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OTC names EAGLE winner for 2006
Mechelle Spaulding
Mechelle Spaulding
    Mechelle Spaulding is the 2007 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) representative from Ogeechee Technical College.
    “I am truly honored,” said Spaulding. “I am thankful for an opportunity like this, and I plan to continue my education path with a Cosmetology degree from OTC. This is also an added honor because my grandmother, Petronia Williams was named OTC’s EAGLE winner, when she earned her GED, 10 years ago.”
    “EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and awards excellence among students enrolled in the adult literacy programs,” said Pama Caraway, director of adult education.
    “This recognition program is designed to create a greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits,” said Caraway.
    “To give individuals the opportunities to gain an education, on any level, is very rewarding,” said Gayle Tremble, vice president of community and college relations. “The EAGLE program recognizes the work of our adult education students while spotlighting the good work of the College’s adult literacy programs in our communities.”
    The mission of the Adult Literacy program at Ogeechee Technical College is to enable every adult learner to acquire the necessary basic skills – reading, writing, computation, speaking, and listening – to compete successfully in today's workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.
    The Ogeechee Technical College Department of Adult Literacy promotes and provides adult literacy programs throughout Bulloch, Evans, and Screven counties. Literacy programs are available to adults needing basic, general, or specialized skills instruction and are free of charge.
    Ciara Rogers, LaDaisha Mills, Cynthia Parker, and Chris Hagins were the other nominees for the 2007 EAGLE program from OTC.
    Spaulding, 19, will represent OTC at the EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta February 8 and 9.
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