NGTC Recognizes 2023 Faculty and Staff Award Recipients

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Clarkesville, GA – North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) recently named Tina Dellaposta the 2023 Employee of the Year at the college’s annual service awards luncheon.  

Dellaposta, a student success coach on the Blairsville campus, has been employed by the college since 2013 and previously served as bookstore assistant and in the library part time. She is also a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and an NGTC graduate. Dellaposta was nominated by fellow staff members and was complimented on her welcoming spirit, joyful attitude, and willingness to always go above and beyond to help students, faculty, and staff.  

“I’m very humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Dellaposta. “Though I am very grateful, I recognize this as a team award because it takes a team to ensure our students are provided exceptional customer service along with a supportive and encouraging learning environment. Everyone at NGTC works hard, so it is a privilege to be selected to hold this team award for the year. I am very thankful to work with this outstanding NGTC team.”  

“Tina deserves this award as recognition of her standard of excellence in serving students and helping them achieve their goals,” said Dr. Vinson Burdette, NGTC vice president of student affairs. “She exemplifies the positive and encouraging approach of meeting students where they are and prioritizing their best interests. Tina is positive, engaging, resourceful, and supportive. We are glad to have her on our team!”  

Dellaposta lives in Murphy, N.C. and enjoys serving through her church, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and pets. 

NGTC President John Wilkinson also presented the 2023 Employee Service Awards, recognizing those who have given distinguished years of service to NGTC and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). 

Five-year service employees included Lindsay Adams of Toccoa, Ga.; Jerri Beasley of Clarkesville, Ga.; Millie Caudell of Carnesville, Ga.; Tina Dellaposta of Murphy, N.C.; Jennifer Garrett of Cornelia, Ga.; Jessica Huff of Clarkesville, Ga.; Kevin McCurry of Toccoa, Ga.; Sharon McFarland of Blue Ridge, Ga.; Kelsey McIntire of Cornelia, Ga.; Brandy Qualls of Toccoa, Ga.; Leslie Ring of Mount Airy, Ga.; Vickie Sullens of Alto, Ga.; and Jamey Wilkes of Toccoa, Ga. 

10-year service award recipients were Charles Hill of Cornelia, Ga.; Audra Jimenez of Tiger, Ga.; Dr. Michele Shirley of Clarkesville, Ga.; and Heidi Tapley of Cleveland, Ga. 

15-year certificates were awarded to Chris Bladowski of Toccoa, Ga.; Stacie Bohannon of Martin, Ga.; Chris Haley of Martin, Ga.; and Leslie McFarlin of Carnesville, Ga. 

20-year service awards were Dorothy Hansen of Morganton, Ga. and Mona Williams of Blairsville, Ga. 

Sheila Kisner of Demorest, Ga.; Kristie Gibbs of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; and Ida Lynn Wallace of Morganton, Ga. were all recognized for 25 years of service with NGTC.  

“I am honored to work with such outstanding individuals who are committed to serving our students and our community each and every day,” said NGTC President John Wilkinson. “I commend them each for their achievements and look forward to witnessing their contributions to the future success of our college.”  

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

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2023 Employee of the Year Award (L to R): NGTC President John Wilkinson; Tina Dellaposta, 2023 Employee of the Year (EOY); and Christy Bivins, NGTC dean of academic affairs and EOY coordinator.
2023 Employee of the Year Award (L to R): NGTC President John Wilkinson; Tina Dellaposta, 2023 Employee of the Year (EOY); and Christy Bivins, NGTC dean of academic affairs and EOY coordinator 

Five-year Service Awards (L to R): Jennifer Garrett; Tina Dellaposta; Sharon McFarland; Jessica Huff; Millie Caudell; NGTC President John Wilkinson; Lindsay Adams; Brandy Qualls; Leslie Ring; Vickie Sullens; Kelsey McIntire; Jerri Beasley; (not pictured) Kevin McCurry; and Jamey Wilkes
Five-year Service Awards (L to R): Jennifer Garrett; Tina Dellaposta; Sharon McFarland; Jessica Huff; Millie Caudell; NGTC President John Wilkinson; Lindsay Adams; Brandy Qualls; Leslie Ring; Vickie Sullens; Kelsey McIntire; Jerri Beasley; (not pictured) Kevin McCurry; and Jamey Wilkes
10-year Service Awards (L to R): Audra Jimenez; NGTC President John Wilkinson; Heidi Tapley; (not pictured) Charles Hill; and Dr. Michele Shirley
10-year Service Awards (L to R): Audra Jimenez; NGTC President John Wilkinson; Heidi Tapley; (not pictured) Charles Hill; and Dr. Michele Shirley
15-year Service Awards (L to R): Chris Bladowski; NGTC President John Wilkinson; Stacie Bohannon; Leslie McFarlin; and (not pictured) Chris Haley
15-year Service Awards (L to R): Chris Bladowski; NGTC President John Wilkinson; Stacie Bohannon; Leslie McFarlin; and (not pictured) Chris Haley
20-year Service Awards (L to R): Dorothy Hansen; NGTC President John Wilkinson; and Mona Williams
20-year Service Awards (L to R): Dorothy Hansen; NGTC President John Wilkinson; and Mona Williams
25-year Service Awards (L to R): Kristie Gibbs; Sheila Kisner; NGTC President John Wilkinson; and Ida Lynn Wallace
25-year Service Awards (L to R): Kristie Gibbs; Sheila Kisner; NGTC President John Wilkinson; and Ida Lynn Wallace

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