Brown named Student of Excellence October
Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2016
AMERICUS — Ryshanna Brown of Montezuma, a South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) criminal justice technology student, was named SGTC Student of Excellence for the month of October during the college’s recent student recognition ceremony held in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on SGTC’s Americus campus.
She received a plaque of recognition and a financial award from SGTC for her accomplishments. Brown was nominated for this honor by SGTC criminal justice technology instructor Teresa McCook.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as Student of Excellence,” said Brown. “I’ve wanted to be more involved at SGTC since my first day as a student.”
Brown has served as the president for South Georgia Tech’s Student Government Association for the past year and a Resident Advisor for SGTC’s dorms.
“Ryshanna has so much enthusiasm,” said her nominating instructor McCook. “She loves what she does, and it shows.”
Each month, students from certain divisions selected for that month are nominated for the Student of Excellence award by their instructors. 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 Nathan Tanner of Americus, barbering; Nickie McMillan of Cordele, cosmetology; Corcynthia Monts of Plains, culinary arts; Kristina Harp of Oglethorpe, early childhood care and education; Kanisa Ellis of Americus, medical assisting; and Shelby Smith of Ellaville, practical nursing.
Additional nominating instructors included Walter Dennard, barbering; Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie, cosmetology; Ricky Watzlowick, culinary arts; Angeli Smith, early childhood care and education; Diana Skipper, medical assisting; and Jennifer Childs, practical nursing.