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April 14, 2006
Gwinnett Tech Names Rosich as Top Student
GOAL award recognizes, rewards excellence
Joel Rosich, a web design 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 excellence among technical college students. Rosich was selected from the college’s four finalists named last month.
Gwinnett Tech’s other 2006 GOAL finalists were:
- Kenneth Miller – hotel, restaurant and tourism management student;
- Donna Covault – business management student; and
- Jennifer Salter – interiors student.
Rosich will go on to compete in the statewide GOAL competition among finalists from the other 33 technical colleges across Georgia. The statewide winner will receive a new car.
As nominees move through the interview process at the state level 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.
Rosich is active at Gwinnett Tech, serving as secretary for the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and as a member on the Student Leadership Council. He was selected to be a Gamma Class Ambassador and was also selected as the Outstanding Student in his program of study.
Outside of the college, Rosich teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) at his church, helps feed the homeless in downtown Atlanta and participates in mission trips to build homes for those in need – in addition to working a full-time job and supporting a family.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.