The other semi-finalists for the GOAL award were:
Jeffery Hughes – Networking Specialist – Walker County Campus
Nathan Kaiser – Automotive Technologies – Walker County Campus
Oscar Reyes – Business Management – Whitfield Murray Campus
The GOAL program was started in 1971 to highlight technical education and recognize students for both their academic and personal accomplishments.
Troy Peco of the Walker campus was the Rick Perkins award winner.
The Perkins award was initiated in 1991 to honor outstanding instructors who have excelled through innovation and leadership in the technical education classroom.
The Rick Perkins nominees for 2013 included:
Ronda Cox, General Education, Walker campus
Anthony Gallman, Cosmetology, Gordon campus
Bobby Lewis, Neuromuscular Therapy, Floyd campus
Ose Martinez, Associate Degree Nursing, Walker campus Greg Paulson, Culinary Arts, Floyd campus
Gina Stephens, Business Technologies, Floyd campus
Jackie Jenkins was awarded with the EAGLE award. EAGLE is an award given to an Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education.