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Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Academy Class Graduates at Wiregrass Tech

The Fall Entrepreneurship Academy sponsored by Guardian Bank graduated 19 participants. The spring classes have been set to start in February 2020. Valdosta, GA – Nineteen Wiregrass students have successfully completed the six-week Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Academy. This is the second series sponsored by Guardian Bank. The classes began in September and are free for current Wiregrass students and alumni. The UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Valdosta State...



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Wiregrass Vice President Named to National Board for Concurrent Enrollment

Angela Hobby, Wiregrass Vice President of Enrollment Management, was appointed to the Board of Directors for NACEP and will serve as the Chair of Engagement Commission. Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Dual Enrollment program has been a leader on both state and national levels in the concurrent enrollment field. In 2018 the college received official accreditation by the Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships...



Wiregrass Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL Award

Valdosta, GA – Four Wiregrass Georgia Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Molly Sumner, coordinator for the Wiregrass GOAL program. Chosen as semifinalists are: Jacquelyn Mallard (Automotive Collision Repair) Valdosta Campus, Rose Sysskind (Practical Nursing) Valdosta Campus, Megan Wolfe (Automotive Technology) Valdosta Campus, and Keith Wright (Barbering) Valdosta...



Ace Electric Expands Partnership with Wiregrass and Lowndes High School

Front row seated (L-R): Current Ace employees that are now Wiregrass students and apprentices Brandon Howell, Brandon Butler, Chason Tillman, Cole McFarland, Christopher Holder, (not pictured Andrew Caruana) Back row (L-R): Wiregrass Director of Economic Development Bill Tillman, Wiregrass President Dr. Anderson, Ace Electric employees and Wiregrass students Kathryn Moore, and Riley Phillips, Ace Electric Workforce Development Manager Nichole Shanks, Ace Electric employee and Wiregrass...



State Farm doing their part to help Wiregrass train for needed workforce

State Farm Agents Brian Sumner, Bubba Highsmith, Christi Marsh, Paul Cribbs, Wiregrass Auto Collision Repair and Sheet Metal Fabrication Instructor Roy Bramley, State Farm Agent Kelly Barr, Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, State Farm Agent Melissa Ferguson, State Farm Agency Field Specialist Agents Ted Wilkes, and John Brooks, and State Farm Agency Executive, Agent Danny Ross. Valdosta, GA — The Auto Collision repair field is in dire need of quality skilled workers and...



Free Application Week for Spring Semester Happening at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Tech is bringing back the popular Free Application Week for Spring Semester enrollment. Free Application Week will be held on each campus November 4 - 8, during the hours of 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Friday. Any new student who applies in person during the week of November 4 will have their application fee waived. The Application Week will allow those individuals to enroll for Wiregrass’ Spring Semester. Classes begin...



Wiregrass' Online Accounting Program Ranked Named #9 in the Nation

Valdosta, GA – According to The Best Schools.org website, the online Accounting Degree program has been named #9 in the nation. This ranking was based on the quality of the program, types of courses provided, faculty strength, school awards, rankings and reputation, including the reputation for providing online degree programs. Last year Wiregrass was named one of the Best Online Colleges in Georgia by The Best Colleges.org and Top Online College in Georgia by the Affordable Colleges...



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MC Electrical Services Makes Equipment Donation to Wiregrass Tech

L-R Wiregrass Associate Vice President of Program Development Joe Sumner, Mechatronics and Engineering Instructor Joshua Whittington, President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, MC Electrical Services, Inc. Superintendent James Rankhorn, Wiregrass Area Director for Academic Affairs Drew Vickers, and Dean for Academic Affairs Michael Williams. Valdosta, GA – The Industrial Systems Technology programs on the Valdosta and Coffee Campuses received equipment donations from MC Electrical Services, Inc....



Wiregrass and Georgia Southwestern University Answering Need for Long-Term Care Management

Wiregrass Executive President for Academic Affairs Dr. Shawn Utley, Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Georgia Southwestern State University President Dr. Neal Weaver and Georgia Southwestern State University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Suzanne Smith. Valdosta, GA — Within the next 11 years all baby boomers will be older than 65 causing them to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census.gov. With this increasing number of...



Hospital Authority Approves Financial Support for Wiregrass Nursing Program

Valdosta, GA – The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA approved a funding request made by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to sponsor the cost of the instructor’s salary and benefits for a new LPN to RN Bridge Program. According to Hospital Authority Member Ben Copeland, the LPN to RN Bridge Program will be extremely beneficial to licensed practical nurses who are currently working and wanting to continue their education. “We hope this will allow us to grow...



A Night Out with Local Celebrity Chefs

Plan an evening to remember with friends enjoying Valdosta’s local chefs’ exceptional pairings of flavorful foods with the perfect wine at the ninth annual Corks and Forks Fundraiser. Pictured is Nick Harden and staff with Big Nick’s BBQ Soul Food and Wings from last year’s event. Valdosta, GA – The ninth annual Corks and Forks fundraiser event date has been set for Thursday, November 7. The annual event is presented by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South as a...



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Wiregrass Announces Spring and Summer Graduates

Dunia Sanchez’s journey took her from Cuba to Wiregrass and graduation with her Associates in Science in Nursing. She’s now an RN at South Georgia Medical Center. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College held the Spring and Summer 2019 Commencement Exercises on Thursday, July 11 at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The ceremony honored 1135 students who were awarded their associate degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit as well as 113 GED®...