Phillips will receive the highest award at the induction ceremony, known as the Greatest of the Great Academic Lifetime Achievement Award. She says, “I am honored to be recognized in this way for my accomplishments in academics and other work over my lifetime. I am humbled that my school has chosen me to be among the recipients to receive the highest honor you can receive.”
After leaving the Mountain State, Phillips spent more than 25 years in the corporate world as a human resources consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 2010, she opened the doors of her own business in Raleigh, NC. Phillips says her passion to help people of all ages, especially the youth, began during her early academic years at the segregated elementary school. Her company, GAMMS Unlimited is a career coaching business that helps individuals discover their natural gifts and abilities in order to achieve a well-designed work-life balance to live their best life and do their best work.
The induction ceremony will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Phillips says she is looking forward to it. “I want to help preserve the history of black education in West Virginia and to serve as a role model and mentor.”
About Maxine Phillips
After giving more than 25 years of providing leadership and professional education consultation to organizations such as ABB, Adecco, Collin County Community College, Ericsson, Headway Corporate Resources, Illinois Bell, Southwestern Bell, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Phillips saw an opportunity to exalt her talents to a realm outside of the corporate world by creating GAMMS Unlimited.
Phillips finds time to volunteer for non-profit organizations like the American Diabetes Association, where she received the ADA’s Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes 2010 and 2011 Fundraiser of the Year Award in Raleigh, NC. Phillips is also listed as an unsung heroine from Collin County Community College.
About GAMMs Unlimited
GAMMS Unlimited is a life and career coaching company that empowers teens and young adults to leverage their natural abilities to make education and life decisions for a competitive advantage.
GAMMS UNLIMITED mission is to transform how people live, work, and build careers:
One generation at a time, One student at a time, One person at a time