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Kayla Chaney To Address OTC Graduates At Friday Night Ceremony

Kayla Chaney, a Radiologic Technology student at Okefenokee Technical College and the 2006 statewide GOAL winner, will be the featured speaker at OTC’s evening commencement to be held at the Waycross Middle School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on July 14. Kayla Chaney GOAL Winner

Chaney was selected as the State Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner among all of the students in Georgia’s technical college system. She was awarded the GOAL medallion, a Chevy Cobalt donated by General Motors, and a personal OTC campus parking spot, among other gifts. Kayla will serve as an ambassador for technical education throughout the coming year.
Karen Boyle, the GOAL coordinator for OTC, describes Kayla as an exceptional young lady – articulate, smart, focused and compassionate. “She represents the best of the best of Georgia’s technical college students,” says Boyle. “Kayla has an exciting year ahead of her.” Ms. Chaney will make many public appearances throughout the year, including addresses to the Georgia General Assembly, the Governor, and the Georgia Technical College System Leadership Conference attendees, to name a few.

Kayla was nominated for GOAL by Donna Yeomans, one of her Radiologic Technology instructors at OTC. Mrs. Yeomans is very proud of Kayla. “As a GOAL winner, Kayla is still expected to meet her clinical requirements in radiography,” said Yeomans, “and Kayla devotes her time, effort, and skills to the staff, patients, and physicians at Coffee Regional Medical Center in order to meet those requirements. She is dedicated and devoted to her patients and her profession.”
Ms. Chaney is a resident of Douglas and graduated from Coffee County High School in 2004, where she was the recipient of the Senior Humanitarian award. At Okefenokee Technical College she is a Student Ambassador, a member of the Student Government Association and a member of SkillsUSA.

Kayla’s career objective is to obtain a degree in radiation therapy through Radiologic Technology. When asked why she chose OTC, Kayla said, “I chose technical education because I loved the idea that I would be training in the classroom and in a clinical setting.”

Kayla’s parents are Cyndee and Donny Chaney, and she and her family attend the First Assembly of God, where Kayla is a choir member and the Christian Ambassador Leader.


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