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Eighteen CGTC Students Nominated for GOAL

Instructors at CGTC have nominated 18 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Rhonda Koplin, coordinator for the college's GOAL program. Chosen for recognition by their instructors are Walter Booker, an Accounting major from Macon; Alaina Brooks, a Radiologic Technology major from Milledgeville; Wendy Calloway, a Dental Hygiene major from Griffin; Sean Cody, a Radiologic Technology major from Lizella; Gerry Criss, a Radiologic Technology major from Byron; Melissa Garner, a Radiologic Technology major from Thomaston; DeeShannon Garrison, a Business Office Technology major from Macon; Wanchello Greene, an Accounting major from Macon; Chiquita Hicks, a Practical Nursing major from Macon; P.J. Jackson, a Business Office Technology major from Eatonton; Kathy Kazmierski, a Practical Nursing major from Gray; Melinda McCarthy, an Early Childhood Education major from Macon; Avy Myers, a Dental Hygiene major from Macon; Richard Platt, a Radiologic Technology major from Macon; Erin Posey, a Radiologic Technology major from Butler; Pollyanna Ransom, an Emergency Management major from Gray; and Katheryn Wetmore-Komlo, an Information Technology major from Byron.

The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education sponsors the GOAL program at the state level. Locally, GOAL is sponsored and coordinated by officials from CGTC and the CGTC Foundation.

"The purpose of the GOAL program," said Koplin, "is to spotlight the importance of technical education in today's world of work and to recognize outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges."

A Screening Committee of administrators and instructors at CGTC will now 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 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 be designated the college's nominee for the title of state GOAL winner and will compete with representatives from the state's other technical colleges for the state award.

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. The state winner's college GOAL Coordinator and the nominating instructor will receive a $250 check.

Pictured below are nominees who attended the initial meeting. From bottom to top, left to right are Wanchello Green, P.J. Jackson, Ashley Ferguson, Chiquita Hicks, Gerry Criss, Melissa Garner, Pollyanna Ransom, Alaina Brooks, Sean Cody, DeeShannon Garrison, Richard Platt and Walter Booker.

Submitted by Rebecca Ledford
February 15, 2005

 

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