Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Seven Hills Rotary, Chamber, Georgia Northwestern to announce GOAL, Rick Perkins winners

Media release: The Seven Hills Rotary Club, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College invite you to attend the GOAL and Rick Perkins Presentation Awards Luncheon to honor the top GOAL student and top instructor at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.


The four GOAL finalists were interviewed by a selection committee chosen by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce and a winner was selected.  The four GOAL finalists will make their presentations at the luncheon and the winner will be named. 


The four finalists are:

Mary Gronek - Cosmetology

Roger Haikal - Business Management

Jairo Lerma - Business Management

Holly Wright - Associate of Science in Nursing


First launched in 1971, GOAL focuses on excellence in technical education and recognizes students for academic excellence and personal achievement.


The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors the Technical College System of Georgia's most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.


The Rick Perkins nominees for 2012 include:

Ronda Cox – General Education English and Math

Darice Lewis – Computer Information Systems

Gerald McFry – Business Management

Diane Nance – Radiologic Technology

Susan Stephens – Cosmetology

Sharon Vaughan – Medical Assisting


A screening committee of administrators at GNTC reviewed each of the nominated instructors and conducted personal interviews with the nominees. A winner will be announced at the luncheon to represent the college as GNTC's Rick Perkins winner for 2012 and move on to the regional competition.

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