Elizabeth Genard Selected as Savannah Technical College’s 2017 Adult Education Student of the Year

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Elizabeth Christine Genard has been selected as the 2017 Savannah Technical College Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education recipient.
Genard is currently enrolled in the Adult Education classes at the Fort Stewart Army Ed Center is Hinesville, Ga.  As a great motivator for her classmates, she encourages them to come regularly and shoot for the stars.  She excels in her class assignments, and once she earns her GED she will attend college. In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys reading, writing and taking pictures.  Her ultimate goal is to become a photojournalist.  She was born in Perry, Ga, raised in Warner Robbins and now calls Midway, Ga. home.
The EAGLE Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes. Selection criteria include student character, attitude, attendance, leadership and community involvement and activities. From this group, one student is selected to represent the local program at the state EAGLE Leadership Institute. The Institute provides workshops in leadership topics to build on the strong leadership characteristics the student already exhibits.
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 available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.
Every EAGLE delegate is considered an ambassador and spokesperson for literacy serving local communities and the state by promoting lifelong learning. Since its inception in 1993, the EAGLE Award program has recognized more than 1,600 outstanding students across the state. In additional to serving as volunteer role models for family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, EAGLE delegates serve as mentors, peer tutors, and recruiters of other students into local adult education programs. The Technical College System of Georgia through its Office of Adult Education sponsors the annual EAGLE Leadership Institute.
Savannah Tech’s Adult Education Program serves those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, practice for the GED test to attain a high school equivalency degree, and prepare for college. Instructors also help students with science and social studies test preparation for GED testing. STC teaches adult education classes in the morning, afternoon, evening and online. They are offered in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties with multiple locations in each community. Adult education classes for GED-prep are currently free for all U.S. citizens. To register for free GED classes, call 912.443.5446 or visit www.savannahtech.edu/FreeGEDClasses.