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SCTEA Award Recipients

HGTC Names SCTEA Educator of the Year Recipients

Standout employees honored at statewide conference.

Heather Hoppe, Geoffrey Blount, and April Garner

{Left to Right} Heather Hoppe, April Garner, and Geoffrey Blount.

(Conway, SC) February 18, 2019 - Horry-Georgetown Technical College recognized three standout employees at the South Carolina Technical Education Association’s (SCTEA) Annual Conference on February 15, 2019.

HGTC’s Educator of the Year Award recipients were: Heather Hoppe, registrar, in the administrator category; Chef Geoffrey Blount of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach in the faculty category; and April Garner, director of HGTC’s career resource center, in the staff category. Professor Casey King was also a finalist for the A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year award for his work with the HGTC Addiction and Recovery Series.

The award recipients were nominated by their peers for their outstanding leadership in their departments, their quality work, and their community involvement.

“We are so proud of these individuals and their accomplishments,” said HGTC President Marilyn Fore. “Their hard work and dedication have made HGTC and our surrounding community a better place.”