Marion “Mario” Badie, a student in the Management and Supervisory Development associate degree program has been named the 2010 GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) winner for Savannah Technical College.
He was selected by a panel of community-based judges and will represent the college at a regional competition in Fitzgerald later this month before participating in the statewide GOAL event in Atlanta in May.
The GOAL program recognizes exceptional students for their academic achievements, campus leadership, commitment to technical education and their ability to serve as an ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia.
Badie is a HOPE scholar and is active in a number of campus groups including Phi Beta Lambda, the professional association for business students, SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and the Peer Support Council.
In the community, Badie is an officer with the Savannah Council for the Blind, is a member of the Georgia Coalition of the Blind and volunteers with Union Mission and My Brothaz Home. He was nominated by his advisor Susan Pinkston, department head and instructor of Management and Supervisory Development.
GOAL is a leadership development program of the Technical College System of Georgia. It began in the early 1970s with the first winner being selected in 1972. It has grown significantly over the years.
The winner serves as a state-wide ambassador for technical education. Christina Black coordinates the GOAL program for Savannah Technical College.