Awards recognize dedication and service to Oxford
May 24, 2012
In a recent gathering marking the end of the academic year, Tammy Camfield 89OX 91C , Oxford's senior director of alumni relations, and Jim Brown, director of academic computing technologies, were honored with the two most prestigious staff awards presented at Oxford College.
Camfield was the recipient of the Fleming Staff Award. This award was established in honor of Bond Fleming, dean of Oxford College from 1966 to 1976, who remained active in the life of the college for many years prior to his death in 2009. The Fleming Award recognizes outstanding service to Oxford College, and recipients are nominated by Oxford faculty and staff.
After graduating from Emory University, Camfield joined Oxford College with the Office of Enrollment Services, serving as admissions advisor. She established the college's first efforts in regional recruitment, expanding outreach to prospective students in Florida. She later joined the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, where she now oversees alumni relations in all regions. In 2011 she was a recipient of the Spirit of Emory Award.
Jim Brown received the Pierce Award for Staff Leadership, given annually by Oxford College's Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement. Recipients, who are nominated by faculty and staff, are those who have demonstrated admirable leadership, dedication, and service to Oxford College and its students. The award includes public recognition, a plaque, and a significant monetary award.
Brown, who joined Oxford in 1995, holds an undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer College and a master's degree from North Carolina State University. Besides his role overseeing academic technology initiatives for Oxford College Information Technology, Brown has been an instructor in classroom technology for the annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts. He has frequently been a leader for Oxford's alternative spring break service project, and in 2010 he led Oxford's My Emory campaign.