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Evelyn Johnson chosen as Lanier Technical College’s 2016 GOAL Winner

Oakwood, GA
– Evelyn Johnson, a Healthcare Science student at Lanier Technical College from Barrow County, has been named as the College’s winner of the 2016 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).

The announcement was made at the College’s GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards Luncheon meeting on January 27th, 2016 at the Gainesville Civic Center.

Johnson learns that she is the 2016 Lanier Technical College GOAL winner.

Johnson was chosen for the award by a panel of local leaders from a field of four semifinalists. The runners-up were Zachary Dean of Clarke County, Motorsports Vehicle Technology; Summer Russell of Hall County, Accounting; and Jillian Thiele of Forsyth County, Interiors.

Johnson delivers her speech at the awards luncheon.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 22 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regents college with a technical education division.

Dr. Ray Perren, President of Lanier Technical College, made the announcement of Johnson as Lanier Technical College’s 2016 GOAL winner.

Johnson will now proceed to regional judging. All College GOAL winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta for two days in April. Nine regional finalists, three finalists from the three regions, will be announced in Atlanta on April 19, 2016. A panel of leaders from the business, industry and government sectors will interview them and choose one to be the 2016 state GOAL winner and the recipient of the GOAL medallion.

The grand prize also includes a new car, courtesy of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, the statewide corporate sponsor of the GOAL program.

Johnson stated, “I am very thankful for the experience and it helped me grow in many aspects of my life and I will do my best to bring the title home.”

Johnson is the wife of Andrew Johnson and mother of Connor. She lives with her family in Winder, GA. She chose to attend Lanier Technical College to earn her degree and pursue a career in the healthcare field.

Lanier Technical College has a 99.9% job placement rate and offers over 40 programs of study in some of the nation's fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. More information about Lanier Technical College may be obtained by calling 770.533.7000 or by visiting Lanier Technical College is a Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

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