David Bush named SGTC Student of Excellence for January
South Georgia Technical College student David Bush was recently named the college’s Student of Excellence for the month of January. Bush, an Air Conditioning Technology student, was recognized for his hard work, participation and commitment to learning at the Student of Excellence program held in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the college’s Americus campus.
Air Conditioning Technology Instructor, Glynn Cobb, nominated Bush for the award and stated “He comes to class every day and he is a hard worker. It’s hard to believe David was in high school just last year.” Cobb also mentioned that Bush is one of the four GOAL finalist this year.
Bush accepted the nomination and addressed the audience by saying, “I really appreciate my instructors for the nomination. I am really honored and never thought this would honor would happen to me.” Bush went on to say how grateful he was for opportunity and to thank the audience and his classmates for the support.
The January Student of Excellence ceremony recognized students in the industrial technology programs at SGTC. Other nominees included Jonah Rowan, drafting technology; Da’Kerrion Woodson, electronics technology; Dresden Dukes, electrical systems technology; Todd Lunneborg, precision machining and manufacturing; and Samuel Lovelace, welding and joining technology.
After the other nominees received their certificates and t-shirts, David Kuipers, Vice President of Academic Affairs, explained the criteria to be chosen as the overall Student of Excellence and the benefits that come with the title before announcing Bush as the winner. The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including grades, work ethics, participation in clubs and organizations, and amount of program completion. As the winner, Bush was awarded with a plaque of recognition, a personal letter of recommendation from SGTC President Dr. John Watford and a $50 check for his accomplishments. Additionally, his name will be displayed on SGTC’s digital marquee as well as inscribed on a plaque in Hicks Hall among previous Student of Excellence winners.
Each month, students from certain divisions selected for that month are nominated for the Student of Excellence award by their instructors. In addition to Glynn Cobb, additional nominating instructors included Chad Brown, Kristie Cook, Tyler Wells, Phil Deese, and Ted Eschmann.
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