Reeveses present South Georgia Tech’s 2017 GOAL winner

Published 10:45 am Monday, February 20, 2017

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves and his wife Allene presented Crisp County marketing management student, Christopher McGee with a $500 scholarship after he had been recognized as the college’s 2017 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner by SGTC President John Watford, E.D., at the college’s GOAL luncheon recently.
“Allene and I are pleased to be here today to present Christopher McGee with this scholarship,” said Sparky Reeves. “It is an honor to be selected as the GOAL winner for South Georgia Technical College and we want to wish Christopher all the best as he continues his education and also represents South Georgia Technical College at the regional and state GOAL competitions this year.”
The Reeveses presented McGee with a framed certificate and a scholarship check that can be used towards tuition, fees, and supplies at the college. The Reeveses also recognized SGTC Instructor of the Year Charles Christmas, an aviation maintenance instructor, with a $500 stipend earlier this year after he was selected for that honor.
“We established this endowed fund as a way to give back annually to the top student and the top instructor at South Georgia Technical College,” said the Reeveses.  South Georgia Tech has been an important part of our lives for the past 43 years and we both recognized how important the instructors as well as the students are not only to the college but to the community.”
Christopher McGee of Cordele will now represent South Georgia Technical College at regional and state competitions in an effort to be selected as the top student within the Technical College System of Georgia. He was nominated for this honor by Karen Bloodworth, his marketing management Instructor at the SGTC Crisp County Center campus.
“On behalf of South Georgia Technical College I would like to thank President Emeritus Sparky and Allene Reeves for presenting this scholarship to a very deserving student,” said President Watford. “President Reeves and Allene have been special to South Georgia Tech for many years and today they demonstrated again by their continued support of the college’s educational opportunities why they mean so much to the college, its faculty, staff, and students.”
SGTC Foundation Executive Director and SGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Su Ann Bird echoed Watford’s comments by thanking the Reeveses for their support of the South Georgia Technical College Foundation.
“On behalf of the foundation and the students that it serves, I would like to thank the Reeves for giving back to the students and faculty at South Georgia Tech. They have both seen how important the foundation and its supporters are to the success of the college and we are very appreciative of their efforts,” said Bird.