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PCC Graduate Ja’Mia Lee Anderson named Triad Goodwill’s Graduate of the Year during 2018 Annual Banquet

Published Thursday, October 4, 2018
by Elizabeth Townsend

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From Sarah M. Lanse, Marketing Specialist
slanse@triadgoodwill.org 336-544-5291

GREENSBORO, NC -- Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. (Triad Goodwill) celebrated a year of success at its 2018 Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 27. The evening included inspiring success stories from award winners and celebrated a theme of “Together is Better!”

In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Triad Goodwill served 13,931 members of the community and helped place 2,731 workers in competitive employment. Triad Goodwill’s 22 stores, outlet store, ecommerce site, and 25 donation centers support their mission. In fact, 85¢ of every dollar earned in their stores helps Triad Goodwill restore dignity through the power of work. Triad Goodwill provides free and low-cost job training and placement services through their seven career centers in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties.

Photo left – right: Christine Gillies, Volunteer Program, Triad Goodwill Sarah Lanse, Volunteer Program, Triad Goodwill Ja’Mia Lee Anderson, PCC Graduate Carmen Arroyo, Program Coordinator, NCWorks NextGen, PCCAwards at Triad Goodwill’s annual banquet celebrate successes of employees, business partners and graduates of Triad Goodwill’s programs. The evening’s winners included:

Ja’Mia (Jah-Mee-uh) Lee Anderson – George E. Norman, Jr. Graduate of the Year Award for her resilience in overcoming employment barriers.

Amin (Ah-mean) Norris – Michael W. Haley Graduate of the Year Award for creating positive changes in his life through new career choices.

Keystone Equity Meats – Margaret F. Earle Employer of the Year Award for their recognition of the value of Triad Goodwill’s training programs and the value of hiring Triad Goodwill program participants.

Alamance Community College – Cornerstone Award for their outstanding support of Triad Goodwill’s mission, programs and services.

Karen Steagall – R. Kennedy Harris Employee of the Year Award for a Triad Goodwill team member who goes above and beyond her job description to make a difference.

Mark Cridge – Triad Goodwill Rookie of the Year Award for exceeding performance expectations for a first-year employee.

Meg Green – 2017 J. Robert Stout Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership contributions at Triad Goodwill and furthering Triad Goodwill’s mission.

Asheboro Store (1064 East Dixie Drive, Asheboro) – Store of the Year Award for exceeding expectations and working as a team to reach record sales and production levels.

Click the name to see a video from each winner. All videos from Triad Goodwill’s 2018 Awards Banquet are available on their YouTube Channel. Look for the “2018 Awards Banquet” playlist.

About Triad Goodwill:
Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit leader, promotes the value of work by providing career development services, skills training and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 13,931 people in the community and helped place 2,731 workers in competitive employment. 85¢ of every dollar earned in Triad Goodwill stores supports their mission.

Photo left – right:
Christine Gillies, Volunteer Program, Triad Goodwill
Sarah Lanse, Volunteer Program, Triad Goodwill
Ja’Mia Lee Anderson, PCC Graduate
Carmen Arroyo, Program Coordinator, NCWorks NextGen, PCC