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Sights from the 2016 State G.O.A.L., Rick Perkins competition in Atlanta, Georgia

GNTC’s Corey Carlile and Brittny Burns Named as Regional Finalists For the 2016 Student and Instructor of the Year Awards

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Corey Carlile (left) Georgia Northwestern’s 2016 GOAL Winner and Brittny Burns (right) Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year at GNTC pose for a picture with Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Gretchen Corbin at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday. Judges selected both Carlile and Burns as regional finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2016 Student and Instructor of the Year awards.


(Atlanta, GA)
– Corey Carlile, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2016 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, and Brittny Burns, Georgia Northwestern’s 2016 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year, were both named as regional finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2016 Student and Instructor of the Year awards.

 

The finalists were announced during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding instructors and students from the state’s 22 technical colleges, as well as one Board of Regents college with a technical division, at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 19.

 

The State Goal winner and State Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year will be named at the GOAL and Rick Perkins banquet tonight (April 20). A panel of leaders from business, industry, and government will choose the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) GOAL winner and Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for 2016.

 

The Student of the Year and Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year will both serve as ambassadors of technical education in Georgia and will make many public appearances during a number of system and college functions.

 

As the grand prize, a new automobile provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will be awarded to the state GOAL winner. The Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

 

Carlile, a Marketing student from Aragon, is on the President’s List and is a member of Phi Beta Lambda at Georgia Northwestern. She received her high school diploma from Woodland High School in Cartersville, where she served on the yearbook team and as a student mentor for the Peer Facilitator Program.

 

“The faculty at Georgia Northwestern are amazing,” said Carlile. “They are extremely passionate about what they do and very energetic, which rubs off on the students.”

 

Carlile remains very active in the community by performing volunteer work for numerous organizations including: volunteer, American Cancer Society Relay for Life; marketing assistant, Atlanta Force Annual Golf Tournament; marketing assistant, Atlanta Force Annual Golf Tournament Championship Game; and top sales, Advocates for Children Duck Derby.

 

Brittny Burns, a Business Technology instructor from Kennesaw, has been an instructor at GNTC since 2010. Prior to joining Georgia Northwestern, she was a student representative for the Office of Development at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. and a nuclear medicine intern at Sentara Healthcare and Bon Secours Health Systems.

 

“Technical education is essential to our local workforce,” said Burns. “As instructors, we have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community.”

 

A Summa Cum Laude student, Burns received her bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from ODU. As an undergraduate student, she served as vice president of the student ambassadors for the Student Government Organization and as director of Campus Outreach and Development of T.R.U.S.T., Inc., a community service organization.

 

She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

 

Burns is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and also currently a member of the National Association of Health Service Executives. She was an intern for the Business School Alliance for Health Management and is a certified technologist by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

 

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.

GNTC’s Top Cats Address TCSG Reps

(Atlanta, GA) – GNTC’s 2016 G.O.A.L. (top student) winner Corey Carlile, left, and GNTC’s 2016 Rick Perkins (top instructor) winner Brittny Burns addressed representatives from colleges and members of the Technical College System of Georgia during opening orientation for the 2016 G.O.A.L./Rick Perkins competition today. Both are being considered for the State of Georgia’s top student and top instructor awards for 2016.

Both GNTC winners previously competed against the winners from other colleges in their northern region of the Technical College System of Georgia. The top finalists for the state competition will be announced in a ceremony tonight at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Gallery: GNTC’s Top Student, Instructor Compete For Slot At State

Brittny Burns- Jay Henry - Corey Carlile
Sights from the regional level of the G.O.A.L. (top student) and Rick Perkins (top instructor) Competitions held at Lanier Tech March 1. Seen here are, from left, GNTC Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Brittny Burns, GNTC Board of Director Jay Henry, and GNTC G.O.A.L. Award Student of the Year Corey Carlile. Henry, Director of Operations Support at Shaw Industries, served as a regional G.O.A.L. Award judge yesterday. Both GNTC winners competed against the winners from other colleges in our region of the Technical College System of Georgia. The top finalists for the state competition will be announced in a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia in April.
Corey Carlile - Dawn Schmelk TCSG
TCSG G.O.A.L. Coordinator Dawn Schmeelk, left, congratulates Corey Carlile for her performance during the regional level of the G.O.A.L. competition held at Lanier Tech March 1.
Brittny and Dawn Schmelk TCSG
TCSG Perkins Award coordinator Dawn Schmeelk, left, congratulates GNTC instructor Brittny Burns for her performance during the regional level of the Rick Perkins competition (for top instructor) held at Lanier Tech March 1.
Beverly Padgett - Brittny-Mark-Corey-Dione
Seen here from the regional level of the G.O.A.L. (top student) and Rick Perkins (top instructor) competition are, from left, GNTC Perkins Award Coordinator Beverly Padgett, 2016 GNTC Perkins Award winner Brittny Burns, GNTC Marketing Program Director, Corey Carlile, 2016 GNTC G.O.A.L. award winner, and GNTC G.O.A.L. Coordinator Dione Waddington.

GNTC In Run For State Titles In Atlanta This Week

Congrats to GNTC student and 2015 college GOAL winner, Alice Towe, left, and GNTC instructor and 2015 Perkins Award winner at GNTC, Allison Patnode on their run for the state title in their respective categories. The competitions come to a close this week in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch the social channels of GNTC and GNTC.edu for the very latest on developments from the competitions.

Alice Towe (right) Georgia Northwestern’s 2015 GOAL Winner and Allison Patnode (left) Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year at GNTC.
Alice Towe (right) Georgia Northwestern’s 2015 GOAL Winner and Allison Patnode (left) Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year at GNTC.

PBL Spring Competition Talks Underway, WCC Today

Our first Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) meeting of the semester is today at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on the WCC.
Interested?
We will be covering the Competitive Events for the Spring Competition that will be held April 10 – 12 in Atlanta, GA. Pblcrest

Giraffes In Atlanta

Fun Fact of the Day: It is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole in Atlanta, Georgia.
***Have a great day in Cats Country at GNTC!***

Georgia Northwestern Nabs Nine National Competition Spots

National Professional Skills Contest To Be Held In Late June

“Taking part in the statewide competition in Atlanta, Georgia for Georgia Northwestern Technical College last week were Giovanni Carlos, Mario Trejo, Rhys Turner, Desire Famber, Tamra Tucker, Daniel Heian, Marcella Hooper, Tina Zhang, Kenneth Shuman, Cynthia Mills, Marcos Diaz, Sadiron Patton, Ernesto Martinez, Jonathon Hammon, and Lidia Terrazas. Also, taking part were advisors Patty Hart, Dione Hodge, and Mark Upton.”
“Taking part in the statewide competition in Atlanta, Georgia for Georgia Northwestern Technical College last week were Giovanni Carlos, Mario Trejo, Rhys Turner, Desire Famber, Tamra Tucker, Daniel Heian, Marcella Hooper, Tina Zhang, Kenneth Shuman, Cynthia Mills, Marcos Diaz, Sadiron Patton, Ernesto Martinez, Jonathon Hammon, and Lidia Terrazas. Also, taking part were advisors Patty Hart, Dione Hodge, and Mark Upton.”

(Atlanta, GA) – Nine Georgia Northwestern Technical College students will be competing on the national stage in June after a huge showing at the statewide Phi Beta Lambda competition in Atlanta, Georgia’s Westin Atlanta North last week.

Phi Beta Lambda is a professional skills organization in which college students can join to learn more about their areas of professional interest and/or areas of study. Among the various colleges competing at the state-level were the University of Georgia, Reinhardt University, and Dalton State College.

Taking home top honors in Georgia’s state competition were Jonathon Hammond (Help Desk), Whitfield Murray Campus; Marcos Diaz (Statistical Analysis), Whitfield Murray Campus; and Cynthia Mills and Daniel Heian (Small Business Management Plan), Floyd County Campus. All will represent Georgia Northwestern at the National Phi Beta Lambda competition in Nashville, Tennessee on June 24-27 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Also qualifying for the national competition are Sadiron Patton (Floyd County Campus), Kenneth Shuman (Floyd County Campus), Marcella Hooper (Whitfield Murray Campus), Tina Zhang (Whitfield Murray Campus), and Mario Trejo (Whitfield Murray Campus).

In the college’s last showing on the national stage in 2013, Georgia Northwestern students Daniel Groce and Candace Suits from the Whitfield Murray Campus took home seventh place nationally in the Business Ethics category. Georgia Northwestern has qualified students for the national competition every year since 2003. Phi Beta Lambda advisors for Georgia Northwestern are Patty Hart, Dione Hodge, and Mark Upton.

Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.

Georgia Northwestern’s Peco Advances To Finals For State’s Best Instructor

A HUGE announcement out of Atlanta, Georgia just minutes ago. Georgia Northwestern PERKINS Award winner, Mr. Troy Peco, advanced to the final round of nine competitors in the state PERKINS Award competition.
The state’s PERKINS Award goes to the top collegiate instructor in the state of Georgia. The state winner will be announced tomorrow night in Atlanta! Keep it right here to find out the very latest!
Mr. Peco is the Automotive Technology Director on the Walker County Campus.

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