TCSG Appoints New Presidents for West Georgia Technical College and Lanier Technical College

The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) approved Commissioner Greg Dozier’s recommended appointment of Dr. Julie Post to lead West Georgia Technical College and Tim McDonald to lead Lanier Technical College. Read more >

TCSG and Lt. Governor announce three new College and Career Academies

Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier celebrated several of Georgia's College and Career Academies (CCA) and announced three new CCAs in Union, Evans, and Appling counties. Learn more >

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Names DeAnnia Clements as Interim President

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier has appointed Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs, DeAnnia Clements as Interim President of the college upon the retirement of Dr. Tina Anderson. Read more >

College Spotlights

Albany Technical College (ATC) and Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany signed a Paid Internship Memorandum of Agreement in February. Seven ATC students have been selected to participate in paid internships and will work 12 weeks side-by-side with highly trained professionals at MCLB Albany. This partnership is a great opportunity for students to acquire knowledge from experts and to demonstrate their technical skills.

The SkillsUSA Georgia awards ceremony was held virtually on April 6 and Athens Technical College is delighted to announce that 13 students were recipients of awards during the ceremony (9 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze). Athens Tech President Dr. Daniel stated, “Athens Technical College is so very proud of these award winners as they demonstrate the highest quality skills in their specific areas. The students represented the college in an outstanding manner and I congratulate them on all of their hard work.”

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) and the ATC Foundation have received a gift from Dr. Ron Eichel, D.D.S., intended to support students enrolled in dental hygiene and dental assisting in need of financial aid to continue their education. Known as the “Ron Eichel, D.D.S., Dental Endowed Gap Funding Program,” this fund will total $100,000 and serve as part of the College’s GAP Fund. Read more >

Augusta Technical College Dean of Adult Education Angela Moseley recently met with Augusta CEO to discuss online Adult Education Programs, including how students can earn their GED 100% online. Read more >

Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Parent Night for the Aircraft Structural Technology (AST) Dual Enrollment program was held on April 13. The Aerospace, Trade, and Industry programs, as well as the High School Initiatives team at CGTC, introduced parents to one of Middle Georgia’s most in-demand industries. CGTC houses its AST program in hangar space co-occupied by Robins Air Force Base at the Central Georgia Aerospace Training and Sustainment Center adjacent to Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon. Read more >

There’s a new program of study on tap for Chattahoochee Technical College in craft beer brewing, and it will be the first college program of its kind in Georgia. The Brewing & Fermentation Production Technology program at Chattahoochee Tech is slated to be up and running for the 2022 fall semester at the college’s North Metro Campus. This new program will be unique to Chattahoochee Tech, according to Dean of Business and Technical Studies Marcy Smith. No other two-year or four-year college or university in Georgia currently offers a brewing program. Read more >

Coastal Pines Technical College will be hosting its next Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 3, which will be live streamed on the college’s social media accounts and the college YouTube channel at 3 p.m. New Coastal Pines President, Lonnie Roberts will address the students and congratulate them on their accomplishments, and for being able to rise above the adversity faced during Covid-19 to finish their programs. There will be over 400 graduates who will be applying for graduation, and of those 400, more than 100 plan to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Columbus Technical College’s Diagnostic Sonography 2021 graduating class achieved a 100% first attempt pass rate on both the ARMDS OB/GYN and the ARDMS Abdomen registries. This is in addition to the Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation registry exam they all passed last year.

GNTC | JA Discovery Center Storefront Ribbon Cutting

On March 24, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase the college’s new storefront housed inside the Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center of Greater Dalton. The storefront is a partnership with JA of Georgia, and their efforts to bring relevance, authenticity, and application into everyday learning to energize students around academics and their future possibilities. GNTC’s storefront will support the development and implementation of JA BizTown® and JA Finance Park®, programs that will impact 13,500 northwest Georgia middle school students annually.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) President Tavarez Holston was one of the first in line to roll up his sleeve when the doors opened for the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at GPTC’s Newton County Campus in Covington on April 19. The site is a partnership among the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments (GNRHD), Newton County Board of Commissioners, Newton County EMA, and the College. Organizers are planning for more than 500 appointments each day, Monday through Wednesday, from now until the middle of July, or as long as there is a demand for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the region.

Gwinnett Technical College is proud to announce Dr. Cassandra Baker as our 2021 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year and Amanda Wong our 2021 GOAL winner. Dr. Baker and Amanda are truly shining examples of the outstanding talent represented daily in both our faculty and our student body. We are fortunate to have Dr. Baker on our faculty, and cannot thank Amanda enough for choosing Gwinnett Tech from among all the options available to make your career dream come true.

Lanier Technical College hosted the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Northern Regional GOAL and Rick Perkins competitions on April 20th. Community leaders representing the eight technical colleges in the northern region gathered at Lanier Tech’s Hall campus to conduct virtual GOAL student and Rick Perkins instructor interviews. Lanier Tech’s President, Tim McDonald, welcomed the 16 judges as they arrived.

North Georgia Technical College recently gave three of the college's CDL trailers a facelift with new graphics sporting the college's new recruiting campaign. "Do you have the drive to live your dream? Let's go!" "We are so excited to have our message displayed so boldly on our trucks," said NGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs, Mindy Glander. "Our CDL instructors are proud to advertise our school's information on our highways while training our students in action.”

Most high school juniors begin the 11th grade with the excitement of nearing the completion of their high school career. But Fatoumata Diallo’s story is a little different. As she began the 11th grade, she’d recently moved to America from Mali, West Africa. “I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I had to leave my country and come to America,” Diallo shared. “I left all my family except a few who lived in the U.S. and it was really hard for me. It was like I restarted my whole life.” Diallo persevered with her family’s help, including her mother who attended Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) to obtain her high school equivalency diploma. Read more >

The Board of Directors of the Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) Foundation are proud to announce that the iGot 2021 campaign raised more than $560,000 to support ongoing needs at Ogeechee Technical College. The socially distanced crowd of board members, community supporters, and OTC faculty and staff applauded as the fundraising amount was revealed. The over half-million dollars of support raised in this year’s campaign is a sizeable increase from recent campaigns.

Savannah Technical College (STC) was recognized for excellence at the Georgia 2021 SkillsUSA Postsecondary State Conference. Gold medal winners will compete nationally at the SkillsUSA leadership and skills competition this summer. Students won medals in ten competitions held virtually this spring: five gold, four silver, and one bronze. STC Business Management instructor and SkillsUSA advisor, Rushe Hudzinski-Sero (pictured) was named the Georgia Skills USA Advisor of the year. Hudzinski-Sero has been a SkillsUSA advisor at the College for the past three years.

South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets head women’s basketball coach James Frey has been named the 2021 United State Marine Corps/WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year, announced the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association today. Frey will receive the Pat Summitt Trophy, named for the late legendary University of Tennessee coach and awarded annually to the national coaches of the year in each of the WCBA’s six membership divisions. Read more >

Southeastern Technical College was ranked no. 1 out of 731 schools offering Practical Nursing programs in the southeastern U.S., according to The ranking was generated on four important factors – primarily NCLEX-PN pass rates, but also academic quality, the nursing school’s reputation, and affordability.

Two students from Southern Crescent Technical College recently participated in a virtual SkillsUSA State Conference and Competition held March 8-19 with the closing awards taking place on April 5. Representing Southern Crescent Technical College were Ai’jona Perry in Job Interview and Dallin Reeve in Customer Service. Dallin Reeve was awarded the Gold medal for his performance. Students competed against approximately 200 in various areas including leadership, health, trade, and technical competitions. Read more >

Industry leaders from Decatur County recently met at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) to discuss issues they are currently facing and hear from SRTC President Jim Glass on the technical programs the school offers that can help their business. Glass began the meeting by explaining that SRTC wants to be everyone’s business and industry partner. “We are here for you,” he said. “When you need something, an employee, training, whatever it is, I want you to be able to call Southern Regional Technical College. Our goal is workforce development. Read more >

Dr. Julie Post, previously Vice President of Student Affairs at Gwinnett Technical College, was named President of West Georgia Technical College by TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier April 1 and began her new role April 16. Post has a rich educational background in secondary and postsecondary education as well as higher education administration. After serving as a high school teacher and then an adjunct instructor, she joined Gwinnett Technical College in 2005. Read more >

The lyrics to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s new song, “Giving Work a Good Name,” reflect the legacy that President Dr. Tina K. Anderson will be leaving upon her retirement at the end of April. Devoting years of service to technical education, her passion for what technical education provides led her to write the lyrics to a song that is now Wiregrass’s anthem. The lyrics share how talented Wiregrass Tech and all technical college students are, how they set themselves apart, and how they are dedicated to their chosen trade. Just like the students described in the lyrics, after almost 30 years in education, Dr. Anderson gave work a good name. She is now trading her heels and suits for outfits perfect for gardening or riding the motorcycle with her husband Tony.
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GNTC Foundation | Jessica Heifner

Meet Jessica Heifner and watch her story about how the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation gave her the support she needed to pursue a degree in Construction Management.

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