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CPTC EAGLE Delegate Selected as State Finalist

March 18, 2015 05:15 PM

Sarah Williams posing with Gretchen Corbin, Beverly Smith, and Matt Arthur

Coastal Pines Technical College 2015 EAGLE Delegate, Sarah Williams, was recognized as a finalist during the Georgia EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) Award program at the 2015 EAGLE Leadership Institute Conference in Atlanta recently.

Williams is a resident of Glynn County. She is the mother of six children and a grandmother to four. She states, “The adult education program has impacted my life and given me a second chance to become who I desire to be.” She has goals to earn her GED and then pursue a diploma to become a medical assistant. As a cancer survivor, her passion is to encourage cancer survivors to persevere. While her illness left her with short term memory issues and some difficulty retaining academic information, her nominating teacher, Shawn Williams, says that her positive attitude and determination have not only motivated her to succeed but also motivated other students to persevere in their studies.

When asked if she would recommend the Adult Education program to others, Sarah said, “Yes! This is the opportunity of a lifetime to have a second chance to pursue your dreams. The sky is the limit.”

EAGLE is a statewide program that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. The concept of EAGLE is one designed to create a greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.

The EAGLE Leadership Institute is a two-day event designed to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of each of the EAGLE delegates and provide professional development sessions focused on increasing leadership, communication and life management skills. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual EAGLE Leadership Institute. Along with nominating instructor Shawn Williams, Coastal Pines Technical College President Dr. Glenn Deibert and Executive Director of Adult Education Kelly Peacock attended the event.

Since its inception in 1993, the EAGLE Award program has recognized more than 1600 outstanding students across the state. In additional to serving as volunteer role models for family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, EAGLE delegates serve as mentors, peer tutors, and recruiters of other students into local adult education programs.

Individually and collectively the EAGLE delegates tell the adult education story in ways that no one else can articulate and in ways that others, pursuing lifelong learning goals, can readily understand. The EAGLES make a difference in their families and their respective communities. Congratulations to Sarah Williams. 


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