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Albany Tech proudly announces GOAL nominees and semi- finalists

February 19, 2010 – Albany Technical College honored 28 outstanding students nominated for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) on Thursday, February 18, 2010.


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 and is awarded prizes including a new car.

The 28 nominees are:

Naomi Allen – Practical Nursing
Felicity Anderson – Automotive Collision
Shana Baughman – Medical Assisting
Maranda Beane – Horticulture
Charlene Bradford – Early Childhood Care & Education
Amore Brock – Dental Assisting
Allison Champion – Practical Nursing
Christina Copeland – Dental Assisting
Tracey Daniels – Practical Nursing
Donna Dowling – Dental Assisting
Vianca Fairbanks – Law Enforcement Technology
Mary Joyce Flowers – Radiologic Technology
Cecil Fordham – Horticulture
Herkamal Hall – Radiologic Technology
Ashley Harry – Medical Assisting
Ryan Herndon - Radiologic Technology
Laura Hurd – Dental Assisting
Kendrika Johnson – Radiologic Technology
Florenzo Jones – Horticulture
Jim ‘Markius Means – Medical Assisting
Chinita Muhammad – Early Childhood Care & Education
Brandon Pinto – Management Supervisory Development
Kimberly Porter – Radiologic Technology
Michelle Rash – Radiologic Technology
Ashley Roberts – Radiologic Technology
Jason Rogers – Medical Assisting
Mary Joline Rose – Early Childhood & Education
Karen Schuber – Medical Assisting

During Thursday’s reception, Albany Tech judges announced the six semi-finalists who will go on to the area GOAL competition. Those six students will deliver speeches to a judging panel made up of Albany Area Chamber of Commerce representatives. The panel will choose Albany Technical College’s GOAL winner, who will go on to compete at the regional level en route to the state competition.

The six finalists for Albany Tech include:

Felicity Anderson – Automotive Collision
Amore Brock – Dental Assisting
Christina Copeland – Dental Assisting
Herkamal Hall – Radiologic Technology
Ashley Harry – Medical Assisting
Florenzo Jones – Horticulture


2010 Goal Finalists Pictured (left to right): Amore Brock, Herkamal Hall, Florenzo Jones, Ashley Harry, Christina Copeland, and Felicity Anderson.

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