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May 11, 2005
Lauren Gill Named GOAL Winner at Gwinnett Technical College
Lauren Gill, a hotel, restaurant and tourism management student at Gwinnett Technical College, was recently named the college’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) during a luncheon at The 1818 Club in Duluth.
The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) sponsors the statewide GOAL program, which recognizes and rewards excellences among technical college students.
Gill was selected from the college’s four finalists identified last month. Gwinnett Tech’s other 2005 finalists were:
• Lisa Brown – radiologic technology student
• David Margeanu – radiologic technology student
• Jamie Rodriquez – hotel, restaurant and tourism management student
Gill will go on to compete in the statewide GOAL competition among finalists from the other 33 technical colleges across Georgia.
As nominees move through an interview process at the state level GOAL competition, a screening committee selects the winning GOAL student. This student will serve as an ambassador for technical education in Georgia. He or she will make public appearances throughout the year including addresses to the Georgia General Assembly, the Governor, the Legislative Breakfast and the Georgia Technical College System Leadership Conference, to name a few.
Gill works in sales for Hilton Hotels and her career objective is “to be managing director of national sales for the Hilton Hotels Corporation within 10 years.” In addition to being Gwinnett Tech’s 2005 GOAL winner, she is also a 2005 award of merit recipient and volunteers for Gwinnett Technical Travel Club and the Norcross City Council.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.