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November 17, 2012

Colquitt County Career Achievement Award seeks nominations

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County recognized the first-ever recipient of the Colquitt County Career Achievement Award (CCCAA) in March 2012. Moultrie native J. Wayne Littles won the inaugural award for his many accomplishments to include his work with the NASA Space Shuttle and Space Station as well as a wide range of science programs.

The CCCAA is given to a living individual who has excelled in their career field of choice in business, academics, science or the arts and who has strong ties to the county, including having attended school in Colquitt County for a substantial number of years.

“Our Colquitt County schools have produced several individuals who have achieved in a very significant manner. Recognition of these    individuals through the Colquitt County Career Achievement Award will not only honor them but bring pride to our community and inspire our current students to reach for the stars,” said CCCAA board member Brooks Sheldon.

The purpose of the award is to instill community pride and to inspire and educate current students and entities in Colquitt County as to the importance of nurturing and fostering the goals and aspirations of youth in the community with regard to the possibilities of future career success.

Nominations are currently being solicited for the 2013 Colquitt County Career Achievement Award recipient. Nomination forms may be obtained at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce. Completed forms, as well as a bio or curriculum vitae (CV) with basic career information included, should be submitted by Friday, January 4.

The 2013 CCCAA recipient will be honored in late February or early March at a dinner banquet. Ticket sales information and event location will be announced at a later date. The award recipient will also speak to Colquitt County High School students the day following the banquet.

The CCCAA Board also plans a special recognition of a deceased Colquitt County individual with outstanding lifetime achievements. The 2012 honoree was famed architect William Frank McCall who passed away in 1991.

The annual CCCAA winner and the special recognition honoree are recognized with a plaque and display at the Museum of Colquitt County History.

Colquitt County Career Achievement Award, Inc. is a nonprofit Georgia corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The business and affairs of the Corporation are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, all of whom are current residents of Colquitt County.

The CCCAA Board of Directors will represent the interests of the Colquitt County community in selecting an annual recipient or recipients of the award and will develop awareness of the notable accomplishments of the award recipient to residents and businesses in Colquitt County.

For more information regarding the Colquitt County Career Achievement Award, contact Brooks Sheldon at (229) 985-7615.


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