Wiregrass announces EAGLE representative

January 14, 2013

Wiregrass EAGLE Representative, Sarah Biggs
Wanda McWhorter, Adult Education Instructor; Sarah Biggs, EAGLE Representative;
Sylvia Lockett, Wiregrass Adult Education Director Coffee Campus Nurses Evening Class Dr. Ray Perren, Wiregrass President; Sarah Biggs, EAGLE Representative; Alvin Payton, Wiregrass Adult Education Vice President; Jeff Fulp, ERCO Worldwide Plant Manager; Dale Crane, Valwood Marketing Director

Valdosta, GA— Sarah Biggs has been chosen as the 2013 EAGLE representative for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education Programs. She will represent Wiregrass at the state EAGLE Leadership Institute later in the year. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

The announcement was made at the 16th annual EAGLE Award Reception sponsored by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce and ERCO Worldwide. Jeff Fulp, Plant Manager of Erco Worldwide, presented Ms. Biggs with the award after making a few remarks on the importance of education. Mr. Fulp spoke about his educational journey and those that mentored him along the way including a former Wiregrass instructor. He praised Ms. Biggs on her dedication, family values, and willingness to share her story with others.

Ms. Biggs was nominated by her instructor Wanda McWhorter. She is the mother of two children, both boys. She began taking classes to earn her GED after being laid off from her job of 6 years. She plans to complete her GED and enroll in the Business Administrative Technology program at Wiregrass. When asked about her experience in the Adult Education program Ms. Biggs stated “I have learned a lot about myself; it’s changed my life for the better. It has boosted my self-confidence and allowed me to see what I can do. I feel that I have become a more productive mother and person.”

The Technical College System of Georgia Office of Adult Education sponsors the EAGLE program statewide. Locally the program is sponsored by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

“The objective of the EAGLE program is to recognize and reward excellence among the thousands of students currently attending adult education classes in Georgia. It is the first statewide program in the nation to honor outstanding adult education students,” stated Payton. “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.”

For more information on Adult Education services, call 229-333-2123.