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Wiregrass’ Pharmacy Program Ranked Among Top in State and Nation

Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is proud to share that the college’s Pharmacy Technology program has been ranked number third in the state and eighth in the nation by Pharmacy Technician Guide.com website. The website is designed to help those interested in the field to choose the best Pharmacy Technician programs in the state and nation. This distinction is based on a combination of tuition cost, quality of education, graduation rates, and student friendly...



Hannah Hadley Named Wiregrass's 2020 EAGLE Student

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2020 EAGLE Winner is Hannah Hadley. She is pictured with Laverne Rome (Lowndes County Schools/WEST), Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, 2020 Wiregrass EAGLE Winner Hannah Hadley, and Executive Director for Adult Education Kelly Peacock. Valdosta, GA — Hannah Hadley of Brooks County has been chosen to represent Wiregrass Georgia Technical College as the 2020 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Student of the Year....



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Wiregrass Student Organization Donates to the Christian Kitchen

Pictured (L-R): Kristen Probert, WGCF Student President, and Sabrina Cox, WGCF Advisor. Not pictured: Donna Norman, WGCF Advisor. Fitzgerald, GA — The Ben Hill-Irwin Campus Wiregrass Georgia Collegiate Fellowship (WGCF) collected four boxes of food, around 150 items, for donation to the Christian Kitchen in Fitzgerald. Thank you to all the Collegiate Fellowship members, students, faculty and staff who brought items to support this ministry outreach. The Wiregrass Georgia...



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Jacquelyn Mallard Named Wiregrass Tech Student of the Year

Wiregrass is proud to announce Jacquelyn Mallard, Auto Collision Repair Technology student, as the college’s 2020 GOAL Winner. Valdosta, GA – After two rounds of interviews Jacquelyn Mallard, Auto Collision Repair Technology student, was named Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner. Jacquelyn has always been driven to fix things that were broken, so she enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at Wiregrass....



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Mike Day Named Wiregrass' Instructor of the Year

Welding Instructor, Mike Day, has been named Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s 2020 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. Valdosta, GA—Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Welding Instructor, Mike Day, received the 2020 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...



Wiregrass' LPN Program Ranked Number 5 in State

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is proud to share that the college’s Practical Nursing program has been ranked number five in the state according to the Nursing Process.org website. According to Nursing Process.org website, there is expected to be almost 1,000 new job openings for practical nurses across the state each year. Their website is designed to help those interested in the field to choose the best Practical Nursing programs in the state. Jackie...



Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Academy Class Graduates at Wiregrass Tech

The Fall Entrepreneurship Academy sponsored by Guardian Bank graduated 19 participants. The spring classes have been set to start in February 2020. Valdosta, GA – Nineteen Wiregrass students have successfully completed the six-week Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Academy. This is the second series sponsored by Guardian Bank. The classes began in September and are free for current Wiregrass students and alumni. The UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Valdosta State...



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Wiregrass Vice President Named to National Board for Concurrent Enrollment

Angela Hobby, Wiregrass Vice President of Enrollment Management, was appointed to the Board of Directors for NACEP and will serve as the Chair of Engagement Commission. Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Dual Enrollment program has been a leader on both state and national levels in the concurrent enrollment field. In 2018 the college received official accreditation by the Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships...



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 Molly Sumner, coordinator for the Wiregrass GOAL program. Chosen as semifinalists are: Jacquelyn Mallard (Automotive Collision Repair) Valdosta Campus, Rose Sysskind (Practical Nursing) Valdosta Campus, Megan Wolfe (Automotive Technology) Valdosta Campus, and Keith Wright (Barbering) Valdosta...



Ace Electric Expands Partnership with Wiregrass and Lowndes High School

Front row seated (L-R): Current Ace employees that are now Wiregrass students and apprentices Brandon Howell, Brandon Butler, Chason Tillman, Cole McFarland, Christopher Holder, (not pictured Andrew Caruana) Back row (L-R): Wiregrass Director of Economic Development Bill Tillman, Wiregrass President Dr. Anderson, Ace Electric employees and Wiregrass students Kathryn Moore, and Riley Phillips, Ace Electric Workforce Development Manager Nichole Shanks, Ace Electric employee and Wiregrass...



State Farm doing their part to help Wiregrass train for needed workforce

State Farm Agents Brian Sumner, Bubba Highsmith, Christi Marsh, Paul Cribbs, Wiregrass Auto Collision Repair and Sheet Metal Fabrication Instructor Roy Bramley, State Farm Agent Kelly Barr, Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, State Farm Agent Melissa Ferguson, State Farm Agency Field Specialist Agents Ted Wilkes, and John Brooks, and State Farm Agency Executive, Agent Danny Ross. Valdosta, GA — The Auto Collision repair field is in dire need of quality skilled workers and...



Free Application Week for Spring Semester Happening at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Tech is bringing back the popular Free Application Week for Spring Semester enrollment. Free Application Week will be held on each campus November 4 - 8, during the hours of 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Friday. Any new student who applies in person during the week of November 4 will have their application fee waived. The Application Week will allow those individuals to enroll for Wiregrass’ Spring Semester. Classes begin...