serve in his current Thomas counties, in the Georgia Generalconsulting to boutique and masstige beautyrole at GeorgiaLink Public Affairs Firm. Jay Assembly. Carter began her career as a Businessbrands as The Charismatic Chemist. Mrs.and his wife currently reside in Irwin County and Office Technology Instructor at ValdostaJohnson is a fierce advocate of STEM careersand have two children. Technical College and served as a teacher atspearheading a program built to bring specific Lowndes High School for more than 16 years.awareness to public school students about the She currently resides with her family in hercosmetic chemist profession.She currently hometown of Valdosta, Georgia. resides in New York with her husband and son.years in the public school system. In theand Educational Specialists level coursesUniversity at Montgomery.Dr. Sparks public school setting, Dr. Sparks served as athat provide opportunities for future leaderscurrently resides in Montgomery, Alabama Principal, Assistant Principal, New Teacherand instructional leaders to enhance theirwith her husband and two children.Mentoring Program Coordinator and haspersonal and professional career.Dr. Sparks is taught a variety of grade levels throughoutcurrently serving as the Program Chair for the K-12. Dr. Sparks teaches a variety of graduateInstructional Leadership program at Auburn 230TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY| 11'