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February 22, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Names Tai Le 2010 GOAL Winner
Radiologic Technology Student Becomes Ambassador for Gwinnett Tech
Tai Le, a radiologic technology student from Lawrenceville, is the winner of Gwinnett Technical College's 2010 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) sponsors the GOAL program, which recognizes outstanding technical college students and honors excellence in academics and leadership. Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state's 26 technical colleges.
A 4.0 student, Le is recognized on campus for her academic skills and leadership qualities, as well as her passion for her field and her love of learning.
Gwinnett Tech's other GOAL finalists include:
- Karl Davis, a nursing student, nominated by instructor Kowanda Robinson
- Nancy Long, a respiratory care student, nominated by instructor Bob DeLorme
- Dana Hudson, a surgical technology student, nominated by instructor Holly Sanders
Le was nominated by Jim Sass, program director for radiologic technology, who says, "Tai Le has an engaging personality and is well liked by everyone she encounters. She is a young person who was successful in the workforce, but realized that there was probably more to life. She decided that a professional education would be beneficial to her in the long run and choose to continue her education at Gwinnett Tech."
Sass adds that Le has the ability to balance life with her new husband, her family and other demands while maintaining academic excellence achieved during prerequisite courses and in a very demanding forty-hour per week program.
As Gwinnett Tech's GOAL winner, Le will continue on to the statewide GOAL competition. If she wins the state competition, Le will earn a medal and serve as an ambassador for technical education in Georgia.
Judges for the GOAL competition included Jennifer Sedlack, Coralwood Foundation; John Oselette, Quincy's Clubhouse; Jason Chandler, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation; David Cross, Merrill Lynch; Sid Theus, American Painting and Renovations, Inc.; Brian Tapp, LTI Atlanta; and Perry Tanner, EMS Technologies, Inc.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. 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 call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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