Date Posted: December 13, 2022
Steve Hendrix, Vice President for Adult Education, recently announced that Tiffany Hooten 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 December 6, 2022 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, Tiffany was nominated by her 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. Ms. Hooten 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.
Hooten stated, “The Adult Education program at Southern Crescent Technical College played an important role in my past and does in my future too. Without it, I would have not been able to achieve my diploma, progress further in my company, or have the opportunity to attend college. I am grateful for everything I was able to achieve through God’s help, the aid of my company, and the knowledge I gained at Southern Crescent Technical College. I am looking forward to attending credit classes at Southern Crescent Technical College this Spring and progressing further at my company. I now know that the possibilities are endless for me.”
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. Biology Instructor Dr. Jerry Hubbard was presented the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction and Associate of Science Nursing student Jacob Johnston was presented the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). All three will go on to represent Southern Crescent Technical College their respective statewide competitions. In addition to Hooten, Mary Holloway was also named for her outstanding achievement as nominee in the EAGLE competition.