EAGLE Student and Nominees Named
Date: February 2, 2015
Jamisha Dove Chosen to Represent Athens Technical College as EAGLE Student of the Year
Jamisha Dove has been chosen to represent the Adult Education program at Athens Technical College as the 2015 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Student of the Year. Dove will attend the annual EAGLE Leadership Institute held in Atlanta March 16-18, 2015, sponsored by the Office of Adult Education at the Technical College System of Georgia.
The EAGLE program celebrates adult learners in pursuit of excellence. Nominees are judged based on their transition to postsecondary education, performance in the classroom, student character, leadership, and community involvement.
Dove, currently enrolled in her third semester in the college’s Cosmetology program, is a 2013 GED® program graduate. Upon graduation from the Cosmetology program, she hopes to have her own hair salon to make wigs for children with cancer.
During her acceptance speech at a college-wide reception, Dove remarked on how much earning a GED® diploma meant to her.
“A GED is more than a piece of paper,” said Dove. “It is hope, power, and a life changer.”
The college’s finalist including the winner are Jamisha Dove (nominated by Darlene Alley, Walton County Lead Instructor), Lawanda Miller (nominated by Dr. Kristi Leatherwood, Greene County Lead Instructor), and Aquincy Young (nominated by Catrina Cofer, Clarke County Lead Instructor). Miller is hoping to use her experiences to write a book. Young, a U.S. Army veteran, is currently enrolled in the college’s Automotive Technology program.
Judges for the college’s EAGLE competition included Coretta Miller, Adult Education Coordinator; Lenzy Reid, Executive Director, Athens Technical College Walton County Campus; and Annice Ritter, Executive Director, Athens-Clarke Literacy Council. Marchelle Sandoval, Adult Education Transition Specialist, is coordinator for the college’s EAGLE program.
For additional information about the Adult Education program at Athens Technical College, contact the Office of Adult Education at (706) 583-2551.
Photo Caption: Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Student of the Year nominees were recognized at a college-wide reception. L-R: Marchelle Sandoval, Adult Education Transition Specialist and EAGLE Coordinator; Lawanda Miller, EAGLE Award nominee; Aquincy Young, EAGLE Award nominee; Jamisha Dove, EAGLE Award recipient; Dr. Flora Tydings, Athens Technical College President; and Stephanie Benson, Vice President for Adult Education.