Amaya Brown Recognized as South Georgia Technical College Student of Excellence in Cordele

Published 9:58 am Friday, February 25, 2022

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Pictured center is SGTC Crisp County Center Student of Excellence winner Amaya Brown with nominees Fabiola San Martin Garcia (left) and Shelby Wood. Not pictured are nominees Destiny Taylor and Santana Canady.

Cordele, GA – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Crisp County Center in Cordele recently recognized several students for outstanding work in their respective programs. Amaya Brown of Pineview, a student in the Criminal Justice program, was named the overall Student of Excellence. Brown was nominated by SGTC Criminal Justice instructor Wanda Bishop.

As the overall Student of Excellence for February, Brown received a commemorative plaque and a $50 check from SGTC Dean of Enrollment Management Julie Partain. In addition to the plaque and the monetary reward for winning, Brown received a congratulatory letter from SGTC president Dr. John Watford and a “Student of Excellence” t-shirt.  Her name was also engraved on a perpetual plaque that is displayed in the front lobby of the Crisp County Center.

Twice during each semester, instructors in different program areas on the Cordele campus nominate one student from their program who has exhibited high standards academically, socially and professionally. After nominations are submitted, a committee of SGTC staff members use a point system to determine the winner. Points are awarded for GPA, work ethics, involvement in student organizations and other factors.

Other nominees for the award were: Shelby Wood of Vienna, Early Childhood Care and Education, nominated by Lisa Penton; Fabiola San Martin Garcia of Cordele, Business Technology, nominated by Teresa Jolly; Destiny Taylor of Unadilla, Accounting, nominated by Karen Bloodworth; and Santana Canady of Cordele, Marketing, nominated by Karen Bloodworth.

South Georgia Technical College offers over 200 diplomas, degrees, and technical certificates of credit in a variety of programs. Apply online at Spring C-term begins March 14.