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Wiregrass Honors Radiologic Technology Students with Award Ceremony

Valdosta, GA— Wiregrass Georgia Technology College held an Award Ceremony recognizing outstanding Radiologic Technology students. Wiregrass President DeAnnia Clements welcomed students, family members, and clinical supporters. The Robert B. Quattlebaum Awards, sponsored by Radiology Associates of Valdosta, were awarded to three seniors to defray the cost of the registry fee. The Robert B. Quattlebaum award recipients were Meagan Lindsey, Monica McKenize, and Amy Thomas. Junior...



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 Sabrina Cox, coordinator for the Wiregrass GOAL program. Chosen as semifinalists are Wilmer Calles, Game Development, Valdosta Campus; Tetiana Denysenkp, Paramedicine, Valdosta Campus; Heather Foskey, Welding and Joining Technology, Coffee Campus; and Michael Kelly, Electrical Engineering, Valdosta...



Wiregrass Tech Board of Directors 100% Certified

Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President DeAnnia Clements is excited to announce the College’s Board of Directors are 100% certified. New members of the Board who recently received certification include; Lisa Sumner, Berrien County; Phaydra Crews, Lowndes County; Dr. Rodney Green, Lowndes County; Dr. Joi Williams, Cook County; Amanda Ramshead, Cook County; and Matt Seale, Irwin County. The Board recently traveled to Savannah for the 2022 Technical College Directors...



Wiregrass’ Kelly Peacock Named to Program Director National Leadership Group

Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Dean of Adult Education Services, Kelly Peacock, has been invited to participate in a Program Director’s National Leadership Group through the GED® Testing Service (GEDTS). The group will meet every two months to discuss the most pressing issues in adult education and the GED® Testing program. The group will also participate in roundtable workshops on some of the new initiatives with adult education leaders. The goals of the...



Wiregrass Tech’s Corks and Forks Raised Money for Student Scholarships

Valdosta, GA – The popular Corks and Forks fundraiser event was held for the first time on the Wiregrass Campus, Thursday, November 3. The event raised $9,000 that will provide student scholarships and program assistance for the College. Guests sampled gourmet food from a great lineup of local chefs: Chef Big Nick Harden with Big Nick’s BBQ, Soul Food, and Wings; Chef Mitchell Pitts and Hunter Wills with Wiregrass Culinary Arts; Stanley Cox owner of 306 North and Covington’s; Keith...



Wiregrass Tech Celebrates 2022 National Apprenticeship Week

Valdosta, GA— Wiregrass Tech celebrated the 8th annual National Apprenticeship Week (November 14-20, 2022) by highlighting the value of Registered Apprenticeships for growing South Georgia’s skilled workforce. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and its 22 technical colleges serve as Registered Apprenticeship sponsors making it the largest Registered Apprenticeship network in the state. In recent years, Wiregrass has sponsored more than 90 apprentices for 30 local...



Wiregrass Tech to Participate in Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant

Valdosta, GA— Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is one of several technical colleges in Georgia that will participate in phase II funded by the Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM) coalition. This grant will address the ongoing systemic U.S. supply chain challenges through industry-driven workforce training, incubation and innovation, and strategic alignment among coalition members and industry partners. As part of the GA-AIM consortium, Project...



Darrell Hill Named Wiregrass’ 2023 Adult Education Teacher of the Year

Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President, DeAnnia Clements, announced Adult Education Teacher, Darrell Hill, as the 2023 Adult Education Teacher of the Year Award winner. The Adult Education Teacher of the Year Award is sponsored by the Technical College System of Georgia. The Teacher of the Year Award program is in its second year and is designed to recognize and honor instructors who make significant contributions to adult learners who are seeking to complete...



Wiregrass Tech Announces No Fee November

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announces application fees will be waived during November. Those interested in applying for Spring or Summer Semester 2023 can apply online at Wiregrass.edu and save money. Spring Semester classes begin on January 9. The college is offering online programs like Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, and Fire Science. The Fire Science online program is taught through the highly respected Fire Science program at Albany Technical College....



Brooke Cochran Named Wiregrass’s 2023 EAGLE Student

Valdosta, GA — Brooke Cochran of Coffee County has been chosen to represent Wiregrass Georgia Technical College as the 2023 annual Dinah Culbreath Wayne Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Student of the Year. EAGLE is a statewide program that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. The award was announced on October 13 at a reception sponsored by the Valdosta Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce and Sunset Farms. This...



Wiregrass Tech Foundation North Banquet Returns

Fitzgerald, GA – The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation North Thanks and Giving Banquet is returning after a four-year hiatus. The community event is scheduled on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Harris Learning Center on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus of Wiregrass. This year’s entertainment will be award-winning magician, comedian, author, and speaker Mark Robinson. He is the owner of Best Motivational Speakers, an agency that specializes in...



United Way Donates to Wiregrass Printing and Graphic Print Shop

Valdosta, GA – The Greater Valdosta United Way (GVUW) has donated $1,000 to the Wiregrass Foundation to establish a fund for the United Way’s partner agencies. This fund is set up to provide partners access to design and printing resources. "We are excited to partner with Wiregrass to help agencies create the key donor documents they need to tell their story and explain their mission,” shared GVUM President and CEO Michael Smith. “It is hard to take the time and have the...