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Melynn Canova is Chosen as Central Georgia Technical College GOAL Winner

Melynn Canova of Gray, a Paralegal Studies student at Central Georgia Technical College, was named as the College’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).

The announcement was made at the College’s GOAL recognition meeting on January 30 on the Macon Campus.

Canova was chosen by a panel of local leaders over three other nominees for the award. The runners-up were Lesley Godwin of Warner Robins, Aircraft Structural Technology; Jennifer Ridder-Johnson of Macon, Paralegal Studies and Timothy Johnson of Macon, Instrumentation Controls Technology.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 25 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regents college with a technical education division.

The announcement of Canova as the CGTC GOAL winner was made by CGTC President Mike Moye.

Canova will now proceed to regional judging. All college GOAL winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta for two days in April. Nine finalists, three regional finalists from the three regions, will be announced while in Atlanta and if chosen, Canova will compete with the other eight GOAL finalists from the other state technical college campuses. A panel of leaders from the business, industry and government sectors will interview them and choose one to be the 2012 state GOAL winner and the recipient of the GOAL medallion.

The grand prize also includes a new car, courtesy of Chevrolet, the statewide corporate sponsor of the GOAL program.

Pictured with Canova is President Mike Moye.

Submitted by Rebecca Ledford
March 5, 2012


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