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Initial Screening Committee Named for CGTC's 2009 GOAL Program

Macon - Tony Turner, the coordinator for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program at Central Georgia Technical College, has announced the members of the committee that will initially interview students who are nominated for the college's annual GOAL Award.

The objective of the GOAL program is to recognize and reward excellence among the almost 150,000 students attending the colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia. Now in its 38th year, GOAL was the first statewide program in the nation to honor outstanding students in technical education.

Slated to serve on the screening committee are:

Dr. Andrea Hardin, Dean of Instruction for Programs and Operations
James Harvey, Public Relations and Information Director
Margo Kenirey, College Webmaster
Neil McArthur, Director, Library and Media Services
Tamike Brown, Foundation Office

"To be considered for the GOAL award, a student must be nominated by his or her instructor," explained Turner. "The purpose of the screening committee is to evaluate the nominated students to determine who qualifies to move to the next level of competition."

In making their choices, the screening committee will consider each student’s grades, attendance and class performance along with their character, leadership potential, personal goals and enthusiasm for technical education.

The students who make it through the screening committee will then be interviewed by a second GOAL committee – the selection committee – which includes leaders from local business and industry. The selection committee will choose one winner from CGTC to compete in consortium judging, scheduled for March 25.

In May, twelve finalists from consortia preliminary judging (two from each consortium) will take part in the Technical College System's annual statewide GOAL competition in Atlanta. At that time, one student will be named as the state's GOAL winner and earn the recognition as the system’s 2009 student of the year. The state winner will also take home the grand prize of a new automobile.

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. More information about CGTC can be found at

Submitted by James M. Harvey, Jr.
February 20, 2009


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