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Nichols wins NGTC Clarkesville GOAL Award
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North Georgia Technical College Foundation Director Cynthia Brown, from left, GOAL scholarship winner Jeffrey Nichols, and scholarship founder Bob Evans are pictured. - photo by For The Times

North Georgia Technical College recently awarded Jeffrey Nichols of Lakemont the NGTC Foundation’s Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship.

GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership), a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students.

The scholarship, founded in 2005 by Jim Marlowe and Bob Evans, is given to one of the 12 GOAL semifinalists at NGTC who exemplifies the spirit of Evans and Marlowe through their community service and willingness to help others.

This year’s award was presented by Evans to Nichols at the annual GOAL banquet in the Ramsey-Hunter Dining Hall on the Clarkesville campus. The 12th recipient of the Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship, Nichols volunteers his time with his church and Future Farmers of America in addition to time he devotes to his college studies.

“In addition to being a second generation NGTC student in his family, he works full time and has an internship with the Banks County Sheriff’s Department,” said NGTC Foundation Director Cynthia Brown.

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