NGTC names finalists for GOAL program

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Clarkesville, GA – Four North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) students have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. 

NGTC’s finalists are: Registered Nursing students Brian Carlucci of Blue Ridge, Ga. and Ashley Pankey of Blairsville, Ga. nominated by NGTC Registered Nursing Instructor Dr. Martha Marquardt and Practical Nursing students Jessica Garner of Gainesville, Ga. and Courtney Holbrooks of Clayton, Ga. nominated by NGTC Practical Nursing Instructor Sharon McFarland. 

The four finalists will compete Jan. 13, 2022 in front of a panel of business, civic, and industry leaders, who will select the college’s 2022 GOAL winner. The NGTC GOAL winner will then have the opportunity to represent NGTC at the regional and state competitions. 

Other nominees include Alexis Franklin of Morganton, Ga., Krysten Hodges of Blairsville, Ga., Alicia Jones of Epworth, Ga., Kirsten Ledford of Young Harris, Ga., Lisa Garrison of Blairsville, Ga., Kelley Kilgore of Lula, Ga., Rhonda Stepp of Blue Ridge, Ga., Lisa Demers of Cleveland, Ga., Amber Elder of Ellijay, Ga., Rachel Hill of Morganton, Ga., and Jessica Tanner of Blue Ridge, Ga. 

“We are very proud of each of these individuals for their commitment to excellence in technical education and for representing NGTC well,” said NGTC GOAL Coordinator Madison Hopkins. “These individuals exemplify hard work and dedication, and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors.” 

For more information regarding North Georgia Technical College programs or admission, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700. 

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NGTC GOAL Finalists: NGTC Practical Nursing Instructor Sharon McFarland; NGTC GOAL finalists Courtney Holbrooks, Jessica Garner, Brian Carlucci, and Ashley Pankey; and NGTC Registered Nursing Instructor Dr. Martha Marquardt 

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