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Savannah Tech names two GOAL semifinalists
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SAVANNAH — Two Savannah Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Christina Black, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.
Chosen as semifinalists are:  Marion “Mario” Badie, a management and supervisory development student at the Savannah Campus and Walter “Jonathan” Campagna, a marketing management student at the Liberty Campus.
Campagna is an advertising sales representative with the Coastal Courier and was nominated by Mitchell Inman, a marketing faculty member at the Liberty Campus. Badie was nominated by Susan Pinkston, department head and instructor of management and supervisory development at the Savannah Campus. A screening committee of administrators at Savannah Tech selected the semifinalists.
“The next step is for a panel of business, civic and industry leaders from the community to interview and evaluate these students and select one to be the college’s GOAL winner,” Black said.
GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. 
All the college GOAL winners will compete in regional preliminary judging, which will include students from the other 27 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia as well as the two Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions. Nine finalists from regional preliminary judging (three from each region) will attend the state GOAL competition in Atlanta during GOAL Week in late May. 
GOAL winners from each campus will compete in regional preliminary judging in March and April.  In May, all college winners will come to Atlanta where the nine finalists, three finalists from each region, will be announced and compete at the state-level in May and one will be named as the statewide GOAL winner.
“The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia’s technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce,” said Black.
The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia.
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