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Wiregrass Hosts Paladins Wars eSports Open Invitational

Andrew Cooper, a Wiregrass Computer Programming student, is pictured preparing for the competition. Valdosta, GA – The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College chapter of SkillsUSA hosted the Wiregrass Paladins Wars eSports Open Invitational Saturday, December 8th. Gamers from across Georgia competed in the tournament which was live streamed to viewers over the Wiregrass YouTube channel and the college’s Facebook page. Eight teams from across the state competed in a...



Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy

To accompany the press release from the Lt. Governor’s office – https://tcsg.edu/tcsg-announces-four-new-college-and-career-academics/ Fitzgerald, GA – Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy (FHSCCA), in partnership with Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, will provide students with advanced courses and career pathways that will give them a head start in technical and professional careers, setting students on the fast track to a successful future. One of Fitzgerald...



Tommy Ponsell Named Wiregrass' Instructor of the Year

Tommy Ponsell has been named Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Commercial Truck Driving Instructor, Tommy Ponsell, received the 2019 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction, also known as Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Award. The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction is awarded annually. This award is designed to recognize and honor...



Local Artist's Work Donated to Wiregrass Tech

Wiregrass friend and supporter Dr. Ron Zacaari is standing next to one of his art pieces with Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson and TCSG Board Member Ben Copeland. Valdosta, GA— Albert Einstein was credited with saying, “Art is the expression of the profoundest thoughts in the simplest way.” This could also be said of giving the gift of art. Recently, Wiregrass Tech President, Dr. Tina K. Anderson, received the gift of art work for the college’s Board Room. Long time...



Wiregrass Tech Supporter, Sidney Morris, Recognized at TCSG Conference

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is pictured with Bobby Stalvey, President of Ace Electric (TCSG Benefactor of the Year) and Sidney Morris, Wiregrass Foundation South Trustee (TCSG Volunteer of the Year) Valdosta, GA – A long-time supporter of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was recognized at the Technical College System of Georgia Conference in Savannah for his support and contributions to the college. Sidney Morris was named the TCSG’s...



Nikki Hinson Named Wiregrass Tech Student of the Year

Wiregrass is proud to announce Nikki Hinson, Radiologic Technology student, as the college’s 2019 GOAL Winner. Valdosta, GA – After two rounds of interviews Nikki Hinson, a Radiologic Technology student, was named Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2019 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner. A family tragedy first sparked Nikki’s interest in the medical field. “My mom was involved in a head-on collision which resulted in breaking most of the bones in her...



Aciena Golden Named Wiregrass’ 2019 EAGLE Student

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2019 EAGLE Winner is Aciena Golden. She is pictured with her Nominating Instructor Jenay Lewis Valdosta, GA — Aciena Golden of Valdosta has been chosen to represent Wiregrass Georgia Technical College as the 2019 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 November...



Wiregrass Tech Offering Forklift Operator Safety Course

Valdosta, GA — Economic Development Department of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will offer a Forklift Operator Safety certification or re-certification training course Thursday, December 13. The training will be held on the Valdosta Campus in Brooks Hall from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. This training will provide forklift operators with the necessary components to satisfy OSHA requirements. The course teaches current industry drivers safe forklift operation procedures. Pre-registration...



Wiregrass Foundation to Host Thanks and Giving Event

Fitzgerald, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation North presents Dueling Pianos at the Thanks and Giving Event, 2018 Fall Banquet. The event will be held Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Harris Learning Center on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Tech. Attendees will dine on a delicious prime rib dinner with all the trimmings. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by dueling pianists and comedy by the “Gary and Barry Show”; you...



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 Lydia Hubert, coordinator for the Wiregrass GOAL program. Chosen as semifinalists are: James Grobsmith (Barbering) Ware County, Nikki Hinson (Radiologic Technology) Lowndes County, Chris Rampley (Radiologic Technology) Lowndes County, and Joshua Velasquez (Air Conditioning) from Lowndes...



BLS for Health Care Professionals Offered at Wiregrass

Douglas, GA— Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will be holding an American Heart Association certification for HealthCare Professionals in the community or workplace on November 12 from 4 pm- 8 p.m. The Basic Life Support course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of AED. BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart...



Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Named a Best for Vets College

Valdosta, GA— Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been named a Best for Vets Community and Technical College for 2019 by Military Times. The college was ranked 8th in the national listing. According to the announcement, 500 colleges were considered in the review process that contained nearly 150 questions about support services, academic policies, and financial aid benefits for student veterans. Wiregrass Georgia Tech offers credit, and non-credit classes through an office located...