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Southeastern Technical College Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL Program

Four Southeastern Technical College (STC) students have been selected as the College’s semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). Chosen as semi-finalists are: Emily Ely, Dental Hygiene Degree Program; Kimbrell Higginbotham, Dental Hygiene Degree Program; Erica Paige Murphy, Associate of Science in Nursing Program; and Claudia Martinez Wilson, Healthcare Management Degree Program & Medical Assisting Diploma Program.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 22 technical colleges.

'The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce,' said Natalie Osborne, STC’s GOAL Coordinator. Students were nominated by their instructors. A screening committee of STC employees selected the four semifinalists after conducting interviews with all nominees. A panel of business, civic, and industry leaders from the community will evaluate these four students in the next round of interviews and select one to be the Southeastern Technical College 2021 GOAL Winner. The GOAL winner will compete in regional judging in April. In May, all college winners will be recognized and the nine regional finalists, three from each region, will be announced and will compete at the state level. One student will then be named as the statewide GOAL winner. That student becomes an ambassador for Georgia’s entire technical college system and receives a grand prize of a brand new car provided by KIA Motors, the statewide corporate sponsor of Georgia’s GOAL program.

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