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Dual Enrollment Precision Machining Program Flourishes at Wiregrass Tech

The Precision Machining Dual Enrollment class offered at Wiregrass is growing as students learn real-world skills and earn college credit while in high school. Douglas, GA – Twelve students from WRCCA and Coffee High are getting their start in Precision Machining on the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College campus in Douglas, Georgia, this fall. “We began the Precision Machining program in Douglas a few years back,” says Dean for Technical and Industrial Programs, Michael Williams....



Wiregrass Tech Announces Students Nominated for GOAL Award

Valdosta - Instructors at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College have nominated thirty-seven of their students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) competition, according to Molly Summer, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program. These nominations come from the college’s four campuses: Ben Hill-Irwin, Coffee, Cook, and Valdosta. GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s...



Wiregrass Welcomes National Security Advisor

Margaret Mullins, National Security Advisor for U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s office along with Dr. Lucy Green, Moody Advocate recently visited the Valdosta Campus of Wiregrass to learn more about the Military and Veteran Services. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Interim President DeAnnia Clements recently met with Dr. Lucy Green, advocate for Moody AFB, and Margaret Mullins, National Security Advisor for U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s office, on the Valdosta campus. The group toured...



Wiregrass Announces Spring and Summer 2021 Graduates

The Graduation speaker at the Spring and Summer 2021 Wiregrass ceremony was Adult Education GED® graduate and State 2020 EAGLE Winner. She is now enrolled full-time at Wiregrass in the Business Management program. Valdosta, GA - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College held the college’s first in-person ceremony since the pandemic. The combined Spring and Summer 2021 Commencement Exercises were held on Thursday, July 15. The ceremony honored 1,047 students who were awarded their...



Wiregrass Student Completes Apprenticeship Program with Ace Technologies

Pictured seated l-r: Wiregrass Graduate and Apprentice Marc Hughes and Wiregrass Interim President DeAnnia Clements. Standing l-r: Ace Technologies Research and Development Manager Jason O’Brien, Wiregrass Computer Information Systems Instructor Sean Strickland, Ace Technologies Human Resources Generalist Kaylah Scott, Ace Technologies Vice President Jammie Stalvey, and Wiregrass Dean for Technical and Industrial Programs Michael Williams. Hahira, GA — In 2018, college student Marc...



SGSC, WGTC and CPTC Sign Articulation Agreement for Teacher Education Program

Participating in the ceremony from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College were (seated) Ms. April McDuffie, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Ms. DeAnnia Clements, Interim President; and (standing) Ms. Niki Y. Ogletree, Executive Director for Academic Affairs, and Ms. Holly Greene, Dean of Academic Affairs. Representing South Georgia State College were (seated) Dr. Ingrid Thompson-Sellers, President, and Dr. Robert Page, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and...



Wiregrass Foundation Hosting Online Reverse Raffle In November

Valdosta, GA – After a successful raffle last year, the Wiregrass Foundation Board is hosting its 2nd Online Reverse Raffle the week of November 15 for a chance to win $5,000. “You do not even have to leave your house to play or win!” stated Wiregrass Foundation Chairman, Stacy Bush. A total of 150 tickets will be sold with a chance to win prizes daily. The cost of a ticket is $100, and benefits go directly to the Wiregrass Foundation. During the week of November 15, 30 tickets...



Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers offered at Wiregrass on Coffee Campus

Douglas, GA – The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart Associations’ proven...



Wiregrass Announces Fall Scholarship Recipients

Valdosta, GA — Students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College learned recently that their hard work is paying off. Thanks to the generous donation of friends and supporters of the college, nine students were awarded scholarships that will help pay for tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies needed for their programs. Those receiving scholarships for Fall Semester are: Amy Atkinson, Farmers and Merchants Scholarship (Radiology - Valdosta Campus) Debbie Baker, Adel Cook Chamber of...



Shannon McConico named Vice President for Enrollment Management

Shannon McConico has been named Vice President of Enrollment Management for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Interim President DeAnnia Clements announces the promotion of Shannon McConico to Vice President for Enrollment Management for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. McConico’s most recent position with the college was Dean of Enrollment Management. Other positions she has held with Wiregrass, Valdosta Technical College, and Chattahoochee...



Wiregrass EMT and Paramedicine Students Learning Real-World Skills

Students in the EMT and Paramedicine program at Wiregrass recently were able to learn in-depth about the pathway to becoming a Flight Paramedic. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Paramedic and Fire Science Program Coordinator Shawn Tatham, along with EMS/Paramedicine Instructors Mark Ponder and Jason Hurst, seek ways to provide real-world skills training for their students. The program offers training for future frontline workers in prehospital care on the Valdosta and Coffee Campuses....



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

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Interim President DeAnnia Clements is pleased to announce the Summer 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 Summer Semester 2021. The following students are on the President’s List for Summer Semester 2021 and are listed by county: (Ben Hill)...