SGTC student recognized at TCSG Adult Learner EAGLE Conference

March 14, 2019
South Georgia Technical College’s EAGLE representative Heather Hinton of Oglethorpe is shown above receiving an IPAD from TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education Dr. Cavanna Good.
South Georgia Technical College’s EAGLE representative Heather Hinton of Oglethorpe is shown above receiving an IPAD from TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education Dr. Cavanna Good.

ATLANTA, GA – South Georgia Technical College’s Heather Hinton of Oglethorpe was recognized at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 26th annual Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Conference in Atlanta recently along with the other 25 top adult education students from around the state.

  TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur and TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education Dr. Cavanna Good recognized each of the students and presented Simonne A. Crane, a delegate from West Georgia Technical College, with TCSG’s 2019 adult education student of the year award at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.

  “The 26 students that we are honoring today have all made a commitment to improving their lives through adult education,” said Commissioner Arthur. “For many of them, the path they took to get here was a challenging one. But, through hard work and determination, the road they are on now is one that will lead to a more fulfilling life and better job opportunities.”

  TCSG’s EAGLE Award recognizes and honors students from throughout the state who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in TCSG’s adult education programs. More than 53,000 men and women took part in Georgia’s adult education programs last year. Each March, the local EAGLE winners are the guests of a three-day conference in Atlanta that ends with a lunch banquet in their honor.

  Simonne, who was selected by a panel of judges from business and education, will receive a full scholarship to the technical college of her choice. In addition, her fees and books will be paid for through a stipend from the Brenda Wise Scholarship Fund, established in 2014 in memory of Brenda Wise, a lifelong supporter of adult education.

  Over the coming year, Simonne will travel the state as Georgia’s EAGLE ambassador for adult education, speaking to students, civic groups, legislators, and others about literacy and lifelong learning.

  The runner-up for the adult education student of the year is Joshua Jackson from Southern Regional Technical College. Winner of the “Spirit” award is Virginia M. Scott from Central Georgia Technical College. More than 260 guests applauded the students for overcoming obstacles that once stood in the way of their education and then excelling in the classroom while preparing for their GED® credentials.

  South Georgia Technical College offers adult education/GED classes in seven counties. The SGTC GED class locations are on the SGTC Americus campus, the Crisp County Center in Cordele, Macon County, Marion County, Schley County, Taylor County, Webster County and in Plains. Students can register for morning, afternoon, or evening classes based on the individual situations and students can also study for the GED online.

  The cost of the GED test is $160 or $40 per individual test, but the classes are free. Scholarships are also available to help qualifying students cover the testing fee. Sign up today for a GED to help get a better job, continue to learn, feel better about yourself, increast income and invest in the future. For more information, contact the SGTC Adult Education department at 229-931-7323.

  The complete list of the TCSG EAGLE delegates for 2019 follows: Lois Shiver, Albany Technical College Johnathan Miranda, Athens Technical College Oghenerukevwe Princess Aleke, Atlanta Public Schools Tasia Golston, Atlanta Technical College Graciela Dean, Augusta Technical College Virginia M. Scott, Central Georgia Technical College Derrick Whitaker, Chattahoochee Technical College Carlo Timothee, Clayton County Public Schools Vivian Crooks, Coastal Pines Technical College Brianna Hubbell, Cobb County School District Crystal Dozier, Columbus Technical College Harley Chastain, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Jerrica N. Wilson, Georgia Piedmont Technical College Sophonie Joseph-Canel, Gwinnett Technical College Delia Andino, Lanier Technical College Sara Aguirre Lopez, Literacy Action Mechack Mukalengi Nduwa, North Georgia Technical College Maria Teresa Lopez Leguizamo, Oconee Fall Line Technical College Cathleen Brown, Ogeechee Technical College Rebecca Hutcheson, Savannah Technical College Heather K. Hinton, South Georgia Technical College Daysia Heggs, Southeastern Technical College Adrian Venegas-Garcia, Southern Crescent Technical College Joshua Jackson, Southern Regional Technical College Simonne A. Crane, West Georgia Technical College Aciena Golden, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.