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STC names GOAL winner
Patricia ODay
Patricia O’Day - photo by Submitted
SAVANNAH – Patricia O’Day, a practical nursing student at Savannah Technical College has been named as the school’s winner of Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.
The college’s GOAL recognition meeting was on March 4, at the Savannah Tech Crossroads Campus.
O’Day was chosen by a panel of local leaders over three other nominees. The runners-up were Christa Curran, Savannah Campus, surgical technology program; George Espinoza, Liberty Campus, marketing management program; Michelle Cowart, Liberty Campus, marketing management program.
GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical school students. Winners are selected at each of the state’s 33 technical schools as well as the four Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions.  
For winning, O’Day will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Savannah Tech. Additionally, she will expenses for a trip to Atlanta in May where, for three-days, she will compete with GOAL winners from the other state technical schools.
The state grand prize includes a new car, courtesy of Chevrolet, the statewide corporate sponsor of the GOAL program.
“I am honored to be chosen as the ambassador for Savannah Technical College and technical education,” O’Day said. “I hope that I can inspire others to pursue technical college as a viable means of reaching their career goals.”
O’Day, a native of Sweet Home, Ore., has lived in Savannah for two years. She is enrolled in the practical nursing diploma program and plans to continue with her education to become a registered nurse.  

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