Troy Peco Named 1 Of 9 Finalists For 2013 TCSG Instructor Of The Year

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Troy Peco
Troy Peco
Georgia Northwestern Technical College's (GNTC) Troy Peco has been named one of nine finalists in the 2013 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Competition for the State of Georgia. Mr. Peco is the Automotive Technology director and instructor at GNTC's Walker County Campus. 

The finalists were named Wednesday night at a banquet at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. The 2013 winner of the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Competition will be named on Thursday night.


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Junior League Now Accepting Applications For Teacher Mini-Grants

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Roy Exum: Governor Haslam, Please!

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOV. BILL HASLAM … Greetings to you, my friend. You know with one more year on the course we have sailed during your two terms as the leader of our state you will go down as one of the greatest governors we have ever had. It stands to reason you eye Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat, but whatever you do it will be hard to replicate your service to Tennessee and ... (click for more)