Southern Crescent Technical College recently announced the nomination of 26 students for the 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a reception held October 22, 2019. The annual GOAL program recognizes students who possess excellence in leadership and ability.
"The purpose of the GOAL program," said Ms. Cherryl Burks, GOAL Coordinator, "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." The local GOAL winner will speak on behalf of Southern Crescent Technical College to promote technical education throughout the community and state.
A screening committee at Southern Crescent Technical College will review each of the instructors’ nominations then conduct personal interviews with the students. Finalists will then be chosen to compete to be the Southern Crescent Technical College GOAL winner for 2020.
The finalists will take part in another round of interviews and evaluations by representatives from local business and industry. That panel will consider the students’ qualities including academic achievement, personal character, leadership abilities and enthusiasm for technical education.
The student judged most outstanding will be designated as the college’s GOAL winner and move on to the regional preliminary judging; then three from each region, which will make up the nine finalists, will attend competition for the state GOAL award and selection as the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2020 student of the year where they will have the important responsibility of traveling the state as the ambassador for the entire technical college system.
Chosen for recognition by their instructors, the nominees from Southern Crescent Technical College include:
Name Program Nominating Instructor
Katie Black Medical Assisting Mettie Hogan
Kiaria Britt Medical Assisting Christy Allen
Hope Chung Nursing S. Alls-Terrell
Normal Cline Business Management Dr. Frank Amaro
Hannah Coggins Cosmetology Susan Allen
Kiri Day Radiologic Technology Dana Breeser
Shane Digby Industrial Systems Johnny Dodson
Kimberly Fritz Medical Assisting Heather Pickett
Maria Gonzalez Medical Assisting Sandra Fender
Danielle Gorman Nursing Angie Ballard
Jalessa Hare Medical Assisting Sandra Fender
Kelsi Hudgeons Medical Assisting Christy Allen
Jonathan Lee Nursing Program Angie Ballard
Indiya Mangham Medical Assisting Mettie Hogan
Amanda Marks Practical Nursing Lacy Jackson
Michaela Osborne Radiologic Technology Dana Breeser
Crystal Paterson Practical Nursing Lacy Jackson
Alyssa Roth Medical Assisting Heather Pickett
Shaundra Scruggs Practical Nursing Allison Rogers
Bailey Smith Medical Assisting Heather Pickett
Joseph Standridge Culinary Arts Patrick Coutier
Jerrod Thomas Industrial Systems Johnny Dodson
Jennifer Troxel Nursing Program Samantha Bell
Jada Turner Medical Assisting Heather Pickett
Alexis Welch Medical Assisting Mettie Hogan
Tyisha Yarbrough Practical Nursing Allison Rogers