A Middle Georgia woman who dreams of educating young children and a faculty member who has overcome kidney failure received top honors from a state agency as its student and instructor of the year.
The Technical College System of Georgia last week named Central Georgia Technical College’s Heather Williamson its Student of the Year and Leyner Argueta, a faculty member at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, its Instructor of the Year.
Williamson’s goals include earning her bachelor’s degree and working her way toward a position as an assistant principal of instruction for a school district. She will graduate with her associate’s degree May 3 and will serve as a speaker for the college’s commencement ceremony.
Argueta teaches Management and Supervisory Development and has overcome many obstacles growing up including being born with only one hand and being diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 21.
Argueta and Williamson learned their won the awards at a ceremony attended by Gov. Brian Kemp.