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Pennie Eddy, CPA, named
Lanier Technical College Rick Perkins Award Winner

Pennie Eddy, Program Director and Instructor for the Lanier Technical College Accounting Program has been named the College’s Rick Perkins Award Winner for 2019.

Photo of Pennie Eddy, Lanier Technical College Rick Perkins
Instructor of the Year Award winner.

The winner was announced Wednesday at the annual Lanier Technical College GOAL/Rick Perkins Award Luncheon at the Lanier Technical College Ramsey Conference Center.

Photo of Dr. Ray Perren, President of Lanier Technical College, presenting the
Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Award to Pennie Eddie.

“Pennie exemplifies the kind of teacher we pride ourselves in at Lanier Technical College,” President Dr. Ray Perren says. “She not only engages and trains her students in the classroom, but also brings a healthy background of industry knowledge and experience. We know she will make Lanier Tech proud as she moves forward in this competition.”

Photo of Pennie Eddie speaking to audience. Dr. Ray Perren and Craig Taylor,
first runner-up, listen to Eddy's inspiring comments.

Eddy first taught as an adjunct instructor at Lanier Tech and then joined the team full time in 2014. Eddy remarked, “I know that the faculty and staff of the Technical College System of Georgia match the needs of today’s employers with today’s workforce by providing hands-on training. It’s about today’s needs, and the TCSG is perfectly positioned to respond to those needs; that’s what sets us apart.”

Eddy has thirteen years’ experience as an accounting instructor in the Technical College System of Georgia system and over sixteen years of experience as an accounting manager and Certified Professional Accountant. Eddy was selected for the inaugural I-Lead Leadership training program at Lanier Technical College and serves as an advisor for Skills USA - a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

The Rick Perkins Award is given annually by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to the Outstanding Instructor of the Year. In order to qualify at the state level, each of the system’s 22 colleges select a winner at the local level who then goes on to compete in one of three regional competitions in March. From each region, three representatives are then sent on to the state competition which will be held in April at the Spring TCSG Leadership Conference.

Photo of Dr. Ray Perren speaking to audience about the outstanding four finalists.
Left to right behind Dr. Perren are finalists Craig Taylor, Wendy Schuster,
VP of Lanier Tech's Foundation, Lauren Pugh, holding the award, and
Roslynn Kuznicki, and Pennie Eddy.

The other three finalists for the Rick Perkins Award Competition at Lanier Technical College were: First Runner-Up Craig Taylor (Program Director/Instructor for Industrial Systems Technology); Roslynn Kuznicki (Nurse Aide Program Director/Allied Health Department Chair/Instructor) and Wendy Schuster, CPA (Accounting Instructor and Division Chair-School of Business, Public Safety and Professional Services).

Lanier Technical College has a 100 percent job placement rate five out six years in a row with 100 percent in-field placement in 2018. The College offers over 50 programs of study in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. Lanier Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

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