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CGTC Announces Terry Wilkins as Rick Perkins Award Winner

Central Georgia Technical College announced Terry Wilkins as its 2009 Rick Perkins Award winner. The announcement was made at the College's professional development meeting on June 17.

Wilkins is currently the Department Head of Health Technology and an Instructor for Practical Nursing. Wilkins received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in Michigan.

Central Georgia Technical College President Dr. Ronald D. Natale, II congratulated Wilkins on winning the award. "The entire CGTC family is proud of Terry’s accomplishments," Natale said. "This represents not only the highest recommendation from her peers, but also a stringent process that included interviews with people from business and industry. It is truly a high honor to win the Rick Perkins Award."

In addition to a special plaque recognizing her efforts, Wilkins received $500 from the Central Georgia Technical College Foundation and a $500 CD from MidSouth Federal Credit Union.

As CGTC's Rick Perkins Award winner, Wilkins will serve as an ambassador for technical education in CGTC’s seven-county service area, which includes Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties.

Wilkins will now participate at the consortia level. Six consortia winners will be selected and move to state-level competition.

The Rick Perkins Award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize and honor technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.

Formerly known as the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence, the Rick Perkins Award was renamed in memory and honor of Thomas “Rick” Perkins, an instructor at West Central Technical College, who received the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence prior to his untimely death.

From left are President Ron Natale, Wilkins and Branch Manager for MidSouth Federal Credit Union Doyle Crider.

Submitted by Rebecca Ledford
June 18, 2009


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