Kathryn Mulvaney, Gwinnett Technical College 2018 EAGLE Winner

Wins Opportunity to Attend Statewide Leadership Institute

GWINNETT — Kathryn Mulvaney has been chosen to represent Gwinnett Technical College at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 12-14, 2018. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

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Kathryn’s story certainly exemplifies all this program is about. Kathryn a second-generation American grew up in an idyllic family until tragedy struck at age 11, when her father, the breadwinner of the family, passed away. “We went from upper middle class to living in poverty almost overnight. My teen years were spent bouncing from home to home, often living in places that weren’t particularly safe or even structurally sound.” It was around that time Kathryn dropped out of high school and found a job to help support her family.

Stephanie Rooks, Dean of Adult Education, shares, “We are thrilled Kathryn will represent Gwinnett Tech and our community at the statewide 2018 EAGLE Leadership Institute. This is a great opportunity for us to continue to help her grow and learn, while helping to motivate and uplift others.”

The Technical College System of Georgia, through its Office of Adult Education, sponsors the annual Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute. 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.