Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership on Jan. 24 at Gainesville Civic Center.
Hockaday was chosen by a panel of local leaders over three other nominees for the award. The runners-up were Heather Chick, Barrow County, Medical Assisting; Kristie Stith, Hall County, Medical Assisting; and Allison Smith, Forsyth County, Interiors.
GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students.
All college GOAL winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta for two days in April, when regional and ultimately the state GOAL winner will be chosen.
Hockaday said, “This has been an incredible experience, and I am very proud to represent Lanier Technical College.”