South Georgia Technical College Announces Americus Student of Excellence for November
South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently announced Heather Hinton as the November winner of the overall Student of Excellence award for the Americus campus. Hinton was selected from a field of candidates recognized as Students of the Month for their respective programs of study.
A computer information systems student from Oglethorpe, Hinton was nominated for the award by Andrea Ingram, CIS instructor at SGTC. In nominating Hinton, Ingram said “Heather is one of the most inspiring and hard-working ladies I have ever had the pleasure to teach.” Ingram proceeded to list some of the many accomplishments and accolades Hinton has earned for her efforts as a student including an Institute for Leaders scholarship from Phi Beta Lambda and recognition at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) conference.
Ingram also praised all the nominees for their commitment to excellence. “The Student of Excellence program never ceases to impress me,” she commented, “and it always reminds me why I am here at South Georgia Technical College.”
After brief remarks from the other nominees and their nominating instructors, Hinton was announced as the overall winner by SGTC Academic Dean Dr. Andrea Oates and presented with a commemorative plaque and a $50 check. In her acceptance speech, Hinton thanked her mother as well as her instructors and fellow students. She spoke of the challenges of being a non-traditional student and the bonds she has formed while attending South Georgia Technical College. “We really are a family here, and I’m so glad I chose to come to South Georgia Tech.”
The Student of Excellence is selected based on a number of criteria, including grades, work ethics, participation in clubs and organizations, and amount of program completion. Other nominees for November were: Christopher Averett of Ellaville (Accounting); Amparo Aguirre-Reyes of Montezuma (Business Technology); Deasia Troutman of Ashburn (Marketing Management); and Damarcus Caines of Dry Branch (Sports and Fitness Management).
In addition to Andrea Ingram, the nominating instructors were Brenda Boone, Donna Lawrence, Mary Cross, and Chris Ballauer.
South Georgia Technical College offers over 200 degrees, diplomas, and certificates of credit in a variety of in-demand disciplines. For a complete list of programs visit www.southgatech.edu. Apply now for spring semester. Registration is November 13.