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Albany Tech Holds Awards Banquet for Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), Rick Perkins, and EAGLE Nominees

December 9, 2013- Albany, GA- Albany Technical College will hold the annual awards banquet for nominees selected for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), Rick Perkins Award (Instructor of the Year), and the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) for the upcoming calendar year on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 6pm in the Kirkland Conference Center on the Albany Tech campus. A reception will precede at 5:30pm.

The ten nominees for GOAL include: Brittany Battles (Cosmetology); Kanava Carter (Early Childhood Care and Education); Kayla Lashley (Dental Assisting); Kristen Lord (Medical Assisting); Kayla McMillan (Cosmetology); Mark Peavey (Electronics Technology); Frances Peterson (Medical Assisting); Napolean Preston (Design Media Production Technology); Haley Roberts (Nursing): and Sherrita Wimberly (Accounting).

The final four GOAL nominees include: Kanava Carter (Early Childhood Care and Education); Kristen Lord (Medical Assisting); Mark Peavey (Electronics Technology); and Haley Roberts (Nursing). These four will be interviewed in January by an Albany Area Chamber of Commerce panel and one will be selected to compete at the State GOAL competition to be held April 21-25 in Atlanta. The state winner is the official spokesperson for technical education in Georgia for 2014. The Albany Tech winner will also have an opportunity to compete at the Regional Competition for GOAL, which will be held for the Southwest Georgia consortium on March 10, 2014, at Moultrie Tech's Tifton campus.

The Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year nominees include: Clifford Singleton (Masonry); Joseph Trumbull (HVAC/Building Maintenance); and Kevin White (Civil Engineering Technology).

The Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) nominees include: Joyce Avirett (Calhoun County); Gloria Morris (Baker County); and Jordan Seymore (Lee County).

All nominees will be honored at the banquet and the final Perkins and EAGLE winner will be presented. The final GOAL winner will be presented at a later date in January by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce at a monthly Rotary Club meeting.

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