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Wiregrass Culinary Arts Graduate Bringing Unique Fusion of Flavors to Valdosta

Chef de Cuisine Heidi Shelley of Billiard’s on Baytree is bringing a fusion of flavor to Valdosta. The Wiregrass Culinary Arts graduate is also cooking up some sweet flavors for the upcoming State SkillsUSA competition in baking. Valdosta, GA — Everyone remembers where they were when the COVID-19 virus shut down our schools and businesses. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Culinary Arts graduate, Heidi Shelley, was standing on the hotel steps in Atlanta getting ready to check in...



Free Application Week for Summer or Fall Semester Happening at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA – Applicants looking to sign up for Summer or Fall Semester can save money when they apply during Free Application Week at Wiregrass Tech. Free Application Week will be held on each campus March 22-26, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday. The campuses are closed on Friday, but applicants may still apply online and save money that day. Any new student who applies in person during the week of March 22 will have their application fee waived. The Application Week...



Help Available for Long Term Displaced Workers Through WIOA Assistance at Wiregrass

Valdosta, GA — For workers in many South Georgia communities who find themselves unemployed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, assistance to attend college is available at Wiregrass Tech. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market, and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete. WIOA offers financial support services with...



COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION POSTING FORM FOR THIRD PARTY COMMENTS

The Commission currently publishes, in its accredited lists of programs, the year of the next site visit for each program it accredits. In addition, the Commission posts its spring and fall site visit announcements on the Site Visit Process and Schedule area of the Commission’s website for those programs being site visited in the current and next year. Special site visits and initial accreditation site visits for developing programs may be scheduled after the posting on the Commission’s...



Wiregrass Announces Spring 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, ten students were awarded scholarships that will help pay for tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies needed for their programs. Those receiving scholarships for Spring Semester were: Don Brewer, Renasant Bank Scholarship (Business Management - Valdosta Campus); Lydell Jackson, Kevin Acree Memorial...



Wiregrass Graduate James Vu Vision Casting with Others

James Vu Optical Manager at Southern Eye Center in Valdosta is a graduate of the Opticianry program at Wiregrass Tech. Valdosta, GA — American businessman and author Robert Kiyosaki has been credited with saying, “Sight is what you see with your eyes, vision is what you see with your mind.” This quote connects with the story of Wiregrass graduate James Vu. James is the Optical Manager at Southern Eye Center in Valdosta and is a graduate of the Opticianry program at Wiregrass Tech....



Georgia Power donates to Wiregrass’ Mechatronics Program

Investing into Wiregrass Tech’s Mechatronics program is Georgia Power Region Director Joe Brownlee presenting Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson with a $10,000 check that will impact students for years to come. Valdosta, GA – Georgia Power has donated $10,000 to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to support the College’s Mechatronics, a pre-engineering program. Georgia Power made this outstanding donation to the program that is offered as a Degree, Diploma, and...



Academic Advising at Wiregrass Receives National Recognition

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been recognized by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education for the college’s participation in the Excellence in Academic Advising (EAA) project as a member of the Charter Cohort. Excellence in Academic Advising establishes the aspirational standards for institutions to evaluate and improve academic advising, and acknowledge the central role of...



U.S. Department Of Labor Awards TCSG $4.85 Million in Strengthening Community College Training Grants

ATLANTA, GA—The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced the award of $4.85 million to a consortium of Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) colleges to help meet labor market demands for a skilled workforce. The “Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants” aim to address the skill development needs of employers and to support workers in gaining skills and transition quickly from unemployment to employment. The grants also build the capacity of community and technical...



Wiregrass announces Fall 2020 Graduates

Starting Wiregrass as a Dual Enrollment student at Wiregrass, Hailey Rathmann graduated in December with a Culinary Arts Degree and Associates of Science in Occupational Studies along with several Culinary Arts certificates in December. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College premiered the Fall 2020 Commencement Exercises virtually on Thursday, December 17. The ceremony honored 452 students who were awarded their associate degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit as well as 23 High...



Fall Semester President's and Dean's List

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is pleased to announce the Fall 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 Fall Semester 2020. The following students are on the President’s List for Fall Semester 2020 and are listed by county: (Atkinson) David...



Albany State University and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Announce Partnership to Provide Opportunities for Students Seeking 4-year degrees

Albany State University (ASU) and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announced the establishment of a cooperative relationship on January 25. The agreement formally recognizes that ASU and Wiregrass are active educational partners committed to expanding educational opportunities in Southwest Georgia. “Albany State University is delighted to execute this partnership agreement with Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, which will enable students to transition effortlessly from Wiregrass...