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Wiregrass Tech’s Rick Perkins Winner Named Top State Finalist

Wiregrass Adult Education Instructor and 2021 Rick Perkins Winner for the college, Cherlyn Sands-Anderson, has been named as a State Finalist in the 2021 TCSG Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Award. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass’ 2021 Rick Perkins winner, Cherlyn Sands–Anderson, Adult Education Instructor was named one of the top nine finalists in the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year in a virtual Facebook live by Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg...



107 Programs Qualify for the HOPE Career Grant at Wiregrass

The new Full Stack Developer program at Wiregrass qualifies for additional grant monies through the HOPE Career Grant to help pay for books, tuition, and fees. Wiregrass is a host college for the state for this program and offered to anyone through the Technical College System of Georgia. The program is online, graduates can find employment as a Full Stack Developer, website designer, or graphic designer. Valdosta, GA – Considering a change in careers? There are many job vacancies...



Naming of the Loyd Lavender Classroom at Wiregrass Tech

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College recently named the Computer Information Science Classroom the Loyd Lavender Classroom. Pictured l-r Wiregrass Executive Director of Fundraising Crissy Staley, George Lavender (brother), Loyd Lavender, Wiregrass Computer Information System Technology Programming Instructor Andy Powell, and Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson. Valdosta, GA - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South has named a Computer Science education classroom lab...



Wiregrass Tech Top in Awards Count SkillsUSA State Championship

Wiregrass Gold State SkillsUSA winners who are advancing to virtual SkillsUSA National Championships and Leadership this June. They are starting with back row, left to right: Parker Metcalf (Mechatronics)- Valdosta Campus, Benjamin Sandusky (Mechatronics)- Valdosta Campus, and Brandon Chandler (Cosmetology)- Valdosta Campus. Front row, left to right: Jacques Freeman (Telecommunications and Security)- Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Azer Larson (Barbering)- Valdosta Campus, Andy Francis...



Shelby Trimble Named Wiregrass Tech Student of the Year

Wiregrass is proud to announce Shelby Trimble, Radiologic Technology student, as the college’s 2021 GOAL Winner. Valdosta, GA – After two rounds of interviews, Shelby Trimble, Radiologic Technology student, was named Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2021 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner. Shelby knew as a senior in high school that she wanted to pursue a career in radiology. While in high school, she watched her mom receive excellent care by healthcare...



Wiregrass Awarded National Marketing Award

Paige Duckworth, Wiregrass Graphic Design Specialist, and Lydia Hubert, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, display the 2020 Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) award winning marketing pieces. Valdosta, GA - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was named among the top in the nation in the 2020 Collegiate Advertising program. The Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) is an elite program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing,...



Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Ranks Among the Top Online Community Colleges

The Higher Education Resource Guide releases the best online programs for 2021 Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has earned a top ranking for Best Online Community Colleges by Intelligent.com. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,280 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. The 2021 rankings are then calculated through a unique...



Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Names DeAnnia Clements as Interim President

Academic Affairs V.P. to assume role upon Dr. Tina Anderson’s retirement FROM: TCSG ATLANTA, GA--Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier has appointed Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs, DeAnnia Clements as Interim President of the college upon the retirement of Dr. Tina Anderson. “Dr. Anderson has been a tremendous leader for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for the last eight years, and we will truly miss her...



Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson Announces Retirement

The end of April will be the end of Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson’s tenure at Wiregrass, but a new beginning for her. Valdosta, GA – The lyrics to Wiregrass Tech’s new song, Giving Work a Good Name, reflect the legacy that President Dr. Tina K. Anderson will be leaving upon her retirement at the end of April. Devoting years of service to technical education, her passion for what technical education provides led her to write the lyrics to a song that is now Wiregrass’s...



Cherlyn Sands-Anderson Named Wiregrass’ Instructor of the Year

Adult Education Instructor, Cheryln Sands-Anderson, has been named Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2021 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Adult Education Instructor, Cherlyn Sands-Anderson, received the 2021 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...



Walmart Distribution Donates to Wiregrass Tech’s Foundation

Walmart Distribution Donation.jpg) Wiregrass Tech Executive Director of Fundraising Crissy Staley accepts a check for $1,500 for the Wiregrass Foundation to benefit students from Walmart Distribution Center Human Resources Manager Julie Germani. Valdosta, GA — The Wiregrass Foundation of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has received a $1,500 donation from the Walmart Distribution Center in Douglas, Georgia. The donation was given through the companies’ Community Grant programs...



VSU Signs Joint Engineering Technology Agreement with Wiregrass Georgia Tech

Jessica R. Pope Communications and Media Relations Coordinator Valdosta State University April 1, 2021 Valdosta State University signed a new course articulation agreement with Wiregrass Georgia Technical College earlier this week, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education. Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Robert T. Smith, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at VSU; Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of VSU; Dr. Tina K. Anderson,...