Femia Schwab Chosen As Augusta Technical College's 2012 GOAL Student
Femia Schwab, a Pharmacy Technology student at Augusta Technical College from Hephzibah, has been named as the college’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).
The announcement was made at the college’s GOAL recognition meeting on November 14 at The Optimist Club of Augusta’s luncheon.
Schwab was chosen by a panel of local leaders over three other nominees for the award. The runner-up was Kayla Broom, a student from the Columbia County Center in Early Childhood Care Education.
GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. Local GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 25 technical colleges as well as the four Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions.
The announcement of Schwab as the Augusta Technical College GOAL winner was made by Mac Johnson, President of the Optimist Club of Augusta, the sponsoring organization, for Augusta Tech’s GOAL Program.
Schwab will now proceed to regional judging. If chosen as one of the nine finalists, three from each region, then Schwab will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Atlanta in April where, for two-days, she will compete with GOAL finalists from the other state technical college campuses. A panel of leaders from the business, industry and government sectors will interview them and choose one to be the state’s 2012 GOAL winner and the recipient of the GOAL medallion. The grand prize also includes a new car.