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SCHOOL NEWS: Lanier Technical students nominated for GOAL Award
Lanier Technical College student GOAL nominees, from left, are: front row, Brittany Hammontree, Wanda Garrish, Susan Gates, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Laquita Harrison, Monica Saraz-McMahon, Briana Barrett, a Carrie Kennedy, Lizbeth Jiminez, Brigitte Accary, Ashley Brown and Kathleen Mendes; back row Sherry Crane, Kristine Graves, Andrew Gilmore, Victor Roman, Seth Scott, Yate´ Tripp, Nathaniel Mauldin, John Edwards, Nicole Kitchel, Holly Maddox, Annamarie Keck, Mikalah Crymes, Celeste Gaines and Alexandria Irwin.

Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 26 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 24 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regents College with a technical education division.

Instructors choose the student nominees. They are: Brittany Hammontree, a healthcare assistant student from Cumming; Wanda Garrish, a cosmetology student from Maysville; Susan Gates, a radiology tech student from Buford; Ezequiel Rodriguez, a radiology tech student from Dahlonega; Laquita Harrison, a business management student from Gainesville; Monica Saraz-McMahon, a business management student from Gainesville; Briana Barrett, a dental hygiene student from Cleveland; Carrie Kennedy, a medical assisting student from Bethlehem; Lizbeth Jiminez, a medical assisting student from Winder; Brigitte Accary, a criminal justice student from Flowery Branch; Ashley Brown, a medical assisting student from Winder; Kathleen Mendes, a clinical laboratory technology student from Cumming; Sherry Crane, a business administrative technology student from Commerce; Kristine Graves, an accounting student from Gainesville; Andrew Gilmore and Victor Roman, drafting students from Gainesville; Seth Scott, a practical nursing student from Cumming; Yate Tripp, a business Management technology student from Gainesville; Nathaniel Mauldin, a machine tool technology student from Dacula; John Edwards, an electrical utility technology student from Lawrenceville; Nicole Kitchel, a medical assisting student from Auburn; Holly Maddox, a dental assisting student from Buford; Annamarie Keck, a business administration student from Flowery Branch; Mikalah Crymes, a general studies student from Dawsonville; Celeste Gaines, an early childhood care and education student from Gainesville; Alexandria Irwin, a medical assisting student from Gainesville; James Hammond, a welding and joining technology student from Winder; and Jennifer Boyce, a practical nursing student from Dawsonville.

A screening committee will review each nomination, then conduct interviews. After the nominees have been ranked, four finalists will be chosen to compete for the Lanier Technical College GOAL winner of 2014.

The four finalists will take part in another round of interviews and evaluations by a selection committee of representatives from local business and industry. The student judged most outstanding will be designated as the college’s GOAL winner and move on to the regional competition.

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