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PSA: Ben Hill–Irwin Campus Update - September 8

The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s number one priority. Recently, there was a bomb threat made on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, and out of an abundance of caution, College officials decided to move that campus to a virtual learning environment while law enforcement investigated the threat. Notifications to employees and students were made as required by The Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act. Wiregrass Campus Police Chief Tim Allmond worked...



One Man’s Passion and Talents Lives through the Legacy of Scholarship at Wiregrass

The Dan Hatfield, Jr. Scholarship was lovingly established in 2003 by Mr. Hatfield’s daughter and son-in-law Susan and Tom Putnam. Since that time in honor of her father’s passion for working with his hands, the scholarship endowment has helped 14 Wiregrass students attend college. Valdosta, GA – “My Dad could do anything he put his mind to,” shared Susan Putnam. “I watched him rebuild a jeep which he later reluctantly sold, not wanting to part with something he put so...



PSA: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus Closure – September 2nd

Fitzgerald, GA – The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Ben Hill-Irwin Campus was notified of a possible security concern for Thursday, September 2. Out of an abundance of caution, College officials decided to move that campus to a virtual environment for September 2. Due to the sensitivity of the information and ongoing investigation, the college is not able to release additional details at this time. Officials shared that the safety of students and employees is and will be the number...



Wiregrass Board of Directors Announces FY22 Meeting Dates

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Board of Directors serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by state board policy. The local board is comprised of members from the business and industrial communities from the eleven-county service area. State board policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local board. The meeting dates for the fiscal year 2022 have...



Wiregrass’ RN finds Career Opportunity as a Traveling Nurse

The Grand Canyon is one of the many spots out west Wiregrass Graduate and Traveling Nurse Sean McConnell has visited since finding his dream career. Wiregrass RN Graduate is now living the dream as a Traveling Nurse out West. Sean McConnell graduated from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in 2018 with his Associate of Science in Nursing Degree, and he started his first job at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton that October. On the surface, Sean is a Registered Nurse with less...



Wiregrass Adult Education Classes Accepting New Students in Coffee County

Pictured are Coffee Adult Education instructors Renee Elliott, Sandra Scurry, and Krista Spires. They have helped many students in Coffee County reach their educational goals at Wiregrass Tech. Douglas, GA – The Coffee County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED®, HiSET, and ESL Classes. The Coffee County Adult Education program is located at 706 West Baker Highway in Douglas, and classes are offered Monday...



Wiregrass Adult Education Classes Now Accepting New Students for Cook County

Pictured is Cook County GED Instructor Yvette Fountain. Adel, GA – The Cook County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED® and HiSET classes. The Cook County Adult Education program is located on the Wiregrass Campus at 1676 North Elm Street in Sparks, and classes are offered Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-12:30pm or Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The college now offers Adult Education classes...



Wiregrass Adult Education Class Accepting New Students in Echols County

Pictured is Adult Education Instructor Anna Swenson. Statenville, GA – The Echols County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED® and HiSET classes. The Echols County Adult Education program is located at 113 Walker Circle in Statenville, and classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm-8:00pm. The college now offers online Adult Education classes. Call 229-559-1207 for more information or visit...



Wiregrass Tech Adult Education Classes Accepting New Students in Irwin County

Pictured is Adult Education Instructor Wanda McWhorter. Ocilla, GA – The Irwin County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED® and HiSET classes. The Irwin County Adult Education Site is located at 311 Vo-Tech Drive in Ocilla, and classes are offered Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The college also offers online Adult Education classes. Call 229-468-0093 for more information or visit...



Wiregrass Adult Education Classes Now Accepting New Students in Lanier County

Pictured is Adult Education Instructor Daniel Lawrence. Lakeland, GA – The Lanier County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED® and HiSET classes. The Lanier County Adult Education program is located at The Threatte Center at 209 US Highway 221 in Lakeland. Classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm or 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Wiregrass now offers online Adult Education classes. Call...



Wiregrass Adult Education Classes Now Accepting New Students in Wilcox

Pictured is Adult Education Instructor Ashley Boyd. Rochelle, GA – The Wilcox County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free GED® & HiSET classes. The Wilcox County Adult Education program has relocated at the old Wilcox Middle School at 217 7th Avenue in Rochelle. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am to 12:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Call 229-365-7983 for more...



Wiregrass Georgia Technical College named a Best for Vets College

Valdosta, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been named a Best for Vets Public Career and Technical College for 2021 by Military Times. The college was ranked 18th in the national listing, as well as #6 in the Southeast region, and #2 in the State. 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...