SCTC’s Tarleton named Georgia’s GED Test Administrator of the Year

Pictured L-R: Dr. Murray Williams, SCTC Vice President for Adult Education; Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President, Southern Crescent Technical College; Janice Tarleton, GED Test Administrator of the Year and SCTC GED Chief Examiner; Judy Cook-Snider, Assistant Director, SCTC Adult Education

Janice Tarleton, GED Chief Examiner at Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) was recently named the GED Test Administrator of the Year at the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) 2017 Adult Education Fall Conference and GED® Awards.

The award was presented to Tarleton at the annual luncheon in Atlanta where state adult education and testing leadership was in attendance. The award comes on the heels of Gov. Nathan Deal’s announcement that 10,128 Georgians graduated with GED® certificates in the past year, up from 9,842 in FY 16, according to the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Graduation rates for FY 17, which ended June 30, were 75.7 percent.

During this event, Gov. Deal and TCSG also recognized several outstanding GED® programs and individual graduates.

Tarleton was nominated by SCTC employees Judy Cook-Snider, Wendy Gladden and Curtis Ward for this award. Cook-Snider commented, “It takes a special person with a special commitment to remain involved in the adult education field and there is no one more deserving of this award than Janice Tarleton.”

Tarleton is in her 30th year of employment in the Adult Education field, having worked at Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin Technical College and in the Griffin-Spalding County School System.

“We are thrilled that Janice Tarleton has been chosen for this award and recognized for the role that she plays in Adult Education both locally and at the state level. She is truly deserving of this prestigious honor and we are proud to celebrate her accomplishments along with her! As our adult education team celebrates and recognizes her achievements, our team continues to build a legacy of meeting and exceeding state standards while building bridges to support our students in pursuit of their individual college, career, and life goals,” Thomas said.