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Wiregrass and Georgia Southwestern University Answering Need for Long-Term Care Management

Wiregrass Executive President for Academic Affairs Dr. Shawn Utley, Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Georgia Southwestern State University President Dr. Neal Weaver and Georgia Southwestern State University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Suzanne Smith. Valdosta, GA — Within the next 11 years all baby boomers will be older than 65 causing them to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census.gov. With this increasing number of...



Hospital Authority Approves Financial Support for Wiregrass Nursing Program

Valdosta, GA – The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA approved a funding request made by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to sponsor the cost of the instructor’s salary and benefits for a new LPN to RN Bridge Program. According to Hospital Authority Member Ben Copeland, the LPN to RN Bridge Program will be extremely beneficial to licensed practical nurses who are currently working and wanting to continue their education. “We hope this will allow us to grow...



A Night Out with Local Celebrity Chefs

Plan an evening to remember with friends enjoying Valdosta’s local chefs’ exceptional pairings of flavorful foods with the perfect wine at the ninth annual Corks and Forks Fundraiser. Pictured is Nick Harden and staff with Big Nick’s BBQ Soul Food and Wings from last year’s event. Valdosta, GA – The ninth annual Corks and Forks fundraiser event date has been set for Thursday, November 7. The annual event is presented by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South as a...



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Wiregrass Announces Spring and Summer Graduates

Dunia Sanchez’s journey took her from Cuba to Wiregrass and graduation with her Associates in Science in Nursing. She’s now an RN at South Georgia Medical Center. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College held the Spring and Summer 2019 Commencement Exercises on Thursday, July 11 at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The ceremony honored 1135 students who were awarded their associate degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit as well as 113 GED®...



Wiregrass and Fort Valley State University Sign Articulation Agreement

Pictured L-R: Wiregrass Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Shawn Utley, Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, FVSU President Paul Jones, and FVSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs T. Ramon Stuart. Valdosta, GA – In an effort to streamline educational opportunities, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) have signed an articulation agreement. Wiregrass graduates who have earned an Associate of Science in General...



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GED Classes Accepting New Students in Irwin County

Henry Williams is the Adult Education Instructor at the Irwin County Adult Education program of Wiregrass. Ocilla, GA – The Irwin County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED Classes. The Irwin County Adult Education Site is located at 311 Vo-Tech Drive in Ocilla, and classes are offered Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Adult Education Instructor is Henry Williams and he looks forward to...



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GED Classes Now Accepting New Students in Lanier County

Ernest Usher is the Adult Education instructor at the Lanier County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Tech. Lakeland, GA – The Lanier County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED Classes. The Lanier County Adult Education program is located at 1042 W. Thigpen in Lakeland, and classes are offered Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 am-12:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. The Adult Education...



Wiregrass Announces Fall Scholarship Recipients

Pictured L-R: Monica Olson, Barbering; Zachary Douglas, Business Management; Jacquelyn Mallard, Auto Collision Repair. Standing is Angela Hobby, Vice President of Enrollment Management. Other scholarships recipients, but not pictured: Weston Roberts, Industrial Systems Technology; Sharon Johnson, Welding and Joining Technology; Aisha Kinch, Practical Nursing; Destini McMillan, Culinary; and Larry Bryant, Industrial Systems Technology. Valdosta, GA – Students on the Valdosta Campus of...



Wiregrass Signs Apprenticeships with Transpower and Optima Chemical

Pictured L-R: Wiregrass Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Williams, Transpower Service Manager Travis Fowler, Wiregrass student and Transpower employee Lawrence Day, Wiregrass Diesel Mechanics Instructor Ashley Merritt, Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, and Wiregrass Director of Economic Development and Cook Campus Bill Tillman. Pictured L-R: Optima Chemical President Gene Williams, Operations Manager Stewart Fletcher, Human Resources Manager Courtney Callahan, Maintenance...



Wiregrass' Computer Information Science Programs Ranked #4 in the State

Wiregrass took top honors at the State SkillsUSA competition this past spring in Computer Programming. Caleb Wells (Computer Support Specialist) won gold and David McEnaney (Internet Specialist Web Site Design) took silver. Valdosta, GA – According to the ComputerTrainingSchools.com study website, the Computer Information Science (CIS) programs at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College have been ranked as number four in the state of Georgia. This ranking is among all colleges,...



Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Works to Address Adult Literacy Crisis

Valdosta, GA – Georgia’s annual Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is September 8-14, 2019. This is time set aside to remind us all that reading, writing, and basic math remain an elusive target for 36 million adults nationwide, including many in our community. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is part of a national network of organizations that work every minute of every day to end the adult literacy crisis. According to ProLiteracy, the leading membership organization...



Wiregrass Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Mobile Welding Lab

Wiregrass Tech held a ribbon cutting event for the Mobile Welding Lab on the Coffee Campus. Douglas, GA – With the enrollment in the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Welding program on the Coffee Campus increasing, the need for more space was answered by the Technical College System of Georgia sending a Mobile Welding Lab to the campus. The mobile welding unit is outfitted with one virtual welder, six multi-process Lincoln welders, and a flux core weld, along with six complete...