Our College was honored at this year’s Georgia Adult Education Association conference on March 8-9 in Jekyll Island. This year’s theme was “GAEA: Your Treasure for Lifelong Learning.”
Our treasure was winning the Innovative Program Award for our Paralegal Certificate with special recognition for our Paralegal Advisory Board. This group of legal professionals provides key resources, networking and knowledge to enhance the learning experience for our students. Court system tours, roundtable events with professional legal programs, and networking opportunities are a few of the exclusive benefits geared toward our learners.
The board members recognized in the nomination are:
- Kathy Adams, Legal Assistant, Education/Certification Chair for the Cobb County Legal Professionals Association
- Kim Childs, Superior Court Judge, Cobb County
- John Edwards, Assistant District Attorney, Cobb County District Attorney’s Office
- Adele Grubbs, Retired, Superior Court Judge
- Carol Kinstle, Executive Director, Cobb County Bar Association
- Dennis O’Brien, Attorney at Law (retired from board)
- Vic Reynolds, District Attorney, Cobb County District Attorney’s Office
Jennifer Henderson, Paralegal program manager, said, “Our board members are truly worthy of this honor. Their dedication to the success of our students is immeasurable, and this award is an incredible way to honor this fantastic team.”
The conference also included concurrent sessions on topics such as funding, leadership and partnerships. Our Director of Marketing, Davia Rose Lassiter, was one of many professionals invited to augment the attendees’ educational experience. Her interactive session, “Bull’s Eye: A Multi-Layered Approach to Target Marketing,” included generational analyses of prospective students, the journey through the enrollment funnel, and strategies to increase registrations.
To thank Davia for speaking, the association donated a $500 scholarship to the College to be used to help our students reach their continuing education goals.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of working in lifelong learning is being able to provide learning opportunities that allow people to change their lives through educating themselves for a better, happier, more financially stable future,” said Barbara Calhoun, dean. “Scholarships are the means by which we help those who need help to achieve their future opportunities.”
For more information on GAEA, including scholarships and webinars, visit gaea.org.