Tracy Staines-Powers has been selected as Central Georgia Technical College's 2009 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Ambassador. The award was presented during CGTC's EAGLE Leadership Competition and Awards Ceremony on November 14 at the Macon Campus.
Powers was chosen from an overall group of 10 individuals who were nominated by adult education programs in CGTC's service delivery area. Four individuals, including Powers, had further interviews by a panel of judges on the Macon Campus.
Powers enrolled in GED classes in Jones County as part of CGTC's adult education program at the Jones County Fire Department on Highway 49. She received her GED on September 27. She was nominated by Adult Education Instructor Louise Rowland.
Powers' educational and career goals are to obtain her GED, enroll in CGTC's Aircraft Structural Technology program and to work at Robins Air Force Base.
"Through the Adult Education Program, I have more confidence in my ability to learn and because of that I am able to further my education," Powers said. She also noted that the experience would be a good role model for her children, and the important lesson she has learned is to never give up.
For the next year, Powers will serve as a local ambassador for literacy education in CGTC's seven-county service delivery area of Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs counties. She will receive an all-expense paid trip to the state EAGLE Leadership Institute, scheduled for February 11-13, 2009 in Atlanta. The institute provides workshops in building strong leadership and character skills among each student participant.
The Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education Program (EAGLE) recognizes and honors learners who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in statewide adult literacy classes. The EAGLE Program is designed to create a greater awareness of the educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.
About Central Georgia Technical College
A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 200 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties.
Pictured from left to right are CGTC's 2009 EAGLE Ambassador Tracy Staines-Powers and College President Dr. Ronald D. Natale, II.