OFTC selects its EAGLE winner for 2015 | Schools
Robert "Bo" Whitehead of Washington County has been chosen to represent Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) at the 2015 EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16-18, 2015.
EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. This student recognition program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.
Students at OFTC were nominated for the local EAGLE award by their instructors based on a demonstration of superior achievement in the adult education programs.
OFTC selected Whitehead out of a group of twelve finalists from across the College's 11-county service area who each gave an interview about their studies, progress, hopes, and dreams and a short, prepared speech.
"We are so proud of Bo," commented his instructor Jennifer Todd. "He has accomplished so much by working hard and refusing to quit. He encourages those around him and sees the true benefit of education and teamwork. The faculty, staff, and students of OFTC will be cheering him on as he competes at the state level for EAGLE."
OFTC's Dean for Adult Education Dr. Saketha Adams said that the faculty and staff are so proud of all of its students and knows that Whitehead will represent the college well during the next rounds of competition at the state level.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute.
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