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Focusing on Understanding

Academic Excellence Award & Student Speaker — Jacob Kearin, Electrical Engineering After graduating from high school, Jacob Kearin enrolled in a pharmacy program. However, he had a hard time adjusting to college and decided to join the U.S. Navy so he could travel, see the world, and pick up some useful skills along the way.  […]

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Blending compassion and career

Academic Excellence Award — Michael McGaffey, Radiologic Technology At Dunwoody, starting a career in Radiologic Technology involves extensive classroom, lab, and on-site clinical training. As an integral part of a medical team, technologists must be prepared to safely operate highly specialized equipment, perform medical diagnostic procedures, and understand human anatomy. Michael McGaffey, the 2023 Academic […]

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A Familiar Path

Academic Excellence Award — Kevin Zimmermann, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Kevin Zimmermann is no stranger to the construction industry. With a father and grandfather in the trades, you might say that it’s in his blood. But the soon to be graduate of the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program did not always intend to follow such […]

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Goal to Becoming an Engineer Realized

Brennan Linn, Academic Excellence Award for Mechanical Engineering Brennan Linn elevates quality of work above all else. Raised to take pride in that work and to do it right the first time, he deliberates over the tiniest of details to achieve what he sees in his mind as the perfect outcome. Some might describe him […]

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A Future Cyberdefender

Academic Excellence Award — Leighton Cole, Computer Networking Systems In a world where technology becomes ever more interconnected and complex, the need for cybersecurity professionals has skyrocketed.   Leighton Cole, Academic Excellence Award winner for Computer Technology, is part of a new generation of future professionals who are excited about cybersecurity as a career path and […]

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A Second Career in Surveying

Academic Excellence Award – Dan Fjell, Associate of Applied Science in Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology Determined to embark on a new career, Dan Fjell knew that Dunwoody’s Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology program would set him on the right path. From the beginning, he hasn’t wasted an opportunity — in or out of class […]

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A Return to Making

Academic Excellence Award – John Cullinan, Associate of Applied Science in Machine Tool Technology Details matter in the engineering and machining industry. Both fields require accuracy and precision and problem-solving skills.   John Cullinan bridges both worlds effortlessly with laser focus and a quiet determination.   These traits, along with an unparalleled desire to learn, earned […]

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Transition to the Trades

Academic Excellence Award: Rachel McFarland-Sulser, Associate of Applied Science, Construction Project Management For Rachel McFarland-Sulser, coming to Dunwoody has given her the opportunity to pursue a second career. And this time around she is following her passion — and some advice from her brother.  “Many years ago, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design […]