Jacquita Hodge Honored as SGTC Student of Excellence for October
South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently recognized Jacquita Hodge as the October Student of Excellence for the college’s Americus campus. Hodge is a Cosmetology student from Americus, and she was nominated for the honor by SGTC Cosmetology instructor and 2020 Rick Perkins Award finalist Dorothea McKenzie.
“She’s just an overall, A-1 student,” McKenzie said of Hodge. “She’s always on time. She helps everybody. I’m just so proud of her.”
Hodge felt honored to receive the award for Student of Excellence. “I was just like, wow! I am thankful for the honor and for being nominated by Mrs. McKenzie.”
Other students recognized by their instructors as outstanding students in their program areas were: Jivarious Williams of Leesburg, Early Childhood Care and Education, nominated by Jay Cripe; Ja’Quavious Westbrook of Unadilla, Barbering, nominated by Xavier Jackson; Chelsey Clay of Montezuma, Criminal Justice, nominated by Teresa McCook; Sherri Skipper of Buena Vista, Culinary Arts, nominated by Ricky Watzlowick; Shawanda Brown of Americus, Medical Assisting, nominated by Jeana Yawn; and Brittany Poole of Americus, Practical Nursing, nominated by Sherri Bass.
Each month, students from certain divisions selected for that month are nominated for the Student of Excellence award by their instructors. The Student of Excellence is chosen based on a number of criteria, including grades, work ethics, participation in clubs and organizations, and amount of program completion.
As the winner, Hodge was awarded with a plaque of recognition, a personal letter of recommendation from SGTC President Dr. John Watford and a $50 check for her accomplishments. Additionally, her 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 nominee was awarded with a nomination certificate and an exclusive student of excellence t-shirt.
South Georgia Technical College offers over 200 diplomas, degrees, and technical certificates of credit in a variety of programs plus many opportunities to get involved in campus life beyond the classroom.
Enrollment is open now for the eight-week Fall mini-mester that begins October 13 and ends December 10. Visit southgatech.edu and apply today.