Faculty members at Central Georgia Technical College have nominated 19 students for the 2008 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Tony Turner, director of CGTC’s Office of Career Services and coordinator for the college's GOAL program this year.
Students chosen for recognition by their instructors, along with their majors, are:
Sandra Anderson, Practical Nursing, Macon
Crystal Baxley, Radiologic Technology, Milledgeville
Cathy Carswell, Surgical Technology, Macon
Jennifer Davis, Radiologic Technology, Warner Robins
Antonio Driskell, Aircraft Structural Technology, Macon
John M. Fillmore, Electronics Technology, Macon
Tifffany Fletcher, Radiologic Technology, Macon
Donna J. Foust, Surgical Technology, Forsyth
Adriana Gantt, Early Childhood Care, Macon
Zipporaha Gober, Radiologic Technology, Macon
Jessica Henderson, Dental Hygiene, Jackson
Cari Hoffman, Dental Hygiene, Macon
Dontize Hughes, Air Conditioning Technology, Macon
Kevin Cordell Hulette, Electronics Technology, Macon
Minh Nguyen, Biotechnology, Morrow
Anthony Paschal, Biotechnology, Macon
Tanya Pitts, Surgical Technology, Macon
Dana O'Leary, Radiologic Technology, Macon
Jesse Whipple, Management and Supervisory Development, Macon
First launched in 1971, the GOAL program at the state level is sponsored by The Technical College System of Georgia. Locally, GOAL is sponsored and coordinated by several areas of CGTC, including faculty and staff, Office of Student Services, College Communications and Marketing, and the CGTC Foundation.
"GOAL is considered by many to be the ‘Heisman Trophy’ of student awards in the Technical College System," said Turner, "The award not only highlights the importance of technical education in today's world of work, it also recognizes outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges. To be nominated for GOAL is a unique accomplishment ."
A screening committee of faculty and staff at CGTC will review all the nominations and interview each of the students. After the nominees have been ranked, four finalists will be chosen to compete for the title of CGTC’s GOAL winner.
The four finalists will then be interviewed and evaluated by a selection committee of representatives from business and industry. The student judged most outstanding will become the college's nominee for the title of state GOAL winner. He or she will then compete with representatives from the state's other technical colleges at the state GOAL competition in Atlanta.
The winner of the state GOAL title, which is awarded for excellence in leadership and ability, will receive the GOAL medallion and the grand prize of new automobile. In addition, the state winner's college GOAL Coordinator and the nominating instructor will receive a $250 check.
For more information on the GOAL program, click here.