Lawrence Williams, Jr Selected for ATC's EAGLE Award
Date: Dec 10,2019
Lawrence Clayton Williams Jr., a native of Athens, Georgia, is a 2019 Clarke County GED graduate from Athens Technical College’s Clarke County Adult Education Program, and was selected the College’s 2020 winner of the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE), by a panel of local judges made up of faculty and staff of Athens Technical College.
The 2020 judges are Tina Bone, Elbert Campus Coordinator, Paul Blackmon, Program Chair for Welding and Joining Technology, Coleman Simmons, Program Chair for Air Conditioning Technology, and Carol Stanley, Director of Library Services.
The Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Program celebrates adult learners in pursuit of excellence. The program recognizes and honors students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in statewide adult education classes. The concept of EAGLE is one designed to create a greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.
Lawrence is a dual enrollment student in the Bridge to Success Program, where he is pursuing a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in welding. A sign that he saw while riding his motorcycle on Old Hull Road that read “Free GED classes” inspired Lawrence’s educational journey. Lawrence plans to enter the workforce and continue his education by enrolling in the Athens Technical College welding diploma program after completing his Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in welding.
Lawrence says that if he were to win the state competition the things that he would want to accomplish, as an EAGLE delegate are “to be able to share with others all the opportunities that Adult Education has to offer, continue his education to better himself by obtaining a career in welding, and encourage others not settle in life; but to grab hold of the opportunities to better themselves.”
Additional nominees for the Athens Technical College 2020 EAGLE program were Nathaniel Cullars, Mark Grantham, and Emily Landreth.
For additional information about EAGLE, visit https://tcsg.edu/tag/eagle/.