Tucker recipient of GSW’s Leewynn J. Finklea alumni award

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, May 28, 2016

AMERICUS — Kathleen Tucker of Americus was awarded recently for her service to Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and the Alumni Association. Tucker was named the Leewynn J. Finklea Outstanding Alumni Award recipient at GSW’s Spring Alumni Event April 9.
The Finklea Award, named in honor of the university’s first alumni director, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to campus life, the alumni association or the university.
Tucker has been a member of the GSW National Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2013, where she currently serves as the treasurer. She is also a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and a member of the 1906 Society cumulative giving program. During that time she has chaired the Poker Run, and she currently serves on the Fundraising Committee and Events Committee. Tucker’s dedication to the GSW Alumni Association is well illustrated, as she has attended and worked nearly every event during her tenure on the board.
Additionally, Tucker serves as a member and treasurer of the Sumter Historic Trust, the Historic Oak Grove Foundation and the Americus-Sumter County Chapter of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Tucker serves as an operations officer at Citizen’s Bank of Americus. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and an master of science in administration and master of business administration from Georgia Southwestern.
Tucker is married to Dave Tucker, and they live in Americus.