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Rodgers named SGTC Student of Excellence

AMERICUS — Ashley Rodgers, a South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) marketing management student from Oglethorpe, was named SGTC Student of Excellence during the college’s recent student recognition ceremony held in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on SGTC’s Americus campus.
Rodgers received a plaque of recognition and a financial award from SGTC for her accomplishments. She was nominated for this honor by SGTC marketing management instructor Mary Cross.
“I feel so fortunate for the network of faculty, staff, and administrators at South Georgia Tech,” said Rodgers. “I’ve made so many networking connections through my involvement with student organizations, and I know I have a bright future because of that and the leadership of my instructor, Mrs. Mary Cross. I wouldn’t choose any other college to prepare myself for the workforce.”
Rodgers has been a member of SkillsUSA, National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), Student Government Association (SGA), and DECA while attending SGTC full-time as well as working two part-time jobs. She is both SGTC and state president for SkillsUSA, president of SGA, and was vice president of DECA.
“Ashley is such a stellar student,” said nominating instructor Cross. “She always comes to class with a positive attitude and is ready to take care of business. She has accomplished so much here at SGTC and not only is she a great leader, she’s a team player.”
Each month, students from certain divisions selected for that month are nominated for the Student of Excellence award by their instructors. This mo

From left, seated, are SGTC Student of Excellence nominees Nathan Tanner, Nickie McMillan, Ryshanna Brown, Corcynthia Monts, Kristina Harp, Kanisha Ellis, and Shelby Smith. Standing, from left, are nominating instructors Walter Dennard, Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie, Teresa McCook, Ricky Watzlowick, Angeli Smith, Diana Skipper and Jennifer Childs.

From left, seated, are SGTC Student of Excellence nominees Nathan Tanner, Nickie McMillan, Ryshanna Brown, Corcynthia Monts, Kristina Harp, Kanisha Ellis, and Shelby Smith. Standing, from left, are nominating instructors Walter Dennard, Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie, Teresa McCook, Ricky Watzlowick, Angeli Smith, Diana Skipper and Jennifer Childs.

nth’s ceremony recognized students in business and computer programs at SGTC. The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including grades, work ethics, participation in clubs and organizations, and amount of program completion. Each nominee is presented with a certificate and a SGTC Student of Excellence T-shirt.
Other nominees included Tabetha Williams of Ellaville, accounting; Tia Floyd of Americus, business technology; Martha Noles of Butler, computer information systems; and Molly Brown of Winston, recreation and leisure management.
Additional nominating instructors included Brenda Boone, accounting; Annita Barron, business technology; Andrea Ingram, computer information xystems; and James Frey, recreation and leisure management.