President Emeritus Sparky and Allene Reeves present South Georgia Tech’s 2020 outstanding student with scholarship
South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves and his wife, Allene, presented Air Conditioning Technology student David Bush with a $500 scholarship after he had been recognized as the college’s 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner by SGTC President Dr. John Watford at the college’s GOAL breakfast recently.
“Allene and I are pleased to be here today to present David Bush with this scholarship,” said President Emeritus Reeves. “The GOAL program has been very special to me and to South Georgia Technical College. As a first-year instructor, I had the pleasure to nominate a student for this honor. That student won at the college level and did well at the regional and state competition. During the time that I taught, I was fortunate enough to have several winners, so when I decided to retire, Allene and I chose to do something to recognize the ‘best of the best.’
“It is an honor to be selected as the GOAL winner for South Georgia Technical College and we want to wish David all the best as he continues his education and also represents South Georgia Technical College at the regional and state GOAL competitions this year.”
The Reeves’ presented Bush with a scholarship check that can be used towards tuition, fees, and supplies at the college. The Reeves also recognized SGTC Instructor of the Year Dorothea Lusane McKenzie, SGTC’s Cosmetology Instructor, with a $500 stipend earlier this year after she was selected for that honor.
“We established this endowed fund as a way to give back annually to the top student and the top instructor at South Georgia Technical College,” said Reeves. “South Georgia Tech has been an important part of our lives for the past 46 years and we both recognized how important the instructors as well as the students are not only to the college but to the community.”
David Bush of Cuthbert, GA, will now represent South Georgia Technical College at regional and state competitions in an effort to be selected as the top student within the Technical College System of Georgia. He was nominated for this honor by Glynn Cobb, his Air Conditioning Technology Instructor.
“On behalf of South Georgia Technical College I would like to thank President Emeritus Sparky and Allene Reeves for presenting this scholarship to a very deserving student,” said SGTC President Dr. John Watford. “President Reeves and Allene have been special to South Georgia Tech for many years and today they demonstrated again why they mean so much to the college, its faculty, staff, and students.”
SGTC Foundation Executive Director and SGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Su Ann Bird echoed Dr. Watford’s comments by thanking President Emeritus Reeves and Allene for their support of the South Georgia Technical College Foundation. “On behalf of the foundation and the students that it serves, I would like to thank the Reeves for giving back to the students and faculty at South Georgia Tech. They have both seen how important the foundation and its supporters are to the success of the college and we are very appreciative of their efforts,” said Bird.
For more information about making a donation or establishing an endowed scholarship at South Georgia Technical College, contact Su Ann Bird, SGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and SGTC Foundation Executive Director at 229-931-2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tax deductible donations may also be mailed to the SGTC Foundation, P.O. Box 6102, Americus GA 31709.