Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Adult Education Division (AED) recently announced, Dooly County resident, Carlie Brumley, 24, as its 2022 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) delegate.
Nominated by her instructor, Ethel Ross, and having participated in the College’s judging process, Brumley will now represent CGTC and the AED at the Dinah Culbreth Wayne EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta, March 14-16, 2022. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors the state’s adult education students who have demonstrated superior achievement in their classes and programs.
Brumley is a proud mother to three children who came to the program located in Vienna, Ga., after dropping out of high school as a fifteen-year-old.
“I had thought many times to myself about how I could change my life,” Brumley said. “But I was always making excuses as to why I couldn’t or shouldn’t do this.”
In August 2021, she enrolled with the Division and began the GED® program she thought would only ever be a “dream”. Now having passed key marks, she’s navigating a clearer path.
“The adult education program has redirected my focus from the tough circumstances surrounding me to a more positive education-directed future,” she said.
As Brumley set goals with the aid of the AED, to become a positive role model for her children through education, she’s confident she will not settle until she achieves them.
“This credential is like wings to me,” she said of the GED®. “Without it, I will continue to fall, but with it, I will fly. I will continue to succeed for me and for my children, showing them the importance of education and that even though obstacles sometimes stand in our way, we must keep flying.”
For more information about the CGTC Adult Education Division visit, Adult Education
EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. This student recognition program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual Leadership Institute.
Photo: Carlee Brumley.