News

Wiregrass Tech Receives Health Care Workforce Grant for Over $400,000

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been awarded a Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Grant in the amount of $407,000. This grant will allow the college to increase the number of nurse graduates. The college announced earlier this year that the Associate of Science in Nursing Program will expand to the Coffee and Ben Hill-Irwin Campuses. The ASN Program will begin on the Coffee Campus in Fall 2023 and will start in Fall 2024 on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus. Each cohort...



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

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President DeAnnia Clements is pleased to announce the Spring 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 Spring Semester 2023. The following students are on the President’s List for Spring Semester 2023 and are listed by county: Atkinson: Anai...



Wiregrass Dual Enrollment Impacts over 1,000 South Georgia High School Seniors

Valdosta, GA – This month, thousands of high school students in South Georgia are graduating and moving on to the next stage of their lives. Among these graduates, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is proud to announce that 1030 students will receive a cord as recognition for earning college credit while still in high school through the Dual Enrollment program. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was the first institution in Georgia to receive national accreditation from the National...



Wiregrass’ ASN Program Named Number One in the State Again

Valdosta, GA — The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been named the number one program in the state of Georgia for 2023, according to NursingProcess.org. The ranking was based on the students’ National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) pass rates. According to Nursing Process.org “Mainly, we have captured four broad areas, such as academic quality, NCLEX-RN exam performance, affordability, and the overall reputation of a...



The naming of the Farmers and Merchants Business Education Classroom at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South has named a business education classroom in honor of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Valdosta. Farmers and Merchants Bank is a long-time partner of the college, dating back to events like the annual golf tournament in 2011 and 2012, and the Gathering of Eagles Leadership Event that was held for 10 years ending in 2016. In 2019, Farmers and Merchants Bank established the Farmers and Merchants Bank Scholarship,...



Wiregrass’ Aviation Program Receives Donation from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Fitzgerald, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation North has accepted $10,000 from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to support the new Aviation program coming to the Coffee Campus. The new aviation programs are pending SACSCOC approval and Federal Aviation Administration approval. The college is looking to begin two programs, aircraft structural with an anticipated start date of the Spring Semester of 2024, and aviation maintenance with an anticipated start date of the Fall...



Wiregrass Tech Dual Enrollment Launched Kaitlyn Hunt’s Career

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College graduate, Kaitlyn Hunt, was likely one of the college’s youngest students when she started college while in high school. Kaitlyn started college when she was 14 years old prior to the cap on the number of 30 hours high school students could earn through the Dual Enrollment program. As a homeschooled student, she graduated from high school the same year she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management...



Wiregrass Awarded National Marketing Award

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was named among the top in the nation in the 2022 Collegiate Advertising program. The Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) is an elite program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising, and promotions of their schools. The 2022 CAA program had entries from the United States and Canada representing small community colleges to large colleges and universities. Submissions were...



Workforce Development and Advanced Manufacturing Symposium to be held at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Tech’s Economic Development Department in partnership with the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority, Valdosta – Lowndes Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Workforce Development and Advanced Manufacturing Symposium on Wednesday, May 10. The event is being held on the Valdosta Campus of Wiregrass in Brooks Hall Conference Center from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The keynote speaker is Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He will...



Silo Keith – First Wiregrass Female Welder to earn Medal at SkillsUSA Competition

Valdosta, GA – Silo Keith is Wiregrass Tech’s first female welder to compete at the State SkillsUSA competition, and earn a medal. She was one of the 47 Wiregrass students who competed in the state-wide competition in Atlanta where she earned a bronze medal in Welding. Silo refers to this accomplishment as a “happy accident”. “My welding instructor Wally Rewis recognized my talent and explained to me what the SkillsUSA competition was, and then told me, ‘You are...



Wiregrass Tech Earns 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School Designation

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been designated a Military Friendly® School Gold Award recipient in the Small Community College category and ranked 3rd in the nation among other colleges. The designation is given to colleges for having outstanding programs and support for our nation’s veterans and their families. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey...



Wiregrass’ Brandon Howell - Stand Out in Electrical Construction Wiring

Valdosta, GA — One could describe Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Mechatronic student, Brandon Howell, as a modern-day renaissance man. Before Brandon graduated from high school he began his college career with Wiregrass’ Dual Enrollment program. Since then he has received an Associates of Applied Science Degree and a Diploma in Commercial Electrical Construction. He has also earned technical certificates of credit in Basic Electricity Technician, Electrical Maintenance...