Jonathan Swinsburg Wins 2017 State EAGLE Award
Date: Mar 16,2017
Jonathan Swinsburg, a 2016 Hart County Honors GED® graduate from Athens Technical College’s Adult Education Program won the Technical College System of Georgia's (TCSG) 2017 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) award. The award was presented to Mr. Swinsburg at the culmination of TCSG's annual EAGLE Leadership Institute event. The event is two days designed to celebrate the accomplishments of all EAGLE delegates, as well as provide professional development. In addition, EAGLE delegates attend seminars on increasing leadership, communication, life management skills.
Dr. Andrea D. Daniel, President of Athens Technical College, remarked, "Mr. Swinsburg embodies the strength and determination of our adult education students. I am extremely happy that he not only won the award, but was able to share his story with others in the process". In November 2016, Mr. Swinsburg was unanimously selected in Athens Technical College's local competition by a panel of internal judges. By winning the state award, Mr. Swinsburg will receive a two year scholarship courtesy of the TCSG to be used at any TCSG college. EAGLE, launched in 1993, celebrates 24 years of recognizing adult learners in pursuit of excellence. The Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education program honors students from throughout the state who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in Adult Education classes. EAGLE was conceived to create awareness of educational opportunities available in local communities across the state and foster involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.
Stephanie Benson, Vice President of Adult Education at Athens Technical College commented, "Mr. Swinsburg is a great example of the hard work and dedication of the adult education students at Athens Technical College. We could not be more proud of this great accomplishment". Mr. Swinsburg, a native of Dunellen, New Jersey, currently resides in Hartwell, Georgia with his wife Elizabeth Swinsburg and their four sons, Damion, Zackery, Benjamin, and Jonathan Jr. Mr. Swinsburg is currently enrolled in the Electrical Systems Technology program working towards an Associate Degree.