Date: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Time: noon

Location: Coosa Country Club

Rome, Georgia


Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will announce the student winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) competition and the instructor selected for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Coosa Country Club in Rome.


The announcements and presentations will take place during the Seven Hills Rotary Club meeting. The awards are sponsored by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Seven Hills Rotary Club of Rome, and the GNTC Student Leadership Council.


Listed are students chosen as semi-finalists for the GOAL award showing (left to right) the student’s name, hometown, program of study, GNTC campus, and nominating instructor:


  • Storm Brunni, Rome, Marketing Management, Floyd County Campus, Mark Upton
  • Philip English, Flintstone, Automotive Technology, Walker County Campus, Troy Peco
  • Vicky McCullough, Rome, Business Technology, Floyd County Campus, Brittny Burns
  • Miguel Ramirez, Rome, Business Management, Floyd County Campus, Gerald McFry


Listed are the nominees for the 2017 Rick Perkins Award, including (left to right) instructors name and program.


  • Jeremiah Cooper, Welding and Joining Technology
  • Tom Rittweger, General Education, Math
  • Ron Vick, Computer Information Systems
  • Kevan Watkins, General Education, Psychology
  • Dwight Watt, Computer Information Systems


The winners of GNTC’s 2017 GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards will move on to compete in the regional competitions. If chosen as regional winners they will compete at the state level in the competitions.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.