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JESUP, Ga. (February 2014) – Altamaha Technical College held its winter graduation ceremony Saturday, February 1 at the Wayne County High School Auditorium in Jesup.

 

Before a large crowd, and assisted by Board Jeff Baxley of Appling County, Altamaha Technical College Acting President Lonnie Roberts conferred associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit and General Education Diplomas (GED) to an excited Class of 2013, most whom completed their coursework during the Fall 2013 semester.

Judge R. Violet “Vi” Bennett of Wayne County addressed the graduates as the keynote speaker, encouraging the graduating class to understand that “life is a path.”  Her remarks for the graduates were focused on 4 words beginning with the letter “P.”  Prayer, a Passport, Photographs, and a Plan were stressed in Judge Bennett’s speech.  To begin every day with a prayer; to have a diploma for a passport through life; to take photographs in your mind of where you are and where you want to be; and to make sure one has a plan for direction in life were the four main thoughts for the graduates.  Once the four P’s are achieved, Judge Bennett stated, “your life will change, and you will need to change “pots.”   Make lots of memories, continue to grow and be replanted in lots of pots.” Judge Bennett serves as the State Court Judge for Wayne County and is also a partner in Bennett & Lindsey, P.C. in Jesup.   

Chad Swanson, acting Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Altamaha Technical College, served as the graduation’s emcee, welcoming the graduating class, faculty, staff, family and friends. Margaret Brunson, Cosmetology Instructor, led the singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and Wayne Keller, Jr., a GED graduate, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Jeffrey Poulin, a Welding and Joining Technology graduate, gave the invocation. Shannon Thornton, a Criminal Justice graduate, presented the “Student’s Point of View” and Walt Pinder, Dean for Academic Affairs, gave the Roll Call of Graduates. Karla Eubanks, Vice President for Student Affairs, assisted Board Chair Baxley in presenting the Academic Awards, while Dr. Al Cunningham, Vice President for Academic Affairs, assisted Acting President Roberts in both presenting the President’s Scholastic Medals and recognizing the Honor Graduates. Swanson gave the closing remarks followed by Poulin, who gave the benediction.  

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Retiring Air Force Colonel to Lead the TCSG Military Outreach Initiative

Atlanta - Commissioner Ron Jackson has selected Col. Patricia M. Ross, currently the vice-commander of the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia, to fill the position of director of military affairs for the Technical College System of Georgia. 
She will join the TCSG on August 1.

Ross is retiring after a 25-year career in the Air Force and will lead the TCSG initiative aimed at increasing education and job training opportunities for current and former military personnel and their family members. The goal is to provide them with full access to the TCSG colleges and programs that will assist in their successful transition to civilian jobs.

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Technical college close to breaking ground on new campus in county

Date March 10, 2014
Section(s) Local News
Byline By SARAH LUNDGREN The Brunswick News 
 

Officials will break ground on the proposed Altamaha Technical College campus in Glynn County in the coming weeks with construction to start by summer, officials with the school say.

Representatives with IPG Architects, project architect, and Elkins Construction, the company responsible for the construction of the technical school, met with community leaders recently and walked them through the plan.

Elkins was the contractor for the construction of the new Brunswick High School.

The plan calls for one building initially with 53,000 square feet of space. A 2,241 square foot commercial truck driving facility also will be part of the Glynn County campus.

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