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Central Georgia Technical College Names Semi-Finalists for 2009 GOAL Award

Macon - Four Central Georgia Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) according to Tony Turner, coordinator for CGTC’s GOAL program.

Chosen as semi-finalists are Dontize Hughes, a marketing management student from Macon; Kathy Mullis, an early childhood care and education student from Macon; Lennie Warnock, an industrial systems technology student from Milledgeville, and Nasheka Washington, a radiologic technology student from Eatonton.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 33 technical colleges as well as the four Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions.

“The purpose of GOAL is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia’s technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce,” said Turner. An initial screening committee of administrators at CGTC selected the four semi-finalists on February 24.

Turner said the next step is a second round of interviews by the selection committee, which is comprised of local business, industry and civic leaders. “This is the group that will select the most outstanding individual to be named CGTC’s GOAL winner.” Selection committee interviews are scheduled for February 26.

CGTC’s GOAL winner will compete in consortium preliminary judging, scheduled for March 25 at Swainsboro Technical College.

All of the college goal winners will compete in consortia preliminary judging in March and April. Twelve finalists (two from each consortium) will attend the state GOAL competition in Atlanta, May 20-22. At the event, one person will be chosen as the state GOAL winner, who will become the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receive the grand prize of a new car.

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 24, 2009


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