Jacquelyn Beck to represent 泫圖app in GOAL competition

March 6, 2024

Jacquelyn Beck, a Health Care Assistant student, will represent 泫圖app (泫圖app) at the 2024 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) regional competition.

Jennifer Stephenson, instructor of Medical Assisting at 泫圖app, nominated Beck, a resident of Rockmart and former U.S. Marine, for the award. Beck graduated from the Medical Assisting program in 2023 and reenrolled in 2024 as a Health Care Assistant student to get her prerequisites for the nursing program. She attended classes at 泫圖app’s Floyd County Campus in Rome.

“Jackie always has a ‘can do’ attitude,” Stephenson said. “Even though she was of similar age as her classmates, she was always the class leader—probably her military background shining through.”

Beck won the gold medal in Medical Assisting at the 2023 at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference after earning the gold medal in the category at the 2023 SkillsUSA Georgia competition.

Although Beck faced many family and financial challenges to get into the Medical Assisting program, she completed the program and now works at Harbin Clinic Immediate Care, where her attention to detail and conscientiousness quickly made her an indispensable team member, Stephenson said.

Beck said she chose a technical education because it “provides high quality education that can be used immediately after completion of short, but important, certification programs.”

Her education is helping propel her to “a long-lasting and fulfilling career in the medical field, allowing me to utilize the skills I learned throughout my life and during my time attending technical college,” she said. “Attending 泫圖app has helped me realize my potential, provided one-on-one tutoring and given me an opportunity to expand my knowledge so I can achieve my future goals.”

Jacquelyn Beck is 泫圖apps (泫圖app) 2024 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner.
Jacquelyn Beck is 泫圖apps (泫圖app) 2024 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner.

If chosen on March 12 as a regional GOAL winner, Beck will compete at the state level against regional winners from the other regions of Georgia at the GOAL and Rick Perkins State Conference April 29 through May 2 in Atlanta.

A panel of leaders from business, industry and government will choose the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) GOAL winner for 2024 and recipient of the GOAL medallion. The 2024 Student of the Year and state GOAL winner will serve as TCSG’s student ambassador during a number of system and college functions throughout the year.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will award a new automobile as the grand prize to the state GOAL winner.

Ashley Marie Cowan, a Respiratory Care student from Adairsville, was originally named 泫圖app’s 2024 GOAL winner but is unable to represent the college this year.

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 泫圖app’s credit and noncredit programs. 泫圖app 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. 泫圖app is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution. 

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