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Albany Tech proudly announces GOAL nominees and semi- finalists

February 19, 2009 – Albany Technical College will honor fifteen outstanding students nominated for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) today, February 19, 2009 at 5:00p.m. in the Kirkland Conference Center.

The GOAL program recognizes exceptional technical college students, across the state, for their academic excellence and personal achievement. The program also spotlights the important role of technical training in our economy. The state winner serves as an ambassador of technical education in Georgia.

*Pictured left to right: Amanda Wright, Bridgett Morris, Erica Savage, LanShondra McAllister, Jessica Hickman, Melinda Hicks, Andrea Greene, Dr. Anthony Parker, Kari Frowine, Abbe Beaucicot, Felicia Baldwin, Bhumi Pandya, Kay Rowland, Mary Williams, Jalissa Gibson, and Danielle Thompson.

The fifteen nominees are:

Felicia Baldwin – Law Enforcement Technology
Abbe Beaucicot – Computer Information Systems
Kari Frowine – Early Childhood Care and Education
Jalissa Gibson – Early Childhood Care and Education
Andrea Greene – Pharmacy Technology
Jessica Hickman – Medical Assisting
Melinda Hicks – Business Logistics Management
LanShondra McAllister – Law Enforcement Technology
Bridgett Morris – Practical Nursing
Bhumi Pandya – Medical Assisting
Kay Rowland – Computer Information Systems
Erica Savage – Accounting
Danielle Thompson – Practical Nursing
Mary Williams – Environmental Horticulture
Amanda Wright – Dental Assisting

During today’s reception, Albany Tech judges will announce the four semi-finalists who will go on to the area GOAL competition. Those four students will deliver speeches to a judging panel made up of Albany Area Chamber of Commerce representatives. The panel will choose Albany Tech’s college winner who will compete at the regional level.

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