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Means receives top toastmaster honor

ALBANY, Ga. — Linda Means of Albany State University’s Toastmasters Club 5091 has achieved Distinguished Toastmaster status, the highest level of recognition by Toastmaster International.

Means is the first member of the ASU Toastmasters Club to earn this honor. She is one of just 188 members in Georgia to earn the accolade.

Those chosen Distinguished Toastmaster status must complete a series of communication and leadership projects.

She recently was inducted into District 14 Distinguished Toastmasters Hall of Fame at the 2011 Toastmasters Fall Conference in Sandy Springs.

Means, a native of Kentucky, is a 2009 graduate of ASU’s Master of Public Administration (health care administration) program and holds a master of science in administration degree from Georgia Southwestern State University, a bachelor of arts degree in social work from Eastern Kentucky University and a certificate in medical transcription from Darton College.

She and her husband, David, have four children.