Jeffrey Nichols receives the Marlowe Evans Goal Award from NGTC Foundation Director Cynthia Brown and Bob Evans.Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College recently awarded Jeffrey Nichols of Lakemont, Ga., the 2017 winner of 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 Bob Evans and Jim 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 twelfth 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. “It’s amazing that he prioritizes his time so he can not only study, but also be a wonderful ambassador of the college to his family and friends at his church and the FFA in Clayton.”

Nichols was chosen from all of the students who were nominated as candidates this year. In order to qualify for consideration to be a GOAL nominee, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate exemplary work ethics. Nichols, a criminal justice student, was nominated by his instructor Stephen Hill.

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