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By Kysa Anderson Daniels
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DECATUR, Ga.—It takes only one conversation with Perimeter College Board of Advisor Victoria Prevatt to pick up on her passion for life and getting things done.
A successful businesswoman and community volunteer, Prevatt says her experiences as a Perimeter College student are—in part—the reason for her ‘can do’ attitude.
“I would not be here if it weren’t for Perimeter College,” she said.
When Prevatt started at Perimeter in the mid-1990s, she didn’t have a clear direction for where she’d go. She was partying a lot “and trying to manage college on top of a full work schedule.” But, she came in contact with several professors who looked out for her and provided guidance about what classes she should take, among other advice.
“I was just willy nilly taking courses,” she said, adding that she was the first in her family to attend college.
“I didn’t know what I was doing until someone kind of plucked me out and was like, ‘hey you, it’s time to get focused here,’” Prevatt said.
It was that kind of faith in her abilities that inspired Prevatt to buckle in and graduate from Perimeter.
She carries that same motivation with her today and credits her start at Perimeter with motivating her to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Kennesaw State and the University of Georgia respectively.
Prevatt enjoyed success in the nonprofit and fundraising world, including a leadership position in development and alumni relations at the University of Georgia, before starting her own company.
“There were just parts of my brain that weren’t lighting up,” she said about her decision to leave her comfortable job.
In 2017, Prevatt took a leap and launched Good Works, LLC, a company that provides “accessible and affordable” guidance and counsel to nonprofits.
Prevatt’s position on the 12-member Perimeter College Board of Advisors is a big bonus, according to Victoria Dorsey, senior director of development.
“Victoria’s experience in promoting higher education and supporting nonprofits makes her a wonderful BOA member,” Dorsey said.
“I love that she is a proud alumna of Perimeter College. I know that her knowledge will benefit the Perimeter College community.”
Prevatt says her position on the board is a way for her to give back to an institution that gave her the confidence to pursue higher education.
The Perimeter College Board of Advisors has opened its application window, seeking more talented and motivated individuals like Prevatt to serve as college ambassadors and to support the school and the college dean’s priorities.
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2022.