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Albany Tech recognizes students and teacher of the year

Helen Isom, Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education Helen Isom, Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education
Dennis Courtney, Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Dennis Courtney, Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Technical College recognizes its students and instructors of the year.

They named the six student finalists for the 2016 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.
Helen Isom was named the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education and Instructor Dennis Courtney was named the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.

"The three other instructors that I was up against you know any one of them would've made a great choice,” said Dennis Courtney, Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. “I was just honored to be nominated. I was surprised that I won, but I think I do have a strong message to take to the state of Georgia."

Dennis Courtney, who is a SASET Engineering Instructor, will move on to compete in the state competition in Atlanta in April. Helen Isom will compete in the state competition in Atlanta in January.


The six GOAL finalists will be interviewed by judges at the Albany Chamber of Commerce in January. The winner will go on to compete at a regional competition in late February at Southern Regional Technical College in Tifton. The Six GOAL Finalists are listed below:

Kozman Barnum- Environmental Horticulture

Norman Stringer- Electronics Technology

Evelyn Jenkins- Culinary Arts

Jill Peterson- Practical Nursing

Brittani Whitehead- Medical Assisting

Jeremy Baumgartel- Civil Engineering Technology

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