Southern Crescent Technical College recently announced the nomination of 33 students for the 2018 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) at a reception held October 18, 2017. The annual GOAL program recognizes students who possess excellence in leadership and ability.
"The purpose of the GOAL program," said Dr. Jasper Foust, 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 2018.
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 2018 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
Kirstie Aderhold Radiologic Technology Dana Breeser
Morgan Ammons Radiologic Technology Tiffany Whitley
Ana Anderson Practical Nursing Kimberly Register
Norma Cline Business Technology Kim Yevak
Kerry Cobb Radiologic Technology Tiffany Whitley
Shawn Danforth Associate of Science Nursing Veronica Taylor
Daniel German Practical Nursing Kimberly Register
Amanda Gooden Industrial Systems Technology Johnny Dodson
Betty Green Practical Nursing Kimberly Register
Jamie Harper Business Management Christi Ellington
Jeenann Hendon Business Technology Kim Yevak
Rechard Hile Air Conditioning Technology Ricky Henson
Stephanie Hill Medical Assisting Diana Kendrick
Brittany Huffman Medical Assisting Diana Kendrick
Gerald Lamar Air Conditioning Technology Ricky Henson
Morgan Lynch Early Childhood Care James Peas
Christina McKissick Associate of Science Nursing John Hurst
Elizabeth Murray Air Conditioning Technology Tony Martin
Chanel Nicholson Associate of Science Nursing Veronica Taylor
Kimberly O’Neal Radiologic Technology Lynn Futral
Ai'Jona Perry Paralegal Studies Lynn Futral
Ashley Polk Associate of Science Nursing Veronica Taylor
Amy Puckett Radiologic Technology Dana Breeser
Cassandra Richards Medical Assisting Mettie Hogan
Antonio Saunders Associate of Nursing Veronica Taylor
Timothy Shafer Associate of Nursing John Hurst
Quavala Sheppard Culinary Arts Patrick Boutier
Alicia Stephens Medical Assisting Mettie Hogan
Michael Stewart Culinary Arts Barry Levey
Robert Turner Air Conditioning Technology Tony Martin
Fred Williams Air Conditioning Technology Tony Martin
Kevin Williams Industrial Systems Technology Johnny Dodson
Shannon Wright Culinary Arts Carolyn K. Fludd