Albany Tech Holds Awards Banquet for Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership and Rick Perkins Nominees Thursday Evening

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Albany Technical College will hold the annual awards banquet for nominees selected for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership and Rick Perkins Award (Instructor of the Year), for the upcoming calendar year on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6pm in the Kirkland Conference Center on the Albany Tech campus.

The 10 nominees for GOAL include: Robert Clements (Business Logistics Management); Johnnie Hunter (Business Technology); Jennifer John (Dental Assisting); Alexis Lopes (Law Enforcement Technology); Julianna Matthews (Carpentry); Randi Palmer (Law Enforcement Technology); Marie Perez (Nursing); Tangelia Smith (Accounting); Ty Summers (Professional Firefighter); and Ashanti Terry (Computer Information Systems.

The final four GOAL nominees will be announced at Thursday evening’s banquet. 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 in April in Atlanta. The state winner is the official spokesperson for technical education in Georgia for 2018. 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 in March at Southern Regional Tech’s Tifton campus.

The Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year nominees include: Lashea Dancer (General Education); Frank Flanigan (Fire Science Technology); Cassandra Henderson (Computer Information Systems); Emma Johnson (Business Technology); and Theresa West (Business Technology).

All nominees will be honored at the banquet and the final Perkins 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.