Southern Crescent Technical College

Adrian Venegas-Garcia named Southern Crescent Technical College’s EAGLE winner

2019 EAGLE Representative Adrian Venegas-Garcia and Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas
2019 EAGLE Representative Adrian Venegas-Garcia and Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas

Dr. Murray Williams, Vice President for Adult Education, recently announced that Adrian Venegas-Garcia has been chosen to represent Southern Crescent Technical College’s Adult Education Program at the EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) Leadership Institute in Atlanta. This announcement was made at a luncheon held November 27, 2018 on the Griffin Campus. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

Prior to being named the SCTC EAGLE delegate, Adrian was nominated by his instructor to participate in the local EAGLE competition. Adult Education instructors at Southern Crescent Technical College were each able to nominate students for this competition. From these nominated students, one student (called an EAGLE delegate), is selected to represent Southern Crescent Technical College at the State Leadership Institute. At the Institute, local delegates from technical colleges throughout Georgia will participate in a comprehensive program of professional development sessions focusing on increased leadership, communication and life management skills.  Mr. Venegas-Garcia was chosen by a panel of judges and was judged on a speech and interview session.

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.

Venegas-Garcia stated, “I spoke very little English when first began my classes at Southern Crescent Technical College. I was determined to better myself and I knew that obtaining my GED was where I needed to begin. I enrolled in Adult Education classes and set a goal of passing all sections of the GED by my 21st birthday. With the help of my instructors at Southern Crescent Technical College, this dream became a reality just last month.”

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute.

During the luncheon, Southern Crescent Technical College’s outstanding instructor and credit student were also named. Kimberly Register was presented the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction and Kelly Browning was presented the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). In addition to Venegas-Garcia, Dongha Gaskin and Erica Mangham were also recognized at the luncheon for their outstanding achievement in the EAGLE competition as well as their character and leadership abilities.