STC Honors Matthew Tuttle as its 2014 GOAL Winner

SAVANNAH – Surgical Technology student Matthew Tuttle has been selected as the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner for Savannah Technical College. GOAL honors outstanding students at each of the Technical College System of Georgia institutions. He will represent Savannah Tech at regional and statewide events to select a student to serve as the ambassador for technical education across the state. The highly competitive process involves academic success, community engagement and public speaking. Winners are nominated by their instructors and selected after interviews with a panel of business and community leaders.

Matthew, a Savannah native, is enrolled in the Surgical Technology program and expects to graduate this year. He is a graduate of Benedictine Military School and Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. He served as a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross and currently serves as a volunteer and instructor with Crossfit Savannah.  He also served as a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee for several years.

“Technical education allows me to study a field of my choosing that is lenient on both my time and my finances, but most importantly will allow me to work locally upon completion,” said Matthew in his GOAL biography.  “The education I receive will make me marketable and desirable in my local job market.” Matthew will represent Savannah Tech at the regional competition in March before heading to the statewide competition in April in Atlanta, where the statewide GOAL winner will be selected.


#1433 | March 3, 2014
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (