Trinidad and Tobago native, mother of three wins Gwinnett Tech EAGLE award

A Trinidad and Tobago native who returned to campus to support her 21-year-old son was named Gwinnett Technical College’s EAGLE winner for leadership in adult education.

Raquel Mohammed of Lawrenceville will represent Gwinnett Tech at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 13-15. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

“It was such a great honor just to be nominated,” Mohammed said. “I was very surprised and pleased to learn I was named the winner. This is a great opportunity for me to represent Gwinnett Tech and bring awareness to adult education. I want to be an advocate and an encourager to others. I want other people to be inspired to change their path like I did and pursue their dreams.”

Mohammed started a GED program 13 years ago at Gwinnett Tech, but three small children at home caused her to withdraw eight months into the program.

 

“The timing just didn’t work,” she said in a press release. “The needs of my family had to come first. My desires had to be put on the back burner.”

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