EAGLE Winner Named
Ogeechee Technical College
   

Hyun Hwa Chi, or Ellie, as she has chosen for her American name, has been selected as Ogeechee Technical College’s 2016 EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgia in Literacy Education) winner. Ellie is a native of South Korea and has been in the United States for seven months. She says she immigrated to the U.S. for her family’s future and her child’s education. Although she has a four-year degree in Management and Computer Information Systems from a university in South Korea, Ellie decided to join the ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Ogeechee Tech because she feels it will teach her basic English language skills to prepare for life in the United States. Ellie says students in the program meet different types of people and learn to communicate with each other freely. Ellie said, “The class exposes students to many communication opportunities, conversations, and debates. These are important skills in today’s workplace and in college. The program also introduces internet sites for job searches and helps students practice for interviews. Students set goals for their education and for their jobs through this guidance. “

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. The Technical College System of Georgia, through its Office of Adult Education, sponsors the annual EAGLE Leadership Institute.

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Contact Information

Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

 

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