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Wiregrass Bridge RN Program Students Receive Their Pins

Valdosta, GA – During a recent ceremony, students in the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Bridge program received their nursing pins. The nurse’s pin is part of the nurse’s uniform and is symbolic of a badge of office and achievement, and a great honor to receive. The ASN Bridge graduates participated in the commencement ceremony that was held at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton in July. Students who received their pins include April...



Adult Education Open House at Ocilla Housing Authority Community Center

Ocilla, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is holding an open house for the location of Adult Education and GED Testing Center location in Irwin County. The Adult Education classes and offices were recently moved to the Ocilla Housing Authority Community Center at 202 East Valdosta Ave in Ocilla. The reason for the move was to provide more space for classes and to give adult education students greater access to college activities, events, and resources. There are currently five...



Wiregrass Tech Names Employees of the Year for 2023-2024

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has recognized Erin Carter and Tabora Temple as its 2023-2024 Employees of the Year. These employees were honored for their dedication, hard work, and leadership skills by the faculty and staff of the college. Wiregrass employees annually nominate a staff member and a supervisor for their exemplary performance on the job. The nominations are narrowed down by a committee and the finalists are interviewed by a panel of judges to decide...



Wiregrass Tech Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Practical Nursing (LPN) students received their nursing pins in a recent pinning ceremony on the Valdosta Campus. The nursing pins not only signify hard work and dedication but are also a physical symbol of their transition into nursing. The pinning ceremony is more than a nursing tradition, it is a symbol of the nursing students’ hard work and dedication toward their coursework and clinicals. Not only does it mark the completion of...



Wiregrass Tech Hosts Dedication Ceremony of the newly named Sue and Stanley Cox Hall

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College hosted a dedication ceremony renaming Brooks Hall after long-term college supporters, Sue and Stanley Cox. The building is used for meetings, conferences and events, and houses the college’s Culinary Arts program, Economic Development, and Human Resources. The college is grateful for the instrumental role Sue Cox played in helping start the college’s Culinary Arts Program. As a restaurant owner of 306 North and Covington’s,...



Wiregrass Tech Ben Hill-Irwin Campus Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Fitzgerald, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Practical Nursing (LPN) students received their nursing pins in a recent pinning ceremony on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus. The nursing pins not only signify hard work and dedication but are also a physical symbol of their transition into nursing. The pinning ceremony is more than a nursing tradition, it is a symbol of the nursing students’ hard work and dedication toward their coursework and clinicals. Not only does it mark the...



President’s and Dean’s List Announced for Summer Semester at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President DeAnnia Clements is pleased to announce the Summer Semester President’s List and Dean’s List. The President’s List includes outstanding students who were enrolled full-time for 12 credit hours or more and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the Summer Semester of 2023. The following students are on the President’s List for Summer Semester 2023 and are listed by county: Atkinson:...



Wiregrass Adult Education Program Exceeds State Goal for High School Equivalency Graduates in FY23

Valdosta, GA., Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President DeAnnia Clements is excited to share that the Wiregrass Adult Education program exceeded the state goal for high school equivalency graduates for FY23. The state goal was for 175 and Wiregrass proudly graduated 177 students this past year with their GED® or HiSET® diplomas. The college was one of only twelve colleges in the state to meet this goal. The Adult Education Department of Wiregrass Tech provides classes at no cost...



Whitehead Awards Wiregrass Graduates with Tradesman Award

Valdosta, GA – Thanks to support from Whitehead Industrial Hardware of Valdosta, Wiregrass students who are preparing to graduate now have the tools needed to go to work. Recipients of the Whitehead Distinguished Tradesman Award received a plaque and a $250 credit to purchase tools for their new careers. "It's a great honor to have the opportunity to present each of these deserving individuals with the Whitehead Distinguished Tradesman Award,” shared Jonathan Miller, Whitehead...



Wiregrass Tech Announces the Michelle Williams-Brown Memorial Scholarship Established by Colson Family Dentistry

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announces a new scholarship in memory of Michelle Williams – Brown by Colson Family Dentistry of Valdosta. Michelle was a 2005 honor graduate of the Valdosta Technical College Dental Assisting Program and began working at Colson Family Dentistry after graduation. She worked with Dr. Heather for over 17 years. Michelle had a zest for life, a love of dentistry, and a dedication to the patients and community she served. This scholarship...



Wiregrass team earns National SkillsUSA Competition Medals

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is proud to announce seven students who medaled at the 58th Annual National SkillsUSA Competition in Atlanta. Students from across the nation competed in 108 different trade, technical, and leadership fields. The State contest winners competed in hands-on skills and worked against the clock with each other proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, electrical wiring, precision machining, medical assisting, and culinary...



Wiregrass Tech Welcomes New Telecommunications and Security Instructor on Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Fitzgerald, GA – Zachary Sheppard has been named the new Telecommunications and Security Instructor for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus. Sheppard has over six years of experience in the Telecommunication Industry. His experience includes; installing commercial and residential camera systems, fiber optic networks, and cabling commercial buildings and residential for cameras, alarms, phones, access control and networks. His experience also includes...