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Erika Ambrocio Greenwell was chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the Dinah Culbreath Wayne EAGLE Leadership Institute state competition on March 25-27, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia.

The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in Adult Education classes and programs.

A resident of Silver Creek, Ambrocio Greenwell completed her GED® diploma through GNTC in September and has completed the Certified Logistics Associate certificate through the Training on the Go program. Born in California, she said she faced challenges while living in Mexico before she moved back to the United States.

“I chose GNTC because it offers practical, hands-on training that aligns with my goal of gaining real-world skills and knowledge to better my future,” she said. “With my High School Equivalency (HSE) as a stepping stone, I aim to build a stable and rewarding career in the USA.”

Her next career goal is to further her education, “potentially attending college or specialized courses to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in my chosen field,” Ambrocio Greenwell said.

Ambrocio Greenwell said she hopes to inspire and support others “who face challenges in their educational and personal journeys.”

“My father instilled in me the value of hard work and perseverance, always emphasizing that we need to work hard for what we want and that we can achieve more with dedication,” Ambrocio Greenwell said.

Karen Craven, lead teacher and site manager for Adult Education in Floyd County, nominated Ambrocio Greenwell for the EAGLE award.

“Erika has enthusiastically participated in many of the Adult Education opportunities offered through GNTC,” Craven said. “She participated in the opportunities Career Services provided and was recommended for the Youth Success Academy’s program this year.”

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

“Erika is well organized, demonstrates high integrity, is at ease when speaking to others and presents herself in a professional manner,” Craven said.

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual Dinah Culbreath Wayne Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma or a certificate in aviation, business, health, industrial or public service career paths.

This past year, 11,601 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. GNTC has an annual credit enrollment of 8,071 students and an additional enrollment of 3,530 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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